Bioidentical hormones are hormones that have a molecular structure identical to that of the natural hormones produced in our bodies. They are safer than the synthetic hormones available in the market. The main ingredient in the natural hormones is either plant, animal, or mineral, but these natural hormones may or may not be suitable for you. Bioidentical hormones, acting similar to the hormones in our body.
The Need for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Our body naturally produces different kinds of hormones that regulate the various functions needed to survive. As we age, the natural processes of our body cause hormonal changes. Coupled with modern lifestyle and sedentary habits these hormonal changes cause numerous symptoms. These symptoms include mood swings, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, reduced sex drive, fatigue, depression, and weight gain. Essentially, low hormone levels affect our quality of life. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) helps in balancing the fluctuating hormone levels and is highly effective in managing and controlling the symptoms. SDBotox can help you find out more about bioidentical hormones and assist in bringing your quality of life back to normal.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for You?
Mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and sleeplessness are common symptoms in most perimenopausal and menopausal women. However, each woman is unique and has a different body composition and hormone requirement. What may be perfect for one, may not work at all for another. If changes in diet and exercise do not help control your symptoms, then BHRT can help you manage your symptoms.
Male menopause, also known as andropause, is similar to menopause. It is a result of a decrease in the male hormone, testosterone. Men experience symptoms like fatigue, changes in sleep pattern, changes in mood, and a low sex drive. Andropause generally sets in after the age of 40, but it may begin as early as the 30s. Bioidentical hormones for men help treat the symptoms of andropause as well.
Remember, menopause or andropause are not medical conditions that disappear with medications. BHRT can help you manage symptoms and ensure that you do not suffer during the transition period. Your requirements for hormones should get periodically evaluated and the dosage adjusted accordingly.
Bioidentical hormones have been traditionally administered either orally in the form of pills or topically using patches, creams, and gels. Other means of delivery include pellets. Hormone pellets are implanted within the body through a small incision and are considered a better alternative as they help maintain hormone levels throughout the day and avoid the rollercoaster ups and downs associated with conventional hormone replacement therapy.
Call now to book an appointment with SDBotox for bioidentical hormones! If you are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, SDBodyhelps determine which treatment is optimal for you. We can help create a personalized BHRT treatment plan that works for you.