Hormone Replacement Therapy

Direct Primary Care located in New Braunfels, TX
Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in New Braunfels, TX

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) restores hormone levels to improve health and well-being. Thomas Kay, MD, and Georgina Bustamante, MD, provide HRT at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels in New Braunfels, Texas. They personalize HRT plans to match individual hormonal needs. Call today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about hormone replacement therapy.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemical messengers. Made by your endocrine glands, hormones travel in your blood to various organs and body systems, telling them what to do. Your hormones control your appetite, mood, sex drive, and sleep cycle.

When your hormone levels are balanced, your body runs as it should. Any change in hormone production will have a significant effect on your physical and emotional well-being.

Hormone levels can be too high or too low.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treats low hormone levels. It’s most often used to treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones), low testosterone (low t), and low estrogen and progesterone.

HRT includes the hormones your body isn’t making enough of, restoring levels to normal and helping you feel better.

Direct Primary Care New Braunfels provides comprehensive care to meet a wide range of needs and offers HRT.

Am I a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

Your provider conducts a thorough evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for HRT. They review your symptoms, medical history, and family history and complete a physical exam.

Your provider also orders bloodwork to check blood hormone levels. If your hormone levels are low and you have symptoms that affect your quality of life, then you could benefit from HRT at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels.

However, your provider might not consider you a candidate for HRT with estrogen and progesterone if you have a history of heart disease and/or blood clots.

What can I expect with hormone replacement therapy?

You can expect personalized care with your HRT at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels. The team customizes your therapy to match your hormonal needs. HRT is available as a pill, transdermal skin patch, gel, or implantable pellet.

Your provider schedules regular follow-up visits to monitor your symptoms and recheck your hormone levels so that they can adjust your plan as needed. They also help you embrace lifestyle changes, including eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise to benefit your health.

Call Direct Primary Care New Braunfels today or book an appointment online to learn more about hormone replacement therapy and how it can benefit your health.