Millions of men and women suffer from hormonal imbalance. For women, this is often associated with menopause or perimenopause. For men, its andropause. With these imbalances comes a myriad of negative symptoms that can be misdiagnosed or missed in routine physical evaluations, but through proper evaluation and management, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, balance can be restored and that youthful feeling returned.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormones are powerful substances in our bodies which regulate numerous functions.
Hormones affect energy, emotions, mood, sex drive, sleep, thinking ability, confidence, weight, and numerous other body functions.
In today’s society, people are living in a state of insufficient hormones.
This has resulted from stress, toxicity, and natural aging. This depletion of hormones has lead to many chronically ill people which are taking a dozen or more prescription medications just to exist and feel “okay”.
BHRT stands for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
The goal of BHRT is to replace the most important hormones in our bodies with similar natural hormones (not hormones from horse urine) to levels that would be expected in a healthy young adult before most people develop chronic illnesses.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy often leads to overall improved body function, a new sense of well being, and a disappearance of the symptoms which took over everyday life.
Why should you use bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones have been successfully used by men and women for decades. In well known medical journals, researchers have reported that the bioidentical hormones, estrogen and testosterone, are not only safe but also have a positive impact on some diseases like osteoporosis and prostate cancer.
Why should women & men replace their hormones?
As women and men age their hormones decline. This decline creates hormonal imbalances which cause negative side effects. For women, they may suffer from hot flashes, weight gain, night sweats, fatigue, loss of libido and much more.
Although a man’s losses of hormones are less obvious, he is still losing them. Testosterone loss will show itself through symptoms such as low energy, loss of muscle mass, a slower metabolism resulting in weight gain and decreased strength in erections.
When should I consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement?
Don’t wait if you are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance. In general, hormones begin to decline after the mid-20s and hormone imbalance symptoms are frequently present by the mid-30s. A good time to start replacing hormones is between 35 and 40.