HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
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HORMONES & THE BODY
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Your hormones control most of your basic bodily functions. They serve as an internal communication system between cells throughout the body. They coordinate everything from digestion and growth to your appetite, immune function, mood, and libido. So, when your hormones are out of balance, even slightly, it can have a big impact on your health and well-being.
Often, when people’s hormones drop or become unbalanced, they turn to hormone replacement therapies to ease symptoms. One such therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. It promises a “natural” solution to hormone issues. But what exactly is BHRT, and how is it different from other hormone replacement therapies?
BHRT can be used to treat men and women when their hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. It’s most frequently used to ease symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and low testosterone. It may also be used to improve symptoms of cancer treatment or to treat conditions such as:
ADRENAL & THYROID DISORDERS
Bioidentical hormones are man-made hormones derived from plant sterols that are chemically identical to those the human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment. Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the symptoms if you are in a hormone deficiency?
The most common symptoms connected to hormone deficiency are memory loss, high cholesterol, fatigue, and weight gain.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy used for?
Hormone replacement therapy is used to help treat patients with declining or unbalanced hormone levels. It’s also an effective treatment for hypogonadism, menopause, and perimenopause.
How does Hormone Replacement Therapy help with erectile dysfunction?
Testosterone plays a vital role in a man’s sexual drive and function. Low testosterone levels can lead to decreased stimulation and performance. Hormone replacement therapy can provide natural hormones to help replenish low testosterone levels and restore sexual stimulation, thus treating erectile dysfunction.
How do I find out what dosage I need for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Depending on your type of treatment and medical history, a doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your customized plan. Doctors will use routine saliva or blood tests to check your hormone levels and adjust dosages to fit your symptoms, needs, and overall treatment goal. You should also provide your doctor with any information regarding any pre-existing conditions, allergies, and other medications so they can provide the most accurate dosage recommendations to fit your plan.