Why choose BHRT?
Hormones fluctuate as we age, leading men and women alike into periods of physical and emotional distress. While it’s more common for women to experience the effects of hormone imbalance during menopause, men also undergo a period known as “andropause,” which is often described as a type of menopause for men. Age plays a significant role in hormone production, and over time, your body will stop producing estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and other hormones at the same levels that it did during early adulthood. As a result, you may suffer from mild to severe symptoms that disrupt your everyday life. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT may be the solution that you’ve been looking for.
Hormone Imbalance for Women
Once women enter menopause, ovaries stop producing the hormones that are necessary for physical and emotional stability. On the positive side, periods cease altogether by the time a woman reaches age 50 or so. Unfortunately, hormone production — and lack thereof — can affect other aspects of your mind and body. The following symptoms are associated with menopause:
These and other symptoms could be the result of the aging process, but younger women may also experience hormone imbalance due to medical conditions or other lifestyle factors. You don’t need to treat the symptoms if they’re not interfering with your life, but moderate to severe symptoms could be alleviated with natural hormone replacement therapy.
How Hormone Imbalance Affects Men
Men are less likely to notice symptoms of hormone imbalance because testosterone depletes naturally and slowly, at a rate of about 1-2 percent each year after age 30. You may assume that your decreased sex drive, lethargy and muscle loss are all due to aging, but age alone isn’t always responsible for physical and emotional changes. If you’re experiencing any the following symptoms, then you may be dealing with hormone imbalance:
Your symptoms may be mild or severe, but if they’re impacting your ability to function, then talk to your doctor about hormone replacement therapy. Synthetics have been the popular choice for low testosterone, but there are natural alternatives with fewer side effects, such as pellet therapy.
A Natural Treatment Option
Men and women have benefited from synthetic hormone replacement therapy for decades, but recent studies consistently find strong links between synthetic treatments and an increased risk of developing heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis, particularly among women. In fact, women who have certain cancers and other medical conditions can’t participate in synthetic hormone therapy due to the risks involved. Fortunately, there’s a natural way to combat the effects of aging: bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT.
Bio-identical hormone therapy treats the symptoms of hormone imbalance without the unpleasant side effects associated with synthetic options. While there are several treatment methods available, pellet therapy is the least stressful because it only needs to be administered about every three to six months. Made from bio-identical hormones, the pellets are inserted under the skin. Over time, the pellets release estradiol or testosterone as needed into the body.
Unlike synthetics, each BHRT treatment is customized to a person’s unique needs and adjusted to address any changes. It’s a fully natural way to regain physical and emotional balance for men and women. If you’re interested in how pellet therapy can work for you, then start the conversation with your doctor to learn more about BHRT.