The way you experience each day is significantly influenced by your hormones, acting as crucial messengers that regulate various bodily functions such as sleep, metabolism, and reproduction. With aging or specific health conditions, there is a decline in hormone levels, particularly testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone, which significantly impact your well-being. Maintaining the right hormonal balance is essential for sustaining energy and vitality.

The diminishing levels of hormones can result in undesirable consequences, including insomnia, fatigue, cognitive fog, low energy, weight fluctuations, and loss of lean muscle mass. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) becomes a vital solution, aiming to restore hormone levels, enhance your overall well-being, and mitigate the adverse effects of hormonal decline.

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What are Bioidentical Hormones?

In the realm of regenerative medicine, practitioners commonly incorporate bioidentical hormones into their treatment plans, distinguishing them from synthetic counterparts. The distinctions lie in the manufacturing process, composition, and molecular structure. Bioidentical hormones are synthesized in laboratories to precisely mirror naturally occurring hormones, making them a preferred choice among regenerative medicine practitioners. These hormones are frequently derived from plant sources.

What is the Function of Bioidentical Hormones?

Physicians may recommend hormone replacement therapy to address various issues, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Decreased libido
  • Disinterest in sexual activities
  • Waning enthusiasm for favorite pastimes
  • Weight gain or fluctuations
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Decreased bone density
  • Thinning hair

After establishing your baseline through blood tests, we can determine whether hormonal replenishment would be beneficial. Hormones may be administered orally, as a gel or cream, or through an implanted pellet. The dosage is tailored to address your specific symptoms, considering factors such as age and health history. Regular follow-up discussions are crucial to assess the effectiveness of the prescribed dose.

Is There a Specific Age to Stop Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Not necessarily. There isn’t a predetermined age at which it becomes unsafe. Instead, continued eligibility depends on a thorough evaluation of your health. As individuals age, they may develop risk factors that could amplify potential side effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Are Bioidentical Hormones Exclusive to Women?

Certainly not. Both men and women can benefit from HRT, as hormonal imbalances and declines affect both genders. While bioidentical hormones are frequently recommended to address changes associated with menopause, post-menopausal women represent just one demographic that can derive advantages.

Initiating Hormone Replacement Therapy

In certain scenarios, biologic allograft therapy can be combined with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. However, standalone HRT is often a sensible approach. Schedule a consultation to determine the most suitable course of action for your needs.