Hormone Replacement Therapy
New You Wellness Center | Serving Tomball, Cypress, Spring, and Houston
Feel like your younger self again, boost your energy and slow down aging.
In many ways, as you move through your forties and into your fifties and sixties, you are hitting your prime. At this point, you’re smarter, more mature, and more compassionate. However, at this juncture of life also, the time when you should be reaping the benefits of your hard work, there can be a sharp decline in energy levels, preventing you from achieving your goals or performing at your best. Many times, this decrease in energy is caused by hormonal imbalances.
Are There Health Problems Associated with Hormonal Imbalances?
What many people are not aware of are the health problems that come with hormonal imbalances. In fact, when this happens, an individual can experience a myriad of problems including, but not limited to, chronic fatigue, lack of motivation, mood swings, decreased libido, hair loss, and increased weight gain. Many people who are experiencing hormonal imbalances typically mention that it’s challenging to get out of bed in the morning.
What are the common signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men and women?
Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help!
Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy is quickly becoming one of the most common treatment options for men and women suffering from hormone imbalances. While there are many different forms of hormone replacement therapy, at the core, the goal is to introduce new hormones into the body, replacing old hormones that are no longer operating as intended.
For women, after menopause, the body no longer generates specific hormones anymore. At New You Wellness Center, with hormone therapy, we can help treat common postmenopausal symptoms. In fact, there have been numerous studies that have proven that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help prevent bone loss and even reduce fracture in women post-menopause.
Benefits of Hormone Therapy
Hormones control and direct many of the functions in the human body. As you might imagine, with bioidentical hormone therapy, the benefits can be immense. Here are some of the many benefits that patients at New You Wellness Center have reaped from our hormone therapy services:
- Reduce chronic pains
- Achieve better sleep at night
- Improved sex life
- Reduce or eliminate insomnia
- Enhanced livelihood and energy
- More Youthful Appearance
- Self-confidence boost
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Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
In the female human body, the two most common hormones are progesterone and estrogen. Both, together, play a pivotal role in the female’s body ability to reproduce. In fact, estrogen is responsible for the release of eggs whereas the progesterone focuses more on the implantation of the eggs.
Now, when a female ages, naturally, the human body stops generating eggs. As this happens, the estrogen levels follow suit, resulting in a hormonal imbalance. Many times, this happens to women in their 40s; however, there are many different factors that can alter this. When estrogen levels in the human body begin to decrease, this is when females start to experience hot flashes and other related symptoms.
At New You Wellness Center, we have a few different hormone replacement therapy options for women:
- Estrogen-Only Hormone Replacement Therapy: This is strictly for women who have undergone a hysterectomy, where the body no longer needs progesterone.
- Cyclical Hormone Therapy: This type of hormone therapy is typically suggested for women that are concurrently menstruating. This type of HRT includes both estrogen and progesterone; however, they are taken on a cyclical basis.
- Continuous Hormone Therapy: When a woman is done with menopause, continuous hormone therapy is often the prescribed treatment. This includes both types of female hormones – and is taken over time.
- Local Estrogen: This is typically used for women that are experiencing vaginal dryness and/or irritations.
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Often times, when people refer to hormone therapy, they only refer to women. However, like women, as men age, the human body naturally stops producing normal levels of testosterone. Testosterone is one of the most important hormones for a male, as it’s responsible for male sexual development, reproduction, muscles, bone density, and much more.
When a male stops generating normal levels of testosterone, it can lead an individual to a decrease in muscle development, increase weight gain, tension or aggression, and decreased libido. This is what we refer to as low T symptoms. The best way to diagnose whether or not you have low t levels is to visit New You Wellness Center and receive a testosterone level test.
With that being said, there are a few different types of hormone therapy for men:
- Testosterone Patches: These are patches that men can place onto specific areas of the body. These help to stimulate more growth of testosterone in the male body.
- Testosterone Injections (T Shots): T Shots, or testosterone injections, are testosterone injections that an individual receives on a biweekly, or once per three weeks. These are often recommended for men that have a substantially ‘low t’ count.
