About Bio-identical Hormone Replacement
Many women around the world wonder if Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for them. After the age of 40 and even earlier for some patients, we start experiencing symptoms, which indicate a decline in some of our hormones.
Sometimes we think these symptoms could be due to normal aging or are part of our daily life (stress). Unfortunately, this is a misconception since even as we age there are ways to balance your hormones to make you feel healthier and younger.
Hormones control 90% of the functions in our body, therefore, you could be having multiple symptoms, from different organ systems which could be fixed just by starting a topical medication (cream).
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS?
- Decreased libido
- Hair loss
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
- Chronic fatigue
- Foggy brain
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Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones control 90% of the functions in our body, therefore, you could be having multiple symptoms, from different organ systems which could be fixed just by starting hormone replacement therapy. This makes them nearly identical to the hormones that exist in the human body. Synthetic hormones even when recommended by some physicians, are associated with serious health conditions including endometrial cancer, heart attacks, elevated liver enzymes and blood clots, among many others. They may also cause side effects that vary with every patient including weight gain, nausea, muscle cramps and even acne. The doctors at Bella Mia Medical will design a therapy that fits your lifestyle and produces great results. We have a concierge-style practice where you can see the doctor at every visit and they answer any of your questions at any time.
WHAT SYMPTOMS INDICATE A WOMAN MAY BENEFIT FROM BHRT?
There are a variety of symptoms that could indicate a woman is suffering from hormone imbalance. Some of these symptoms may include:
- Night Sweats
- Hot Flashes
- Foggy Brain or Memory Loss
- Frequent Urinary tract infections
- Hair Loss
- Decreased Sex Drive or painful intercourse
- Weight Gain
- Intolerance to heat or colder temperatures
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LOW TESTOSTERONE LEVELS IN MEN?
Low levels of testosterone in men are much more than just low sex drive or sexual dysfunction (ED). Symptoms consistent with low testosterone can include:
- Low sex drive
- Sexual dysfunction (ED)
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
- Decreased bone mass or osteoporosis
- Mood changes
- Lower mental capacity or brain fog
- Depression and Irritability
WHAT ARE BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES OR BHRT?
Bioidentical Hormones are derived from plants and they remain unchanged during the compounding process. This makes them nearly identical to the hormones that exist in the human body. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is the most natural way to overcome hormone deficiencies and hormone imbalances at any age. Bio-identical hormones have many benefits over synthetic or conjugated hormones including fewer negative interactions within the body. Synthetic hormones even when recommended by some physicians, are associated with serious health conditions including endometrial cancer, heart attacks, elevated liver enzymes, and blood clots, among many others. They may also cause side effects that vary with every patient including weight gain, nausea, muscle cramps, and even acne.
WHAT IS BHRT PELLET THERAPY AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
BHRT pellet therapy is a form of delivering bioidentical hormones to the patient. These hormones are delivered in the form of pellets, which are placed just under the skin in an outpatient procedure with less than a week of recovery time before patients can return to their normal active lifestyles and exercise routines. Every BHRT pellet is custom created with every patient’s unique physiology in mind. Because of this, every treatment is tailored to the patient and will have the greatest possible success in helping them achieve balance. Another benefit of pellet therapy is that the pellets remain within the body and consistently provide the dosing that the body requires. This contrasts with other hormone replacement therapy administrations in which the hormone is provided in spurts, such as pills and creams, resulting in a rollercoaster effect of relief to discomfort for the patient.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF HORMONE OPTIMIZATION THERAPY?
The goal of hormone optimization therapy is to provide all of our patients with a sense of well-being and improve their quality of life. This could mean a return to the balance they once knew or it could also mean providing a balance never felt by the patient before. In addition to feeling great, hormone optimization may be able to help reduce the risk of many medical conditions.
WHAT MEDICAL CONDITIONS MAY BE ABLE TO BE LESSENED THROUGH PELLET THERAPY?
There are many conditions that may be able to be improved through pellet therapy. Studies have shown, improvements in menopause, depression, anxiety, low sex drive, osteoporosis, heart disease, PMS, and many other conditions. Studies have also shown a decrease in the risk of developing diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, cardiovascular disease, and even alcohol abuse.