Hormone Replacement Therapy in San Antonio
Are you experiencing any of these syMPtoms?
Pain during Intercourse
Loss of Muscle Mass
These symptoms of Hormone Imbalance are very common in both men and women of varying ages. Dr. Sherry is able to properly diagnose the imbalance and suggest Bioidentical Hormones to replenish and balance the body. Many common stages that disrupt the natural hormone balance are puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and andropause.
HORMONE PELLET THERAPY
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In general, your body's natural hormones begin to decline after your mid-20s and hormone imbalance symptoms frequently present by your mid-30s. Men and women often start replacing hormones between the ages of 35 and 40. If you are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance, it is best to seek testing and treatment as soon as possible. Delays in addressing hormone imbalance can affect future health and quality of life.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with hormone pellets is a sustainable delivery method for bioidentical hormone therapy. Every three to six months a pellet made of bioidentical hormones is inserted under the skin, usually on the upper part of the buttocks. The pellets, which contain customized levels of estradiol or testosterone, are slowly metabolized over the course of three to six months, releasing the bioidentical hormones estrogen and testosterone in much the same manner as the body’s natural hormones are secreted.
The pellets are made up of either estradiol or testosterone. The hormones, estradiol or testosterone, are pressed or fused into very small solid cylinders. These pellets are larger than a grain of rice and smaller than a ‘Tic Tac’. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using the pellet method has changed the manner in which men and women age. Natural hormone replacement therapy helps improve not only the quality of our lives, but also how long we live them.
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Benefits of Pellet Therapy
Bioidentical Hormones work just like natural hormones would.
Pellet Therapy does not disrupt or interfere with your liver.
it does not negatively impact clotting factors, blood pressure, lipid levels, or glucose.
Maintain and potentially improve bone density with a consistent dosage of hormones.
Consistent improvement in cardiovascular health, libido, migraines, sleep disturbance, hot flashes, depression and mood swings, and joint aches and pains.
Estrogen Pellet Therapy
Estrogen is a woman's most important hormone. Without hormone replacement therapy, the loss of estrogen puts women at increased risk for weight gain, depression, premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer's disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson's disease and diabetes. The longer a woman is without the protection of her own estrogen, the greater the risk for serious health consequences of these conditions.
Testosterone Pellet Theray
Testosterone hormone therapy gives both men and women mental clarity, libido (sexual drive), energy, muscle tone and mass, and overall vitality. When this hormone is at low levels, men and women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain, depression, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, sleep disturbances, anger, hair loss, and poor muscle tone, even with regular exercise. This hormone is known to boost metabolism and has the benefit of helping lower fat levels. Thus, when testosterone is balanced, ideal weight is easier to achieve in both men and women.
The musculoskeletal system is also adversely affected by the loss of testosterone. By not having bio-identical hormone therapy, the deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and pain in the muscles and joints.
Hormones play a vital role in a person’s overall body weight and body composition. When a person’s hormones become imbalanced, they can experience weight gain due to having lower energy levels and increased fat deposits. Adversely, people who become overweight can also experience hormone fluctuations as a result of suffering from symptoms related to metabolic syndrome.
Hormones & Your Weight
In the human body, testosterone helps keep men and women energized, and promotes the building of lean muscle mass. Although testosterone is generally produced more heavily in males, the hormone is still vital to women and their reproductive systems.
Since testosterone is associated with having higher energy levels, those who suffer from low testosterone levels will normally tend to exhibit more sedentary lifestyle habits such as lack of exercise and poor eating habits — both of which can contribute to weight gain.
Additionally, since testosterone helps the body convert food into energy and lean muscle mass, those with testosterone imbalances will gain weight as a result of having food converted into fat deposits instead of into lean muscle.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in the form of pellets can help those with hormone imbalances lose weight by replenishing hormones with those that are naturally-occurring. Compared to BHRT pills, pellet therapy can release hormones within the body all throughout the day as needed.
In addition to estrogen and testosterone, hormone pellets contain nutrients such as iodine and vitamin D, as well as thyroid hormones that can help regulate body weight. In addition to battling weight gain, hormone pellets can improve your mood, enhance your sexual libido, boost your energy, and relieve all other symptoms related to hormone imbalances.
Dr. Sherry uses only natural compounded bioidentical hormone pellets from certified compounding pharmacies specializing in pellet therapy. Make an appointment for a consultation and let her explain how BHRT can enhance your life, slow down the aging process, and help you lose weight.