2020 Living Magazine Reader’s Choice Award Winner: Best Hormone Replacement Center

2020 Living Magazine Reader’s Choice Award Winner: Best Hormone Replacement Center

Do you find yourself struggling to get a good night’s sleep? Are you constantly fighting fatigue and low energy levels? Do you find yourself dealing with forgetfulness, depression, and/or decreased libido?

middle aged woman with hormone imbalanceYou may benefit from hormone replacement therapy. As a woman grows older, her body’s production of hormones slows. Eventually, it will stop producing hormones. The symptoms of declining hormones in our bodies can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Limited energy
  • Low sex drive
  • Memory loss or “brain fog”
  • Mood swings
  • Poor concentration
  • Sleeplessness
  • Weight gain

How Hormones Are Delivered

Each person that is eligible for bio hormone replacement therapy will be tested to see the strength and dose of hormones needed for their body. Once determined, the proper medication is made in time-release, pellet form. The insertion of pellets is a simple, relatively painless procedure done under local anesthesia. The pellets, about the size of a grain of rice, are inserted in the buttocks through a small incision which is taped closed. These pellets will time-release steady levels of hormones over 3-5 months to achieve consistent, healthy levels.

happy and relaxed middle aged womanAs a result of hormone replacement, the patient experiences relief from hot flashes and night sweats, improved libido and sexual function, improvement in vaginal dryness, relief of migraines, relief of insomnia, improvement in mood changes, anxiety and irritability, decreased joint aches, improved bone density, sharper memory and ability to concentrate, and improved cardiovascular health. Testosterone can also improve lean muscle mass and aid in weight loss or maintenance.

The goal of bio-identical HRT is to replace hormones to youthful levels to improve not only physical, but also mental health and well-being. It can be life-changing for most patients.  They begin to feel better, sleep better, and their overall outlook improves.
– Kathryn E. White, MD

The pellets eventually dissolve. Hormone levels are tested 4 weeks after pellet insertion and again 2 months later to determine the appropriate time to replace the pellets. After the first year, hormone level testing usually only needs to be done once or twice a year.

It is recommended that patients avoid vigorous exercise for 48 hours following insertion.  Complications are generally minor and can include bruising, bleeding, infection and extrusion of the pellets. However, the risk of complications is rare. Side effects of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are mild and usually resolve on their own. These sometimes include breast tenderness, fluid retention, vaginal bleeding, increased hair growth, or acne. If necessary, dosage adjustments can be made to minimize side effects.

Pellet implants have also been used to treat migraine and menstrual headaches. In addition, hormone replacement therapy can help address vaginal dryness, incontinence, and urinary urgency and frequency. Women can expect to feel symptom relief just a week or two after insertion. Patients receiving bioidentical hormone replacement therapy should maintain annual physicals and breast exams and mammograms. Your health changes will affect the level of hormones needed to maintain a healthy balance.

Who to Consult

Living Magazine 2020 Readers Choice WinnerFor the third year in a row, Dr. Kathryn White of Azure MedSpa has received the Frisco and Plano area Living Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Hormone Replacement Center. While Dr. White practices all aspects of gynecology, she has a special interest in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

As the proud owner and medical director of Azure Med Spa, a state-of-the-art facility offering non-invasive aesthetic procedures, Dr. White also performs a variety of surgeries and in-office procedures. She has had extensive training with several specialists in the field of cosmetic procedures and she personally performs all injections.

 

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