Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Arlington and Prosper, TX

Hormone imbalance affects women and men, and both can experience dramatic symptom relief with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from the experts at the Institute for Hormonal Balance in Arlington and Prosper, Texas. Their founder Dr. Gary Donovitz also started BioTE Medical, LLC, a company world-renowned for its expertise in Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The current owner of the Institute, Mandy Cotten, was the  former Clinical Director of BioTE Medical for 7 years and she and Dr. Donovitz and published a study in the European Journal of Breast Health showing that bioidentical hormone pellet therapy reduced the incidence of breast cancer in women by 30%. Call the  office or request an appointment online to learn more about how hormone replacement therapy may benefit you.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

HRT is a personalized treatment to restore healthy hormone levels. Men and women develop hormonal imbalances at every age and for many reasons, including stress, nutritional deficiencies, obesity, autoimmune diseases, and conditions affecting their hormone-producing glands.  

However, most people seek HRT when their levels of estrogen (in women) and testosterone (in men) decline due to natural age-related changes.

Low estrogen and testosterone have a widespread impact on nearly every part of your body — problems that are prevented or treated with HRT.

What symptoms indicate women need hormone replacement therapy?

At menopause, women’s ovaries stop producing estrogen. Because estrogen regulates many body functions, this dramatic change causes a range of symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Memory problems
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Depression

Estrogen is also essential for maintaining strong bones, making women vulnerable to osteoporosis after menopause.

What symptoms indicate men need hormone replacement therapy?

Testosterone is best known for producing male-related traits, but like estrogen, it supports other body systems. Men with low testosterone typically have symptoms such as:

  • Low energy
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Loss of muscle mass (muscle weakness)
  • Loss of body and beard hair
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression and anxiety 

Men lose up to 2% of their testosterone every year after reaching 30.

Does hormone replacement therapy come in different forms?

The Institute for Hormonal Balance experts prescribe bioidentical HRT. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones replicate the molecular structure of your body’s natural hormones. As a result, they produce the same biological response and have a lower risk of side effects.

Before prescribing HRT, your provider runs blood tests. Then they customize your treatment based on your hormone levels.  

You can choose HRT in the form of patches, creams, pills, injections, or pellets. However, the team specializes in pellets and has collectively performed over 100,000 pellet procedures.

They recommend pellets because they maintain a better balance by delivering a steady flow of hormones. And after your provider inserts the tiny rice-sized pellet under your skin, it lasts three to six months.

Call the Institute for Hormonal Balance today or request an appointment online to learn how HRT can improve your health and quality of life.