Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement services offered in South Dallas near Charlton Methodist Hospital District, DeSoto, TX

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical hormone replacement is an effective way to restore your energy and vitality when your hormones wane with age. At Phillips Family Medical in DeSoto, Texas, near Methodist Charlton Medical Center, experienced nurse practitioner Pamela Phillips, PhD, FNP-C, and her team offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy because it uses natural, plant-based ingredients to rebalance your hormones. This gives you hormone symptom relief without harsh ingredients or side effects. Call the office or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement?

Bioidentical hormone replacement involves supplementing your natural hormones with nearly-identical, artificial duplicates. It comes in many forms, including topical creams, sublingual tablets, and intramuscular injections. 

Yams and soybeans are the main sources of bioidentical hormone replacement, so there’s no animal sources. Animal-derived hormones come from the urine of pregnant horses and other similar sources, making bioidentical hormones far more natural. 

There are many studies demonstrating the effectiveness and safety of bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has a track record of excellent results when taken in controlled doses, in carefully chosen formulations, and under medical supervision. 

Thanks to the accessibility of bioidentical hormones today and their proven effectiveness, the Phillips Family Medical team strongly believes that animal-derived hormones should become obsolete in the future. 

When might I need bioidentical hormone replacement?

Women experience a significant hormone shift in their 40s or 50s, as they start perimenopause (the menopause transition). This natural change can, unfortunately, feel just the opposite, often causing disruptive issues like hot flashes, plummeting libido, and mood swings.

Men also experience a reduction in testosterone, though more gradual than women. Testosterone loss starts at around age 30 and continues at a rate of around 1% per year. Men may notice the effects as they reach their 40s and 50s, with common issues including reduced libido, loss of muscle tone, and low energy. 

If you’re experiencing frustrating symptoms of hormone depletion, bioidentical hormone replacement can help. 

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement?

Bioidentical hormone replacement benefits for women include: 

  • Helps eliminate or reduce hot flashes
  • Increases energy 
  • Fights depression 
  • Accelerates fat burning and increases weight loss
  • Reduces night sweats 
  • Promotes more restful sleep
  • Enhances sex drive 
  • Protects against fibrocystic breasts 
  • Helps improve memory and concentration
  • Prevents vaginal thinning and dryness
  • Improves skin tightness and elasticity
  • Protects bones from osteoporosis
  • Reduces risks of heart disease
  • Encourages healthy bone growth

Bioidentical hormone replacement benefits for men include: 

  • Improves sex drive and performance
  • Increases energy 
  • Increases muscle tone
  • Improves blood flow
  • Reduces depression symptoms
  • Improves concentration and memory
  • Improves sleep
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Encourages bone growth

Men and women who have bioidentical hormone replacement at Phillips Family Medical frequently report life-changing improvements. 

To learn more about hormone therapy and how it can help you, call Phillips Family Medical or book an appointment online today.