Hormone Replacement Therapy – Dallas, TX
Bringing Balance Back to Your Life
No two individuals are alike. Many factors come into play that can influence the dose of hormones required to put balance back into your body. Many clinics use predetermined treatments for everyone, but we prefer to take a more personalized approach. At Designs for Wellness, we look at each patient’s lifestyle and needs in order to design the perfect therapy. Osteoporosis, thin skin, sexual dysfunction, night sweats, and insomnia can be easily resolved with the kinds of treatments we offer.
Why Choose Designs for Wellness for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
- Doctor Has Been Providing Hormone Treatment for Almost 30 Years
- Completely Customized Care for Each Patient
- Able to Boost Physical Health & Prevent Numerous Diseases
Low-T (Testosterone) Therapy
Testosterone is the most important sex hormone in men. It produces and maintains adult male features. It can affect sex drive, muscle mass, fat distribution, and mood. Low testosterone can be due to aging, but it also can be caused by diseases of the glands that produce and control testosterone.
Testosterone replacement therapy can:
- Increase interest in sex
- Produce erections more frequently
- Reduce depression, anger, and fatigue
- Maintain masculine traits such as beard growth
- Increase muscle mass and bone density
Testosterone replacement therapy may be right for you depending on how low your testosterone level is, why it is low, and any other medical conditions you might have. A normal testosterone level is 300-1200 ng/dl, but many patients have a level that hovers around 100 ng/dl.
Testosterone replacement can be done with:
Testosterone pills can cause liver damage and should not be used.
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones. Women, especially those older than 60, are more likely to have hypothyroidism. This upsets the normal balance of chemical reactions in your body. It seldom causes symptoms in the early stages, but, over time, untreated hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility, and heart disease.
At first, you may barely notice the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue and weight gain, or you may simply attribute them to getting older. But as your metabolism continues to slow, you may develop more obvious signs and symptoms. Hypothyroidism can cause:
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Dry skin
- Unexplained weight gain
- Puffy face
- Muscle weakness
- Elevated blood cholesterol
- Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness
- Pain, stiffness, or swelling in your joints
- Heavier than normal or irregular periods
- Thinning hair
- Slowed heart rate
- Impaired memory
When hypothyroidism isn't treated, these signs and symptoms can gradually become more severe.
In general, you should be tested for an underactive thyroid if you're feeling increasingly tired, have dry skin, constipation, or experience unexplained weight gain.
The diagnosis of hypothyroidism will be based on your symptoms and the results of blood tests that measure the level of TSH and the thyroid hormone, thyroxine. A low level of thyroxine and high level of TSH indicates an underactive thyroid. That's because your pituitary gland produces more TSH in an effort to stimulate your thyroid gland to make more thyroid hormone. We will interpret your blood tests and make treatment recommendations.
The treatment of hypothyroidism usually involves a patient taking an oral thyroid hormone supplement. This approach is usually simple, safe, and effective once the right dose is determined.
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate your body's metabolism significantly, causing sudden weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, and nervousness or irritability.
Although hyperthyroidism can be serious if you ignore it, most people respond well once hyperthyroidism is diagnosed and treated. By far the more common condition is hypothyroidism, which often leads to weight gain.
There are accurate thyroid function tests to diagnose hyperthyroidism, and effective treatments are readily available.
Low Libido Treatment
Sexual desire naturally fluctuates over the years. Highs and lows commonly coincide with the beginning or end of a relationship or with major life changes, such as pregnancy, menopause, andropause, or illness. Some antidepressants and anti-seizure medications also can cause low sex drive. If a woman or man has a persistent or recurrent lack of interest in sex that causes personal distress, they may have hypoactive sexual desire disorder – a medical term for low libido. At Designs for Wellness, we can work with a patient to design a custom treatment plan based on their biological needs.