- Testosterone Gel: This is simply a gel that a man can apply to their shoulders or abdomen, helping to stimulate more testosterone.
Procedure and Expectations
We understand that undergoing a medical procedure or treatment can be quite intimidating or scary. In efforts to ease the process, here is some information on what you can anticipate and expect from this procedure.
When a patient first comes into New Wellness Center inquiring about our hormone replacement therapy services, Our medical staff will perform different tests to gauge an individual’s hormonal balances. These tests may include a comprehensive physical exam, review of medical and family history, blood test, X-Ray, MRI, thyroid scan, sperm count, or even an ultrasound. The testing performed will truly depend upon each individual and the circumstances.
From here, our hormone replacement therapy specialists will take the time to evaluate and assess the results from the testing. In this, New You Wellness Center will work directly with you to create a custom hormone therapy treatment plan to help restore hormonal balances. Throughout the entire process, patients are highly encouraged to ask any questions they might have.
Why Choose New You Wellness Center in Tomball?
New You Wellness center is Medically supervised by Adriano Goffi M.D. and led by Deanna Camacho N.P., our Hormone Replacement Expert. Our hormonal optimization protocols are based on the advanced training courses by renowned expert Dr Neal Rouzier. Dr Rouzier is a world-class educator and has revealed over 50 years of scientific evidence regarding the impact that hormone levels have on physical health, mental health and overall quality of life.
Schedule a Consultation at New You Wellness Center in Tomball Today!
Transform your life today with hormone replacement therapy, whether you are a man or a woman. Schedule an appointment and receive a complete physical, review of your medical history, and any other applicable tests to evaluate hormonal imbalances. Once our experts review your test results, they will provide a customized and personalized hormonal treatment plan to help you feel like your younger self once again.
Give New You Wellness Center a call at (832) 602-4658 or schedule your consultation today!
Hormone Replacement Therapy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What causes hormone imbalances?
Hormone imbalances occur in the human body when the endocrine glands can’t operate or function as intended. These glands are responsible for producing hormones and releasing them into one’s bloodstream. Naturally, there are different causes that lead to problems with the endocrine glands. Here are just a few occurrences that can lead to a hormone imbalance:
Perimenopause / Menopause / PostMenopause
Poor Diet and Nutrition
Cancers and Treatments
Toxins and Pollutants in the air.
How is Hormone Therapy Administered?
Hormone Therapy truly depends on each individual patient. Depending on the specific test results, the medical staff at New You Wellness Center will create a custom hormone therapy plan just for you. There is a wide assortment of ways for an individual to receive hormone therapy including, creams, medications, injectables, pellets, or even gels.
What are bioidentical hormones and how are they prepared?
In hormone therapy, there are two different types of hormones that can be used: bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are created to match human hormones on a molecular level. Do note, these are not individually prepared for each patient, but rather created by an official compounding pharmacy. On the other hand, synthetic hormones are manufactured and currently being phased out in the industry due to their links to cancer and other complications.
Is hormone replacement therapy safe?
Yes, hormone replacement therapy is safe for both men and women. There have been numerous studies citing evidence and documenting the true benefits of hormone therapy.
Does Hormone Therapy lead to an increased risk of health problems?
A common misperception of hormone therapy is that it can lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. This is not the case. In fact, when women undergo hormone replacement therapy for less than 10 years, there is no evidence of such risk. At New You Wellness Center, our goal is to help you feel more youthful and back on track as quickly as possible. Hormone Therapy has proven to be an effective technique to balance one’s hormones, empowering them with a whole new level of vitality and livelihood.
What happens if you stop hormone replacement therapy?
If you start on hormone replacement therapy and suddenly stop, symptoms may return. In fact, sometimes, symptoms may return to the levels when the therapy first started. It’s highly recommended that, if you are thinking of stopping hormone replacement therapy, communicate directly with our staff prior to this decision so that we can recommend the safest ways of discontinuing treatment and explain what to expect.