Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Questions and Answers
If you are showing symptoms of a hormonal imbalance and looking for a more natural solution to help balance your hormones, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is for you! Call us or book an appointment online today to learn more about how this revolutionary therapy can benefit you! We are located at 622 W Duarte Rd. Ste. 305 Arcadia, CA 91007.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is commonly used to treat men and women when their hormone levels become unbalanced or drop. Often it is used in women to ease symptoms from perimenopause or menopause. It can also be used to improve symptoms of:
- Cancer treatments
- Insulin resistance
- Adrenal disorders
- Thyroid disorders
The hormones used in bioidentical hormone replacement there is created from plant estrogens which are chemically compounded to match those of what the human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among the most commonly replicated and used in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be taken in various forms, including:
Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used for men and women when their hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. It can be used to ease symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. It is also used to improve symptoms of cancer treatment or to treat conditions such as insulin resistance.
What are the common symptoms of hormone imbalance?
Hormonal imbalances occur in men and women when there is too much or too little of a hormone in their bloodstream. Hormones offer an essential role in the body, even a small hormonal imbalance can cause vast side effects throughout the body.
Hormones are an important part of the body as they play a major process in a wide range of bodily functions. Hormones regulate:
- Heart rate
- Sleep cycles
- Reproductive cycles
- Sexual function
- General growth and development
- Mood levels
- Stress levels
- Body temperature
Both men and women can become affected due to any imbalance in their insulin, steroids, growth hormones, and adrenaline. Women can experience mor imbalances in their estrogen and progesterone levels while men are may experience imbalances in their testosterone levels.
Symptoms that are normally associated with a hormonal imbalance includes:
- Weight gain or loss that is unexplained
- Excessive sweating whether it is unexplained or not
- Sleeping issues
- Changes in sensitivity from the cold or heat
- Dry skin or skin rashes
- Changes in blood pressure
- Changes in heart rate
- Brittle or weak bones
- Changes in blood sugar concentration
- Unexplained fatigue, or long-term fatigue
- Increased thirst
- Needing to use the bathroom more than usual
- Changes in appetite
- Reduced sex drive
- Thinning or brittle hair
- Swollen face
- Blurred vision
- Bulge found in the neck
- Breast tenderness
- Deepening of the vocal chords in females
What is the difference between HRT and bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is much different from hormone replacement therapy, because bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses chemically identical hormones that our bodies naturally produce, they are made from plant estrogens. While the hormones used in hormone replacement therapy is made from the urine of pregnant horses as well as other synthetic hormones.
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is often used as individuals age and hormone levels begin to drop, usually for women who are in perimenopause or menopause. This therapy is used to increase hormone levels that may have dropped and improve moderate to severe menopause symptoms, including:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
- Sleep issues
- Pain during sexual intercourse or loss of interest in sexual intercourse
In addition, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may also reduce the risk for diabetes, tooth loss and cataracts. If you are interested in how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help your symptoms associated with hormone levels that are rather low or otherwise unbalanced, contact The OB-GYN & Incontinence Centre today to speak to one of our doctors. We are available to answer any questions you may have in regards to the therapy and how it may benefit you. For more information call us today or book an appointment online. Our clinic is located at 622 W Duarte Rd. Ste. 305 Arcadia, CA 91007. We serve patients from Arcadia CA, West Covina CA, Glendale CA, Whittier CA, Pasadena CA, Alhambra CA, and Baldwin Park CA.