Chronic fatigue, decreased sex drive, difficulty sleeping, and weight gain are some of the many symptoms both men and women experience as hormone levels in their bodies change. These symptoms are often incorrectly accepted as a natural part of growing older and people tolerate the discomforts of hormone imbalance unaware that these effects can be reversed.
Menopause in women and andropause in men are the most frequently discussed causes of hormone imbalance as people approach their fifties. However, starting in the mid-thirties, levels of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol begin to decline. In fact, it is estimated that many women will spend about one-third of their lives experiencing the symptoms of hormone imbalance during perimenopause, menopause and post menopause.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Restoring the delicate balance between hormones in your body and relieving the uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating symptoms of hormone imbalance is the role of Homone Replacement Therapy. Bioidentical hormones are exactly the same as those in the human body. They differ from the more widely available bio-similar or synthetic hormone replacements used in conventional hormone therapies.
Dr. Brown will provide you a customized program of hormone replacement designed to restore balance within your body and relieve your symptoms.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Hormone levels in your body control a wide variety of biochemical processes. This makes the symptoms of hormone imbalance wide ranging. In general, hormone imbalance manifests in the following ways:
• Hot flashes
• Night sweats
• Difficulty sleeping
• Tiredness and chronic fatigue
• Changes in mood
• Memory loss
• Loss of Libido
• Sexual dysfunction
• Feelings of anxiety and depression
• Weight gain
• High cholesterol
• High Blood pressure
• Bone demineralization
What to expect from Hormone Replacement Therapy
Following a thorough medical evaluation including blood and saliva analysis, Dr. Brown will prescribe a plan for restoring hormone balance that may include dietary, activity, and behavioral changes along with bioidentical hormone replacement. Using this integrated approach to hormone replacement therapy, you can expect to quickly experience increased energy, and an overall improvement in your wellbeing.