Hormone Replacement

Balance Wellness Center

Ron Bryant, M.D.

Medical Spa & Health and Wellness Center located in Houston, TX

Your hormones perform a multitude of tasks each and every day, and when they fall out of balance, disruptive symptoms occur. At Balance Wellness Center in Houston, Texas, Ron Bryant, MD, understands the importance of maintaining optimal hormonal balance and offers customized hormone replacement therapy as a solution. Explore this option in greater detail during a personalized consultation, which you can book online or over the phone in just moments.

Hormone Replacement Q&A

 

What is hormonal imbalance?

Your hormones control many different actions within your body, most of which you are completely unaware of. Your sleep, appetite, stress response, sex drive, and even the way your body converts food into energy are all dictated by various hormones. 

As you age, your hormone production naturally declines. That can lead to numerous disruptive symptoms, some of which can make it hard to enjoy your normal daily routines. This state is known as hormonal imbalance. Aside from the aging process, certain diseases, treatments, and medications can also throw your hormones out of balance. 

What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance?

Men and women share many of the same hormones, although the proportion is sometimes different depending on your sex. Hormonal imbalance can cause a wide range of symptoms, which can vary in intensity. 

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include:

  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Loss of sex drive

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Infertility
  • Enlarged breast tissue
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Skin rash
  • Weight changes

Both men and women with hormonal imbalance may only experience a mild form of just a few of these symptoms. For others, however, changes that occur based on hormonal imbalance can be incredibly uncomfortable. 

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment option that works to supplement your natural hormone production to achieve optimal balance. At Balance Wellness Center, Dr. Bryant uses BioTEĀ® hormones, a pellet-based system that delivers a safe and steady stream of supplemental hormones. 

BioTE hormones are bioidentical, meaning they share the exact chemical structure as the hormones you produce naturally. In fact, your body cannot detect the difference between your natural hormones and the supplemental hormones. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the hormones most commonly used in HRT.

The hormones are embedded into small pellets that are inserted just beneath the surface of your skin. Over time, these pellets release small amounts of hormones to keep your system in balance and control symptoms. After a few months, you simply return to have new pellets inserted, and Dr. Bryant can adjust your program if needed. 

To explore hormone replacement therapy in more detail, call the office today or take a few moments to check out the easy online booking tool. Relief from hormonal imbalance begins by learning more about your options.