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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Hormonal changes are common as men and women age. If you’re experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, such as mood swings and night sweats, Georgeanne Freeman, DO, can help at Freeman Medical Clinic in Austin, Texas. Freeman Medical Clinic is a private medical practice that offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore balance to your hormones. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment to restore balance to your hormones. Unlike traditional hormone therapy, BHRT doesn’t rely on synthetic hormones to treat hormone imbalances. Instead, the treatment uses plant estrogens that are chemically identical to the hormones your body already produces.

 

Bioidentical hormones are customizable, which allows the Freeman Medical Clinic team to address your specific imbalance. By customizing your treatment, BHRT minimizes many of the uncomfortable side effects that tend to accompany traditional hormone therapy.

What does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treat?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can treat the symptoms of:

Menopause

Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, when her menstrual cycle stops. During menopause, your estrogen and progesterone levels plummet. That sudden drop in hormone levels can lead to several uncomfortable symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats.

Andropause

Like women, men also experience hormone changes in middle age. Andropause, or low T, is a gradual drop in testosterone. This hormone is responsible for regulating your libido, muscle mass, and bone health.

How do I know if I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

You may benefit from BHRT if you have a hormone imbalance. Common symptoms of a hormone imbalance include:

 
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Increased abdominal fat
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction (in men)
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Vaginal dryness (in women)
  • Poor concentration
 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help relieve your hormone imbalance symptoms, so you can feel like yourself again.

What can I expect from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

To create your customized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy plan, the team performs a comprehensive physical exam, reviews your medical history, and runs blood work. These steps allow them to formulate your treatment to meet your exact needs.

 

BHRT is available in many forms, including hormone gels, creams, injections, and implantable pellets. Each delivery method has its pros and cons, so the team can help determine the best method for you.

 

Throughout the course of your treatment, the team uses regular blood work to monitor your progress. If necessary, they can adjust your treatment plan.

 

Freeman Medical Clinic offers mobile health services and house calls if you need additional care. To learn more, call the private medical practice or schedule an appointment online today.

Freeman Medical Clinic
✆ Phone (appointments): 512-391-9400
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 512-391-9400
Address: 1611 W. 5th St., Suite #180, Austin, TX 78703