Healthline states hormones control your most basic bodily functions, coordinating between digestion, appetite, immune function, mood, and libido. When your hormones are out of balance or slightly lacking where they should be, it can significantly impact your wellbeing.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can ease symptoms when hormones drop or become unbalanced. The Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates team can talk with you about your symptoms and how Daytona Beach bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can help you.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy® (BHRT)?
Bioidentical is a term used to describe hormones made to be chemically similar to those in your body. Any hormone can be replicated, but the term bioidentical refers to compounds containing estrogens, progesterone, and androgens. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can support both men and women when there is a change in hormone levels.
Plant steroids found in soy and wild yams are utilized to be chemically identical to the hormones the human body makes. Bioidentical hormones are manmade and can come in pills, implanted pellets, patches, injections, gels, or creams. A provider from our team can discuss the options we offer and which product would be most helpful to you after a thorough exam.
What Is the Cost?
Depending on the specific regimen you need based on symptoms and goals will determine the price. Pricing can vary, and you must pay out of pocket for your prescription or services as we do not accept insurance.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy®
There are several benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy®. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can improve your overall wellbeing and symptoms. Depending on your need for BHRT, it can help with improving dropped hormones, help reduce the risk of other health conditions, or treat health conditions and improve the look of your skin.
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Improvement in Perimenopause or Menopause
Perimenopause or Menopause can lead to symptoms that negatively impact a woman’s quality of life. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can increase the dropped levels of hormones to help improve symptoms like:
- Weight gain
- Sleep issues
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Mood changes
- Change in libido
- Pain during sex
- Memory loss
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Reduce Risk of or Treat Other Health Conditions
There are many healthy choices you can make to reduce your risk for certain diseases and conditions. Being active, eating appropriately for your body type to support your blood pressure, and achieving a healthy weight can all lead to reducing your risk for health problems.
The use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can help reduce the risk for health conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Brittle bones
- Tooth loss
It can also be used to treat conditions like:
- Perimenopause and Menopause
- Insulin resistance
- Adrenal and thyroid disorders
Improve the Appearance of Your Skin
Bioidentical hormones can enhance the look of your skin. Increasing skin hydration allows for the improvement of your skin’s thickness, hydration, and elasticity and reduces wrinkles.
Alleviating dry, itchy, thin, and fragile skin by increasing hydration helps provides many benefits. The hormones allow the skin to tighten and thicken, improving the collagen in your skin, resulting in youthful-looking skin.
Ease Cancer Symptoms
Undergoing cancer treatments can affect your entire body, impacting your quality of life. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can help relieve symptoms such as insomnia, migraines, incontinence, and low libido. BHRT can also help men reduce or prevent symptoms of prostate cancer when they can’t have surgery or radiation.
Possible Side Effects of Using Bioidentical Hormones
There is a possibility for bioidentical hormones to cause side effects. Some examples could include:
- Breast tenderness
- Swelling of body parts (hands, legs, feet)
- Increased facial hair in women
If you experience side effects, they could lessen over time, or they could turn into serious side effects. You could experience a heart attack, stroke, or blood clots. Depending on how long you take bioidentical hormones, you could also increase the risk of breast cancer, uterine cancer, gallbladder disease, or heart disease. If you start to experience serious side effects, seek medical attention.
Preexisting Health Conditions
During your first visit, we will get to know you through an exam, perform lab work, and request certain information to ensure we make a plan to help you and your needs.
Suppose you have a preexisting condition like a blood clotting disorder, breast cancer, heart or cardiovascular disease, or a history of strokes. In that case, we will discuss how the various side effects may impact you. We will consider the pros and cons before we begin any treatment.
How Quickly Do Bioidentical Hormones Start to Work?
After your thorough exam, we will determine the right dose of hormones for your needs. The information we gather from your lab work, history, and symptoms will allow us to tailor a treatment right for you.
The objective is to use the lowest dose possible with the shortest duration possible. We will check your hormone needs regularly and assess your levels, which may require adjustments based on your changing hormone needs.
You may start to feel improvements in your wellbeing within a few weeks to a few months. You could start to see improvement in your symptoms, including but not limited to increased sleep, mood, and libido. Most of the time, it takes three months for the full effects of hormone therapy to start working.
Our Daytona Beach Providers Can Answer Your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy® Questions
When your hormones are out of balance, it is hard for you to function normally. Imbalances can create symptoms affecting your day-to-day life and tasks. Contact Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates today, and we will determine how to best take care of you and your needs for hormone support.
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