» Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Houston, TX
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Houston, TX
As we get older, our body naturally makes less hormones. In men, testosterone levels decrease, while women will experience lower amounts of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and other hormones. The changes in hormone levels affects your physical health and emotional well-being. At North Cypress Women’s Center, board-certified (gynecological) surgeon Dr. Farhina Imtiaz offers hormone replacement therapy for men and women in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas, including Cypress, Sugarland, and Katy.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been used to help women manage the symptoms of menopause. Over the years, clinicians have learned through practical experience and research how to enhance the benefits of hormone management. Today, many hormone combinations are available for men and women who experience the effects of changing hormone levels.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefits
Although any clinician can prescribe HRT, the best health outcomes are experienced by men and women who work closely with experienced gynecologists. Dr. Imtiaz and her peers have the experience that is needed to find the best balance of supplements and medications without inducing unwanted side effects.
What Can Be Treated with Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone levels regulate almost every function of our body. Reduced hormone levels can even influence your mood and ability to concentrate and problem solve. As you consider the personal benefits of hormone replacement therapy, we invite you to learn more about our services by visiting the following links.
How is Hormone Replacement Therapy Administered?
HRT is administered in several forms, such as:
- Oral synthetic hormones and other synthetic medications
- Patches that deliver synthetic hormones through the skin
- Natural Bioidentical hormonal replacement BioTE® hormone pellet implants.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Preparation
Finding the right combination of hormone replacement therapy can take some time. Dr. Imtiaz will order blood work to check for the levels of hormones prior to your appointment. Please call the office to have your blood work done prior to your consultation. In order to help Dr. Imtiaz find the right hormone combination for you, please keep a journal of your symptoms. The journal should include a daily log of:
- Emotions and mood
- Physical ability, such as any noted muscle weakness and discomfort
- Physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, fever, fatigue and inability to sleep
Hormone Replacement Therapy Recovery
Your body will need some time to adjust to the hormones that are delivered via medications and supplements. Dr. Imtiaz will progressively add and adjust your HRT until your symptoms are well managed. You should be patient with your body during this time. Many patients expect fast results and quickly become discouraged.
How Much Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Cost in Houston?
After your consultation, our patient coordinator will review explain your out-of-pocket costs. Payment can be made by cash, major credit card, and CareCredit® financing.
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for Me?
Dr. Imtiaz may recommend hormone replacement therapy if she determines that your symptoms are not linked to an underlying medical condition and likely caused by changing hormone levels. She may require lab work and other diagnostic procedures to ensure that HRT is the right solution.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultation
Men and women experience physical and emotional symptoms that are caused by changing hormone levels. If you have unusual symptoms that are not linked to a medical condition, contact North Cypress Women’s Center to schedule a consultation with Dr. Imtiaz.
At North Cypress Women’s Center, board-certified (gynecological) surgeon Dr. Farhina Imtiaz offers natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas, including Cypress, Sugarland, and Katy. HRT is proven to safely and effectively manage hormone-related symptoms when administered by an experienced and qualified clinician.