Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
As we age, we experience a decline in naturally occurring hormone levels. Hormonal deficiencies can contribute to the signs and symptoms of premature aging. Bio-identical hormones, otherwise known as human equivalent or bio equivalent are an exact match to those produced in the human body. At Vitality Aesthetic & Regenerative Medicine, we take into consideration an individuals existing medical conditions to create a custom treatment program that best fits their needs and to optimize ones health and wellness. All patients are required to have baseline blood work to determine any existing deficiencies and are monitored throughout their treatment to evaluate progress. Our goal is to support and advise you every step of the way. Our blog discusses common myths of hormone replacement therapy.
What are Bio Identical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are those identical to that which are naturally produced in the human body. Their structural composition is identical to their natural counterparts. This makes bioidentical hormones safer than their synthetic counterparts in most medical scenarios. Most synthetic hormones are administered in routes than can increase clotting factors, thus increasing the risk of adverse outcomes.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
By safely restoring a patient’s hormone levels, we can treat a number of conditions, such as migraines, weight issues, depression, and much more. BHRT has been shown to improve metabolism and energy, creating lean body mass and decreasing fat mass. Combined with our total patient care approach, you will be able to safely and permanently reach your health, fitness, and weight loss goals. Hormone replacement therapy can reduce symptoms including: increased body fat , irregular menstrual cycle , mood swings , thinning hair, memory loss, headaches , fatigue , depression, reduced libido, hot flashes , insomnia, reduced cognitive functions, erectile dysfunction , loss of muscle mass, osteoporosis and water retention (bloating).
Menopause & Hormone Therapy for Women
Menopause, most commonly occurring around age 50, can cause both emotional and physical changes and discomfort to women. Even in a woman’s late 30s, she may notice these changes, as well as experience weight gain, decreased sex drive, and mood changes. Estrogen therapy can be very effective. By use of bioidentical hormone replacement may reverse the following symptoms: body fat, irregular menstrual cycles, mood swings, osteoporosis, thinning hair, memory loss , headaches , fatigue , depression, reduced libido, hot flashes , insomnia, reduced cognitive functions, loss of muscle mass , water retention/bloating and breast/uterine cancer.
Andropause & BHRT for Men
By the time men reach the age of 30, their testosterone decreases. Each decade thereafter, testosterone continues to gradually decrease. Testosterone decline can result in many health issues including heart disease, weak bones, fatigue, low libido, insomnia, loss of muscle strength, erectile dysfunction, reduced cognitive function , osteoporosis, depression, and poor quality of life.
Contact us to learn about the benefits of hormone therapy treatments for your condition. The ways in which HRT can be administered varies, for more information on pellet therapy view our services page. Our team offers solutions for patients throughout Palm Harbor and the Tampa Bay area.