Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A
Do you have low or imbalanced hormone levels? Hormones have a major impact on every aspect of our daily activities, including blood sugar, blood pressure, body metabolism, sex desire, and sleep. At Sunset Hills Family Practice Cornell Calinescu M.D. and Andrea Warburton MSPHS, PA-C help you properly manage low hormone symptoms that interfere with your regular activities. When a person’s hormones are out of balance, they may feel symptoms. A bio-identical hormone is a processed hormone that helps those persons. Because these hormones decline as we age, testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen are the three most often used bio-identical hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has a number of benefits. To learn more, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 2510 Wigwam Pkwy Suite 102, Henderson, NV 89074.
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Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
What are the common symptoms of hormone imbalance?
What is the difference between HRT and bioidentical hormones?
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a natural hormone replacement therapy. Most of the body’s basic functions are controlled by hormones which work to facilitate communication between cells throughout the body. Hormones control everything from immune function, libido, mood, appetite, digestion, and growth. When hormones become imbalanced, they can have a sizeable effect on overall wellbeing and health.
BHRT can be used in the treatment of hormone imbalance in women and men which may occur as an individual ages or most frequently BHRT can be used to manage symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. BHRT is also a popular choice to aid the symptoms of cancer treatment and can also be used to treat osteoporosis, insulin resistance, fibromyalgia, thyroid and adrenal disorders, and more.
In the treatment of perimenopause or menopause, BHRT can mitigate severe symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, memory loss, mood changes, sleep issues, weight gain, and disinterest in or pain during sex. In addition to the management of symptoms, BHRT can help reduce the risk of cataracts, diabetes, and tooth loss while improving skin elasticity, hydration, thickness, and reducing wrinkles. Among cancer patients, individuals find an improved quality of life including relief from treatment-related side effects like insomnia, low libido, incontinence, and migraines.
Hormonal imbalance occurs when an individual has too few or too many hormones and can cause and be attributed to numerous conditions with various symptoms. Given how important the role hormones play in regulating the body, having an even slightly irregular amount can result in serious conditions requiring treatment. Hormone imbalances can be chronic or temporary and there is a wide range of the extent of the symptoms a patient may experience.
Some areas in which a patient may notice the effects of hormone imbalance include their metabolism where it may elicit feelings of fatigue, unexplained weight loss, unexplained weight gain, depression, or anxiety. Additionally, a patient may also experience constipation, diarrhea, frequent bowel movements, skin tags, irregular body fat distribution, and more.
Sex hormone imbalance among people assigned female at birth may display symptoms of acne, heavy periods, hair loss, infertility, hot flashes, and more. For people assigned male at birth hormone imbalance may lead to erectile dysfunction, loss of body hair, gynecomastia, infertility, loss of muscle mass, and more.
Given the wide range of areas of the body controlled by the hormones potential symptoms and conditions from hormone imbalance are incredibly varied, the best thing to do is seek medical treatment when an individual notices irregularities.
BHRT is a natural therapy option. Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones naturally produced by the body and are made from plant estrogens. Hormones used for HRT are used from various synthetic hormones and the urine of pregnant horses. Bioidentical hormones most commonly replicated include testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen and come in numerous forms such as pills, creams, injections, gels, and patches.
BHRT is an option that can assist any individual experiencing symptoms as a result of imbalanced hormone levels. There is a myriad of reasons hormone replacement therapy may be an excellent choice for an individual given the varying symptoms and conditions hormone imbalance can result in. BHRT is an excellent option for women experiencing perimenopause or menopause where it relieves moderate to severe symptoms by increasing the hormone count.
Patients can call or book an appointment with Sunset Hills Family Practice in Henderson NV and discover if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for them. Reach out to us through the pages of our website and learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Feel free to contact us today at Sunset Hills Family Practice Henderson NV to book an appointment online. We are located at 2510 Wigwam Pkwy Suite 102, Henderson, NV 89074. We serve patients from Henderson NV, Midway NV, Gibson Springs NV, Paradise Hills NV, Winchester NV, and surrounding areas.