Thanks to modern medicine and the technology available today, men and women are living longer lives than ever before. However, because of our lengthened lifespans, our bodies must continue producing hormones longer than in past generations. The result is often a hormonal imbalance as men and women advance in age.
Hormonal Imbalance in Men
When we think about hormonal imbalances, many people erroneously assume that it is something that only happens to women. Andropause– otherwise known as the male menopause– often results in many of the same symptoms that we associate with menopause. These include: weight gain, hot flashes, low libido, and sleep disturbances. Additionally, andropause can cause symptoms that are unique to men, such as erectile dysfunction and urinary problems.
Hormonal Imbalance in Women
As women approach perimenopause and subsequently menopause, the body’s production of progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone slow down. The result is often a host of bothersome symptoms, including weight gain, vaginal dryness, low sex drive, chronic insomnia, hot flashes, depression, and fatigue. However, these uncomfortable symptoms aren’t the only issues caused by hormonal imbalances. In fact, hormonal imbalances are often the root of chronic health problems as we age.
Hormone Replacement Therapy as a Treatment Option
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) helps by replenishing the hormones our bodies need to function optimally. BHRT uses hormones from naturally occurring sources in order to replicate the hormones that occur in the human body. Bioidentical hormones are also easier to metabolize than traditional synthetic hormones. Additionally, they are customized to fit your body’s unique needs– a major advantage over synthetic hormones.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Pellets
Pellet therapy is simply a method of delivery for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. A tiny pellet– comprised of customized levels of bioidentical hormones– is placed under the skin, typically around the upper part of the buttocks. The pellet is inserted every three to six months.
Contact us today to determine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the right fit for you!