Hormone Replacement Therapy

About BHRT

Aging can be a scary prospect. In addition to the general stress and pains of growing old, we go through a number of physical and mental changes. For women, menopause is a major concern while men deal with andropause and low testosterone.

Many age-related issues are the result of hormonal imbalance. Your body has a complex collection of glands called the endocrine system. Each of these glands generates crucial hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. Excessive or reduced levels of these hormones can wreak havoc on your system.

What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

BHRT is a way to fight aging and balance your hormones. It does this with the use of chemically and biologically identical hormones. This makes BHRT a better choice than conventional hormone replacement therapy, which uses synthetic hormones.

The natural hormones used in BHRT can be administered with a number of delivery methods. They include:

  • Pills
  • Injections
  • Pellets
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Skin patches

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy generally falls in to two categories: BHRT for Women and BHRT for Men.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Many women seek bio-identical hormone replacement as a way to combat menopause. After women hit a certain age, their body goes through this drastic change. Menopause can also be caused at any age by a woman who has received a hysterectomy.

Some of the more alarming signs and symptoms of female hormonal imbalance include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Migraines
  • Bone density loss
  • Memory loss

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Just as women suffer from menopause, men deal with andropause. Andropause is often synonymous with low testosterone. As a man ages, his testosterone levels drastically decrease and lead to the condition also known as Low-T.
Low testosterone symptoms include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle loss
  • Depression
  • Joint pain
  • Memory loss
  • Poor concentration

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

When the thyroid gland fails to produce enough T3 and T4, this causes a condition known as hypothyroidism. An underproductive, underactive thyroid can result in variety of serious health complications and can make life difficult. If you think you may be dealing with hypothyroidism, call (239) 513-0055 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

Causes of Hypothyroidism

As with all thyroid conditions, there are a number hypothyroid causes. These factors can weaken or eliminate your thyroid hormone production:

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Chemotherapy / Radiation therapy
  • Certain medications
  • Iodine deficiency
  • Infections

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

An underproductive thyroid gland can have a massive impact on your health. The symptoms of hypothyroidism vary from person to person and typically develop over time.

If you’re suffering from hypothyroidism, you may notice:

  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Aches
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Yellowed skin

Hypothyroidism Treatment

The best, most-effective hypothyroidism treatment is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT. In essence, BHRT replenishes your thyroid gland with hormones and restores your thyroid levels to their natural state.

BHRT can also be supplemented with:

  • Improved diet
  • Improved exercise
  • Some over-the-counter medications

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If hypothyroidism treatment sounds right for you, don't hesitate to call (239) 513-0055 or contact us online.

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