While hormone imbalances are normal, you don’t need to accept them. You can combat the adverse health impact of hormonal changes with our remote Houston hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
As you age or experience medical challenges, your body will begin changing hormonally. Hormone changes occur naturally due to age but can have extensive health impacts on your energy, sex life, mood, and weight.
You can regain your quality of life even after significant hormonal drops with menopause and other life-altering moments through hormone replacement therapy.
Learn how this therapy helps patients with hormonal imbalances improve their health, regain energy, and combat aging.
Do You Have a Hormone Imbalance?
Hormone imbalances are when the body doesn’t produce enough hormones to reach peak health and physical performance.
Hormone imbalances occur due to several factors:
- Natural aging
- Illnesses or infections
- Treatments (like chemotherapy)
- Unhealthy lifestyles
- Blood pressure
- Genetic factors
Hormone replacement therapy specifically targets and replaces estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Men looking to replace testosterone use testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), while HRT commonly refers to estrogen and progesterone replacement, even though it is also the umbrella term for both therapies.
When Do You Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Some hormonal imbalances can self-regulate, such as those caused by medications. In those temporary situations, patients will see their hormones return to normal once they recover from the illness or stop taking a drug.
Other times, the imbalance may be permanent, such as with chronic illnesses, treatments that cause lasting damage, and age.
The average female begins menopause between 45 and 55 when they are most likely to experience a permanent hormonal imbalance.
When hormone imbalances are permanent, hormone replacement therapy can help reduce hormonal imbalance symptoms while improving a patient’s health. The treatment may relieve discomfort even if a patient has a temporary imbalance.
Estrogen is a female reproductive hormone. It prepares the body for becoming pregnant and impacts every area of the female’s health.
It is responsible for many female sexual characteristics. It also boosts the mood.
When estrogen is low during natural aging, a woman may feel more tired and moody and experience changes in her sexual health.
Progesterone is responsible for maintaining a pregnancy. While it also decreases with age, it can dip for other reasons, such as because of a miscarriage. Women with low progesterone who want to become pregnant can boost progesterone levels to increase their chances of maintaining the pregnancy.
Progesterone can impact a female’s mood, helping them feel calm. This is why females tend to feel tired during the luteal phase, right after ovulation, when the body produces the most progesterone.
To know whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you, speak with one of our certified medical professionals at PeakPerforMAX for an official diagnosis and customized treatment plan.
Symptoms of a Hormone Imbalance
The symptoms of a hormone imbalance will vary from person to person. The severity of the imbalance and its cause are two primary reasons imbalances will show differently.
Here are a few common symptoms most patients experience with a hormonal imbalance:
- Irregular periods and spotting
- Hot flashes and night sweats (common signs of menopause)
- Weight changes
- Noncancerous lumps
- Sore breasts
- Decreased libido and vaginal dryness
- Dry skin
- Low blood sugar
- Cognitive issues
- Muscle loss
How We Treat Hormonal Imbalances
At PeakPerforMAX, we create customized strategies for each patient because we understand how unique every journey is.
Houston hormone replacement therapy patients will either receive HRT or BHRT. Both therapies replace hormones within the body. However, HRT can use any hormone type, including artificial or animal-based hormones. Many HRT hormones do not match the hormones the body naturally produces.
Our Houston bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) only uses hormones that match the body’s naturally occurring hormones.
Patients take the hormones for hormone replacement therapy and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy through several methods, including:
- Topical creams, gels, and sprays
- Vaginal rings and creams
Speak with a PeakPerforMAX professional about which option is best for your health needs, as each method delivers a different dose and result.
Why Should You Have Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Our Houston HRT options offer several significant health benefits, including:
- Reducing menopause symptoms
- Helping transgender patients through gender-affirming therapies
- Protecting against some cancers
- Preventing muscle loss
- Protecting against osteoporosis
- Reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Helping to protect against some neurological conditions
While these benefits are common, they are not guaranteed results as each patient reacts differently to the therapies. Regular checkups and dose adjustments can help patients monitor their progress and find the best therapy to maximize the benefits.
Potential Risks with HRT
All medical practices have potential risks and side effects. HRT’s risks are minimal compared to the benefits and regained health, which makes it a safe therapy for most patients.
The risks and side effects of HRT include:
- Tender breasts
- Potential breast cancer risk
- Blog clot and stroke risk in some forms
- Nausea and indigestion
- Abdominal pain
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Patients in Houston who have underlying medical conditions, are taking medications, or are pregnant may not be able to take HRT as their chances of adverse side effects are much higher. To know whether HRT is safe for you, tell your PeakPerforMAX medical professional your complete medical history, current health issues, medications, and concerns, and we will address them thoroughly before choosing a safe treatment route.
Regain Your Quality of Life through Hormone Replacement Therapy
Our PeakPerforMAX Houston HRT and Houston BHRT options are 100% remote and available throughout the area. Benefit from the professionalism and security of trained professionals while enjoying the privacy and comfort of receiving all care and prescriptions from and to your home.