In order to keep our bodies in top-notch form we need to produce hormones. But, as we get older the way our bodies produce hormones changes and slows down allowing for aging and unwanted consequences. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a modern therapy designed to negate unwanted consequences of hormonal imbalance.
Would You Benefit from Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Once we enter our late twenties our bodies start to slow down certain production of hormones. When this occurs our entire hormonal system becomes unbalanced. For our hormones to affect our body correctly they must be in balance. Frequently a deficiency in the production of one or more hormones creates instability throughout our entire hormonal system.
Women who are going through or have completed menopause is a good example of the effects and changes in the hormonal system. Their production of estrogen and progesterone decreases as they enter and complete menopause. Frequently, discomfort such as insomnia, hot flashes, fatigue and mood swings are related to the side effects of the reduced levels of production of these two hormones.
However, hormonal issues related to aging affect both males and females. After years of research, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy has become the best way to supplement the human hormone system and recover your body’s natural balance for a healthier and better life.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is individualized for each patient. This is why it is very important to seek treatment from an experienced physician that will customize the right treatment for you.
Beginning Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
As Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is tailored to the individual needs of each patient, you first will need a thorough examination. Like other exams, you will undergo a review of current symptoms, a history including past symptoms, your individual medical history and a medical history of your family. Expect to answer questions about your lifestyle and diet too. At times patients will be instructed to amend their diet and/or lifestyle (more exercise, less red meat and such).
A key part of the initial examination is laboratory analysis of hormone levels in your body.
At your next appointment you will be presented with an individual plan created just for you with the proper doses of bio-identical hormones being prescribed for you and your hormone related issues.
We will monitor your hormone levels and make adjustments as needed during your subsequent visits.
Benefits of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Although each patient reacts differently to Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy some may see results as quickly as within one week. Treated properly symptoms such as sexual dysfunction, thyroid related issues, fatigue and metabolic problems will ease.
A majority of patients see improved mental outlook – fewer mood changes, lowered stress levels, better memory, better sleep and heightened alertness. This is usually accompanied by a renewed level of energy.
To learn more about our Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy please contact us at (770) 683-9136 and talk to one of our specialist. Visit a top-rated OBGYN in Newnan GA today.