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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Could Help You Reinvigorate Your Life.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Complete Guide
Is BHRT 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.
Signs & Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Weight Gain
- Mood Swings
- Low Libido
- Skin Changes
- Muscle Loss
- Vaginal Dryness
- Hair Loss
- Weak Bones
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Foggy Memory
There is Relief
The symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women can indicate any one of the conditions of menopause and her ugly sisters (perimenopause and postmenopause), surgical menopause, thyroid health and adrenal fatigue. But regardless of condition, these conditions could mean that you have a hormone imbalance.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, getting tested in order to discover the current levels of your hormones could be the beginning of a solution you have been seeking.
Once we know your results, we can help you find that beautiful melody that is your optimal health. You do not have to live with perimenopause symptoms and menopausal symptoms! You can be healthier, happier, and free to enjoy your life by addressing the inconvenience and frustration of symptoms resulting from perimenopause, menopause, or any of the others. Women with balanced hormones integrated with proper nutrition and fitness can have a better quality of life as they age.
The practitioners of the Rejuvenated Medical Spa are experts in hormone health. Each practitioner understands that achieving balance is a combination of advanced therapies, like bioidentical hormone therapy, and dynamic strategies for nutrition, stress management, and sleep that work synergistically to promote optimal health. Our practice is specially-trained and certified in bioidentical hormone therapy and functional medicine practices to ensure every patient receives elite care and maximize their health potential.
Contact Rejuvenated Medical Spa you to schedule an appointment and learn more about how hormone therapy, as well as customized diet and lifestyle plans, can relieve the menopausal symptoms and perimenopause symptoms associated with natural hormonal imbalance for women.
Causes of Hormonal Imbalance
Hormone levels are a delicate balance, and that balance can be easily disrupted. Hormonal imbalances can be caused by stress, by hormonal disorders like diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), by birth control medications, or by natural changes in the body like pregnancy and menopause.
Many of the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, mood swings, sleep disorders and anxiety, are caused by a decline in estrogen production as a woman ages. A combination of herbal remedies, diet and bioidentical hormone therapy can ease these symptoms and balance estrogen levels.
It’s also important to choose organic, hormone-free meats, dairy and eggs instead of their hormone-supplemented counterparts.
Stress triggers the production of cortisol, a hormone produced in the adrenal gland that increases your heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension. High cortisol levels can be linked to changes in a woman’s libido and menstrual cycle, and may cause anxiety and depression. High levels of cortisol are linked to low levels of progesterone, estrogen and testosterone levels are a delicate balance, and that balance can be easily disrupted. Hormonal imbalances can be caused by stress, by hormonal disorders like diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), by birth control medications, or by natural changes in the body like pregnancy and menopause.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs when the ovaries do not develop eggs properly or are not released during ovulation. While the cause of PCOS is unknown, PCOS can cause hormones to become imbalanced. The symptoms of this condition can include irregular menstrual cycle, hirsutism, acne, thinning hair, and skin darkening. A doctor can diagnose PCOS with a physical exam, pelvic exam, and blood tests. Ultrasounds to find ovarian cysts can also be helpful in determining PCOS-related hormone imbalance.
PCOS does not have an exact cause, though medical experts suspect genetics may play a part. Generally, women with PCOS have unusually high levels of androgens, also known as the “male hormone.” Such women also typically have higher than normal levels of insulin, hormone that controls the conversion of food into energy. This imbalance leads to insulin resistance, where the body becomes “numb,” in essence, prompting the body to create more and more insulin, which over time does affect ovary function.
We can help but it is a tough disease to deal with and many are young.
Rejuvenated Medical Spa Can Help Your Hormonal Imbalance
If you are not sure if you have a hormonal imbalance, start with the hormonal imbalance quiz.
If your body is experiencing the symptoms of hormone imbalance, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can bring relief: these natural, plant-based hormones are chemically identical to the ones produced in the body, and a variety of treatment options are available.
Free Online Hormone Assessment
Free Online Hormone Assessment
What Others Are Saying
“This is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.”
What is BHRT?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the use of hormones made from plant sources to identically match human hormones.
What hormones are used?
The most commonly used hormones for BHRT are testosterone, a form of estrogen, and progesterone. Testosterone is used in both men and women.
Do I have blood work done before each Treatment?
No, only initially and 4 weeks later to set your dosing and yearly. You may have it done again if there are significant changes.
What are the pellets made from?
They are made from wild yams. Yams have the highest concentration of hormones of any substance. There are no known allergens associated with yams. The pellets are derived from yams and are all natural and bio-identical, meaning they are the exact replication of what the body makes.
How long will the Treatment last?
Every 3-5 months depending on the person. Everyone is different, so it depends on how you feel and what Dr Gentry. determines is right for you. If you are extremely active, under a lot of stress, your treatment may not last as long. Absorption rate is based on cardiac output.
Is the therapy FDA approved?
How is it administered?
The small hormone pellets are slipped painlessly under the skin, typically in the hip. A mild, local anesthetic is used and the procedure takes less than five minutes.
Does it matter if I’m on birth control?
The doctor will determine what your hormone needs are, even if you are on birth control.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects for women and men are rare. In women, transient breast tenderness lasting 7-10 days may occur with the first insertion. There may be some hair growth or acne in moderation from occurrences from testosterone therapy. Men side effects may include decreased sperm count, decreased testicular mass and possible prostate enlargement. These side effects occur much more frequently with the use of synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
What if I’m already on HRT of some sort like creams, patches, pills?
This is an easy transition. The physician will be able to determine your needs even though you may be currently taking these other forms of HRT.
What if I’ve had breast cancer?
Breast cancer survivors and/ or those who have a history of breast cancer in their family may still be a candidate; however, this is to be determined by the physician. You should schedule a consultation with a physician.