We don’t often think about our hormones, but they affect us in more ways than one. Hormones benefit your body in many different ways, but they can also negatively affect your body when they were out of balance. At Advanced Clinics in Oklahoma City, OK, we understand that balanced hormones are essential to your vitality and overall well-being, which is why we are proud to offer hormone replacement therapy.
This treatment uses bio-identical hormones to balance your hormones naturally and improve the quality of your life. Living with a hormonal imbalance is difficult. It can make you feel as though living with symptoms of an imbalance is just your new normal. However, you have a say in the matter, thanks to HRT. When you choose this treatment, you will find relief from your hormone-related symptoms and feel like yourself again, full of life and energy.
Are You a Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy can help both men and women by restoring balance to everyday life. If you suffer from the signs of hormone imbalance and want freedom from your symptoms so that you can feel rejuvenated and experience vitality in your life, you are most likely a candidate who will benefit from this treatment. There are some telling signs that your body sends you when your hormones aren’t balanced, and some of these signs include:
- Poor libido
- Susceptibility to heart disease
- Poor sense of well-being
- Poor sexual performance
- Chronic fatigue
- Low energy levels
- Increased body fat
- Weight gain
- Inability to gain lean muscle
- Mood changes
- Irritability, anger, or nervousness
- Brain fog
- Inability to concentrate
Determining Your Candidacy for Treatment
Symptoms communicate many things regarding hormonal imbalances, but the best way to determine whether you are a candidate for this therapy is to schedule an initial consultation. Before your consultation, we will provide you with lab forms to get your blood tested at a local facility. Then, during this consultation, you will meet with Dr. Kent Webb to discuss your blood tests and determine that you are a candidate.
Age and Hormones
Once he confirms that you are a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, he will prescribe the optimal amount of hormones for your needs and then perform the pellet insertion here in our office. Keep in mind that age is not the determining factor when it comes to qualifying for HRT.
Sometimes genetics and other factors beyond your control can affect your hormones and cause imbalances as early as your 20s. If you’ve been living with a hormonal imbalance, we will help balance your hormones no matter what your age may be.
Who Isn’t a Candidate for Treatment?
There are some people who do not qualify for this treatment due to health and safety precautions. If you have any of the following conditions, you may not be eligible for HRT:
- Heart disease
- You are currently pregnant or planning on getting pregnant
- A history of blood clots
Hormones and health can be confusing, but we can take all of the guesswork so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. If you are still unsure of your candidacy, our experts can help determine if this treatment is right for you.
What Are Bio-Identical Hormones?
At Advanced Clinics, we use bio-identical hormones in our therapy techniques. These hormones are natural compounds that are identical versions of the hormones that the body produces naturally. They are specifically formulated to match the molecular structure of the hormones that are produced by your body. They come from natural, plant-based sources and don’t contain any fillers or synthetic ingredients so that they can blend seamlessly into your system.
There are many methods through which providers can administer hormone replacement therapy. At our office, we are proud to offer pellet therapy. Pellets are created with high-quality ingredients and come from natural plant sources like soy and other plants. They are 100 percent pure and don’t contain any additives. They also only need to be inserted a few times a year and make your life easy and your hormone therapy almost maintenance-free.
Why Pellet Therapy?
Not all forms of hormone replacement therapy are created equal, which is why we have chosen what we believe is the most effective method: pellets. Other forms of HRT can cause patients to experience emotional highs and lows due to a lack of constant regulation.
Pellets deliver a balanced stream of hormones over time which helps deliver the right hormones at the right time. They can last three months or longer in men and women. They can help balance your hormones to increase energy, regulate emotions, and improve physical well-being.
How Does Treatment Work?
This treatment may sound advanced, but it is minimally invasive. The entire treatment takes approximately five minutes, and the results last for months. to begin, Dr. Webb will clean your treatment area and then use a mild local anesthetic to numb the area. The fatty area on the hip is the most common insertion area.
