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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"I love love Dr Johnson. She is amazing and makes you feel at ease. I want to make that clear! The reason that I did not give a 5 star is because of a certain staff member. When I was trying to explain my reasoning of not being able to come do a follow up....was told on the phone prior to first visit that they did take carecredit and gave a totally different copay amount, she got defensive saying how it's only 3 people blah blah blah and they don't take it. Ok. I get that. But if you let me talk and finish instead of getting defensive and interrupting. Yes, maybe the person misunderstood?? Idk, but it happened. You can say it never did but it won't change the fact that yes it did. I even showed them the number at the time of visit, which was theirs that I called hrs prior to confirm copay price when the receptionist tried to say I called a different office. I didn't make it up. But don't get ugly cause you think no one could have made a mistake on your end. Maybe she thought I said something else. Idk. Either way, I'm not mad about it. I wasn't even getting nasty on the phone. I just was telling what happened. Nothing more. So don't try to talk over me on the phone cause you don't agree and want to basically say I'm lying. I just chose this place because I heard great things about Dr Johnson, which is all true and thinking they did take it which unfortunately for me, they dont. But even the copay amount that I was told originally, ended up being twice as much as well."- A.S. / Google / Aug 05, 2021
"I found Katherine Johnson when I posted in a FB group for Moms because I knew I needed Help but had NO idea where to start. As women age we experience so many changes and Katherine is the Nancy Drew of getting to the root cause! She’s so passionate about helping others and it shows! I’m so grateful for her and her team! And I’m all about supporting local business! Thanks for everything!"- N.H. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
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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