New Life Wellness and Medical Spa
Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Tomball, TX
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are created using extracts taken from plants, such as soy and yams; structurally, they’re the same as those produced by your own body. The extracts are synthesized into a usable hormone formulation and upon entering the body, they act in the same way as your natural hormones.
New Life Wellness and Medical Spa considers bioidentical hormones to be an effective alternative to natural hormones, especially since they can be used on a long-term basis and typically with few side effects. If you're experiencing fluctuations in your hormone levels, New Life Wellness and Medical Spa may recommend using bioidentical hormones to help bring your body back into balance.
What are the signs I’m experiencing fluctuating hormone levels?
Hormone imbalance can lead to many other problematic symptoms for women. You should monitor your symptoms and see New Life Wellness and Medical Spa if they become persistent or severe.
Hormone imbalance symptoms for women
Some of the main symptoms of hormone imbalance in women are:
- Sudden weight gain
- Lack of concentration
- Decreased libido
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Anxiety and other mood symptoms
For women, hormone imbalances can be caused by:
- Reproductive or genetic conditions
- Other external and lifestyle factors
Helpful tips to try to regulate your hormones and body chemistry are to exercise regularly, and try to get plenty of rest on a regular sleep schedule.
How are bioidentical hormones administered?
There are different hormone therapies available for both men and women. The three main methods for administering bioidentical hormones are:
The most popular way to administer bioidentical hormones is through pellet therapy. New Life Wellness and Medical Spa places small pellets under the skin in the soft tissues of your upper arm. Follow-up visits are only needed once every three-six months so you can get back to living your life, hormones intact and balanced.
Pellets are convenient, over several months they dissolve in your body providing you with a steady, consistent dosage. At your next visit, you’ll receive new pellets and the process begins again. It can take up to one week to experience the effects of pellets.
Many men opt for testosterone creams because they can do it themselves, and they don’t require a needle for an injection. Typically, testosterone creams must be self-administered daily and you need to be careful the cream doesn’t rub off on anyone else.
You apply the cream to areas that have little hair and high blood-flow at least once a day, and it takes about an hour to soak in. Many men use it on their shoulders, behind the knees, and on the inner thighs.
Why are individualized treatment plans so important?
From your body chemistry to how your body regulates hormone levels, every aspect of your body and how it works is unique to you. That’s why one-size-fits-all treatment plans are so ineffective. An individualized treatment plan, however, focuses on your body’s unique needs. It’s your customized treatment plan designed specifically for you.
New Life Wellness and Medical Spa creates individual plans for each patient, tailoring every aspect to your exact needs. They evaluate your health and plans according to what you need to make your body function properly. New Life Wellness and Medical Spa closely monitors your condition and progress and provides compassionate care.
If you're experiencing severe symptoms associated with low testosterone, menopause, or other hormone imbalances, call New Life Wellness and Medical Spa or book an examination online today.