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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

Infinity Regenerative and Neuropathy Center -  - Neuropathy

Infinity Regenerative and Neuropathy Center

Neuropathy & Wellness located in Plano, TX

If you frequently experience fatigue, mood swings, temperature changes, or even unintended weight gain, you may have a hormone imbalance. At Infinity Regenerative and Neuropathy Center in Plano, Texas, Alma Horrilleno, MD, and Henry Horrilleno, MD, use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore balance to your hormones. A hormone imbalance can negatively impact your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call Infinity Regenerative and Neuropathy Center or request an appointment online today.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a plant-based treatment to replace depleted hormones. Hormone imbalances are common with age, but they can cause several uncomfortable symptoms that diminish your quality of life. With BHRT, Dr. Horrilleno at Infinity Regenerative and Neuropathy Center can restore balance to your hormones.

What can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treat?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can treat many hormone imbalance symptoms in men and women.

In women, BHRT may help reduce symptoms such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of bone mass
  • Premature menopause
  • Low ovary function
  • Low libido
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Joint pain

In men, BHRT can help treat symptoms such as:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Lost muscle mass
  • Mood swings
  • Low energy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may also help reduce hair loss in men with low testosterone (low T).

Who benefits from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

BHRT treats hormone imbalances in men and women as they age. At Infinity Regenerative and Neuropathy Center, Dr. Horrilleno offers BHRT to minimize the effects of estrogen imbalances in women. Estrogen often starts depleting when women start menopause, a reproductive phase that occurs about 12 months after a woman’s final period.

In men, BHRT treats low testosterone levels. Men begin losing about 1% of their natural testosterone each year, starting around age 30. Not only can this cause low libido, but it also affects a man’s physical characteristics. Men with low T commonly accumulate fat around the abdomen, erectile dysfunction, and other uncomfortable symptoms.

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?

At Infinity Regenerative and Neuropathy Center, Dr. Horrilleno uses the Pellecome™ pellet delivery system to restore your hormone balance. 

Once placed beneath your skin, BHRT pellets consistently release fixed levels of hormones. They eliminate the need to apply messy creams or take daily pills. Dr. Horrilleno can determine the correct formulation for you at your initial consultation. 

As the pellet dissolves over 3-4 months, it continues releasing hormones that your bloodstream absorbs. Dr. Horrilleno inserts a new pellet approximately 3-4 times a year, monitoring your hormone levels at each visit.

How long does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy take to work?

Inserting your pellet takes just 15 minutes. Once inserted, the treatment starts working within 7-10 days. Many patients experience significant relief in their hormone imbalance symptoms after about 2-4 weeks of treatment. 

However, peak relief from your symptoms typically occurs around six months after the pellet insertion.