Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Specialist

Right Path Family Practice

Family Medicine located in San Antonio, TX

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, but about one in four of them don’t know it. The team of family medicine doctors at Right Path Family Practice in San Antonio, Texas, diagnoses and treats diabetes in patients of all ages. For expert care in diabetes management, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

 

What is bioidentical hormone replacement?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a powerful tool the Right Path Family Practice team uses to restore their patients’ quality of life. It works by rebalancing your hormone levels. As you age, your body stops producing the same quantities of key hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. These hormones control everything from the way you feel to your appetite.

Women most commonly experience this change in hormone levels due to menopause. The resulting symptoms include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased vaginal lubrication
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes

Fortunately, you don’t have to live with these symptoms. By introducing hormones to make up for the ones your body is no longer producing, the team at Right Path Family Practice can help you feel like yourself again.

 

Is all hormone replacement therapy the same?

No. For hormone replacement therapy to be most effective, your body needs to see the new hormones the same way it sees the ones it produces naturally. That’s why Right Path Family Practice offers Pro-Pell Therapy Program bioidentical hormone replacement pellets.

These bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones your body naturally makes. As a result, your body can’t tell them apart from its own hormones. As it accepts these new hormones, your hormone levels return to their previous state, minimizing your symptoms.

What’s more, because Pro-Pell pellets are bioidentical, they result in fewer side effects than other types of hormone replacement therapy.  

 

Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy just for women?

Absolutely not. Many men experience a decline in testosterone as they age. This can lead to symptoms including:

  • Poor sleep
  • Reduction in sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Decreased motivation

If you’ve noticed unwelcome changes in your physical or mental health, the dedicated team at Right Path Family Practice is available to explore testosterone replacement therapy with you. Replacing the testosterone your body is no longer producing with bioidentical testosterone can restore your quality of life.

Shrinking hormone levels don’t have to leave you feeling uncomfortable or unlike yourself. To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call Right Path Family Practice or book your appointment online.