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Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

For nearly a century, medical therapies in the U.S. have been dominated by the use of prescription drugs. Many medical schools have educated upcoming doctors on how to prescribe them and doctors, new and experienced, often recommend patented drugs as the first-step in therapy, particularly hormone therapy. Many who meet with a physician are offered a prescription for synthetic hormones. Other options are never considered.
Let Dr. Gutsmann and the Dr. CAREing team help you feel younger again and start feeling better.


Dr. CAREing Hormone Replacement Programs are covered by most insurances.  For those not covered, plans start at $350 for initial testsing and $150 for each follow-up visit.  


(CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT*)    Blood tests to check hormone levels must be taken at a specific day during the menstral cycle, wherein, your therapy may not begin for up to one month after your initial visit.  

Pre-Menopausal Symptoms

If you’re in your 30s or 40s and noticing things are a little off, don’t rule out pre-menopause. Perimenopause is the season before you hit menopause. Typically perimenopause lasts less than five years; but some women have experienced symptoms for only a few months and even up to ten years. Every woman’s body is different; therefore every woman enters (and exits) perimenopause differently. Hormone levels begin changing and give off signs that you’re getting older and menopause is drawing nearer.


Each patient’s symptoms of perimenopause differ, however many women tend to experience one or more of the following:


  • Changes in periods – heavier, lighter, less often, more frequent

  • Weight gain

  • Mood swings, depression and anxiety

  • Hot flashes

  • Insomnia

  • Higher cholesterol and blood pressure

  • Painful intercourse or decreased libido

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Bone loss

  • Struggles in fertility


HRT for Perimenopause

Dr. CAREing offers HRT for perimenopausal patients. Traditional synthetic hormones prescribed to patients facing perimenopause may cause insomnia, headaches, pain and more depression.


Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy begins with a consultation to first determine if you are in perimenopause. Blood work will indicate any hormone deficiencies. In the event HRT is needed, our skilled physician will prescribe an individualized regimen of therapies to combat symptoms and reduce any unwanted health risks.


Call today to make an appointment with Dr. Astrid Gutsmann in Allen, Texas (972) C-A-R-E-i-n-g (227-3464) to feel better again.  CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT*)  

July 2013 - Clar C.

Dear Dr. Gutsmann, I spent the last five years going from doctor to doctor trying to explain to them that something was wrong.  All of them prescribed anti-depressants, even when I told them I was not depressed.  You were the first physician to listen to me.  Your personalized hormone replacement therapy that was based on my blood work has me feeling like myself again.  

Dr. Oz on Menopause

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2010 - present

2010 - present


A woman is considered to be in menopause after she has gone a full year (12 months) without a menstrual cycle. Each woman enters menopause at a different age; however many women enter around 45-55 years old.


Menopause symptoms can impact women who are naturally aging and getting older. With aging comes a decrease in hormone production. Menopause symptoms may also come after surgical hysterectomy (removal of uterus) and/or an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries) where organs responsible for the majority of hormone production are removed. In either case, menopause symptoms may be uncomfortable and hormone deficiencies may pose serious health risks.


Common Menopause Symptoms

Menopause symptoms are common to perimenopause symptoms. Some may drop off once “the change” officially sets in. It’s not uncommon for these new symptoms to arrive with menopause:


  • Hot flashes

  • Vaginal dryness and thinning

  • Bone loss – and an osteoporosis diagnosis

  • Decreased (or loss of) libido

  • Mind fuzziness, loss of memory

  • Thinning hair


HRT for Menopause

Many menopausal women look for replacement therapies to look and feel better. Physicians typically prescribe synthetic hormones, however these are documented to come with extreme risks. As studies continue, evidence shows that bioidentical hormones are a safe option for combatting menopause symptoms. Patients testify that the individualized approach of prescribing natural hormones to meet what their bodies need is unparalleled. When used with Dr. CAREing's Preventive Medicine’s nutrition plan, exercise and prescribed supplements, menopausal women taking HRT look and feel great.


Call today to make an appointment with Dr. Astrid Gutsmann in Allen, Texas (972) C-A-R-E-i-n-g (227-3464) to feel better again.  CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT*)  

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