You can maintain your quality of life through Texas hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from the comfort of your home.
Hormones naturally decrease over time or due to health reasons. Changes in hormones can drain your energy, sex drive, and health.
HRT gives you control over your hormones again, allowing you to participate in your favorite activities and experience less tiredness and discomfort from imbalanced hormones.
Learn what HRT options are available in Texas and how they can improve your health.
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Imbalanced hormones disrupt the normal function of the body. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) balances hormones in men’s and women’s bodies.
In women, common hormone imbalances include Estrogen and Progesterone. Women most commonly use HRT to balance low hormone levels during menopause.
Men may experience imbalances in testosterone.
Our certified professionals a PeakPerforMAX can help you diagnose hormone imbalances and find the best treatment plan for your health.
How Common Is Hormone Imbalance?
The endocrine system releases hormones as messengers for the cells. These messengers regulate weight, muscle growth, and physical growth. They also regulate energy and moods. They are one of the primary drivers of sexual health.
During puberty, men and women begin seeing the most changes in their bodies as they release large amounts of hormones. Their bodies continue creating hormones until their mid-twenties. Male testosterone starts dropping gradually around this time. Females may also begin seeing a dip in progesterone and estrogen. However, some females still have a hormone peak until nearly 40.
The initial decrease in hormones in men and women is subtle at first. When women reach menopause, hormone levels begin dropping much faster. For men, their testosterone drops significantly after 60.
Causes of Hormone Imbalances
Everyone experiences hormone imbalances with age. However, some outside factors can cause an imbalance earlier or increase the severity of the imbalance.
Some of these contributors include:
- Sickness and infections
- Medications and treatments (like chemotherapy)
- Health conditions
Symptoms of a Hormone Imbalance
Symptoms of hormone imbalances vary depending on the cause and severity of the imbalance. It also depends on what hormones are low.
Some common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance in women include:
- Dry skin
- Tender Breasts
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes/night sweats
- Irregular periods
- Cognitive issues
- Weak bones and muscles
Some common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance in men (low testosterone) include:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hair loss
- Muscle loss
- Fatigue and weakness
Types of Texas HRT Treatments
HRT treatments focus on balancing all hormones in the body, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. PeakPerforMAX’s Texas HRT treatments are available from anywhere in the state.
Here’s an overview of similar treatments we offer. The proper treatment for each patient depends on their medical history, gender, and cause of hormone imbalance.
Speak with a PeakPerforMAX medical professional to find the right treatment for you.
HRT vs. TRT
Hormone replacement therapy is an umbrella term for treatments for hormone imbalance, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone therapies. Meanwhile, testosterone replacement therapy only addresses low testosterone.
Because testosterone treatments fall under TRT, most medical professionals and patients use HRT to refer only to estrogen and progesterone therapies to distinguish the two.
HRT vs. BHRT
Hormone replacement therapy and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) both replace hormones to balance levels in the body. HRT covers all types of hormone replacement, including using human-made hormones from chemicals or animals. These hormones are close enough to human hormones to have similar results to naturally occurring hormones.
BHRT refers to only using hormones the body naturally produces. PeakPerforMAX offers BHRT treatments that use molecules identical to the body’s naturally occurring hormones.
Ways to Receive Hormone Replacement Therapy in Texas
There are several ways patients can take HRT in Texas, depending on the dosage and therapy plan:
- Topical creams, gels, and sprays
- Vaginal rings and creams
Benefits of HRT
HRT not only reduces the adverse side effects of imbalanced hormones, it also protects and energizes the body in several other ways, including:
- Reducing menopause symptoms
- Gender-affirming transgender patients
- Protecting against osteoporosis
- Reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Protecting against certain types of cancers
- Preventing muscle loss
Is HRT Safe for Everyone?
Before taking HRT, patients should consult a PeakPerforMAX-certified medical professional for a customized treatment plan. The type of treatment and dosage depends on the cause, underlying conditions, and desired outcome.
While HRT is safe for most people, it can have adverse side effects, especially for people with specific medical or underlying health conditions. Some people, like those who are pregnant and those with liver disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and bleeding disorders, should not take HRT without consulting a PeakPerforMAX doctor.
Potential adverse effects include:
- Possible increased risk of breast cancer
- Increased risk of blood clots (which can lead to a stroke)
- Potential cardiovascular disease
Most patients experience few to no side effects. When they do have side effects, the most common include:
- Tender breasts
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Indigestion and nausea
Find the Right Texas Hormone Replacement Therapy for You
Regain the confidence and health you deserve through a customized HRT plan from the comfort and privacy of your home in Texas.
PeakPerforMAX supports you at every stage through our certified medical professionals and industry-leading hormone solutions.
Contact PeakPerforMAX today to get started with your personalized plan.