Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormones or natural hormones have the same structures of hormones that you were born with and perform the same hormonal functions. Bioidentical hormones used in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) are typically made from plant based materials (for example from yams). They are used to replenish losses of hormones that occur through the aging process, or by medicines.
It’s all about the balance! Why? By creating hormonal harmony, ie, by balancing your hormones, your symptoms are improved and so does your quality of life.
At the Healthy Living and Longevity Medical Center, an anti-aging and functional medicine practice serving South Florida, we offer personalized, customized care based upon your unique biochemical individuality. By measuring your hormone levels, treating you, and then re-measuring your hormone levels, this is the safest method for bringing your hormones into balance.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps to improve or eliminate hormonally created symptoms, such as PMS symptoms, the symptoms of Andropause (from low male hormones such as testosterone), and the symptoms of menopause misery (the hot flashes, night sweats, belly fat, dry skin, memory loss, fatigue) to improve your energy, memory, mood, and sexual functioning. We can help you become more stress resilient to avoid ‘burn out’. We can improve the function of your thyroid, and can help you normalize TPO antibodies if you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, replenish low testosterone, estrogens, progesterone, DHEA, cortisol, pregnenolone, oxytocin, growth hormone, insulin, parathyroid hormone, and more.
Bioidentical hormone therapy for women:
It’s not a fun experience to be visited by those ‘Seven dwarfs of menopause’ that Suzanne Somers wrote about: itchy, bitchy, sweaty, bloaty, sleepy, forgetful, and all dried up!
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men:
Testosterone replacement and key nutrients helps prevent you from becoming a, ‘Grumpy old man’. These men have a pervasive sense of fatigue, and loss of mental and physical sharpness. Therapy reverses this and the effect is a better quality of life.
Women and men need their hormones and they need them to be properly balanced.
For women, the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy include:
- better energy
- better memory
- better mood
- improved sleep
- prevention of frailty
- improved muscles
- improved bones
- better heart health
- improved libido and orgasms
- better immune function
- reduced PMS symtpoms
- reduced symptoms of menopause
- … and more!
For men, if your hormones are out of balance, you may have some or all of the following symptoms:
- A pervasive sense of fatigue – you feel tired all day!
- Losing mental and/or physical ‘edge’
- ‘Couch potato’ after 5pm
- Work outs do not produce the results of the past
- Aches and pains (particularly in the neck and shoulders)
- Sexual functioning decreased- unable to obtain or maintain erections, less ejaculate, etc…
- Loss of self-confidence
- Poor sleep
- Less focused thinking
These symptoms can be reversed with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. For example, testosterone replacement can sharpen a man’s focus and mental clarity, improve self-esteem and self-confidence, help prevent heart disease by decreasing inflammation, improve blood sugars, helps build bone, helps build muscle, work outs are more productive, and improves sexual functioning.