Hormone Therapy

Family Medicine located in Friend and Lincoln, NE

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Hormone Therapy services offered in Friend and Lincoln, NE

If your hormone production becomes unbalanced, a number of changes can occur, some of which are incredibly uncomfortable or disruptive. Hormone therapy can help and is among the services available from board-certified nurse practitioners Ana Taylor, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Chantel Collier, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and the expert staff of Complete Rural Medicine with locations in Friend and Lincoln, Nebraska. Book your visit online or by phone today to learn more.

What is hormonal imbalance and how can hormone therapy help?

Your body produces many different hormones, each triggering various actions within your body. Many of these actions create benefits that you don’t truly notice or appreciate, like regulating your body temperature, metabolism, or sleep. 

Your body naturally produces all the hormones you need to thrive. As the years pass, however, it’s normal for your hormonal production to decline, causing many changes for both women and men, some of which are difficult to bear. 

Some people only experience mild changes due to hormonal imbalance, while others find the effects of changing hormone production to be very difficult to accept or adapt to. In such cases, getting supplemental hormones, also called hormone therapy or hormone replacement therapy is a great way to restore balance and reduce the signs of shifting hormonal production.

What are some signs that hormone therapy may be a good fit?

Knowing what to look for can help you know when to seek care for hormonal imbalance. 

Some of the indications of hormonal imbalance in men include:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sex drive
  • Swollen breast tissue (gynecomastia)

Some of the indications of hormonal imbalance in women include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Excessive hair growth on the face, chest, or other areas

Some signs of hormonal imbalance that occur in both women and men include:

  • Brain fog
  • Irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent urination

These are just a few of the signs of entering hormonal imbalance. Some people only notice mild changes, while others find the symptoms to be nearly unbearable.

How long does it take for imbalance to improve through hormone therapy?

Complete Rural Medicine offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using the BioTE® system. These synthetic hormones are plant-based instead of animal-sourced and are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces naturally.

BioTE hormone replacement therapy uses tiny pellets inserted just beneath the surface of your skin. About the size and shape of a grain of rice, they dissolve slowly over time, releasing a steady stream of supplemental hormones into your bloodstream.

It can take time for your body to adjust to hormone replacement therapy, so be patient as you move through the process. Your practitioner works with you until you achieve the right blend of supplemental hormones to address your specific set of needs.

When you’re ready to begin, call to book a visit, or schedule online in just a few clicks.

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