Hormones don’t always come to mind when you think about health and wellness, but these chemical messengers guide virtually every function within your body. When hormones become unbalanced, widespread symptoms can arise, which is why Heather Kennedy, PA-C, of Refine Medical in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, offers customized hormone replacement therapy. For more information, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Your body produces more than 50 different types of hormones. The ones that guide and shape your reproductive health are called sex hormones, produced in varying volumes by men and women.
As you age, your hormone production naturally declines. This can lead to imbalance and trigger numerous symptoms. While some people easily navigate fluctuating hormone production, others find the experience incredibly disruptive.
Some of the signs of hormonal imbalance in men include:
Some of the signs of hormonal imbalance in women include:
Both sexes often encounter sleep disruption, brain fog, irritability, fatigue, and weight gain when hormones fall out of balance.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that restores optimal hormonal balance by delivering supplemental hormones to your system. It’s a highly customized process tailored to your specific needs.
Refine Medical is proud to offer bioTE®, a brand of bioidentical hormones from a leader in the HRT industry. These supplemental hormones are administered via small pellets inserted just beneath the surface of your skin. Around the size and shape of a grain of rice, bioTE pellets slowly release a steady stream of supplemental hormones as they dissolve.
Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that share the same composition as the hormones your body produces naturally. In fact, your body cannot detect the difference between naturally produced hormones and bioidentical hormones.
Hormone replacement therapy begins with a comprehensive physical exam and blood testing to determine your current hormone production levels. This allows your practitioner to create a customized supplementation program to restore optimal balance.
HRT is never a one-size-fits-all approach. Your treatment plan is created just for you, and ongoing HRT management works to assess your treatment progress and make adjustments as needed.
It takes time for your body to respond to HRT. Expect a period of trial and error at the beginning of the process, and give it a few months before you assess whether this approach is right for you. You’ll remain under the close care of the Refine Medical team as you navigate the HRT process.
When you’re ready to begin, call or click to book a visit at your earliest convenience.