There is a reason why people feel and look older as they age, and it has to do with your hormones. The levels of hormones in your body decrease as you age. As a consequence, you may experience symptoms such as sleep problems, loss of sex drive, fatigue, and memory loss – issues that you may not have had when you were younger.
These problems can affect your lifestyle and relationships. Fortunately, there is a hormone treatment that can address these issues. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can boost your hormone levels to improve your overall health.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are artificially produced to closely match your natural hormones. When they are delivered to your body, they replenish low levels of hormones. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are some of the common hormones used in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). These hormones are responsible for a variety of bodily functions and a vast number of symptoms can occur when your body doesn’t produce enough of them. The artificial hormones used in BHRT are either pre-made by a drug company or custom-made based on your specific needs. Pellets, pills, and creams are the conventional methods that doctors use to administer BHRT.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
BHRT is the process of balancing and boosting a person’s hormone levels. While hormonal imbalance is more common among women, both men and women can undergo this treatment. Every patient goes through this treatment using an individualized treatment program catered to their specific bodily needs.
Once you begin treatment, your doctor will continuously re-evaluate your hormone levels to ensure you are getting the right amounts at all times. You will undergo follow-up consultations and lab testing on a regular basis to ensure your BHRT is working for you. Your doctor will adjust your dosage based on any hormone levels changes you may need.
Benefits of BHRT
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has numerous benefits.
For women, hormone replacement therapy has shown improvement in the symptoms of the following conditions:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Perimenopause and menopause
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Thyroid health
- Urinary system issues
It also improves energy, mood, memory, skin elasticity, sleep, concentration, and cholesterol levels.
For men, hormone replacement therapy has helped in:
- Improving and boosting energy
- Restoring sexual function and sex drive
- Reducing body fat
- Increasing muscle mass and strength
- Increasing bone density and strength
- Improving mood and well-being
- Restoring healthy sleep patterns
It also decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease in men and improves concentration and memory.
Anti-Aging and Wellness Center in Texas
DFW Anti-Aging and Wellness Center provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in a way that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle. We also offer a variety of diagnostic tests and other medical treatments at our Frisco and Denton clinics in Texas.
Feel free to give us a call at (469) 389-5251 to schedule an appointment. You may also request an appointment online. We’re looking forward to your visit!