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Hormone Replacement

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician serving Grapevine, Southlake, Fort Worth, Dallas, TX, and the surrounding areas

Hormone Replacement services offered in Grapevine, TX

Hormone replacement can boost your sex drive, regulate your mood, and curb any other symptoms you get from a hormone imbalance. At the practice of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, in Grapevine, Texas, providers Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP offers hormone replacement with safe bioidentical hormone pellets inserted under your skin. Learn more about hormone replacement and its potential benefits by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is hormone replacement?

Hormone replacement is a service that can benefit both men and women in different ways.Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP,provides hormone replacement services using pellet therapy, a specific type of hormone replacement known for its safety and consistency.

Pellet therapy involves implanted hormone pellets, which your provider places beneath your skin through an incision. This pellet stays in place for months, where it gradually releases a stream of bioidentical hormones.

Bioidentical hormones are made from plant proteins and are chemically identical to your own hormones. This means they can attach seamlessly to hormone receptors in your body. Compared with their synthetic counterparts, bioidentical hormones are less likely to cause side effects.


Who benefits from hormone replacement?

Hormone replacement can balance your sex hormones regardless of your gender. There are two types of hormone replacement available at the practice of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP:


For men

Hormone replacement for men involves testosterone pellets. If you have low testosterone, which can happen with age, you might experience changes in your mood, erectile dysfunction, a loss of muscle mass, and other symptoms linked to the imbalance.


For women

Hormone therapy for women takes care of hormone-related symptoms that occur during menopause or perimenopause. Menopause marks the end of your menstrual cycle and a major decline in your production of estrogen and progesterone. 

Hormone therapy treats common menopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood changes, and vaginal dryness. Symptoms of menopause can be intense enough to have an impact on your well-being, and hormone therapy can make it easier to get through the day and get a good night’s sleep. 


How do I get my hormone therapy pellets?

Every pellet lasts for 3-4 months, and your provider monitors you closely with follow-up appointments as you go through hormone therapy to make sure you’re getting positive results and minimal or no side effects. 

When it comes time to place a new pellet, your provider makes a small incision in your skin after administering local anesthesia. They typically place the pellet either in your lower abdominal wall or in your hip. To close the incision once the pellet is in place, your provider uses medical tape. 

To find out if you can benefit from hormone replacement, schedule an appointment over the phone or online at the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, today.