Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Hormonal imbalance is a very common issue for women as we get older. Health conditions including thyroid disorders, menopause, and low sex drive are all linked to out-of-balance hormone levels.
The symptoms of hormonal imbalance can be life-altering. These symptoms can include mood swings, insomnia, weight gain, and hair loss. Thanks to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) treatments, women who are suffering from symptoms of hormone imbalance can now find relief – including better health and a higher quality of life. The treatments can safely and effectively restore a woman’s hormone balance with a comprehensive treatment plan.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Women
Hormones have an important role in many bodily processes. Your hormones affect your heart rate, metabolism, appetite, sleep patterns, sexual function, body temperature, and more. Therefore, it only takes one hormone to be off-balance to affect your entire well-being.
If you have been experiencing symptoms like those listed below, your hormone levels may be out of balance:
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Low libido
- Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal dryness
How Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Help?
Hormonal imbalance is often dismissed by both men and women as stress from daily living. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), perimenopause, and menopause are all influenced by hormonal fluctuations. None of these conditions should cause extreme discomfort or anxiety, therefore if your symptoms are distressing, this is a sign that you need to speak to a physician about your hormone health.
Female hormone replacement therapy has been shown to greatly improve the symptoms of:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Perimenopause and menopause
- PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
- Thyroid health
- Urinary system issues
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women
The benefits of BHRT treatments are numerous. Overall, they will assist in restoring your hormone balance and return you to better health.
One of the benefits of getting hormone treatment is that the replacement hormones delivered by these BHRT pellets are bioidentical to your body. In other words, they match your own normal hormones.
In particular, a benefit of hormone therapy via pellets is that the pellets remain within your body, so they constantly provide the proper dose of the hormones you need. Your doctor will continue to monitor how your body responds to the hormone treatments, and the physician may increase or decrease the hormone levels you receive as needed.
Although other methods of receiving hormone replacement therapy – such as pills and creams – may seem easier, they release the hormones in spurts rather than consistently. This results in a rollercoaster effect and can cause discomfort and a feeling of imbalance to the patient.
What the Individualized Treatment Program Includes
Receiving bioidentical hormone therapy is only one part of the overall treatment plan in optimizing your health and well-being. Your comprehensive and individualized treatment plan will also utilize pharmaceutical-grade supplements, a nutrition guide, and fitness recommendations to support achieving your wellness goals.
After you begin hormone therapy, your medical practitioner will continue to re-evaluate your hormone levels with follow-up consultations and routine lab testing. This follow-up schedule is important for successfully achieving and maintaining your results. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, it can take some time to reach the optimal levels of balance and function for your body.
Contact Dr. Rani Anbarasu at DFW Anti-Aging and Wellness Centers to find out what our treatment regimen can do for you. Call us today at (469) 389-5251 to schedule an appointment at either our Denton or Frisco office, or request an appointment via our online form.