As you age, you will notice that you are no longer as fast or as strong. Sometimes, you will have the tendency to forget more things than usual. You’re always fragile and achy, and daily tasks appear to be increasingly challenging. Worse, it has a detrimental impact on your career, family, hunger, fitness, and sexual life, leaving you depressed.
The truth is, all of this exhaustion can be related to your natural hormones. Hormones regulate digestion, immunity, mood, vigor, and desire. However, even minor changes in hormone levels can have an effect on your health, well-being, and vigor.
Thankfully, we have hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a viable solution to reversing hormonal imbalances. For women, specifically, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) alleviates menopausal and aging symptoms. Testosterone injections improve mood, libido, and red blood cell formation without causing any harmful side effects.
Read on to learn more about HRT and BHRT, its risks and advantages, and whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Diving Deeper into Bioidentical Hormone Substitution Therapy
Plant estrogens that are biologically equivalent to human estrogens are used in BHRT. The most typically substituted bioidentical hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
BHRT hormones are more natural than HRT hormones, which are often synthesized from pregnant horses’ urine and other synthetic chemicals.
Bioidentical hormones are administered via pellets, patches, creams, gels, and injections. It’s best to ask your doctor about which form is best for your lifestyle and how to assess your body’s response to the treatment. The FDA advises using the smallest effective dose for the shortest possible time and monitoring hormone levels during treatment.
Bioidentical pellets, testosterone injections, and annual blood testing assist women and men achieve a healthy lifestyle at The Resurge Clinic. We assess your hormone levels in order to tailor your treatment.
BHRT: Is This Treatment Right For You?
Hormonal imbalances affect both men and women, although the symptoms are often different. They cause nightly perspiration, weight gain, and mood swings. Joint pain, headaches, and insomnia are all symptoms of hormonal imbalances throughout the body.
In both men and women, BHRT can address hormone imbalances caused by perimenopause, menopause, insulin resistance, adrenal and thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and aging.
Studies have shown the benefits of BHRT. Among the patients that have succeeded in completing treatments, it has been found that they have better reasoning, improved menopausal symptoms, boosted libido, reduced risk for diabetes, better skin elasticity, increased metabolism, enhanced mood, better chemotherapy response, and reduced depression and anxiety.
What are the risks and side effects of BHRT?
The risks and adverse effects of BHRT differ for men and women according to their health and medical history. Hormone replacement therapy may raise the risk of blood clots, stroke, gallbladder disease, heart disease, and breast cancer. Others may experience acne, bloating, weight gain, fatigue, and mood fluctuations.
Hormone therapy might be uncomfortable at times. Before considering hormone replacement therapy, see your doctor.
With hormone replacement therapy, fatigue will no longer have to be a normal part of the natural aging process. When hormonal imbalances impair energy and well-being, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can restore physical and sexual health while also improving quality of life. This type of therapy can enable you to become your best self as you grow older.
Are you in need of anti-aging hormone therapy? Melinda Silva, MD, is here to help you age gracefully, inside out. Call our clinic today to learn more about our services!