- What Are The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
- Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right For You?
- How Does BioTE® Hormone Pellet Therapy Work?
- What Is the Recovery from Hormone Replacement Therapy Like?
- What Is the Cost of Hormone Replacement Therapy in Houston?
Hormones are chemicals produced by your glands to control some of your cell’s activities. When these hormones become imbalanced, it can affect the way you feel and the way your body functions.
Dr. Evans performs hormone replacement therapy for Houston women and men as a way of improving a variety of conditions. These include general fatigue, mood swings, lack of focus, and loss of sex drive.
Dr. Evans uses the BioTE® hormone replacement therapy program because of the advantages it offers her patients. She recently achieved “Legacy” status as a BioTE provider based on her years of experience with the treatment. By combining this expertise with her background as a board-certified OB/GYN, she helps patients effectively resolve problems with energy, emotion, and sexual wellness.
What Are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone therapy can non-invasively improve a range of issues that may be affecting your quality of life. From physical symptoms to intangible changes in your daily experience, getting the right hormonal balance can significantly and noticeably resolve concerns such as:
- Extreme fatigue, lack of sleep, and problems with focus.
- Anxiety, depression, irritability, and mood swings.
- Hot flashes, night sweats, and weight gain.
- Decreased sex drive and performance.
Hormonal imbalance may also impact other systems in the body, such as bone, breast, and brain health.
Dr. Evans recommends BioTE hormone pellet therapy to her Houston patients for the advantages it provides over other approaches. The pellet can deliver a consistent and appropriate amount of hormones over time, keeping you in balance for longer than many other treatments. In addition, BioTE has a similar structure as human hormones, is the most widely studied form of natural hormone therapy available, and has been in use since 1940’s.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Mood swings
- Tension and irritability
- Lack of sleep
- Memory loss
- Lack of focus
- Brain fog
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Joint pain
- Migraines and severe headaches
- Bladder symptoms
- Decreased sex drive and performance
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?
Consider hormone replacement therapy if you have been experiencing fatigue, mood swings, problems with focus, or a decreased sex drive. Different conditions require different types of hormone balancing.
As an expert in this area, Dr. Evans can guide you through your options and help you understand what to expect with treatment. During your initial consultation, she will talk to you about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing and take a full health history. She can also perform an examination and discuss her findings. She will answer any questions you have and, if you are a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy, outline a treatment plan for your needs.
How Does BioTE® Hormone Pellet Therapy Work?
Hormone pellet therapy works by steadily replacing and rebalancing the missing hormones in the body. Hormone pellet therapy has been used since 1939. There are other types of hormone replacement, including:
- Synthetic injections
What Is the Recovery from Hormone Replacement Therapy Like?
The procedure to place a BioTE pellet is relatively fast and minimally invasive. Dr. Evans typically performs treatment in her Houston-based office. During the process, she numbs a small area along the patient’s buttocks and places a tiny pellet beneath the skin. Most patients return to normal activities right away, and the site should heal within a week.
The BioTE pellet is designed to deliver your personalized dose of hormones on a consistent basis over several months. This consistency is one of the biggest advantages of the pellet approach; it prevents highs and lows in hormone balancing.
Patients typically have a pellet placed 3-4 times per year. Dr. Evans may also recommend adjustments to the dosage to fine-tune your treatment. With the right balance, most patients experience noticeable benefits within one month.
Click here to download a white paper by Dr. Gary Donovitz, M.D., the founder of BioTE®, as he explores the use of pellet therapy to optimize and balance hormones.
Click here to download a peer-reviewed article on the misconceptions of testosterone therapy in women.
What Is the Cost of Hormone Replacement Therapy in Houston?
The standard price for hormone replacement therapy is $399 for women. Men pay between $699 and $799 per pellet placement, depending on the dose they are receiving. Membership packaging is available that can include other services at cost savings.
Each patient’s treatment is personalized to her or his specific needs, symptoms, and hormone levels. To learn more about pricing and what you can expect from treatment, we encourage you to get in touch with our practice.
Take the first step towards a more energetic, engaged, and active lifestyle. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Evans by contacting us online or calling our Houston office at (713) 273-5804.