At Aledo Empowered Wellness in Aledo, TX, we offer hormone replacement therapy for women, a treatment that can resolve a hormonal deficiency by balancing hormone levels, alleviating symptoms, and improving quality of life. Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, can improve every area of life and health, including physical, mental, emotional, and sexual health and wellness.
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that aims to supplement the body with the necessary types and quantities of hormones to correct a deficiency. When the body’s hormone levels are suboptimal, we can use different methods to replace them to treat the most common symptoms.
We use bioidentical hormones, which means that the hormones used during treatment are identical to those your body naturally creates, including estradiol, testosterone, and progesterone.
What Causes a Hormone Deficiency?
Hormonal imbalances can affect women in any life stage, and while menopause may be the most common, that doesn’t exclude younger women from treatment. Health conditions, lifestyle factors, genetics, one or more pregnancies, the side effects of medications, and environmental factors can all contribute to a hormonal deficiency at any point in life.
For that reason, we offer hormone replacement therapy for women and customized treatment plans that meet the needs of women, regardless of their age, so they can achieve balance and live life without the symptoms associated with a hormonal imbalance.
What Are the Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance?
Some women living with a hormonal imbalance may experience several symptoms, while others may just experience a few. Regardless, even one symptom is not normal, and with the right HRT treatment plan, we can alleviate symptoms and help you feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally, and improve your sexual health and wellness. Some of the most common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance that affect women include the following:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Low libido
- Poor quality skin
- Hair loss
- Pain during intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Emotional mood swings
- Feeling like you’re constantly on an emotional roller coaster
- Insomnia or poor-quality sleep
- Weight gain
- Inability to gain lean muscle mass
- Poor bone density
- Greater risk of age-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, and osteoporosis
The Benefits of a Customized HRT Treatment Plan
There are many benefits to beginning a customized HRT treatment plan, including improved quality of life, the ability to maintain balanced hormones long-term, and different health benefits. Some of these benefits include the following:
- Customized hormone replacement therapy treatment plans
- Different treatment methods based on needs and lifestyle
- Improved quality sleep
- Better hair and skin
- Balanced mood
- Healthy weight loss
- Ability to gain lean muscle mass
- Improved bone density
- Protection from age-related diseases
- Improved libido
- Increased energy levels
- Reduction in negative symptoms associated with a hormone deficiency
- Improved quality of life and motivation
- Increased vitality
Our Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women Treatment Methods
We offer several different HRT treatment methods to meet the needs of our patients. When we design treatment plans, we consider different factors and then help determine which method is right for you. Our methods include subcutaneous hormonal pellets, topical gels and patches, oral and sublingual pills, and intramuscular or subcutaneous injections.
Subcutaneous Hormonal Pellets
Subcutaneous hormonal pellets are tiny pellets, smaller than a grain of rice, that are inserted into the subcutaneous tissue just below the skin’s surface. Once implanted through a barely visible incision, a suture will secure the implant site for quick healing. After implantation, the pellet begins delivering hormones into the bloodstream to balance hormone levels.
This particular method requires no work on the patient’s part except for scheduling follow-up treatments a few times a year. The pellet will deliver the exact amount of hormones your body needs right when needed so you can achieve and maintain balanced hormone levels long-term.
Hormonal Patches and Topical Gels
Hormonal patches and topical gels contain a blend of bioidentical hormones dosed to your needs. Patches and topical gels are applied to the skin as directed, and the skin will absorb the hormones into the bloodstream so patients can maintain balanced levels.
Oral and Sublingual Pills
Oral and sublingual hormone pills contain a dose of the bioidentical hormones necessary for each patient. These are taken orally as directed and will work to help patients achieve and maintain balance.
Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Injections
We also offer intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, injectable hormones administered with a syringe fitted with a very thin needle. Subcutaneous injections are administered just below the skin’s surface into the fatty tissue, and intramuscular injections are fitted with a longer needle that reaches the muscular level.
Injections help balance hormones and are self-administered. We show patients how to administer these injections, a process that is easy to learn and quick, simple, and virtually painless.
How the Treatment Process Works
The first step in the treatment process is to identify your deficiency. Once we learn more about your symptoms and concerns, we perform diagnostic testing through a blood panel to learn more about your current hormone levels. Once we review those labs with you and confirm your deficiency, we can review the different treatment methods and the advantages of each and determine which will best suit your lifestyle and meet your needs.
Once we prescribe a treatment method, you’ll begin your hormone replacement therapy treatment plan and start feeling the benefits of balance. We will monitor your progress to ensure that your chosen method and dosage consistently provide you with the hormones you need to maintain a state balance. We can make adjustments along the way, or at any point, you can switch to a different method as needed.
Learn More About Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
If you’re suffering from the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, there is a treatment that can naturally supplement the exact hormones your body needs to thrive. An imbalance within the hormonal system will negatively affect other bodily systems, so take that first step and schedule an initial consultation to learn more about HRT. Once you do, you’ll reap endless benefits in every area of life and improve your physical, mental, emotional, and sexual health.