Aging does not have to mean the end of vitality and energy. If you suffer from fatigue, lack of energy, occasional brain fog, and reduced sex drive, your hormones may be imbalanced.
Bioidentical hormone treatments can help boost energy, restore vitality, and address other challenges of getting older. Call our office today to learn more about how bioidentical hormone treatment in Rhode Island can put you on the path to optimal wellness.
Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to hormones produced by the body. This means that the body typically accepts bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as natural supplements. Unlike standard hormone replacement therapy, which uses synthetic estrogen derived from the urine of pregnant mares, bioidentical hormone treatments are not universally applicable. Instead, these hormones are tailored for each patient in a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy.
Bioidentical hormones can relieve many of the symptoms of menopause in women. This therapy can alleviate the following conditions:
Men can also benefit from bioidentical hormone treatment, since testosterone levels decline with age. Men experiencing andropause—the male equivalent to menopause—may deal with some of the same symptoms that menopausal women experience, in addition to erectile dysfunction and loss of muscle mass. Bioidentical hormone treatment can make Rhode Island residents of either gender feel more like themselves and improve their quality of life.
Patients receiving hormone therapy require close monitoring by a doctor, especially when treatment first begins. A patient’s hormone levels can be determined by a blood, urine, or saliva sample, and their doctor may also take a complete medical history to validate their candidacy for bioidentical hormone treatment. Hormone dosages are based on the patient’s needs and test results and may be adjusted regularly.
Bioidentical hormones are available in injectable, tablet, intradermal pellet, gel, and cream forms. A doctor could discuss the best type of bioidentical hormone therapy for each patient, design custom diet and exercise plans, and recommend complementary hormone replacement services.
Some people may experience side effects after starting bioidentical hormone treatment, but adjusting the dosage should offer relief and allow most patients to continue benefiting from this therapy. Side effects commonly manifest as the following symptoms:
While most patients reportedly benefit from bioidentical hormone treatment, some people in Rhode Island should not start this regimen. For example, women with breast or reproductive tract cancers should not undergo bioidentical hormone treatment, nor should men with prostate cancer, heart diseases, or a history of strokes. Patients with high red blood cell counts should consult with their doctors before receiving this treatment, as it may interfere with clotting.
If you would like to know how bioidentical hormone treatment in Rhode Island can improve your life and whether you are a candidate for this therapy, schedule a consultation at our Greenwich office. Learn more about hormone treatment from a qualified physician so you can make an informed decision about your health and wellness.