BioTe Hormone Therapy Specialist

Amaro Integrative Medicine

Family Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Amarillo, TX

An underlying hormone imbalance can affect your physical and mental health, making you feel tired and uncomfortable. Justin Amaro, DO and the staff at Amaro Integrative Medicine in Amarillo, Texas, understand the frustration of hormone-related issues. They offer comprehensive diagnostics and bioidentical hormone therapy to relieve your symptoms and restore your quality of life. Find out if bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you by scheduling a consultation online or by phone.

BioTe Hormone Therapy Q & A

Amaro Integrative Medicine

What causes a hormone imbalance?

Your endocrine system produces hormones, which serve as the messengers of your body. These chemicals move through your bloodstream and tell your organs and tissues what to do. Hormones are also responsible for many of the main processes of your body, such as reproduction and metabolism,

When your body makes too much or too little of certain hormones due to underlying medical conditions or dysfunction in your endocrine system, you can experience a wide variety of symptoms.

While hormone imbalances are common in women during pregnancy and in the transition to menopause, men can also experience issues related to a hormone imbalance.

What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

Both men and women can experience symptoms of a hormone imbalance that affect various processes in their body. Common symptoms of a hormone imbalance include:

  • Dry skin
  • Thinning hair
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Joint swelling or pain
  • Muscle aches or weakness

In women, a hormone imbalance can also increase the risk for heavy or missed periods, growth of facial hair, vaginal dryness, and night sweats. For men, a hormone imbalance can cause the growth of breast tissue, infertility, and erectile dysfunction.

How is a hormone balance diagnosed?

Dr. Amaro reviews your medical history and discusses your symptoms to determine if a hormone balance may be the cause of your issues. He can order blood tests that measure certain hormone levels to determine if you have too much or too little of a certain hormone.

To rule out underlying medical conditions, Dr. Amaro may request additional testing, such as imaging tests like an ultrasound or thyroid scan.

What treatment options are available for a hormone imbalance?

Dr. Amaro and his medical team offer BioTE® bioidentical hormone therapy to replace missing hormones. Bioidentical hormones use substances similar to your body’s own hormone that come from plant sources. They are a safe and effective option to restore balance to your body and mind.

Therapy involves a brief procedure where Dr. Amaro implants a small BioTE hormone pellet just beneath your skin. Pellet therapy our his beneficial because it delivers a consistent flow of hormones. With oral or patch forms of hormone therapy, you may not get a steady stream of hormones, resulting in a return of your symptoms.

Learn more about the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy by scheduling a consultation online or by calling the Amarillo office.