Everything You Need To Know About Natural Hormone Therapy In Austin
Hormones control almost all of your body’s basic functions. These biological messengers help your cells communicate and keep your body, mind, mood, and sex drive in balance.
As we age, our hormone systems begin to function less than optimally or become unbalanced, leading to serious effects on your physical and mental health and well-being, not to mention the effects on your marriage and other relationships.
Dr. Emily Porter, the Austin Love Doctor™, helps men and women find a balance in their hormones and feel more like themselves again each day with natural hormone therapy in Austin.
Keep reading to have all your questions about natural hormone therapy in Austin answered.
What makes natural hormone therapy in Austin different from standard hormone replacement therapy?
Natural hormone therapy in Austin from the Austin Love Doctor involves the implantation of BioTE® bioidentical hormone pellets beneath the skin, usually in the fatty tissue of the hip, buttocks, or rarely, abdomen.
Traditional hormone therapy relies on hormones from sources like the urine of pregnant horses (seriously!) and other synthetic, lab-produced hormones.
These hormones have subtle differences from the ones produced by our bodies, and can produce unintended effects when put into a human body.
Bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, are chemically identical to the hormones already naturally produced by your body. This means that the hormone can function optimally and requires no additional synthesis or processing by your endocrine system.
Think of things in terms of a lock and key. If you need a copy of a key made, a template key may fit the lock, but won’t turn it until it is cut down to match the internal lock. The same thing happens with synthetic hormones like birth control pills and testosterone shots. Bioidentical hormone replacement eliminates this step and some side effects and risk of processing the hormones.
Additionally, natural hormone therapy in Austin is advantageous because we can more effectively monitor your hormone levels since the pellets are recognized as your own hormones, whereas standard hormone replacements do not show up on standard lab tests.
Why use BioTE® pellets for natural hormone therapy in Austin?
The pellets we use are provided by BioTE® Medical, a compounded hormone manufacturer who has helped hundreds of thousands restore balance to their hormones.
Based on your blood work and unique hormone levels, we can create a totally customized approach to natural hormone therapy in Austin for you with the BioTE pellets.
If you have experience with other methods of hormone therapy (e.g. pills or creams), you may have noticed serious side effects or a “rollercoaster” of emotions and symptoms as a result.
This is because other methods do not effectively control how quickly your body receives the hormones, resulting in hot flashes, nausea or dizziness, appetite changes, and more.
Instead, natural hormone therapy in Austin works best with the use of BioTE’s compounded hormone pellets, which are slowly absorbed by your body, and allow for more even administration of the hormone(s) your body needs—when it needs them.
Natural hormone therapy in Austin for women
If you have not been feeling yourself lately, hormone imbalance could be to blame. Even if you haven’t experienced menopause, hormone imbalance can still affect a variety of physical and emotional issues in your everyday life.
The Austin Love Doctor helps thousands of women restore the balance within their bodies and fight the symptoms of hormone imbalance.
Women as young as 30 with a hormone imbalance may experience:
- Heavy, irregular, or painful periods
- Loss of libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes & night sweats
- Chronic fatigue
- Depression, anxiety, & mood swings
- “Foggy” brain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
- Increased sensitivity to heat or cold
- Frequent headaches
- Very dry skin or rashes
- And more
How does natural hormone therapy in Austin benefit women?
After learning about their body’s hormone levels and where they may be deficient or unbalanced, many women have an “Ah-ha!” moment where their symptoms begin making sense.
We will make a customized treatment plan and select which hormone(s) will be most beneficial to you with natural hormone therapy in Austin.
These all-natural, bioidentical hormone pellets are inserted in subcutaneous fat under the skin and release hormones evenly for 3 to 6 months before you need to have another treatment.
Within a week of pellet insertion, many women notice major improvements in their hormone imbalance symptoms, including energy levels, sex drive, mental clarity, natural lubrication, and more.
Additionally, by balancing their hormones with natural hormone therapy in Austin, women can also reduce their risk for heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, and increase their overall thyroid health!
Natural hormone therapy in Austin for men
Since men and women have different endocrine organs and cycles, they experience different hormonal imbalances. Main contributors to male hormone imbalance can be age, diet, activity level, stress, genetics, certain medications, or conditions like prostate cancer.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance in men?
- Reduced sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sperm count
- Reduced muscle mass
- Less body hair growth
- Development of breast tissue (“man boobs”) or breast tenderness
How does natural hormone therapy in Austin help men find relief?
For men, natural hormone therapy in Austin with BioTE pellets may be the best treatment option for an imbalance.
Hormonal creams are dangerous because traces of product remains on the hands after application, meaning that everyone you touch一your wife, kids, or pets一after using the cream receives a small dose of testosterone.
At first, these low doses may not be problematic, but long-term exposure can have severe consequences.
Additionally, injections or pills typically deliver uneven doses, or too much at once, causing more symptoms than they relieve.
After natural hormone therapy in Austin from the Austin Love Doctor, men report feeling more energized, they notice better penile function, and they begin to feel more like their youthful selves.
Furthermore, our hormone pellets can reduce a man’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, Low Testosterone (Low-T), Parkinson’s disease, and it increases overall thyroid health.
Let’s walk through an appointment for natural hormone therapy in Austin
When you make the decision to see a physician to treat the symptoms of your hormone imbalance, the Austin Love Doctor is your best choice!
Dr. Emily Porter has over 12 years of experience in the medical field, with a particular passion in helping men and women have fulfilling, intimate lives through treatments like the O-Shot®, the P-Shot®, diVa™ vaginal laser therapy, and natural hormone therapy in Austin.
The first step in your consultation for natural hormone therapy is discussing your symptoms and running labs to determine your current hormone levels.
Within a few days, we will have the results and invite you back to the office to go over them with you.
After we go over your labs in detail with you, we will make a recommended custom treatment plan and address any of your questions or concerns about natural hormone therapy. If and when you decide BioTE is right for you, the pellets can be inserted quickly and painlessly in our office.
A small area on your buttocks, abdomen, or thigh will be cleansed and then numbed with a local anesthetic.
Once you are numb, we make a small incision at the insertion site, and place the pellet directly into the fat under the skin.
There are no stitches required once your pellet is inserted. We simply bandage the area and your hormones will begin to balance within 3 to 7 days. The effects of the pellet typically last 3 to 6 months.
Depending on your unique hormone levels and your symptoms, your provider at Austin Love Doctor will make a recommendation for how often you need to return to our Austin office for another pellet insertion.
Are there any risks with natural hormone therapy in Austin?
Bioidentical hormone pellets, like those we use to offer natural hormone therapy in Austin, are considered one of the safest and most effective delivery methods for balancing hormone levels.
General side effects of any hormone replacement treatment includes:
- Breast pain
- Light vaginal bleeding or spotting
In an effort to minimize or avoid these side effects, we provide regular, comprehensive hormone testing to ensure that we are bringing your hormone levels to the proper balance with our natural hormone therapy in Austin.
Interested in natural hormone therapy in Austin? Come to the Austin Love Doctor!
A hormone imbalance can occur in anyone at any age. When these important chemicals are not balanced, it can throw you completely out of whack and seriously impact your daily life and relationships.
Furthermore, hormone imbalances put you at serious risk for developing serious conditions like heart disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of hormone imbalance that we have mentioned, come to Austin Love Doctor for testing.
We can help put together a treatment plan that works for your lifestyle and will get you back to feeling your best.
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