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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Priya  V Balakrishnan, MD -  - Regenerative Medicine Specialist

The Immortality Institute

Priya V Balakrishnan, MD

Regenerative Medicine Specialist & Integrative Medicine Specialist located in The Wellness Village, Houston, TX

Hormone imbalances and disorders are common, causing thousands of men and women to suffer from ill-effects such as low energy, sexual dysfunction, and weight gain. At The Immortality Institute in Houston, Texas, board-certified internal medicine specialist Priya Balakrishnan, MD, provides bioidentical hormone therapy to help men and women thrive and live energetically. Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn how you can get your life back and avoid chronic medical illness by naturally restoring your hormone levels.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

Who should consider bioidentical hormone therapy?

Hormone disorders are pervasive and affect men and women of all ages. While hormone therapy is often offered to women going through perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause) and menopause, the hormone therapy offered at The Immortality Institute is also specifically geared towards those dealing with chronic medical illnesses, including kidney failure and end-stage renal disease.

Anyone looking to achieve wellness, longevity, greater energy, and vibrancy may benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy.

What symptoms can be resolved with bioidentical hormone therapy?

In addition to helping you better manage chronic disease, bioidentical hormone therapy helps improve these symptoms:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Abdominal weight gain
  • Inability to concentrate and fuzzy thinking
  • Loss of self-confidence
  • Irritability and cyclic moodiness
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleep disruption
  • Sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness)

These symptoms often arise as a result of an imbalance in the sex hormones of estrogen and progesterone in women or testosterone in men. Other hormones, such as thyroid, cortisol, and DHEA, can also fall out of balance and cause unpleasant symptoms.

When hormone levels are rebalanced, your body can thrive, and your overall well-being improves. You achieve greater mental clarity, easier weight loss, better mood, and boosted energy and muscle strength.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are replacement hormones that exactly match the molecular structure of your body’s own hormones. They’re made from all-natural plant ingredients, rather than chemicals and synthetics, so your body recognizes these hormones and can use them efficiently and effectively.

Bioidentical hormones may be used to balance existing hormones in your system, including:

  • Progesterone
  • Estrogen
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Cortisol 

The team thoroughly evaluates your medical history, health timeline, symptoms, and overall physical wellness to determine the best combination of hormones for you. They evaluate your blood, urine, and saliva to test your existing levels and determines the amount of supplementation needed. Bioidentical hormones replenish and restore your system, reducing or completely eliminating troublesome symptoms. As a result, you feel and look better and more vibrant.

If you’re ready to learn how bioidentical hormone therapy can help you feel healthier and more vitalized, call The Immortality Institute or request an appointment using the online booking tool.