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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy


Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Georgetown, Georgetown, TX


Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses the best of nature to balance your hormones and stop your frustrating symptoms. At Rebuil-T Healthcare, testosterone and hormone therapy expert Hellen Ndungu, FNP, provides empathetic and highly personalized support for hormone-related problems in the Georgetown, Texas, office. Phone the office or request your consultation via online booking today. 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that restores ideal hormone levels. For example, in men with hormone imbalances, BHRT usually involves testosterone therapy. 

Bioidentical hormones are as close as possible to those made inside your own body. Generally, bioidentical hormones come from plant sources; common examples include yams and soy.

The hormones are exact structural duplicates of human hormones. You process them just like your body’s own hormones. 

 

When do I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

You might need BHRT if you’re experiencing signs of hormone loss. Some common problems are: 

  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Low semen volume
  • Hair thinning or loss
  • Low energy
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings, irritability, depression, and anxiety

Low hormone levels can affect the way you feel about yourself, your relationships, and many other parts of your life in a negative way.

 

What are the types of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? 

There are many forms of BHRT, including: 

  • Injections: Every 2-3 weeks, usually in the buttock muscles
  • Pellet implants: Inserted under the skin every 3-4 months
  • Patches: Applied daily to different areas in rotation (back, arms, buttocks, and abdomen)
  • Topical gel: Applied daily

The Rebuil-T Healthcare team can help determine what type of BHRT is ideal for you after hormone testing.

 

How does hormone testing work?

If the Rebuil-T Healthcare team suspects that you might need hormone therapy based on your symptoms, you may need a few tests. These include: 

  • Physical exam
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Thyroid scan
  • Sperm count test

In many cases, you have a combination of a few of these tests because each provides information about whether you have a testosterone imbalance, and if so, exactly what your levels are. 

 

What are the effects of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

BHRT balances your hormones and keeps them stable, with no sharp swings. Results appear gradually over the coming months. 

Generally, patients notice a significant reduction in their hormone-related symptoms, including improved mood, better sleep, better sex drive, and many other quality-of-life improvements. 

 

BHRT can offer life-altering results: relieving troublesome symptoms, reigniting your zest for life, and giving you that youthful edge back. Find out how it can change your life by calling Rebuil-T Healthcare or booking your visit online today.