General Surgery & Board Certified OB/GYN located in Sulphur Springs, TX
Hormones are your body’s messenger system, telling the various cells, tissues, and organs what to do. As you get older, your hormone levels may decrease and lead to an imbalance that can cause a variety of symptoms, such as fatigue or depression. Tiffany Gebel, MD, FACOG, and the team at LoneStar Clinic in Sulphur Springs and Rockwall, Texas, offer bioidentical hormone replacement using BioTE® pellets to address your hormone imbalance and help you get relief from your symptoms. Call the office nearest you today or schedule an appointment online today.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q&A
What is hormone imbalance?
Hormone imbalance affects both men and women as they get older due to a decrease in the production of their primary sex hormones, which includes testosterone and estrogen. The imbalance can affect how your body functions and how you feel.
Common symptoms of a hormone imbalance include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Low sex drive
- Difficulty concentrating
- Erectile dysfunction in men
- Vaginal dryness or pain in women
- Weight gain
- Irritability, anxiety, and depression
These hormonal changes can also affect your health and increase your risk of various chronic health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Thyroid hormone levels can also fluctuate due to various illnesses and cause unexplained weight gain or loss, fatigue or anxiety, or irritability or depression.
How can bioidentical hormone replacement improve a hormone imbalance?
Dr. Gebel and the LoneStar Clinic team can improve symptoms of a hormone imbalance with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using BioTE pellets. Bioidentical hormones are created from natural sources, such as soy or yams, to mimic your body’s natural hormones.
When a patient visits Dr. Gebel, she conducts a thorough examination, including a physical and a review of your symptoms and medical history. The goal at LoneStar Clinic isn’t to find remedies to help you manage your symptoms but find the root cause of your symptoms, so you get complete relief and improved health.
When assessing hormone imbalance, Dr. Gebel conducts a blood test to determine your hormone levels. She then uses this data to create your hormone replacement therapy with BioTE.
What is bioidentical hormone replacement with BioTE?
BioTE is a bioidentical hormone replacement system that customizes hormone treatment based on your specific hormone levels and symptoms to optimize balance and help you get the best symptom relief. Once your pellet is ready, Dr. Gebel inserts it through a small incision made in your buttocks. The hormones from the pellet then enter your bloodstream to restore balance.
You should begin to notice relief in your symptoms within 10 days. Due to each individual’s unique hormonal needs, there’s no standard time frame for a replacement pellet. Dr. Gebel monitors you closely and replaces the pellet as needed based on your symptoms and bloodwork.
To restore hormone balance naturally and feel better quickly, call LoneStar Clinic to schedule a consultation or book online today.