Do you suffer from fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritability, mood swings, weight gain, low libido, headaches, dizziness, itching or skin rashes? Hormone imbalances can be the cause of one or more of these symptoms. Our holistic health program that includes bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may be the answer to your health concerns.
What causes hormone imbalances?
There are many different factors that can disrupt optimal hormone balance. It can be part of the aging process, environmental toxicities, increased daily stress, poor nutrition, or lack of sleep to name a few.
What is the treatment?
Your hormone levels will fluctuate and decline as you age, but you can restore proper hormone balance through natural BHRT. Once your hormones are in harmony again, the symptoms will usually disappear.
When your hormones are properly balanced, your quality of life will improve. You'll feel younger, more energized and more emotionally balanced. Hormones are the chemical messengers of your body, so when they're properly balanced and functioning, all of your body systems work more smoothly.
With accurate testing, and medical supervision, you can identify your current hormone levels. If your levels are low, using a combination BHRT, nutrition plans, supplements and fitness guidance our nurse practitioner can help you naturally balance your hormones and feel better than you have in years.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Delivery Methods
If you've looked in to BHRT, you may have noticed that several methods of administering hormones are available. When deciding which method is right for you, consider the best fit with your personality and life style. All of the choices below are great ways to deliver bio-identical hormones into your body.
BHRT Gels & Creams
BHRT creams and BHRT gels, like patches, are transdermal. This means that the bio-identical hormones are placed on the skin and absorbed through your bloodstream. Many patients prefer using gels and creams because the method of application is so familiar; it's not dissimilar to applying lotion to skin.
Troches have been used many years, dating back to the 1800s and have regained tremendous popularity for the absorption of medications, especially hormones. They are effective because the lining of the mouth is thin and rich in blood supply. Troches are small lozenges that dissolve between the cheek and gum over a period of about 30 minutes. As it dissolves, the hormones are gradually absorbed into the blood stream, resulting in physiologically natural hormone blood levels. Also, because these are bio-identical to the hormones your body has produced, they are efficiently recognized, utilized, metabolized and excreted by the body. Since your own hormones only last about 8 to 12 hours, your natural hormone replacement should be dosed about every 12 hours to give adequate, even blood levels.
Research data supports that BHRT with pellet implants is the most effective and the most bio-identical method to deliver hormones in both men and women. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy.
In studies, when compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, pellets have been shown to be superior for relief of menopausal symptoms, maintenance of bone density, restoration of sleep patterns, and improvement in libido, sexual response and performance. Testosterone pellet implants in women have even been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer compared to conventional hormone replacement methods. Testosterone replacement by pellet implant is also used to treat erectile dysfunction in men.
Slow release pellets are a cutting edge form of BHRT. Unlike the other forms of BHRT, the pellet procedure is performed at our medical office. A small incision places a pellet implant under your skin in the subcutaneous tissue. The inserted pellet slowly releases hormones throughout the day. A typical pellet lasts from three to six months. Patients prefer pellet therapy to the other methods because it requires no day-to-day dose. This leaves no room for forgetfulness or patient application error.
Start Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Now
Bio-identical hormones can provide relief for a variety of health issues. Before deciding which type of BHRT treatment is best for you, it's best to talk to our nurse practitioner, Debbie Reynolds, who specializes in treating hormonal imbalances for males and females. Prescriptions for hormone imbalances may include thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, and human growth hormone. BHRT provides a safe, effective solution! For more information, please call or request more information online.