Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
During this treatment, we will use gentle techniques to rebalance your hormones. If you are a woman, you can use this bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to address hot flashes, weight gain, and other physical symptoms that you may experience during menopause. If you are a man, you can use this therapy to treat fatigue and mood swings that are associated with declining testosterone levels.
We will improve your hormonal levels by gently placing very small pellets underneath the surface layers of your skin. These pellets will release bio-identical hormones during the next several months. These pellets usually work very quickly, and they can improve your hormonal symptoms for up to six months.
How Will I Begin the Process of Balancing My Hormones?
If you are interested in learning more about bio-identical hormone replacement treatments, you should schedule a complimentary consultation at our office in Austin. During this 15-minute meeting, we will tell you more about the benefits of using hormone pellets to improve your energy levels and decrease your negative symptoms. If you are interested in moving forward, we can schedule a time to assess your health and medical conditions.
Your second meeting will last for about 45 to 60 minutes. During this portion of your treatment, we will draw a small sample of your blood and send it to a laboratory for testing. This test can tell us more about your testosterone levels and your production of thyroid hormones. In addition, we will test your vitamin B12 level and look for markers that are associated with diabetes and other health issues.
How Much Will My Hormone Therapy Cost?
Since we can use hormone replacement therapy to address your symptoms for a significant period of time, this treatment is a very cost-effective way to improve your quality of life. If you are a woman, you should expect to pay $350 for your bio-identical hormone therapy.
If you are a man, you should expect to pay $675 to $750. This treatment is priced differently because we will provide you with a higher amount of testosterone that will last for a longer period of time. In addition to receiving hormone pellets, we may advise you to take high-quality supplements during your treatment plan. These affordable supplements can help you achieve more optimal results from your hormone therapy.
What Type of Hormone Problems Can This Treatment Address?
We can use this treatment to address physical and mental symptoms that are connected to menopause, thyroid issues, and other hormonal problems.
ADDRESSING WOMEN’S HORMONAL ISSUES
If you are female, you may experience hormonal issues when your menstrual cycle begins to change. In particular, you will begin to make less of a powerful hormone called progesterone as you enter peri-menopause. As your menstrual periods become less frequent, your estrogen levels will begin to decrease. These hormonal changes can cause you to experience mood swings, develop anxiety, and struggle to concentrate at home or at work.
In addition to developing these frustrating emotional challenges, you might have memory issues and become tired during the daytime. As your hormones continue to change, you might gain weight around your stomach. Further, you could start to lose your hair, develop dry skin, and experience hot flashes. Receiving bio-identical hormone therapy can be an easy way to decrease the severity of these symptoms.
TREATING MEN’S HORMONAL ISSUES
If you are a man, you may develop low testosterone as you become older. This hormonal issue can cause you to feel lethargic during the daytime, develop sleeping problems, and have difficulty motivating yourself to work on important projects at your job. Your declining testosterone levels may also cause you to gain abdominal fat, and you might struggle to reduce your weight by exercising more or adopting a new diet.
As your testosterone becomes lower, you might take a longer amount of time to recover from difficult exercise sessions. In addition, your joints may ache and feel stiff. Over time, you might become depressed, experience anxiety, and have other emotional challenges. Increasing your testosterone with hormone pellets can relieve these frustrating symptoms, improve your ability to exercise, and allow you to participate in more social activities.
IMPROVING THYROID PROBLEMS
Your thyroid is a very small gland that makes hormones that affect your metabolism, brain, and heart. These hormones can also impact your appetite. If this gland does not create a sufficient amount of hormones, you will develop a medical condition called hypothyroidism. If you are a woman, you will have a higher chance of developing this hormonal condition at some point in your life.
If you have hypothyroidism, you might gain extra weight without changing your dietary habits or exercise routine. In addition, you may begin to retain fluid, feel constipated, and have very dry skin. This thyroid problem can also cause you to have brittle nails, feel itchy sensations, become sensitive to cold weather, and develop cold feet or hands. Correcting your hormonal imbalance can relieve these frustrating physical symptoms.
Why Do I Have a Hormonal Imbalance?
It’s very common to develop a hormonal imbalance during the later portion of your life. As you continue to age, you will experience changes that can lead to hormone issues. For example, the natural hormonal changes that are associated with menopause can cause you to gain weight and experience other frustrating symptoms.
In addition, you might develop a hormone problem if you go through a very stressful event or have chronic pain. Similarly, your hormones may become imbalanced if you go on a very restrictive diet, develop certain medical conditions, or are exposed to environmental toxins. During your medical assessment, we can look for thyroid issues and other hormonal problems that could be causing you to experience mental and physical symptoms.
Will I Feel Comfortable When I Receive My Hormone Pellets?
We will insert your hormone pellets during a brief appointment at our Austin office. This process will be very comfortable, and you won’t have any downtime after we complete your bio-identical hormone replacement treatment.
Each of our bio-identical pellets is roughly the same size as a single grain of rice. During your appointment, we will make a very small incision in your skin. Next, we will place your pellets into the fat around your abdomen or hips. Once we have positioned your pellets, we will close your incision with a small steri-strip. At this point, you’ll be able to go to your home, do errands, or perform other daily tasks.
How Long Will My Pellets Last?
The duration of your results will depend on the hormones that we are replacing, your activity levels, and other factors. During your medical and health assessment, we will provide you with more details about the likely duration of your initial hormone treatment.
For example, if we use hormone pellets to address symptoms that are related to menopause, your initial treatment may last for about three to four months. If we use this technique to improve your testosterone levels, your pellets may last for a longer period of time.
Should I Take Supplements During My Hormone Treatment?
Under some circumstances, we may advise you to take high-quality supplements after you receive your hormone pellets. We may instruct you to purchase supplements from the Nutraceuticals brand. These supplements contain iodine, probiotics, iron, and other ingredients that can provide you with additional support while you are correcting your hormonal challenges.
If we advise you to use take supplements during your treatment, you may need to take these pills once every day. We’ll give you detailed instructions about this aspect of your treatment plan after you purchase your supplements. For example, we may advise you to take your supplements after you finish eating your breakfast.
Improve Your Hormone Levels
Receiving bio-identical hormone replacement treatments is a good way to address hot flashes, memory challenges, and other problems that are associated with menopause. This powerful treatment can also improve symptoms that are connected to low testosterone and other hormonal imbalances. To schedule your complimentary consultation about this treatment, contact us at THRIVE Hormonal Health and Wellness in Austin, TX.