How Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Make You Feel Healthier and Happier
Aging causes natural hormone levels to decline, leading to all kinds of health risks. If you feel constantly tired, have achy joints, or are feeling depressed more than usual, it may be time to consider a program that replaces the missing hormones in your body. Hormone replacement therapy at Dallas Cosmetic Center is a great way to improve your quality of life. Our personalized HRT plans, including hormone pellets, can combat the negative side effects of aging and help you feel healthier and happier.
Board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas explores some of the benefits and risks associated with hormone replacement therapy below so you can decide if this is something you want to consider for your future health needs. Contact our experienced team in Dallas, TX to begin your hormone program.
How do hormone changes affect men and women?
Hormones regulate many body functions, including moods, emotions, and energy levels. They also affect both sexes in very different ways. So if you have low or missing hormones because of menopause or andropause, you may experience a wide range of problems and issues. For example, women beginning menopause may have mood swings, loss of bone density, or vaginal dryness. Men might suffer from a decreased sex drive or poor sexual performance. In both cases, you may find that your personal relationships suffer as a result.
If you experience these symptoms and want to feel healthier and happier in every part of your life, it's time to start thinking about hormone replacement therapy.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
The science behind bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been known and used for years. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT for short, is used to treat the common issues listed above using synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is the practice of using hormones that are identical to those produced by your body. Bioidentical hormones aren't considered man-made and may provide more natural outcomes in Dallas, TX. During your consultation, Dr. Huertas can decide which method is right for you.
How does hormone replacement therapy work?
To perform HRT, Dallas Cosmetic Center performs an evaluation to measure your current hormone levels and then creates a personalized treatment plan that will optimize your hormones and have you feeling better than ever.
Our clinic is proud to use the latest medical technology when it comes to hormone replacement. Hormones can be administered using hormone pills, patches, creams, or suppositories, but Dr. Huertas sometimes prefers hormone pellets because of the effectiveness of the treatment.
Hormone pellets are provided in our local office under our supervision. They are implanted beneath the skin on one of your upper buttocks and usually stay in place for 4 – 6 months before they dissolve by themselves. This method has many advantages for both men and women.
Live a healthier and happier life
Dallas Cosmetic Center believes that hormone replacement therapy is one of the best ways to reduce or get rid of many of the issues discussed above. If you have menopause or andropause and struggle with painful symptoms that interfere with your daily life, speak with Dr. Otto Huertas or one of our experienced team members about HRT in Dallas, TX. We are dedicated to your health and success!