Are you ready for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy? Each and every day our bodies preform a number of complicated processes to survive and support us. None of which would be possible without the help of our hormones, which are chemical messengers using the bloodstream to travel and send signals to our tissues and organs. Our bodies include over 50 types of hormones, all of which control a variety of important functions like
- brain function
- and sex drive
When there are fluctuations in our hormone levels, one may notices that the changes can lead to dramatic difference in these everyday functions that make life unbearable for many men and women. Fluctuations can be caused by a number of situations including menopause, natural changes, environmental and dietary toxins, among others.
While the symptoms you may experience from a hormonal imbalance can lead to a diminished quality of life, you don’t have to live with them permanently. You can get your life back with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or simply, BHRT today!
With over 22 years of experience, our mission here at All About You Health and Wellness is to assist all of our clients in living their best lives here in Gilbert, Arizona. So if you think hormone therapy could be the right choice for you contact us today at (602) 834-0505 or schedule an appointment below!
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The goal of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is to restore and maintain hormone balance with plant-derived hormones that have similar chemical structures to those naturally occurring in the human body.
Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some forms of manufactured bioidentical hormones. FDA-approved bioidentical hormones include estriol and progesterone.
Hormone therapies come in a variety of forms including:
- Vaginal creams & Vaginal tablets
- Estrogen patch
- Estrogen pills
Another option for some women is Combination hormone therapy? This combines doses of estrogen and progesterone (or progestin, a synthetic form of progesterone). Estrogens can help as a menopause treatment to deal with hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.
It’s often recommended to try hormone replacement therapy in its lowest dose when first starting out. Once you determine which of the hormone replacement therapies is best for you, you will be monitored as your body adjusts. Some people try a variety of different hormone therapy treatments before finding the one that works best for them to balance hormone levels and treat symptoms.
Bio-Identical Hormone Package Pricing
Initial consultation- includes all labs and follow up to discuss lab results.( All prescriptions are AN additional Cost)$250
Follow up Appointment – not including prescription. Requires periodic labs which is added to cost at that visit. Lab rechecked at 3 months after starting medication, and then every 6 months and as needed. $100
How Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Help Me?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men and women by increasing hormone levels or balancing out current hormone levels. By doing this, it can reduce or eliminate symptoms linked to perimenopause and menopause for women and low testosterone for men. Hormone Therapy is used to improve moderate to severe menopause symptoms, including:
- hot flashes
- loss of interest in sex or pain during intercourse
- weight gain
- mood changes
- memory loss
Hormone replacement therapy may also reduce your risk for diabetes, tooth loss, and cataracts. There’s some evidence that hormone replacement can also help improve skin thickness, hydration, and elasticity.
How Do I Know If I Have A Hormonal Imbalance?
When your hormone levels are imbalanced, you may begin to notice several different types of symptoms. These can impact your physical, mental, and sexual health. Many women and men experience uncomfortable symptoms that include:
- Decreased libido or sexual desire
- Lack of enthusiasm or motivation
- Loss of muscle tone
- Difficulty concentrating
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain or inability to lose weight
- Mood swings
If you begin to notice any of these symptoms, you’ll want to visit your healthcare provider who can review your family medical history and personal medical history and determine if you are dealing with a hormone imbalance.
What are the Different Types of Hormones?
When you’re talking about hormone therapy and hormone imbalances, it’s important to be familiar with the different types of hormones in the body.
What is Estrogen?
Estrogen refers to a group of similar hormones produced in the body. The main three are:
- Estrone: This is the most prevalent after menopause and is produced by the conversion of adrenal DHEA in fat cells. It is also formed from the conversion from estradiol.
- Estradiol: This hormone is mainly produced by the ovaries and is the most stimulating to the breast tissue of the three.
- Estriol: This is produced in large quantities in pregnancy and is made from estrone and estradiol. It is less stimulating and is also the main circulating estrogen in young women according to research by Dr. Jonathan Wright.
Estrogens help relieve hot flashes (one of the most common menopause symptoms) as well as help the urinary tract, breasts, skin, and blood vessels and keep the uterus toned and flexible. They may slow the development of osteoporosis by slowing down the rate of bone loss. When estrogen levels are not in sync, it can lead to many uncomfortable symptoms.
What is Progesterone?
Progesterone is primarily produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary just before and after ovulation. It is also produced in large quantities by the placenta during pregnancy, while produced all the time by the adrenal glands. Progesterone may enhance estrogen activity while also moderating symptoms of estrogen excess such as water retention, fat accumulation, uterine bleeding, and mood swings. Progesterone helps promote thyroid activity and may also stimulate cells (osteoblasts) necessary for bone building.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone in men is produced by the testicles, and in smaller quantities by the adrenal glands. In women, testosterone is produced in both the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Testosterone is important for men’s and women’s health because it may help increase sex drive, energy, and muscle strength.
What is DHEA?
DHEA is made by the adrenal glands. Once DHEA enters the cells, it may be converted to testosterone and estrogen. DHEA enhances the immune system to help protect against infection, injury, and illness. It may also enhance energy and muscle strength. DHEA may be beneficial in treating autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s Disease, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
What is Pregnenolone?
Pregnenolone is produced in the adrenal glands but is also made in the brain, liver, ovaries, testicles, and myelin sheath. Other hormones such as DHEA, cortisol, progesterone, testosterone, and estrogens are made from pregnenolone. Pregnenolone may enhance mood, energy, and memory. Pregnenolone may be helpful for individuals dealing with autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, and depression.
What Are the Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Researchers have demonstrated the benefits of hormone replacement therapy are more substantial than the risks. Some studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy, in general, may lead to an increased risk of:
- Blood clots
- Gallbladder disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Breast cancer
As your body adjusts to the bioidentical hormone therapy, you may experience some side effects including mood swings, breast tenderness, increased body hair or facial hair, and weight gain. If you are concerned about any potential health risks associated with BHRT, speak to your healthcare provider.
For more information on BHRT or any other hormone therapy, give us a call at (602) 834-0505 to learn about how different wellness plans can help correct a hormonal imbalance.
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