Achieving Balance: Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & More

September 9, 2022

It doesn’t matter how much or how little you know about hormone imbalances; it’s intimidating to know where to begin, and how to achieve and maintain hormonal balance. Hormonal imbalances look different from person to person, meaning that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. We wish it were that easy! At Austin Urology Institute we’re committed to understanding your unique situation and building a custom treatment plan that will help you reach your goals. Here, we’ll talk more about how we approach hormonal imbalances and the types of treatment we offer, inclusive of natural hormone replacement therapy. 

While hormonal imbalances are unique to each individual, there are consistent symptoms that patients will experience. Across the board, the biggest symptom is low energy or just feeling blasé. You might not have the drive to go to the gym or eat right. Another common symptom is low libido, which can be frustrating especially for patients in an otherwise healthy relationship. Men experiencing low testosterone might also have difficulty focusing, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood or decreased strength. For women, hormonal imbalances can look like mood swings, irritability, sleeplessness, hot flashes, weight gain, thyroid problems or adrenal fatigue. 

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms, it’s likely you’re dealing with a hormonal imbalance. We’re able to get a more specific look at your hormone levels by running a series of tests, like blood work. 

As we review your symptoms and results, it’s also critical that we take a look at your overall lifestyle to understand the root cause. This means taking a closer look at everything from diet and nutrition to your stress levels. Often, patients seeking help for hormonal imbalances will also experience a lot of day-to-day stress. Chronic stress wrecks havoc on your hormones, often leading to spikes in cortisol levels. Once we’re able to look at the big picture and your hormone levels, we’ll be equipped to come up with the best plan of action. 

We have a whole suite of treatment options at our disposal that incorporate all different sides of medicine, including natural female/male hormone replacement therapy. Because we know that variables like diet and exercise can cause hormonal imbalances, our in-house nutrition team will suggest diet and exercise routines to help you heal. We’ll also see if it’s necessary to incorporate natural hormone replacement therapy. For women, we have both hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Bioidentical hormones are identical to the ones that your body naturally produces, making them a favorable solution. We also offer Addyí for women dealing with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, as well as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to enhance sexual stimulation. 

Men who are wondering what is a good natural hormone replacement therapy. Is there a good natural hormone replacement therapy you can get over the counter? Before you invest in anything, you should work with our team to determine what’s right for you. They can point you in the right direction. We also offer Clomid, an oral medication, to help with low testosterone as well as testosterone injections and topical gels/creams. 

If you’re looking to restore vibrancy in your life, it’s worth digging into any hormonal imbalances that might be afoot. We’re proud to offer both natural and conventional therapies for addressing your unique concerns. Contact us today to meet with a provider and schedule your consultation.