Calvin L. Hobbs, MD, PC
Board Certified OB/GYN located in Augusta, GA
Hormone changes are common as you age, but if you’re losing muscle, gaining weight, or feeling fatigued, you may have an imbalance. Calvin L. Hobbs, MD, PC, and his team use BioTe® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to rebalance your hormones at their office in Augusta , Georgia. When compared to synthetic hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormones result in fewer unwanted side effects because they’re custom compounded to your body’s unique needs. To learn more, call Calvin L. Hobbs, MD, PC, or schedule a visit online today.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q&A
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Your hormones help control everything from your mood to your digestion. When they’re off balance, it can have a negative effect on the way you look and feel. From low libido to osteoporosis, a hormone imbalance can lead to a number of potentially serious symptoms.
Traditional hormone therapy uses hormones derived from a variety of synthetic sources. Because these hormones come in standard doses, it typically takes time to find the right combination for your body. With traditional hormones, you may experience bloating, fatigue, mood changes, and more.
Meanwhile, bioidentical hormone therapy uses hormones made from plant estrogens, which mimic your own body’s hormones. BioTe is specially compounded to meet your body’s unique needs in the safest way possible. BioTe comes in pellets that the team implants underneath your skin to deliver the right amount of each hormone for you.
Why would I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
There are many reasons people experience hormone imbalances as they age, including:
It’s normal to experience lower testosterone levels starting in your 30s. However, if you notice a sudden reduction in your libido, muscle mass, or ability to concentrate, BioTe can help alleviate these low testosterone symptoms.
Menopause occurs 12 months after a woman last menstruates. Along with lost menstruation, menopause can cause dramatic hormone changes. Many women experience low libido, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and night sweats during menopause. You may also gain weight and lose bone mass, which can lead to osteoporosis.
How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?
The team uses BioTe pellets to restore balance to your hormones. They implant these pellets beneath your skin, typically near the hip. Over the next three to six months, your pellet therapy will gradually release estrogen, testosterone, or a combination of these hormones, to correct your hormone imbalance.
After your first cycle, the team can determine whether you need any changes to your treatment plan. Because the team custom compounds these hormones for your unique physiology, they can adjust your hormone dosages at any time.
If you think bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you, call Calvin L. Hobbs, MD, PC or book an appointment online today.