Family Care & Wellness
Family Medicine located in Allen, TX
If you regularly experience mood swings, sleep disturbances, or low energy levels, consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. At Family Care & Wellness, board-certified family medicine physician Tariq Mallick, MD and Zayba Hoda, PA-C offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to men and women using Pure-T® Pellets. To make an appointment at the practice in Allen, Texas, call our office or click the online booking tool today.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses natural, plant-derived hormones to restore your body to balance. As you age, your body stops producing as many hormones as it once did. Though perfectly normal, this decline in hormone production can trigger a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, affecting your health and quality of life.
Bioidentical hormones mimic those naturally produced by your body. As a result, they present fewer side effects than traditional synthetic hormones and are better tolerated. These subdermal implants slowly and consistently release small physiologic doses of hormones, providing significant benefits. The pellets are about the size of a Tic-Tac. Pellets can deliver consistent levels of hormones for 3 to 6 months avoid the fluctuations of levels seen with trans-dermal of injectable dosing of testosterone.
What conditions benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
At Family Care & Wellness, the team uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to minimize uncomfortable symptoms associated with:
- Low testosterone
- Insulin resistance
- Adrenal disorders
- Testicular or Ovarian dysfunction
- Poor Sleep
- Low Energy
- Hot Flashes
- Low Libido
- Hair Loss
You might also benefit from hormone replacement therapy if you’re living with osteoporosis, a chronic disease that causes brittle bones.
Who qualifies for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Before prescribing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, your Family Care & Wellness provider conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms, including when they started and their severity. Your provider will also order lab tests to determine your risk of potentially serious issues, including hormonal imbalances.
If your estrogen or testosterone levels are low, you qualify for treatment. Your provider implants a Pure-T® Pellet beneath your skin during a brief outpatient procedure. Over time, the pellet breaks down, releasing hormones into your body.
How can bioidentical hormone therapy help?
Bioidentical hormone therapy and testosterone can:
- Increase energy and stamina
- Improve mood and well-being
- Improve sex drive / performance
- Increase muscle mass / strength
- Decrease abdominal fat
- Improve focus / concentration / memory
- Restore healthy sleep
- Improve menstrual and migraine headaches
Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy safe?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated. During the first several weeks of treatment, it’s normal to experience mild side effects, including:
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
Be patient, follow your provider’s instructions, and attend each appointment. You should start noticing positive changes within a month.
The hormones utilized during treatment come from natural, plant-based sources, so there’s little risk of serious complications. What’s more, as your hormone levels return to balance, you’ll experience more energy, better sleep, enhanced focus, and improved quality of life.
To see if you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, make an appointment at Family Care & Wellness by calling the office or by clicking the online booking tool today.
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