Archive for March, 2016
Getting old is inevitable. But growing old the right way is important, by maintaining good health and maintaining balanced hormone levels. With the latest advances in medicine it is possible to balance your hormones and slow down the aging process. Once you reach your thirties your hormone levels start to drop off which may lead to various symptoms that could be due to a hormonal imbalance.
Over the years, your body experiences stress, environmental toxins, lack of sleep, effects of poor lifestyle choices and poor nutrition, and this along with the natural aging process, can result in depletion of your body’s hormones. With age and hormone depletion you may experience certain changes to your body which can negatively affect your lifestyle:
- Night Sweats
- Joint pain
- Loss of energy
- Mood swings
- Low Libido
- Thinning hair, bones, and skin
- Memory issues
- Increased Abdominal Fat
- Sleep problems/ Insomnia
- Lack of a sex drive and energy
- Mood swings
- Brain fog and lack of focus
- Weight gain
If you are above 35 years of age, chances are you could be facing one of the above-mentioned symptoms, in which case you should visit us a specialist bioidentical hormone doctor.
Understanding bioidentical hormone treatment
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy also known as natural hormone replacement works by using supplemental hormones that are chemically similar to the hormones present in the human body. Using these hormones is the only natural way to correct the hormonal imbalance in your body.
These hormones are not chemically engineered, rather these are extracted from plants such as yam or soy. Bioidentical hormones are also highly customizable, which means that they can be customized depending on the need of your body.
Hormone replacement treatment is suitable for both males and females, seeking treatment for Hormone Deficiency Syndrome and other hormonal imbalances. Before applying for a hormonal treatment, an in-depth evaluation is required by a trained bioidentical hormone, doctor. These tests will include lab testing and an in-depth questionnaire, to make a personalized program for you. The program would further include testing and reviewing the medical history of your family with an ongoing evaluation.
Why should you get a bioidentical hormone treatment?
1) The molecular structure of hormones used in this treatment is such that the body accepts it. Apart from the function it performs, it is generally found to be more effective compared to the synthetic counterparts.
2) Bioidentical hormones are natural and easily metabolized.
3) Unlike the synthetic counterparts that are available in the form of pills or capsules, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is better since it can be customized to fit your body for better results.
5) These hormones can be given in small dosage as well hence making it easier to balance hormones in each body type.
6) Hormone imbalance can cause mood swings. Hormone therapy can help alleviate anger, anxiety, and depression.
How can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help women’s hormonal imbalances?
Reduced Hot Flashes: With hormonal deficiencies the body’s internal thermometer, also called the hypothalamus can cause hot flashes and night sweats. Hormone therapy can greatly reduce the number of hot flashes in women.
Increase in Vaginal Lubrication: Estrogen is the key to keeping a healthy vagina. Drop in estrogen levels can create dryness in the vagina. By supplementing the bioidentical hormones, vaginal dryness can be treated.
Increased Skin Elasticity: Collagen is responsible for skin elasticity. Skin can appear dry or wrinkled when collagen breaks. With the help of hormonal therapy, vitamin C and estrogen can influence the formation of collagen and help keep your skin young.
How can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy benefit men?
Improved erectile function: Testosterone directly affects the reproductive system. Libido can decrease due to a low level of testosterone but can be brought back to normal with the use of bioidentical hormones.
Reduced Hair Thinning: Testosterone helps hair follicles in the production of hair. These cells can die due to a lack of hormonal production and dryness.
Restore Muscle Mass: Reduced levels of testosterone can result in the loss of muscle mass in men. Restoring this level with the help of Bioidentical Testosterone Treatment combined with exercise, can restore the lean muscle mass.
Restoring and replenishing your lost hormones will rejuvenate your energy levels, balance your moods, boost your immune system and bring you back to life. By restoring the depleted hormones, your body’s energy level will dramatically increase, and your immune system will improve.