Aging can be a scary prospect. In addition to the general stress and pains of growing old, we go through a number of physical and mental changes. For women, menopause is a major concern while men deal with andropause and low testosterone.
Many age-related issues are the result of hormonal imbalance. Your body has a complex collection of glands called the endocrine system. Each of these glands generates crucial hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. Excessive or reduced levels of these hormones can wreak havoc on your system.
Bioidentical hormones are biologically identical to or of the same chemical structure as the ones your body makes; one size does not fit all. A customized natural hormone program that incorporates your genetics, stress level, health condition, environment, diet, is the ideal way to restore your hormones safely. A major goal of treatment is to have a good balance among all hormones.
The natural hormones used in BHRT can be administered with a number of delivery methods. They include:
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy generally falls in to two categories: BHRT for Women and BHRT for Men.
Many women seek bio-identical hormone replacement as a way to combat menopause. After women hit a certain age, their body goes through this drastic change. Menopause can also be caused at any age by a woman who has received a hysterectomy with removal of her ovaries.
Some of the more alarming signs and symptoms of female hormonal imbalance include:
Just as women suffer from menopause, men deal with andropause. Andropause is often synonymous with low testosterone. As a man ages, his testosterone levels drastically decrease and lead to the condition also known as Low-T.
Low testosterone symptoms include:
Regardless of the delivery method, men and women who are treated with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy see noticeable results.
Those treated with BHRT can see:
Hormone levels should be measured before initiating hormone replacement therapy and periodically during treatment. Serum testing is the method to determine hormone levels and the various hormone binding proteins such as sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). In some instances, salivary testing can be done.
Also important for successful treatment is our more than 20 years of clinical experience in natural hormone therapies and careful listening to our patients. In this way the most appropriate treatment options can be customized to each individual.
For more information about BHRT, call (914) 245-3056 or request more information online.