Anti-aging medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has tremendously advanced in recent years and is changing the way physicians approach patient care.
Hormones are the substances that control every function of your body. Your hormones should exist in harmony with each other. As we get older, our hormone levels decline. Some hormones decline more than others, leaving the person in hormonal imbalance. When the balance is lost, the hormone deficiencies and excesses can cause chronic symptoms and disorders, and heighten risk for disease. Many age-related diseases can be associated with hormonal imbalance. This is where Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy comes into play. BHRT can relieve these symptoms and help get your life back to how it was.
A whole host of symptoms may signify hormonal imbalance
What is Bio-identical or Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormones are extracted from natural sources, plants like soybean and wild yams. Their molecular structure is identical to that of the hormones produced by our bodies. They are compounded, or specially made for you, by a compounding pharmacy, to suit your specific hormone replacements needs. This process allows you to receive individualized hormone treatment.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, can be used to treat the following conditions or symptoms:
Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, occurs in women who menstruate. PMS is not a rite of passage. You do not need to suffer through the symptoms each month. Symptoms of PMS can include: mood swings, irritability, anxiety, acne breakouts, abdominal bloating, and fatigue.
Perimenopause is the time before menopause during which the female body undergoes changes. Symptoms of perimenopause can include: irregular menstrual periods, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and mood swings.
Menopause is the result of a decrease in female hormones. The two most common hormones that decrease are estrogen and progesterone. Symptoms of menopause can include: hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, mood swings, trouble sleeping, loss of libido, anxiety, depression and fatigue.
Andropause is the time in a man’s life when testosterone hormone levels begin to decrease. Symptoms of andropause can include: changes in mood, weight gain, fatigue, a loss of energy, loss of sex drive, and loss of muscle mass.
Testosterone is a hormone secreted by the testicles of males and the ovaries of females. Symptoms of low testosterone can include: loss of libido, loss of erections in males, loss of bone and muscle mass, nervousness, depression, impaired memory, and fatigue.
Thyroid function is very complex and affects the function of nearly all of the organs of your body. Thyroid hormones regulate digestion, blood flow, fat metabolism, mood, muscle and nerve action, hormone excretion, sexual function, oxygen utilization, and more.
Adrenal fatigue is a condition that causes the adrenal glands to function more slowly. Adrenal hormones affect all body processes and functions. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue can include: fatigue, sleep disturbance, insomnia, depression, and anxiety.