WHAT IS BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY?
Your body relies on hormones to control growth, as well as support digestion, brain functions, sleep patterns, and sexual activity. When changes in your body occur, some symptoms can interrupt your comfortable way of living and dramatically impact your life. To address these issues, our team at HEALOR Primary Care offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to men and women who need to achieve a balance that allows the body to function properly. Anyone who suffers from symptoms of hormone imbalance can find relief from trusted bioidentical hormones, plant-based supplements, and other products we may prescribe. Our concern for our patients’ well-being extends to improving their quality of life by utilizing proven, natural methods. If you've noticed certain symptoms (such as fatigue, headaches, depression, or lowered libido) having a negative effect on your life, reach out to our Las Vegas, NV office and schedule your consultation with one of our skilled primary care physicians.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR BHRT?
To find out if you're a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy, our physicians will take a full set of blood tests to correctly evaluate your hormone levels. We will also learn about the negative effects you've noticed. Indications of hormone imbalance vary somewhat between women and men.
Typical symptoms of imbalanced hormone levels in women comprise of:
intense cramping or heavy bleeding during menstruation
lack of energy
vaginal dryness or painful sex
mood swings or depression
However, the usual indicators of abnormal hormones in men consist of:
hair loss throughout the face, head, and body
lowered muscle mass
lack of strength
gynecomastia or weight gain
WHAT DOES BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY INVOLVE?
At your one-on-one consultation, one of our primary care physicians will ask about your symptoms and run some blood work to determine your hormone levels and what kind of care you may benefit from. From there, a personalized treatment plan will be created to restore your comfort and wellness, as well as target the issues that have negatively impacted your life. There are many ways to administer bioidentical hormones, including uniquely customized pellets, creams, and patches. Some individuals may even receive a combined treatment if our doctors determine that this is the appropriate solution. We will consider your preferences and the options that best suit your lifestyle needs.
FOLLOW-UP AFTER BHRT
At HEALOR Primary Care, we monitor our patients receiving hormone treatment very closely. Over time, your dosage will be adjusted according to your unique needs and symptoms so we can use the lowest level of hormone replacement needed to improve your overall wellness. During your periodic check-up visits to our Las Vegas, NV office, you may have to get routine urine, saliva, and blood tests so we can monitor your hormone levels and determine if the treatment is working as it should.
DOES INSURANCE COVER BHRT?
Many insurance companies do not cover bioidentical hormone therapy as it has yet to be approved by the FDA; however, some will reimburse you if you pay out of pocket. If you are considering BHRT, contact your insurance provider to know your coverage options. At HEALOR Primary Care, we accept a wide variety of insurance plans. To see if your provider is accepted at HEALOR Primary Care, click here to see a full list of accepted providers.If you don't have insurance, HEALOR Primary Care offers wellness plans with unlimited doctor visits for monthly subscription fees (Fees vary based on age), cash patient options with new patient visits at $100, and follow-up visits at $80. We offer discounted prescription medications at our onsite pharmacy, discounted blood work, and Radiology services.
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY FAQ
How quickly will I see results with bioidentical hormone therapy?
Most patients will begin to see improvements in their health and well-being within 2 – 3 weeks of their initial therapy with the full effect often seen in about eight weeks.
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?
If your body’s hormones are out of balance, it can have dramatic effects on your health, well-being, and quality of life. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can restore your body’s balance with the benefits often including:
Healthier, clearer skin
Thicker hair growth
Stronger sex drive
Lessened symptoms of depression and anxiety
What are the side effects of bioidentical hormone therapy?
As a patient’s body adjusts to the bioidentical hormone therapy, some side effects may be encountered, including acne, increased facial hair (women), fatigue, mood swings, bloating, and weight gain.
How do I know if I need bioidentical hormone therapy?
Hormonal imbalances impact everyone differently, and you’ll need a consultation with a physician to know for sure, but bioidentical hormone therapy may be right for you if you are experiencing:
Decreased interest in sex
SIMPLE AND INTEGRATIVE SOLUTIONS
At HEALOR Primary Care, our main goal is to improve or maintain your overall health and wellness. This includes much more than ensuring that your blood pressure and cholesterol are in check. We also work to ensure that you are feeling your best and living your best life. Because hormones have an effect on nearly every aspect of our well-being, it's important to make sure that your body has a proper balance of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. To learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy and the ways it could enhance your life, call our Las Vegas, NV office and schedule your consultation with one of our skilled primary care doctors.