What Is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?
Hormones impact numerous functions throughout the body, from metabolism and brain activity to mood regulation and fertility. Changes in hormone levels, such as those that accompany menopause and andropause, often leave many Frisco, TX women and men exploring hormone replacement therapy (HRT) options. As a seasoned family nurse practitioner, Katherine Johnson is pleased to offer bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) pellets from Pro-Pell by Pharmacy Solutions®. She is certified in BHRT and may recommend this plant-based treatment option to bring balance to depleted hormone levels. Schedule a visit at Johnson Family Medical to learn if BHRT can help you feel more like yourself once again!
What Are The Benefits Of BHRT?
The benefits of BHRT (bio-identical hormone therapy) for men and women include:
- Improves sexual function and libido
- Reduces symptoms of menopause
- Increases ability to build muscle mass
- Improves sleep
- Reduces weight gain and helps you to lose fat
- Helps to prevent bone loss
- More energy
- Better mood and focus
- Healthier skin
- Can reduce hair loss and improve hair growth
- No shots or pills to take
Who Is A Candidate For Bio-identical Hormone Therapy?
Ideal candidates for bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT) are typically men and women over 40 who are noticing a variety of age-related changes in the function and performance of their bodies. These changes often include:
- Symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, sleep problems, night sweats, sexual dysfunction)
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Lowered libido
- Mental fog
- Bone density loss
- Low energy
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle mass
- Lowered sex drive
- Sexual performance issues (stamina, ED or erectile dysfunction)
- Difficulty concentrating
BHRT may also be an option for women who have experienced early menopause due to chemotherapy, surgical removal of the ovaries, or other reasons.
Women who have a medical or family history of blood clots, stroke, or certain cancers may NOT be a candidate for BHRT. During your consultation at Johnson Family Medical, we will discuss your medical history and whether or not BHRT is right for you.
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"Cat Stanworth is amazing! I’ve been seeing her for years and she is always pleasant, personable, knowledgeable, and makes you feel comfortable each visit. I needed to add on after meeting Katherine and Lacy as well. So nice, helpful, felt very comfortable and cared for! Overall great place!"- A.H. / Google / Nov 26, 2022
"Seriously would not go anywhere else. Katherine Johnson actually pays attention to symptoms, patient records, and listens to her patients. SHE was the one who asked me if I’d been getting routine scans and sent me for one - the one in which we discovered my thyroid cancer had returned. Not my specialist. SHE was the one who was able to balance my medications post surgery and proved my Endocrinologist wrong, more than once. I have energy again, I can focus, and I actually lost weight instead of gained after having a complete thyroid removal. She is the best of the best!"- T.A. / Google / Nov 03, 2022
"I love seeing Mylisa and the staff. They are always so happy and are eager to greet you."- C.P. / Google / Oct 25, 2022
"I’ve been seeing Katherine for a while and greatly appreciate her level of care of listening. She has never shamed me, or talked down to me. I’ve recently expanded my care with her by getting Botox and fillers with her. I definitely made the right choice by choosing her - so happy with my results! I’ve also seen Cat at her office for PicoSure laser. Best choice ever! I have the complexion I thought I could only dream about! Highly recommend Johnson Family Medical!!"- K.W. / Google / Oct 21, 2022
How Does BHRT Work?
Women with hormonal imbalances often experience hot flashes, headaches, weight gain, mood swings, insomnia, and other menopause symptoms. Men who are in the andropause stage of their lives may notice hair loss, decreased libido, loss of muscle mass, and lower energy, among additional concerns. If BHRT is recommended to manage these symptoms, Katherine will customize the dosage and place the pellets (containing either estradiol or testosterone) beneath the skin in the hip area. These procedures only take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete and may be scheduled every 3 – 6 months, according to individual needs.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy (BHRT) FAQ
How much does BHRT cost?
The overall price for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can vary from one patient to another. The best way to receive an accurate cost estimate is to schedule a consultation with a member of our staff so we can first determine if you are a candidate for the treatment. If so, we can then outline your treatment plan, as well as provide you with a cost estimate for your monthly treatments.
Are there any side effects associated with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
While BHRT is considered a safe form of treatment, there are some mild side effects that can occur in some patients. These can include weight gain, blurred vision, fatigue, acne, headaches, breast tenderness, and increased facial hair.
Who is a candidate for BHRT?
Patients who do not have a cancer background or have undergone chemotherapy and or radiation therapy treatments are a candidate for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Our certified and trained staff at our Frisco, TX location will assess your medical history in order to determine if BHRT is right for you.
Plan Your Procedure
- Starting At
- Up to $350
- Recovery Time
- How Long It Takes
- 30 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 2-3 months
Manage Hormone Imbalances With Ease
At Johnson Family Medical, we strive to bring comfort and balance to your life through innovative treatments. Bio-identical hormone replacement offers a more natural approach to easing the symptoms of menopause and andropause and may help to enhance your quality of life and well-being. Contact our Frisco, TX office to learn more about BHRT or to set up your telehealth or in-office appointment with Katherine.
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