Hormones are essential signaling components necessary for the proper function of many physiological processes. This fact is why hormonal imbalances can be so devastating on your system. Dr. Rogers Centers in San Antonio, Texas, provides safe and effective hormone therapy to get your body restored and enhanced. Learn more about the benefits of hormone therapy by calling the office or booking a visit online.
Hormone Therapy Q & A
What are hormones?
Hormones are the messengers of your body. Your endocrine glands produce them, and they travel through your bloodstream to various parts of your body, telling your organs and tissues what to do. They’re responsible for controlling a lot of your body’s major processes, like reproduction and metabolism, and they can have a profound effect on your mood and mental clarity.
What is a hormonal imbalance?
A hormonal imbalance is when your body produces too much or too little of a particular hormone. For men and women, when your hormones aren’t properly balanced, it can disrupt the proper functioning of their entire body and mind, which can lead to:
- Weight gain
- Decreased interest in sex
- Depression or anxiety
- Mood swings and irritability
- Fluid retention
- Mental fogginess or difficulty thinking and focusing
- Hot flashes and night sweats
Women might also have vaginal dryness and painful intercourse as a result of a hormonal imbalance, and men may experience erectile dysfunction.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a visit at Dr. Rogers Centers for an evaluation to discover whether you have a hormonal imbalance.
How are hormonal imbalances different for men and women?
Women have fluctuations in their hormone levels at the beginning of their menstrual cycle. These fluctuations can affect your emotions, physical health, and behavior on certain days of your menstrual cycle when you experience PMS or premenstrual syndrome. The hormone imbalances in PMS can be more severe for some people than for others, but the imbalance can be corrected by one of our own Board-Certified OB/GYN trained in Hormone Management.
Both men and women naturally experience a natural shift in their hormones as they get older. For men, their levels of testosterone decrease in what’s known as andropause.
Andropause can cause:
- Decreased Energy Levels
- Reduced Stamina
- Low Libido
- Weight Gain
- Loss of Muscle Mass
Women experience perimenopause and menopause when the body’s level of estrogen decreases. In response to the cessation of egg production. Menopause can cause:
- Mental Confusion
- Foggy Thinking
- Mood Swings
- Vaginal Dryness
- Frequent UTI
- Painful Intercourse
Not all women experience these symptoms during their menopausal year, however. The degree to which you experience menopausal symptoms is largely tied to your body’s particular biochemistry.
It’s possible to treat this loss of testosterone or estrogen with hormone therapy, which helps to resolve unwanted symptoms to restore mental, physical, and sexual health.
What is hormone therapy?
The team at Dr. Rogers Centers treats male and female hormone imbalances with hormone therapy, which involves implanting pellets of bioidentical hormones directly beneath your skin.
Bioidentical hormones are chemical compounds that are structurally and functionally identical to the hormones that your body naturally produces. By supplying your body with bioidentical hormones, hormone therapy helps to correct the imbalance in your system and restore normal functioning.
Your Dr. Rogers Centers provider inserts your pellet with a simple in-office procedure. They make a minimal incision in your flank or upper buttocks and place the pellet underneath the fatty lining of your skin. After you heal, you’ll hardly notice that it’s there, but the pellet consistently supplies your body with small, measured doses of the hormones that you need. You replace the pellet every few months, depending on how your body is reacting to the treatment.
Dr. Rogers Centers will discuss all available hormone therapy options such as creams, injections and pellet forms at your initial visit.
Schedule your hormone therapy with Dr. Rogers Centers today by calling the office or booking a visit online.