Hormone imbalances cause a wide range of issues for both women and men. Everything from libido and mood to skin tone and sleep patterns can be affected. The challenge is that hormone levels inevitably decline as we age, and while we all age, our needs can differ dramatically. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) replenishes the hormones that your body needs to function. Molecule by molecule, bioidentical hormones are exactly the same as those in your body.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Many women seek bioidentical hormone replacement as a way to combat menopause. After women hit a certain age, their body goes through this drastic change. Menopause can also be caused at any age by a woman who has received a hysterectomy.
Some of the more alarming signs and symptoms of female hormonal imbalance include:
These menopausal symptoms stem from decreased levels of estrogen and progesterone. These hormones can be restored with BHRT. BHRT is a natural and effective way to address women's health.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Just as women suffer from menopause, men deal with andropause. Andropause is often synonymous with low testosterone. As a man ages, his testosterone levels drastically decrease and lead to the condition also known as Low-T.
Low testosterone symptoms include:
Andropause and low testosterone can be treated with BHRT. BHRT uses natural testosterone to restore vigor and make men feel young again.
Other Uses of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
In addition to the issues that trouble each gender, men and women can benefit from using BHRT to treat the thyroid disorders known as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Other hormones that can be administered with this treatment include:
Cortisol, which regulates energy and stress.
T4/T3, which controls thyroid function.
DHEA, which is converted by your body to other hormones.
Melatonin, which regulates your sleep.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Results
Regardless of the delivery method, men and women who are treated with BHRT see noticeable results. Those treated with BHRT typically see:
Improved sex drive
For Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to be most effective, it must be customized for each patient based on their unique symptoms and lab values. Equally important, I offer a range of treatment options. Including:
Sublingual (under the tongue) drops or lozenges
Although BHRT is different for each patient, the ultimate goal is the same: Treating hormone imbalance symptoms and increasing quality of life.