The hormones in your body are tiny regulators that govern a lot more than you think, which is only made clear when their levels begin to fluctuate or drop. Women who are transitioning out of their reproductive years through menopause begin to lose estrogen and progesterone while men slowly lose testosterone beginning in their 30s and beyond. If irregular hormone levels are affecting your quality of life, we can make up the difference with bioidentical hormones.
At Boat Club MedSpa, under the guidance of Dr. Jerry Davis and Kasey Murphy, PA-C, our goal is to help our Fort Worth, Texas, area patients navigate every stage of their lives with ease, looking and feeling great both inside and out. If a hormone deficiency is leaving you feeling less like yourself and wreaking havoc on your wellness, explore how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help.
To get started, here are five reasons why bioidentical hormones may benefit you.
1. Women and menopause
The transition through menopause marks the end of your reproductive years as your ovaries begin to shut down. But in addition to no longer releasing eggs, your ovaries begin to wind down production of estrogen or progesterone, the hormones that oversee reproduction and your more female characteristics.
The effects of this sudden and precipitous drop vary from one woman to the next, but the most common complaints include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Weight gain (especially around the abdomen)
- Thinning hair and skin
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of libido
- Sleep problems
This laundry list of unsavory side effects ranges in severity and duration among women, but if any of these menopausal symptoms are disrupting your life in significant ways, we can use BHRT to ease these side effects and help make your transition far less bumpy.
2. Men and low T
Low T is the shortened name for low testosterone, and it can affect men at any stage, though the problem becomes more prevalent with age. Men begin to naturally lose testosterone starting in their 30s, but the decline isn’t terribly significant. That said, the gradual drop-off can begin to add up as the years go by, leaving you with some of these symptoms:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Sleep issues
- Loss of libido
- Erectile dysfunction
There are other reasons why men may experience low T, such as a medical condition that affects your testicles and testosterone production.
No matter the source of your low T, if you’re experiencing life-altering side effects, bioidentical hormones can replace what’s missing, giving you the resources you need for for restoring normal function.
3. The next best thing
Bioidentical hormones are derived from a chemical in certain plants, namely soy and yams, that allow you to create a hormone that’s identical in molecular structure to your natural hormones. In this sense, they behave exactly as your own hormones do and work seamlessly with your body.
4. Ease of use
Another benefit of BHRT is its ease of use. Once we determine the right dose for your unique situation, we can implant slow-release hormone pellets under your skin or administer an injection. The hormone pellets generally last 3-6 months, at which point we reassess your situation and make a plan moving forward.
5. Worth trying
If we find that your hormone levels are low, we can supply you with bioidentical hormones to see whether they help. Because these synthesized hormones mimic your natural hormones, they’re fairly safe to use. And we can always make any necessary adjustments while we tackle your hormone problem along the way. In other words, BHRT is with a shot if you’d like to improve your quality of life in the face of declining hormones.
If you’d like to explore bioidentical hormones further, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (817) 591-7716 or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.