What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and How Does It Work?
Hormones are essential for a wide range of bodily processes, from sleep and growth to metabolism and mood. So, it is easy to know when your hormones aren’t balanced. Menopause, which affects all women during their middle years, is the most common hormonal imbalance. These hormonal fluctuations can have repercussions in many areas of daily life including physical, mental, sexual health and psychological health. One way to stabilize the inconsistencies is using BioIdentical Hormone at Innovative Wellness in Walnut Creek as a replacement therapy method.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
You are probably aware of hormone replacement therapies. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is similar, but it uses plant-based hormones chemically the same as those produced in the human body. The result is less chance of adverse side effects.
BHRT has several delivery methods. There are topical creams and gels, injections, patches, and pellets.
When should you consider BHRT?
Hormone replacement is generally used for women who are going through menopause or pre-menopause. It can alleviate symptoms like weight gain, night sweats, hot flashes, memory issues, and others. BHRT can also be used for other individuals, like men experiencing declining testosterone levels, and can treat thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, and help with fibromyalgia.
What are the risks and side effects?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is considered to be very safe. Some temporary side effects may be headaches, nausea, or acne. These should go away after a few weeks.
What are the signs of Hormonal Imbalance?
There are a variety of signs that could indicate a hormonal imbalance. For women, these signs could be changes in their menstrual cycle, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, loss of libido or difficulty sleeping. Men may experience changes in libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, or depression. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to us and find out if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Innovative Wellness' Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective treatment for hormonal imbalances. At Innovative Wellness, we are proud to offer a holistic, integrative, anti-aging approach to hormone treatments for women and men. If you are feeling signs of hormone imbalances, don't hesitate to get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation. During your initial consultation, we will review your medical history and symptoms to determine if you are a candidate for hormone therapy.