45 Urgent Care Provides Treatment with BioTE® Hormone Therapy
45 Urgent Care is a full-service medical center and rehabilitation clinic in Jackson, TN. The concept of our center was built from the needs of our patients. While we started primarily as a back pain relief clinic, we realized our patients needed more, so we expanded to include comprehensive general medical care. Our goal is always to help our patients live happier, healthier lives, and we offer a range of treatments to do just that. One of our treatment options is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms that occur as we age. Please reach out to us today for more information about this treatment.
What Are Hormones?
Hormones are special chemicals naturally produced by your body, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. They act as messengers to tell your body how and when to work. These chemicals control almost all the tasks your body completes daily, including brain function, food breakdown, and more. Bioidentical hormones are very similar to the ones produced naturally by your body, but they are man-made.
What is BioTE® Hormone Replacement Therapy?
As you age, it’s natural for your body to experience changes. One of the most common changes aging individuals experience is fluctuations in hormone levels. After age 30, studies have shown that both men and women produce three percent to ten percent less hormones each year. This reduction in hormone levels can cause many unpleasant side effects and lead to other health problems, including low bone density and poor cardiovascular health. BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment used to restore your hormone balance by supplementing your body’s natural hormone production with additional bioidentical hormones. This brings your hormone back in balance and reduces the negative symptoms of fluctuating hormones.
What Symptoms Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Treat?
Our hormone therapy can be used to treat a number of symptoms associated with the imbalance of hormones as you age. Though these hormone changes can affect both women and men, women can experience more significant symptoms due to the hormonal imbalance caused by perimenopause and menopause. Many patients have found that hormone replacement therapy provides relief from a variety of symptoms, including:
- Common menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, weight gain, etc.
- Memory loss
- Lack of sleep
- Chronic exhaustion
- Sexual dysfunction
- Low sex drive
How Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?
There is more than one method of hormone replacement therapy. While some methods use pills to deliver hormones to the body, others use topical creams, patches, or injections. At 45 Urgent Care, we provide one type of hormone replacement therapy called BioTE®, which uses hormone pellets. These pellets are inserted below your skin, usually near your hip, and will be replaced a few times a year. Once in place, the pellets provide your body with the hormones it needs to keep a balanced level. Hormone pellet therapy is an excellent option because it provides longer results and allows for a steadier dosage of hormones. In addition, this method more closely replicates the molecular structure of your natural hormones.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Many people wrongly assume that the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances are just something they must deal with as part of the aging process. However, this is not true. You have options to help you deal with the common side effects of aging. Hormone replacement therapy is an excellent way to get your hormone levels back in balance and can provide many benefits, including:
- Decreased Symptoms: All the unpleasant symptoms you’ve been having should become less severe or disappear altogether. This includes any mood swings, weight gain, fatigue, and other problems.
- Prevention of Other Health Issues: Hormonal imbalances have been linked to issues affecting the health of your bones, brain, heart, and breasts. Hormone replacement therapy can help prevent these problems from developing.
- Better Quality of Life: Due to your decreased symptoms, you’ll feel better on a daily basis, which can help you live a happier, healthier life.
Are There Any Side Effects to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can create some side effects. However, it produces fewer side effects than other hormone replacement options. A very small percentage of patients, approximately one to two percent, may experience mild acne, facial hair, or hair thinning, but these are easily treatable.
Are Hormone Therapy Pellets Safe?
Hormone therapy pellets have been used in the U.S. and Europe since the 1930s. Because of this, there is research and data to support their long-term safety. The main thing is to make an informed decision about what is right for you. Your doctor can help you determine if hormone pellets are the best option for your symptoms.
Contact Us for an Appointment
If you would like to learn more about our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, please feel free to reach out to us. We will schedule a consultation where you can speak to one of our doctors about your options.