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How to know if Hormone Replacement is right for you.
As we get older, many of us just blame it on age when we fatigue easily or put on weight that’s hard to get off. Some of us suffer from insomnia, irritable bowels, dry skin, and hair loss. And then there’s the drop in our libido as if as we get older, we’re just not that interested in sex anymore. We can get moody or even depressed, or experience memory loss and poor concentration.
Many times, hormonal imbalance is the root cause of these many symptoms.
Such imbalance can occur due to natural changes, including menopause in women and a drop in testosterone in men. In addition, environmental and dietary toxins can accelerate hormone imbalance and difficult symptoms. But a diminished quality of life isn’t a foregone conclusion. If your hormones are imbalanced, bioidentical hormone therapy may be able to effectively treat it.
What is Hormone Replacement?
Helping you be your best.
Natural hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone, are produced in various glands throughout the body. These hormones regulate an enormous range of body functions. When our glands under or overproduce hormones, we begin to experience symptoms like those listed above.
Bioidentical hormones are hormones derived from plants. They are chemically identical to those the human body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses these hormones to help address symptoms related to hormonal imbalance. BHRT most often seeks to increase or balance the hormones estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and adrenal hormones.
Treatment includes a comprehensive review of a patient’s current hormone levels, health history, and needs. According to this detailed information, a doctor will prescribe a customized treatment plan that may include creams, lotions, injections, gels, or tablets. The length of treatment also depends on your individual needs and how you are feeling – some people may require hormone therapy indefinitely while others many only need hormones until their symptoms have subsided.
Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, using blood, urine and/or saliva testing, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormone needs. Our process includes:
A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
Testing – saliva, urine and/or blood laboratory analysis
Natural hormone balancing
Quality compounded pharmacy
Highest quality supplements
Stress reduction plans
Initially, you will need comprehensive lab panels to assess your body functions and your hormone levels. After that, a treatment plan can cost between $250 and $500 a month.
Bioidentical hormone therapy has a few potential side effects which are classically linked to dosage—as your hormone levels improve, your dosage may need to be adjusted. If you notice side effects, contact your physician. These side effects may include increased acne or irritability for men and women. Women may experience breast tenderness, spotting, cramping, and bloating. These side effects tend to wear off as hormone levels balance. It is vitally important to work with professionals such as doctors affiliated with BodyLogicMD, who are proficient in evaluating and treating symptoms and are passionate about creating a relationship that insures their patients receive the best care possible.