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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Addison, TX

If you’re experiencing uncomfortable side effects associated with a hormonal imbalance, consider hormone replacement therapy. At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics in Addison, Texas, Julie Reihsen, MD, and her skilled team regularly prescribe hormone replacement therapy using BioTE® bioidentical hormones. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment used to minimize the uncomfortable symptoms associated with the natural aging process, including perimenopause, menopause, and andropause. It’s also capable of treating the hormone-related symptoms of conditions like osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and insulin resistance.

At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics, the team uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE. Bioidentical hormones come from plants. They mimic the hormones your body naturally produces, minimizing the risks associated with synthetic hormone replacement therapy.

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

Hormone replacement therapy uses hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone to restore balance to your body.

 As you get older, your body stops producing as many hormones as it once did. Over time, this can result in a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Mood swings
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Low libido
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss

Although there’s no way to stop the natural aging process entirely, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can slow it down, restoring your energy levels and vitality.

How is hormone replacement therapy administered?

BioTE hormone replacement therapy comes in a variety of forms, including pills, patches, creams, and injections. The type of hormone replacement therapy you’ll most benefit from depends on the symptoms you’re experiencing, your overall health, and your goals for treatment.

Following a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, your Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics provider can develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.

To achieve the best possible results, follow your provider’s instructions carefully, and attend all of your follow-up appointments. 

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Hormone replacement therapy is safe and well-tolerated. Once you begin treatment, it’s normal to experience symptoms like bloating, weight gain, acne, and fatigue. These issues should subside within a week or two after your body adjusts to the hormones.

In rare instances, more serious side effects like heart disease and blood clots can occur. Before moving forward with any type of treatment, discuss the pros and cons with your Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics provider. They can help you determine the course of treatment that best aligns with your needs and health.

To learn more about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, schedule an appointment at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics. Call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book a consultation online today.