Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute

Pain Management Specialists & Cosmetic Clinic located in Oakland Park, FL & Port St. Lucie, FL

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.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is a hormone imbalance?

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.

What causes a hormone imbalance?

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:

  • Stress
  • Diabetes
  • Injury or trauma
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Cancer treatments
  • Certain medications
  • Adrenal insufficiency

Other unique factors that can influence hormone imbalance in women include menopause, pregnancy, and birth control pills.

What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

Common symptoms of a hormone imbalance include:

  • Dry skin
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair
  • Frequent urination
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Changes in bowel function
  • Increased sensitivity to heat and cold

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.

What treatment options are available for hormone imbalances?

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.

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

By supplying the right level of hormones to your body, you can enjoy long-lasting results that include:

  • More energy
  • Enhanced metabolism
  • Improved sex drive
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Consistency in mood

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.