What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Have you noticed changes in your mood, energy levels, or sex drive as you age? Although these shifts occur naturally, they can leave you unsatisfied and cause health issues. At Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates, dedicated nurse practitioners are pleased to provide individuals with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to address these issues and prevent health complications. This state-of-the-art anti-aging treatment delivers a consistent dose of hormones into the body using pellets. BHRT works by regulating the hormones that cause uncomfortable and/or unhealthy symptoms, such as sexual problems, weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, and hot flashes. Contact our practice in Oklahoma City, OK to schedule your consultation and learn more about personal treatment plans for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with pellets.
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How Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?
By the time you pass 30 years old, your body produces fewer of your crucial hormones as each year passes. Thankfully, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with pellets can restore your body's production of its most important hormones and diminish symptoms such as weight gain, a lackluster sex drive, mood swings, tiredness, hot flashes, brain fog, and more. During your initial appointment, our nurse practitioners will listen to your questions, concerns, and goals regarding the treatment. At this point, the Cosmetic Surgery Affiliated team will create a pellet therapy treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Following the composition of the treatment plan, the team at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates will use local anesthesia and make small incisions to insert the hormone pellets.
What Should I Expect After BHRT?
Once you've begun the therapy, we typically notice patients will have an adjustment period before beginning to see their desired results. It may take several days to several weeks for the hormone pellets to slowly work their way into the body. After the body is used to the new hormones, patients usually report having more energy, better sexual health and performance, improved sleep, increased strength, and boosted happiness, among other benefits. We recommend scheduling follow-up appointments to measure your results and make any changes to your treatment if needed.
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Does bioidentical hormone therapy cause any side effects?
Some patients may experience side effects as their body adjusts to the hormones. These can include fatigue, acne, increased facial hair growth, mood swings, headaches, or weight gain. Typically these wane as the body adjusts or can be managed by adjusting the dose. At Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates, we will consult your current and past medical history to ensure bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you and if you could be at elevated risk for worse side effects.
Does insurance cover bioidentical hormone therapy? How much does it cost?
Because many bioidentical hormone replacement therapies are still seeking FDA approval, many insurance providers do not cover them. However, some may reimburse you if you pay out of pocket. Overall costs will vary based on your recommended treatment plan and the number of hormone pellets you receive at our Oklahoma City, OK office. Please consult your insurance carrier and/or benefits provider to find out their policies regarding bioidentical hormone therapy.
How do I know if I need BHRT?
Everyone's response to hormonal imbalances is different, and our team of nurse practitioners can determine if BHRT is right for you. Several common symptoms of hormonal discrepancies include:
- Weight gain or problems losing weight despite diet and exercise
- Loss of muscle mass and strength
- Hot flashes
- Regular mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sexual dysfunction
- Problems with sleep
- Hair loss
How quickly can you see results with BHRT?
Every patient's response to BHRT is unique, but most individuals can expect to see results within about 1 – 3 weeks and maximum benefits approximately 2 – 3 months after treatment.
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Fix Hormone Imbalances and Feel Better
Hormonal imbalance can be an incredibly difficult thing to experience every day. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with pellets provides patients with a simple treatment option to mitigate their hormonal issues. Contact Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, OK to speak with our team and schedule a consultation.