Hormones are responsible for some of the most important functions of the body like energy, muscle tone, quality of sleep, libido, and overall mood.
But sometimes, our hormones are low or out of balance, and having balanced hormones are essential for good health and disease prevention as we age.
To get your body back in balance and make you feel like you again, we use Bioidentical hormones, which are chemically identical to those made in the human body.
As women age, there’s a natural decline in hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The decline increases the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and more. Symptoms of low or imbalanced hormones include hot flashes, fatigue, poor memory, vaginal dryness, and low sex drive.
Men begin losing testosterone at a rate of 3% to 10% per year beginning at age 30, and maintaining normal testosterone levels may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Symptoms of low testosterone may include fatigue, depressed mood, loss of libido, and difficult achieving or keeping an erection.
Bioidentical hormones can be used to get your hormones back in balance.
How does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) work?
Prior to starting BHRT, we first check hormone levels in your blood to determine if hormone replacement therapy is needed, and if so, the correct dose. Each patient is dosed individually, and we work with you to create a tailored approach to your care.
During a quick office visit a pellet is inserted beneath the skin allowing the body to slowly draw doses of the needed hormone. The pellets typically last three to six months, at which time, a new pellet will need to be injected.
Is BHRT for you?
If you’ve been experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance, including:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Reduced sexual desire
You may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Schedule an appointment today to get back to feeling like you again.