An optimal balance of hormones is vital to your overall health. Several different hormones ebb and flow in our body as we age. Because they help regulate various body functions, even minor hormonal imbalances can negatively impact how you feel and function.
The good news is that the team at Executive Medicine of Texas can assist you! Our multidisciplinary team provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to alleviate the physical and psychological symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances in women and men.
If increased energy, better mood, libido boost, and reduced hot flashes sound appealing, this could be the treatment for you. Continue reading to learn how BHRT can help restore your vitality.
Hormones and you
The body strives to remain balanced, but sometimes things can get out of whack, and the body needs help. A hormonal imbalance happens when the body cannot make enough hormones, which balances out other hormones.
Hormones are powerful messengers that can cause major changes in your body. When men lack enough male hormones and women have low female hormones, the result is often a constellation of symptoms that can leave you struggling to feel like yourself again.
Progesterone, testosterone, estrogen, DHEA, estradiol, and estriol are key hormones in reproductive development, aging, and overall wellness.
When these hormones are imbalanced, the body has a harder time maintaining:
- Bone density
- Lean mass
- Restful sleep
- Skin health
- Digestive health
- Mental focus
- Mental health
Women experiencing hormone imbalance often complain of feeling run down, forgetful, having trouble concentrating, and just not feeling like themselves. They may also have hot flashes, night sweats, and trouble sleeping. It can interfere with work productivity, home life, and relationships.
Men with low testosterone typically report:
- An increase in belly fat
- Low stamina
- Reduced sex drive
- Mood changes
- Decreased mental ability
- Weight gain
- Sleep problems
- Decreased muscular strength
- Hair loss / breakage
- Joint Pain / muscle aches
Giving the body the hormones it lacks can relieve symptoms and boost well-being.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are the therapy of choice for many people.
With BHRT, we don’t attempt to balance your hormones with synthetic chemicals. Bioidentical hormones are instead derived from plant sources, such as soy and yam. These hormones are structurally identical to the hormones found in the human body.
We take it a step further at Executive Medicine of Texas, customizing BHRT to each patient so that it is tailored to each patient’s specific chemistry and needs.
Because the chemical structure of bioidentical hormones is identical to your hormones, your body accepts them more readily. You are less likely to experience side effects and can take them safely.
The Executive Medicine of Texas team offers BHRT in various forms, including a pellet implanted under the skin. When you begin BHRT, it takes about 10 days for your body to adjust to the new hormones.
How bioidentical hormones affect the body
Your body cannot tell the difference between its own versus bioidentical hormones, so it uses them the same way it uses the hormones it produces.
Men who choose BHRT often report:
- Improved stamina
- Boosted libido
- Increased muscle
- Thicker hair
Women who opt for BHRT commonly report:
- More energy
- Better mood
- Improved mental clarity
- Increased libido
- Weight loss
- Healthier hair
Most patients start feeling better within 4-6 weeks of starting BRHT.
Restoring hormonal balance with BHRT
If you suspect that you have a hormonal imbalance, have symptoms, or just aren’t feeling like yourself, a simple blood test can provide some clarity. To learn more, and for a hormone evaluation, call our Southlake, Texas, office to schedule a visit with an Executive Medicine of Texas provider.