A small incision will be made in your skin, and Dr. Webb will insert the pellet, close the incision, and cover the area with a bandage. The pellet will then dissolve directly into the bloodstream, delivering all the hormones that your body needs to achieve balance.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients only need to schedule a few quick treatments each year. The total number of treatments that you will need depends on your body and how quickly your body uses the hormones. For example, during times of physical or emotional stress, your body will use more hormones to balance your system. That’s the benefit of pellets: they work with your body and give it just what it needs and the right time.
The HRT difference is that we see you as a whole person, not just a person with symptoms. We will walk with you each step of the way. You will never be alone on this journey. After your initial treatment, we will schedule a follow-up visit to check your hormones to ensure that your levels are optimal. If necessary, we will make the necessary adjustments so that your hormones operate in perfect harmony.
Is There Any Downtime?
The benefit of HRT is that there isn’t any downtime. There are some aftercare directives that you need to follow to get the best results from this treatment. After your pellets are inserted, you should avoid strenuous lower body exercise for a few days. Focus on upper body exercises or moderate walking during your workouts. Additionally, avoid any massage therapy near the insertion site for several months after your treatment.
After your appointment, you can call us if you have any questions regarding your hormones, your levels, aftercare requirements, or your pellet insertion site. Out experts will answer any questions you may have so that you can move forward in confidence and excitement as your hormone levels begin to achieve balance.
How Long Does It Take to Notice Results?
Most patients begin to feel the immediate benefits of HRT. Your symptoms will begin to fade in the weeks following your initial treatment as your body adjusts to normalcy. They will continue to improve, and most patients achieve desired results within the first few weeks of their treatment. Results do vary based on your age, your hormone levels, and your ultimate goals. We will help give you a better idea of what kind of results you can expect during your initial consolation.
Women and Hormone Replacement Therapy
Most women begin to feel the effects of hormone imbalances during menopause, yet other factors like pregnancies and genetics can cause imbalances. Whatever the case, we can help. Pellet therapy can help deliver a constant release of hormones into your bloodstream to mimic the hormones produces by normal-functioning ovaries. Most women experience results for up to three months and only need to schedule a few quick repeat treatments each year.
Thousands of different women from all walks of life and different life stages have turned and continue to turn to pellet therapy to balance their hormones and revitalize their lives. Most of the benefits associate with this treatment that women experience include:
- Protection from disease
- Improved sense of well-being
- Increased sex drive
- Improved muscle composition
- Lower body fat
- Improved ability to tone and build muscles
- Increased energy levels
- Improved mood
- Mental clarity
- Better memory
- Improved sleep
- Relief from the symptoms of anxiety and depression
What Kind of Hormones Will I Need?
Most hormone deficiencies can trace back to estrogen deficiencies, but sometimes low testosterone can cause imbalances in women. During your initial consultation, we will review your blood tests and then create a treatment plan that is right for you and gives you optimal hormonal balance. We will insert pellets that have the exact amount of hormones for your individual needs.
Women aren’t the only ones who experience hormone imbalances; men do as well. For most men, testosterone hormones begin to decline gradually with the aging process. Low testosterone can start to appear in the mid-thirties and continue well into the late 50s and beyond. Testosterone begins to decline by one to two percent each year after the age of thirty for most men. This period is often referred to as andropause and is defined by unpleasant symptoms including:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Low or absent libido
Many men can feel helpless, like there’s nothing they can do to address and correct these symptoms. That’s where hormone replacement therapy comes in. It cannot only resolve these symptoms and replace them with benefits, but it can improve e a man’s overall quality of life.
The Benefits of Pellet Therapy
In the past, hormone therapy was limited to patches, creams, oral tablets, and injections. These methods work to some degree, but they aren’t hassle-free. They require constant maintenance for regulation. Pellet therapy takes all of the guesswork and time out of HRT. After one simple treatment, you will be able to enjoy balanced hormones for several months at a time. No injections, creams, or orals are needed.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re ready to improve your overall well-being and experience true vitality, we can help. We will walk through you each step of this journey with you so that you’re never alone. Balanced hormones are essential to your everyday life, and with pellet therapy, we can help you achieve that balance. Contact us today at Advanced Clinics in Oklahoma City, OK, to learn more about hormone replacement therapy and how it can change your life.