McCurtain Family Medical Clinic
General Family Practice located in Broken Bow, OK
Many of the problems you associate with aging may be due to a decrease in sex hormone levels. Though you can’t stop the aging process, Jason McHenry, PA-C, and the experienced providers at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, can help you feel more like your younger self with hormone replacement therapy. They offer many therapy options, including alternative hormone replacement therapy like BioTE® pellets. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A
What are hormones?
Hormones are chemicals produced by your endocrine system. These chemicals travel through your blood to various cells, tissues, and organs and tell them what to do.
Your hormones play a major role in many body functions, including your:
- Sleep cycle
- Body temperature
- Sex drive
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
It takes only a tiny amount of hormones to direct these functions. Any change in hormone balance affects how your body works.
Though a hormone imbalance may affect any hormone in your body, a decrease in production of sex hormones — testosterone in men and estrogen and progesterone in women — is a normal part of the aging process.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is the treatment for hormone imbalance. Your hormone replacement therapy contains the hormones your body needs to restore normal blood levels. It’s most often used to treat the symptoms that develop when sex hormone levels drop.
McCurtain Family Medical Clinic specializes in hormone replacement therapy and offers alternative hormone replacement options to meet a wide range of needs and preferences.
Am I a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?
Your provider at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic determines if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy after a consultation. You may benefit from a consultation if you’re experiencing symptoms related to declining sex hormone levels, such as:
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle mass
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Low libido
- Thinning hair
- Erectile dysfunction in men
- Vaginal dryness in women
During your hormone replacement therapy consultation, your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms and when they started. They also review your medical and family histories.
To determine if hormones are causing your symptoms, the team runs bloodwork to check your hormone levels.
You may be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy if your lab work indicates low hormone levels and your symptoms are affecting your quality of life.
What types of hormone replacement therapy are available?
McCurtain Family Medical Clinic provides hormone replacement therapy in oral, topical, or pellet form. They also offer many types of hormone therapy, including alternative options like bioidentical hormones, which are a more natural form of hormone replacement.
For hormone replacement pellet therapy, the family medicine providers use BioTE pellets. These pellets contain bioidentical hormones and are custom-made to match your specific hormone needs.
Call McCurtain Family Medical Clinic or book an appointment online today to schedule your hormone replacement therapy consultation.