Primary Care Services
Hormone Replacement Therapy in El Paso
Transmountain Primary Care is glad to offer hormone replacement therapy in El Paso among our other primary care services. This proven treatment can quickly bring hormone levels in line and produce results with fewer side effects than other methods. Whether you want to boost hormone levels as you age or address imbalances, our state-of-the-art pellet therapy can support your body with bio-identical hormones.
Schedule an appointment online or call (915) 248-2345 today to learn more about pellet hormone replacement therapy in El Paso!
The Basics of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones play a vital part in our bodily functions. They are important chemical messengers that affect bodily systems like overall muscle growth, metabolism, sexual function, and much more. Since hormones are partially or fully responsible for much of the body’s functions, issues can arise when there are hormonal imbalances.
Our hormone levels tend to taper off and decrease as we get older. While this is a perfectly natural process, severe imbalances or deficiencies can impact one’s quality of life over time. This is where hormone replacement therapy comes into play. HRT, in basic terms, is a procedure that introduces bio-identical hormones to the body to raise and restore hormone levels.
By introducing bio-identical hormones to the body, doctors can bring hormones back to a healthy level and reduce or even eliminate symptoms. Millions elect to use hormone therapy every year because it uses natural hormones and addresses symptoms at the root.
Signs You May Have a Hormone Imbalance
There are many potential symptoms of hormone imbalances or issues that can make it hard to pin down. Any of the following symptoms could be a sign that you could benefit from HRT:
- Poor concentration
- Memory lapses
- Skin issues like acne, dryness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hot flashes
- Hair loss
- Weight gain/loss
- Irritability and depression
- Low sex drive
- General aches and pains
- Difficulty gaining/maintaining muscle
- Mood swings
- Poor bone health
Since the symptoms of hormone therapy can overlap with many other conditions, it can be difficult to figure out if you have hormone issues or not. The best way to tell if you have a hormone imbalance is to visit a primary care doctor so they can run the necessary tests.
Learn more about hormone replacement therapy services in El Paso. Contact a Transmountain primary care physician at (915) 248-2345 today!
How El Paso Hormone Replacement Can Restore Your Health
At Transmountain Primary Care, we offer pellet hormone therapy through Biote, a leader in hormone replacement and optimization. Pellet hormone therapy is a relatively new type of HRT that confers many benefits over hormone pills, gels, and creams.
The HRT process begins with a detailed patient diagnosis, complete with in-house lab work and a complete lifestyle overview, current medications, and other information. This allows us to customize the hormone pellets to fit the patient’s profile, which leads to more accurate hormone balancing.
When the patient is ready for the procedure, a small pellet will be inserted into the upper buttock area. The procedure is very quick, and most people can get back to their regular routine right away. After the procedure is over, patients simply need to remain relatively active to reap the benefits. Women can expect benefits for approximately 3 months, and men generally enjoy 6 months of results.
A Look at the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
The most beneficial aspect of HRT is the relief of menopausal symptoms. HRT can also prevent bone thinning that can lead to osteoporosis which is most common after menopause. Other benefits include:
- Improved mood and well-being
- Decreased risk of certain cancers
- Reduced effect of tooth loss
- Lowered diabetes risk
- Small improvements in joint pains
Hormone Replacement FAQs
Are there any requirements for hormone therapy?
Hormone therapy is a very safe procedure and has few restrictions. Pellet hormone therapy is used for various ages and demographics to improve health. A primary care physician at Transmountain will often advise patients to reduce their medications if possible to guard against potential ill effects.
Does hormone replacement therapy come with any risks or effects?
Side effects and risks associated with pellet hormone therapy are typically less prominent than with other types of HRT. Patients receiving pellet HRT experience side effects like acne, tiredness, bloating, mood swings, headaches, and others. Our team can provide a full list of possible side effects and recommended treatments.
Will I have any downtime after my hormone replacement treatment?
Most patients can return to everyday life as soon as treatment is complete. However, we do advise patients to avoid strenuous lower back exercises and exposure to water (hot tubs, bathtubs, etc.) until the bandage is removed. Our staff will provide a detailed list of dos and don’ts following your treatment.
Explore the Magic of Hormone Replacement Therapy in El Paso!
Pellet hormone replacement therapy is a more natural way to deal with the issues that are associated with hormonal issues. Our team at Transmountain Primary Care has helped patients of all ages achieve better hormone balance and health overall with this simple procedure.
To learn more about this service and if it’s the right choice for you, call a primary care physician in El Paso at (915) 248-2345 or visit us in person!