BioIdentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

As women grow older, issues such as menopause, hypertension, and hormonal imbalance begin to set in. Millions of women suffer from hormonal deficiencies, which may present itself as weight gain, early menopause or premenstrual symptoms.

Unfortunately, most women do not know what to do when these symptoms start to get the better of them. Interestingly, 25% of affected women enter into menopause due to medical reasons rather than natural aging processes. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy seeks to identify and mitigate symptoms associated with hormonal deficiencies, especially in women.

Symptoms of hormonal deficiencies include:

  • Depression
  • Lower sexual libido
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle loss
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Gynecomastia

High and Low Levels in Women

Testosterone is a naturally occurring steroid hormone found particularly in men. Women also have low levels of testosterone. However, if the level of testosterone in a woman rises beyond normal, that woman will develop masculine features such as increased facial hair growth and a deepening of the voice.

It may also cause irregular menstrual cycles and baldness in some women and men. On the other hand, lower levels of testosterone will cause low libido and affect muscle mass and body density. Undergoing a bioidentical hormone procedure will normalize testosterone levels accordingly.

Functions of Testosterone in Women

  • Improves metabolism
  • Prevents Osteoporosis
  • Enhances recovery from an illness
  • Important for bone strength
  • Enhances the development of lean muscle mass and strength
  • Increases energy levels and sense of well-being
  • Increases sexual libido
  • Enhances the sensitivity of nipples and clitoris

As a woman ages, her level of testosterone decreases. Doctors recommend eating a healthy diet to maintain optimum levels of testosterone. However, this is not enough. Undergoing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy will help maintain hormonal balance.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement in Men

Do you know that men also suffer from menopause? In men, this condition is referred to as andropause. When a man reaches 20 years old, his hormone production hits its peak. At 40 or 50 years of age, hormonal production starts going down. This results in andropause.

Men who suffer from andropause often experience harmful body changes, negative personality changes and less vitality. Interestingly, the signs of andropause are similar to those of hormonal deficiencies in women. Bioidentical hormone treatment is the only way of dealing with male hormonal imbalance.

High and Low Levels in Men

Boys who exhibit high levels of testosterone often reach puberty earlier than their peers who have normal testosterone levels. In adult men, it increases the risk of prostate cancer. On the other hand, low levels of testosterone can lead to testicular cancer, low libido, and infertility.

Functions of Testosterone in Men

  • Deeper voice
  • Facial hair growth
  • Genital development
  • Sperm maturity
  • Enhanced muscle mass
  • Development of the Adam’s apple

Monitor your hormone levels to prevent negative changes in your body. Important hormones include Progesterone, Estrogen, and Testosterone. Masterpiece M.D. provides services in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Irvine, CA. For more information, schedule your free consultation online today.

 

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