Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Tim Martin M.D. -  - Family Medicine

Tim Martin M.D.

Family Medicine located in Abilene, TX

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a hormone imbalance, such as weight fluctuations or a decrease in your libido, it’s time to have a thorough hormone evaluation. Dr. Martin and the specialized team at Tim Martin M.D. in Abilene, Texas, offer advanced bioidentical hormone therapy treatments for both men and women. Before living another day with a hormone imbalance, book an evaluation online or call the clinic directly.

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Q & A

Tim Martin M.D.

What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

Your body produces multiple hormones that are responsible for running your metabolism, maintaining your sexual function, and stabilizing your energy levels, among other functions. When these hormones become imbalanced or run low, you start experiencing symptoms.

Some of the most common complaints men and women face when they have a hormone imbalance include:

  • Decreased sex drive (libido)
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Memory problems
  • Hot flashes
  • Irritability and fatigue

Many men and women even experience sexual dysfunction issues. For men, this can mean recurring erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation episodes due to a decrease in testosterone. But for women, sexual dysfunction can include vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse from imbalances in estrogen and progesterone.

How does bioidentical hormone therapy work?

The caring team at the office of Tim Martin M.D. understand just how frustrating a hormonal imbalance can become and offer personalized care to help you balance your hormones. After checking your hormones through a quick blood draw or saliva test, Dr. Martin can design your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) plan.

Bioidentical hormones are derived from naturally occurring plant-based hormones, rather than synthetic sources. Because these bioidentical formularies are nearly identical to the chemical makeup of the hormones you already have in your body, you’re less likely to experience any side effects.

Dr. Martin designs your BHRT plan based on which hormone (or hormones) is imbalanced and the severity of your symptoms. He works closely with a local compounding pharmacy to select a treatment, such as creams, sublingual tablets, or oral pills, that’s tailored to your specific physiological needs.

When does bioidentical hormone therapy start working?

Bioidentical hormones closely mimic the hormones you already have in your body, so you can expect an improvement in your symptoms rather quickly as your hormones start balancing out. Within a few weeks, your symptoms should start resolving.

Dr. Martin usually wants to see you back in the office within a few months of starting your BHRT plan, just to ensure your treatment is working for you. If needed, he can make adjustments to your prescription at any time.

To get started on your personalized bioidentical hormone therapy plan, book an appointment at the practice of Tim Martin M.D. today. Request an appointment online or over the phone.