Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

James Robles, MD, FIPP -  - Anti-Aging Medicine

New Pain Solutions

James Robles, MD, FIPP

Anti-Aging Medicine & Interventional Pain Specialist located in Weslaco, TX

Even a small hormone imbalance can wreak havoc on your entire body. Hormone optimization specialist James Robles, MD, has helped countless men and women revive their lives with bioidentical hormone therapy at New Pain Solutions in Weslaco, Texas. To learn more about boosting your energy levels, libido, and immune function with bioidentical hormones, call or book an appointment online.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormones act as your body’s messenger system, regulating everything from your metabolism to sexual functions. A variety of factors, including the natural process of aging, can cause hormone levels to decline.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) restores a healthy balance of estrogen (the primary female hormone) and testosterone (the primary male hormone). These hormones are made in a lab from plants such as yams or soybeans. They’re called bioidentical because they mimic the structure of your body’s natural hormones.

Dr. Robles is among an elite class of physicians who has earned 14 certifications from leading institutions in hormone optimization therapy. He also thoroughly trains his team of in-house physical therapists, nutritionists, and other staff to use this integrative, evidence-based method.

What are the signs of hormone imbalance?

Whether you’re a man or woman, your body requires the optimal balance of estrogen and testosterone to function properly.

Warning signs of hormone imbalance in men include:

  • Depression
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Low sperm count or infertility
  • Poor concentration and memory
  • Sleep disturbances (insomnia)
  • Diminished energy and sexual desire
  • Decreased muscle mass

Signs of hormone imbalance in women include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Irregular or absent menstrual periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sex
  • Decreased interest in sex

Some symptoms of hormone imbalance, such as depression, decreased libido, and trouble sleeping, affect both men and women. Other issues, such as ED or irregular periods, are specific to male or female sex organs.

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?

First, Dr. Robles spends time thoroughly reviewing your medical history, diet, and lifestyle. He may also examine your genitals to diagnose or rule out medical conditions that may cause your symptoms.

Then, he takes either a blood or urine test to measure your hormone levels. Based on this information, Dr. Robles creates a personalized plan for hormone optimization. He delivers BHRT in one of the following ways:

  • A small pellet inserted beneath your skin
  • A pill taken orally once a day
  • A patch worn on your skin
  • A topical gel or cream

Men can also receive BHRT through an injection or a mouth patch that sticks to your gums. Women suffering from menopause symptoms may find relief from a vaginal cream, ring, or tablet.

To discover the benefits of hormone optimization, call New Pain Solutions or book an appointment online today.