Prior to getting hormone treatments, it’s important to share information with your doctor to determine the best treatment option(s) and ensure the most effective outcomes.
Before Your Appointment
Prior to scheduling a doctor’s appointment, be sure to research providers and contact a medical professional who specializes in hormonal imbalances. Consider bringing the following information to your appointment:
- Symptoms: Track the symptoms you are experiencing. Include details such as when and how often they occur, their severity, plus any other observations and/or patterns you notice.
- Medications: List the medications you are currently taking. Include prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and supplements, plus the amount and frequency of each.
- Questions: Keep a notepad with questions to ask your doctor. You can write down your answers during your appointment.
Before Starting Treatment
Hormone levels are measured through a blood sample to identify specific imbalances. At Regenerative Medical Institute, Dr. Orbeck also assesses key factors for each of his patients, including genetics, environment, and lifestyle. This allows him to develop a personalized hormone treatment plan with the most effective impact.
Adjusting to Treatment
Patients typically notice an improvement with their symptoms within a few days to a few weeks of treatment, depending on the hormone(s) given. In many cases, improved mood, increased energy, reduced joint pain, and better sleep, sexual function, and cognitive function are reported as noticeable changes.
Side effects can occur as a result of starting bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and they generally go away with time. Dr. Orbeck will assess any needed adjustments to the treatment plan at follow up appointments.
To schedule a free consultation or to make an appointment for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, please visit our website or call 877-573-3737.