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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Women's Health Care Center of Houston

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Memorial Hermann Tower & Methodist West Campus, Houston, TX

Whether you’re gaining weight, having trouble sleeping, or experiencing other unwanted symptoms, there’s no need to suffer from the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance. Instead, trust the team at Women's Health Care Center of Houston. They provide bioidentical hormone replacement customized to your specific needs so they can restore your hormones to an optimal level. Call one of the two locations in Houston, Texas, or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q&A

Why are my hormones changing?

Menopause is linked to a gradual loss of estrogen as your ovaries slowly stop the production of this hormone. Most women start going through menopause after the age of 45, but the onset varies from person to person. The average age of menopause is 52.

It’s not uncommon to experience a range of symptoms in the years leading up to menopause — and beyond. These symptoms, which are due to an imbalance in your hormone levels, may include:

  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Breast tenderness
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Headaches
  • Low libido
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Excessive facial hair
  • Acne

You also experience changes in your periods. They may become lighter, heavier, and more sporadic.

What causes a hormonal imbalance?

Menopause isn’t the sole cause of a hormonal imbalance. It may be triggered by:

  • Stress
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Medication
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol

An imbalance also may be due to androgenic disorders, which occur when your body makes an excess of male hormones.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement?

Bioidentical hormone replacement relieves the symptoms of hormone loss due to menopause and other health conditions. The treatment replaces the hormones you've lost with bioidentical hormones. By design, bioidentical hormones mirror the functions of your natural hormones. 

How are BioTE® hormones different from other hormones?

Women's Health Care Center of Houston recommends BioTE pellets for bioidentical hormone replacement. 

Derived from plants, these pellets continuously release precise doses of hormones into your blood. The slow release prevents the highs and lows that are sometimes common with other hormone replacement products.

What is the process of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Your practitioner at Women's Health Care Center of Houston first tests your hormone levels to determine the proper amount of hormones to replace. 

Next, during a quick onsite procedure, they implant a small BioTe pellet in your buttocks containing the right amount of bioidentical hormones. Once inserted, the pellet steadily releases bioidentical hormones into your body, rebalancing the levels of hormones.

There’s no need to suffer from the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance. Call Women's Health Care Center of Houston today or book a consultation online to find out more about bioidentical hormone therapy.