DermaTouch is your source for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in Houston, TX. If you have ever considered trying hormone replacement therapy, BHRT may be right for your. Unlike synthetic hormones, these hormones are derived from plant sources and are identical on a molecular level to the hormones produced in your body.
How BHRT Works
Many people suffer from symptoms and conditions related to hormonal imbalances. BHRT can restore the balance of hormones that typically decline as we age. BHRT can be used to replace low levels of progesterone, estrogen and testosterone to help improve overall health.
What to Expect
DermaTouch will undertake a comprehensive review of your symptoms as well as medical, family and personal history. We will also conduct a saliva and/or blood laboratory analysis. Upon determining the condition of your hormone balance and identifying the specific health issues that BHRT can help, we will prescribe a schedule of treatment that can come in oral, topical or pellet forms.
The Benefits of BHRT
- Better mood, concentration and memory
- Improved bone density and reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Improved cholesterol levels
- Improved libido
- Improved sleep
- Fewer hot flashes and less vaginal dryness
- Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Reduced risk of breast cancer and endometrial conditions
- Reduced risk of depression
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are an exact replica of hormones naturally produced by the body. Bioidentical and synthetic hormones are both created in labs, however, synthetic hormones are not identical to those created in your body.
Dependent on the symptoms you may have and which hormone(s) will address those symptoms, your DermaTouch RN doctor can prescribe bioidentical hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones, DHEA, melatonin or others that you may need.
Who Should Use BHRT?
Not everyone will benefit from hormone replacement therapy; you’ll need to undergo specific lab tests to determine if you have a hormonal imbalance. If you suffer from any of these signs or symptoms you may be a likely candidate for BHRT:
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Muscle atrophy
- Low energy levels
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
Following lab testing, a DermaTouch physician will review your results to determine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is necessary or could be helpful for you.
When is the best time to get bioidentical hormone therapy?
Your natural hormones begin to decline after your mid-20s and hormone imbalance symptoms may start showing up by your mid-30s. A lot of our patients start BHRT between the ages of 35 and 40. If you have any of the symptoms of hormone imbalance we mentioned above, we recommend you have lab tests done and get treatment as soon as possible.
How long until I see results of BHRT?
Most of our patients see results and start feeling better a few months after starting a BHRT program, but some may take a bit longer to see results. Sleep patterns and energy levels may begin to improve within a few weeks. Remember, it took some time for you to lose your hormone balance, so it will take your body some time to regain that balance.
Are bioidentical hormones FDA-approved?
Bioidentical Hormones that are a compounded mixture are not FDA-approved, because each prescription is customized to the individual needs of the patient. However, the hormones are FDA approved and created in the same FDA-approved labs that are used to make the specific mixture of hormones.
Is BHRT Right for Me?
While there are many benefits of BHRT, there can be some side effects as well. Deciding to start hormone replacement is best done by understanding from the start what health issues you want to address and what health risks there may be.
After a thorough assessment of your health, we will advise you on the best treatment plan and discuss any possible side effects. Each bioidentical hormone prescription is custom-compounded to provide treatment based on your individual needs and health goals. Most patients find bioidentical hormones to be safe and effective for relieving symptoms caused by declining hormone levels.
Before & After
Before and After BHRT
Contact DermaTouch Today!
For bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Houston, TX, you can trust DermaTouch to provide the best treatment based on your needs. Please use our online contact form for more information or to address any questions or concerns you have about BHRT. You can also call us at 281-895-9090. We look forward to hearing from you!