Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement: What is it, and How Does it Work?
You’re dedicated to living a healthier lifestyle, which is why you eat well and work out. But there may be times when you feel like you’re just not staying ahead of the curve. What if was a way to improve the quality of your life and maybe even rev up your sex drive in the process? You’d certainly be interested in hearing about that!
That something is bio-identical hormone replacement – and if you’re not sure what it is, let us show you how this innovative, and highly regarded wellness therapy can help you feel happier, healthier, and have a better quality of life.
What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy or (BHRT?)
Bio-identical hormone replacement is a type of therapy that uses plant-derived hormones that are basically identical to our own. This allows the body to utilize and process the hormones more fully and often with less of the negative side effects often associated with traditional hormone replacement. Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy offers solutions to many common symptoms of hormonal imbalance, including;
Low sex drive
Difficult sleeping at night
Lack of energy
Mental and physical fatigue
Loss of muscle mass
Muscle and/or joint pain
Weight gain including increased fat around the mid-section
Although hormones can be administered via oral pills, patches, and in compounded creams, bio-identical pellets are placed directly underneath the skin. Pellets are time-released slowly over the course of several weeks or months and are designed to deliver a steady dosage of hormones, which eliminates the fluctuations and reported ups and downs often associated with other delivery methods. Pellet therapy offers relief from some of the above symptoms, and in many cases, may even alleviate discomforts previously believed to be a process of aging.
How Does Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Work?
As we get older, our bodies produce less and less testosterone and estrogen, which can cause unfortunate symptoms. Bio-identical hormone replacement works by slowly elevating these hormones to levels similar to those you experienced when you were younger. The body doesn’t recognize the difference! You feel energetic and rejuvenated!
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a medically monitored wellness program that all begins with a very specific and comprehensive blood panel. Although there may be other factors, which your medical practitioner will consider, lab work is a critical first step in determining if BHRT is right for you.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about bio-identical hormone therapy and how it works? Schedule a consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri. (417) 206-4884