Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in North Beach, MD
Aging can be a scary prospect. In addition to the general stress and pains of growing old, we go through a number of physical and mental changes. For women, menopause is a major concern while men deal with andropause and low testosterone.
Many age-related issues are the result of hormonal imbalance. Your body has a complex collection of glands called the endocrine system. Each of these glands generates crucial hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen (oestrogen) and progesterone. Excessive or reduced levels of these hormones can wreak havoc on your system.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is the only safe, natural solution to hormonal imbalance.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
BHRT is a way to fight aging and balance your hormones. It does this with the use of chemically and biologically identical hormones. This makes BHRT a better choice than conventional hormone replacement therapy, which uses synthetic hormones.
The natural hormones used in BHRT can be administered with a number of delivery methods. They include:
- Skin patches
It's important to note that a provider typically won't utilize all of these hormone delivery methods. The best one for a given situation depends on the needs of the patient and the preference of provider. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy generally falls in to two categories: BHRT for Women and BHRT for Men.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Many women seek bioidentical hormone replacement as a way to combat menopause. After women hit a certain age, their body goes through this drastic change. Menopause can also be caused at any age by a woman who has received a hysterectomy.
Some of the more alarming signs and symptoms of female hormonal imbalance include:
- Hot flashes (hot flushes)
- Weight gain
- Low libido
- Mood swings
- Bone density loss
- Memory loss
These menopausal symptoms stem from decreased levels of estrogen (oestrogen) and progesterone. These hormones can be restored with BHRT. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a natural and effective way to address women's health.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Just as women suffer from menopause, men deal with andropause. Andropause is often synonymous with low testosterone. As a man ages, his testosterone levels drastically decrease and lead to the condition also known as Low-T.
Low testosterone symptoms include:
Andropause and low testosterone can be treated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. BHRT uses natural testosterone to restore vigor and make men feel young again.
Other Uses of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
In addition to the issues that trouble each gender, men and women can benefit from using BHRT to treat the thyroid disorders known as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Other hormones that can be administered with this treatment include:
- Cortisol, which regulates energy and stress.
- TSH, which controls thyroid function.
DHEA, which is converted by your body to other hormones.
Melatonin, which regulates your sleep.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Results
Regardless of the delivery method, men and women who are treated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy see noticeable results. Those treated with BHRT typically see:
- Improved sex drive
- Weight loss
- More energy
- Reduced pain
- Better mood
- Regained strength
Most of all, BHRT makes patients feel normal again. Aging can be scary, yes, but bioidentical hormone replacement is the best tool available to fight back.
For more information about Hormone Replacement Therapy, call (410) 567-0667 or contact us online.
Annapolis Integrative Medicine Clinic
Address1819 Bay Ridge Ave
Annapolis, MD 21403
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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