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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic -  - Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic

Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic

Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Low hormone levels can diminish your quality of life and cause fatigue, muscle loss, and weight gain. At Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, Ezara Gutierrez, DO, Melissa Hernandez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and their highly trained team offer BioTE® hormone replacement therapy to restore the way your body looks, feels, and functions. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy at Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic utilizes bioidentical hormones to increase low hormone levels and decrease unwelcome signs of aging. The practice specializes in BioTE hormone replacement pellets that are identical in makeup to hormones your body produces naturally.

While pellet therapy is often ideal, other types of hormone replacement therapy include: pills, creams, gels, patches, and injections.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

The many benefits of hormone replacement therapy at Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic include:

  • Lower risk of heart disease
  • Reduced risk of diabetes
  • Bone loss prevention
  • Lower risk of dementia
  • More energy
  • Increases in bone mass
  • More lean muscle mass
  • Less body fat
  • Lower risk of weight gain 
  • Improvements in sexual functioning
  • Improvements in overall health and wellness

Hormone pellets have the same molecular structure as human hormones and typically last longer than other treatments (about 3-4 months for females and 4-6 for males). The pellets help you maintain your ideal body weight, look and feel younger, and have a better sense of well-being. 

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

To find out if you're a candidate for BioTE pellet therapy or another type of hormonal replacement therapy, your Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic specialist checks your vital signs, reviews your medical history, and asks about symptoms you may have.

They complete a physical examination and recommend that you undergo a blood tests to assess hormone levels and develop an effective treatment plan.

What happens during my treatment?

During BioTE pellet insertion, your provider numbs the treatment area, makes a very tiny incision, and inserts a BioTE pellet underneath your skin. They close the incision before sending you home. There’s no downtime after pellet insertion, so you can resume normal daily activities right away.

Over time, the pellet releases hormones into your body in recommended amounts. Your Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic provider monitors hormone levels regularly using blood tests and makes adjustments to your treatment regimen as needed.

How often should I schedule follow-up appointments?

Your Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic provider lets you know how often to schedule follow-up visits to assess your hormonal levels. Female patients typically return every 3-4 months, and male patients every 4-6 months, for optimization of hormonal maintenence. 

Don’t live with unwelcome signs of aging and other symptoms of hormone imbalance. Call the Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic office or book an appointment online today to find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.