Hormones are naturally occurring molecules that your body produces in order to stimulate vital activity in different regions of the body. Hormones are absolutely indispensable for both men and women, and the most commonly known hormones are those associated with puberty and sexual activity. But there are a number of hormones in all of us, and they are all crucial.
Unfortunately, many people find that their bodies don't produce enough of certain kinds of hormones. Sometimes this deficiency is the result of age. At other times, it can be caused by a genetic condition. Whatever the specific cause, this hormone deficiency can dramatically affect your quality of life.
North Texas Plastic Surgery offers bioidentical hormone replacements as part of our wellness services. These hormone replacements can make up for a lack of natural production and greatly increase your energy, metabolism, libido and other important physiological functions.
If you live in or around Dallas, Plano or Southlake, Texas and you want to learn more about hormone replacement, please call North Texas Plastic Surgery today at 817-416-8080.
What Are Bioidentical Hormone Replacements?
As noted above, many of our patients suffer from hormone deficiencies. These deficiencies can rob you of energy, leave you feeling languid, affect your physical appearance and otherwise make life more difficult than it has to be.
Fortunately, science has a solution. For decades, now, it's been possible to supplement an individual's hormone deficiency with the introduction of hormone replacements. Recently, scientists and medical researchers have developed bioidentical hormone replacements – that is, hormone replacements that are chemically identical to your body's natural hormones.
At North Texas Plastic Surgery, we offer three bioidentical hormone replacement therapies:
- Testosterone: Testosterone is a so-called “steroid” hormone. It occurs naturally in both men and women, though it's popularly associated with men, as it is the primary sex hormone for males. It plays a significant role in puberty, but it remains vital to an adult male's sexual function and energy level. It's natural for the production of testosterone to flag a bit as one ages. Testosterone therapy is an option for men who are suffering from low testosterone and the sexual and physical side effects that go along with it.
- Estrogen: Like testosterone, estrogen occurs in both men and women, but it is the primary sex hormone for girls and women. And much like testosterone, estrogen remains a crucial part of a woman's balanced physiology throughout her life. Low estrogen production can hurt a woman's sex drive and affect her energy level. Estrogen replacement therapy is an option if you are in this position.
- Human growth hormone: Human growth hormone, or HGH, is a hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and cell regeneration. As such, it's an important part of a healthy person's physiology. When prescribed by a doctor, HGH can be used to treat those with a deficiency of the naturally occurring hormone. This deficiency can reduce bone and muscle mass, reduce your stamina and cause an increase in body fat.
Hormone replacement therapy is an exciting option, but it's important to ensure you only pursue treatment from experienced medical professionals. You might have heard about professional athletes getting into trouble due to taking HGH or testosterone – often, these problems are the result of unethical providers who do not properly administer hormone replacement therapies and instead use them for purposes that are not legal or safe.
You can count on North Texas Plastic Surgery's experienced staff to ensure your hormone replacement therapy is the right choice for you. We protect the health and safety of our patients at every step and we will never recommend a procedure that isn't appropriate for you and your goals.
If you need a bioidentical hormone replacement provider you can trust in the Dallas, Plano, or Southlake, Texas areas, please call North Texas Plastic Surgery today at 817-416-8080.