How Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help with Memory Problems

How Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help with Memory Problems

Your hormones are the unsung heroes of your body. These tiny chemical messengers travel throughout your bloodstream, reaching cells, tissue, and organs from your head to your toes. In fact, you have them to thank for numerous vital functions, such as:

Hormones are also incredibly powerful, so the tiniest amount can throw off your entire system.

Terry L. Franklin, MD, understands the complex role hormones play in the body. He also knows that memory problems are often a big sign of an underlying hormone problem.

If you have brain fog, struggle to concentrate, or have memory problems, here’s how BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy could help.

Your hormones and your memory

There are numerous hormonal imbalances, but two common culprits are estrogen and testosterone. 

These two sex hormones attract a lot of attention for the major role they play in reproduction and sexual function. But their responsibilities go far beyond that, including maintaining your cognitive health.

While most people associate estrogen with women and testosterone with men, both sexes have these hormones, though they vary from person to person. 

What most people have in common is that their hormones fluctuate over their lifetime, especially with age. This is most obvious with women who can experience dramatic hormonal changes during menstruation, pregnancy, and finally menopause. But men also see declines, including a 1% drop in testosterone production each year after reaching age 30.

Unfortunately, without healthy hormone levels, your body can’t function properly. In addition to physical changes and decreased libido, it’s common to experience mood swings, difficulty concentrating, brain fog, and poor memory.

Now for the good news: Hormone replacement therapy can correct these imbalances so you can feel like yourself again.

How hormone replacement therapy works

Dr. Franklin relies on BioTE hormone replacement therapy to address the imbalances causing your symptoms. 

This form of treatment uses bioidentical hormones derived from natural, plant-based substances. Simply put, they have the same molecular structure as naturally occurring hormones in your body, so they have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.

Before administering BioTE hormone therapy, Dr. Franklin performs a comprehensive exam, discusses your symptoms, and orders a blood test. This helps him determine the extent of your imbalance so he can make personalized recommendations for your pellet therapy.

The insertion of BioTE pellets sets this hormone therapy treatment apart from other methods, like oral medications or topical creams. Dr. Franklin numbs a small area near your upper buttocks, makes a tiny incision, and inserts pellets containing your precise dose of hormones.

Once they’re in place, your body slowly absorbs the BioTE pellets. This allows for a consistent and controlled release of hormones, not the roller coaster ride of other treatments. They last 3-6 months. You return for additional doses 2-4 times a year to maintain a healthy hormone balance.

Are you ready to see if hormone therapy can help with your memory problems? Contact our office in downtown Monterey, California, today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Franklin.

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