Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) isn’t just for women in menopause. The reality is that both men and women experience hormone deficiencies that can cause significant health issues, including changes in your sex drive, chronic fatigue, weight gain, and depression. At Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute, home of Bossa Nova Lasers and Cosmetic Medicine, the experienced team of doctors offers effective hormone therapies using bioidentical hormones to alleviate your symptoms and get you back to feeling like you again. To learn more about BHRT, schedule an appointment at the Oakland Park, Florida, office online or by phone.
Your body uses hormones to send chemical messages throughout your body. Your endocrine system produces these hormones, which then travel in your bloodstream, signaling your muscles and organs to carry out certain functions. Hormones control important processes, including the management your body’s metabolism and your reproductive system.
If you have too much or too little of certain hormones, it can have a significant impact on your health — even if the imbalance is minor.
There are many factors that can influence your balance of hormones. The root cause of the imbalance depends on which glands and hormone levels are being affected. Some common influencing factors include:
Other unique factors that can influence hormone imbalance in women include menopause, pregnancy, and birth control pills.
Common symptoms of a hormone imbalance include:
Hormone imbalances in women can also cause irregular periods, vaginal dryness, and excessive hair growth, especially on the face and chin.
In men, hormone imbalances can result in erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, and the development of breast tissue.
Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute, home of Bossa Nova Lasers and Cosmetic Medicine offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which involves hormones that are structurally the same as the ones your body produces. Your doctor can perform comprehensive blood tests and review your symptoms to determine which hormones your body lacks.
By giving your body what it needs, you can enjoy a symptom-free, healthier life with more energy and motivation.
By supplying the right level of hormones to your body, you can enjoy long-lasting results that include:
Your doctor monitors your progress carefully and may need to try several types and doses of bioidentical hormones to find the right treatment level for you.
To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women, schedule an appointment online or by calling the office.