When your body stops producing enough hormones, you can stop feeling like yourself. As a result of your body struggling to function with imbalanced hormones, you can experience symptoms that affect your wellbeing and day-to-day life, impacting you mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Hormonal imbalances can affect both men and women. However, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can help ease your symptoms and improve your ability to perform everyday tasks in your personal and work life. Learn how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® in Palm Coast can help you during your initial exam with Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates.
Understanding Hormonal Imbalances
There are five major classes of hormones, but the most discussed are estrogens, progestogens, and androgens. Hormones are a vital part of our body’s regulatory system; they are messengers throughout our body communicating between different processes to help regulate functioning. Hormones are responsible for:
- Growth and development
- Sexual function and health
- Appetite, metabolism, and digestion
- Cognitive function
- Mood and emotional health
Due to the aging process, hormone levels change and can lead to an imbalance, impacting our health. Hormone changes or imbalances can create changes to your physical attributes as well. Some medical conditions can also contribute to hormones going up or down, such as different types of cancer or menopause.
How do I Know If I Have a Hormone Imbalance?
There are several signs and symptoms that can indicate a change in hormone levels. Sometimes, even the slightest hormone changes can show serious side effects, signaling a possible imbalance. Some symptoms could include, but are not limited to:
- Prostate issues
- Weight gain
- Loss of libido
- Mood swings
- Trouble sleeping
- Erectile dysfunction
- Memory problems
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or think you are struggling with a hormone imbalance, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners can help you determine your hormone levels and needs.
Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy® Help Me?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® involves using manmade compounds from plant estrogens chemically manufactured and molecularly structured to mimic hormones produced in the body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can help ease the symptoms you are experiencing due to a hormone imbalance.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can also reduce your risk of developing other health conditions such as diabetes, cataracts, and tooth loss. It can increase the collagen levels in your body, too, resulting in your skin tightening and thickening to enhance your skin’s appearance, even reducing wrinkles.
If you have experienced cancer treatments or a diagnosis, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® could minimize symptoms. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, breast cancer patients reported increased energy, focus, libido, and overall enhanced quality of life.
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Do I Have to Be a Certain Age to Qualify for Treatment?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® does not have an age restriction for men and women. Also, the need to start bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® is not necessarily based on age.
You could qualify for treatment if you are dealing with Perimenopause and Menopause, osteoporosis, insulin resistance, adrenal and thyroid disorders, or fibromyalgia.
The symptoms, diagnosis of a disease or medical condition, age-related hormone imbalance, or lowered levels determine when treatment should be started. Our providers can help determine if you qualify for treatment.
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The Process of Finding a Treatment Plan
Before creating a plan of care, we will gather bloodwork and information, including your history and any pre-existing conditions during your initial exam. These details will help us tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs to bring your hormones back in balance.
During this visit, we will also discuss the risks and potential side effects starting this therapy could cause. Simple side effects such as headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, and acne could arise once you take hormones.
Serious side effects can also emerge, such as blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. It is important you are aware of the potential side effects so you can seek medical attention if necessary.
How Can I Take Bioidentical Hormones?
The best route to take bioidenticals can vary. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® comes in different forms, such as:
- Implanted pellets
We will consider what form makes the most sense for you based on what we offer and which method is the best for you and your lifestyle. The dosage and method you need will determine the cost. We do not accept insurance, so you must pay out of pocket for the services we provide for your treatment plan.
What Happens After I Start Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy®?
Once your treatment plan is put into action, we must assess your changing hormones regularly to determine if adjustments are needed based on your body’s response. During your assessment, we will also check in about any side effects you are experiencing to determine the risks of the therapy.
Improvement to your symptoms will vary. Each person is different and responds to this therapy differently. Finding what works for your body may take longer, or it may take no time at all. You could feel relief within a week or weeks, or it could take months to feel the full effect of your hormones balancing out.
Improvement in your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing can be exciting. You may start sleeping better, having more energy, and thinking clearly, improving your ability to perform everyday tasks.
Contact Our Providers for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy® in Palm Coast
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy® can positively change your life if you struggle with hormone imbalances, making you feel fatigued, depressed, or irritable. Contact Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates to reach our team. We look forward to seeing how we can support your needs and improve your hormone levels in Flagler County, Florida.
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