Bioidentical Hormone Pellets of North Texas
What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Bioidentical hormones are medications made from natural chemicals extracted from soy and wild yam plants. The molecular structure of the hormones is identical to those produced by the human body.
Some bioidentical hormone products are available in prescription form through your local pharmacy, but most of the hormones are custom-mixed to meet the specific needs of the individual patient. These medications are available only through a special compounding pharmacy. Compounding allows your gynecologist to prescribe hormones in the exact dosage and combination you need. As Dallas bioidentical hormone therapy experts, we can help you along every step of the way.
Why Choose Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
As a woman’s hormone levels begin to decrease through natural menopause or stop abruptly due to surgical menopause, it causes unpleasant side effects, including hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, decreased sexual pleasure, reduced sex drive and other signs of hormonal imbalance.
In bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, your gynecologist will use blood tests to determine the level of your body’s own hormones. This allows development of a hormone replacement plan to restore your body’s natural hormone balance.
Rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach common in commercially produced hormone replacement, the medications are then specially formulated in a compounding pharmacy to ensure you receive the exact dosage your body requires.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Safe?
Because compounded medications are custom made for each patient, there is no procedure for submitting them to the FDA for approval. Therefore, compounded medications are not FDA-approved, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t safe.
The best way to be sure bioidentical hormones are safe is to seek treatment from a board-certified gynecologist with experience in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and to select a reputable compounding pharmacy.
If you have any more questions about hormone replacement in Dallas, please contact us today!