Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Doctors Clinic

Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Specialist & Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine located in Amarillo, TX

Your hormones are critical to your body function, health, and wellness, and as your hormones decrease, you can suffer a range of disruptive symptoms. At Doctors Clinic in Amarillo, Texas, Gerald Parker, DO provides highly-personalized bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to address the root cause of your symptoms and restore your wellness and quality of life. Call Doctors Clinic today or schedule a consultation online to find out how BHRT can enhance your health.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

Hormones control nearly every body function, from mood regulation and your sex drive to digestion and metabolism. 

However, as the years pass, your hormone levels decline, and you begin to experience signs of aging and other disruptive symptoms. Both men and women experience the effects of hormonal decline and imbalance. 

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a customized treatment to replenish your hormone levels with natural hormones that are identical to the estrogen, testosterone, and other hormones produced by your body.  

What are the signs that I need bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormonal imbalances cause a wide range of symptoms for both men and women.

Some of the most common signs of a hormonal imbalance for women include:

  • Menstrual bleeding changes/heavy or irregular periods
  • Tender breasts
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Acne
  • Increased facial hair
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Acceleration of appearance of aging
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis

Men tend to experience symptoms such as:

  • Loss of erectile function
  • Decreased strength and duration of erection
  • Prostate problems
  • Decreased urine flow
  • Increased urinary urgency
  • Early/accelerated hardening of arteries

Both men and women experience a variety of physical symptoms, including reduced sex drive, fatigue, and hot flashes. 

You might also find that your body composition changes, with your muscle mass decreasing but body fat increasing. Many patients also experience bone loss. These physical changes can lead to unexplained aches and pains. 

Hormonal imbalances also cause mental and emotional symptoms in men and women. For example, many patients develop symptoms of depression or anxiety. 

You might also feel apathetic or suffer from decreased mental sharpness and memory problems. Insomnia is another prevalent symptom of hormonal imbalance. 

Is BHRT safe?

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is safe, but you should only use it under the supervision of a trained and experienced physician, like those at Doctors Clinic. 

Hormone replacement therapy developed a bad reputation in the early 21st century because of the health problems synthetic hormones caused. 

Today, medical researchers know that the synthetic hormones were the problem and that bio-identical hormones not only don’t cause health complications but improve your overall health. 

You never want to hear that you’re “fine for your age.” Doctors Clinic is passionate about helping you optimize your health care with innovative treatments and customized care. 

Call Doctors Clinic or make an appointment online today to discover how bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can enhance your health and quality of life.