Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy in San Antonio, TX


Throughout our entire life, women are constantly experiencing changes in hormones, whether it’s due to puberty, giving birth, PMS or eventually menopause. As science continues to advance, so do the opportunities to treat menopause and the hormonal changes you will experience. One of the newer treatments available is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

What is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (or BHRT) refers to using hormones that are molecularly identical to the ones your body produces naturally in order to balance your hormone levels and relieve the symptoms of menopause. Derived from plants like yams or soy, animals, or produced synthetically, these hormones have shown a marked improvement for many patients throughout the years, though testing and adjusting may be necessary for the first few months after you start treatment.

bio-identical hormone therapy in San Antonio, TX

Who is a Good Candidate for BHRT?
Pre-menopausal and menopausal women may use BHRT to find relief against any of the following symptoms:
  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Pain During Intercourse
  • Mood Changes
  • Sleep Problems
By replenishing your body’s supply of estrogen, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy may also guard against your chances of getting osteoporosis.
Are there Side Effects?
As with most medical therapy, some BHRT patients have experienced side effects, such as: 
  • Aggressiveness
  • Irritability
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Spotting
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
If you are using BHRT and experience any of these side effects for a prolonged period of time, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor, as it may be necessary to adjust your treatment dosage.
Contact Nurse Practitioner Associates for more Information
For over seven years, Nurse Practitioner Associates has been providing excellent and affordable health care in greater San Antonio, including Fredericksburg, TX and Boerne, TX. If you are interested in learning more about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and whether it could be right for you, please contact us to schedule a consultation.
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