Hormonal Imbalance Treatments – Benefits for Women and Men
While men and women differ in many ways as they age, they have one thing in common. The desire to turn back the clock. Although hair color and botox can give our appearance a lift, they do nothing to address the lack of energy, disinterest in activities, and other physiological and emotional changes that accompany aging. Many of these symptoms are the result of a change in our body’s hormones. Hormonal imbalance treatments can help reduce these symptoms and help turn back the clock.
However, before we talk about hormonal imbalance treatments and how they work, let’s look at what causes hormone imbalance.
Understanding Hormone Imbalance
Hormones are powerful natural chemicals secreted into the bloodstream and travel to tissues and organs to control the body’s functions. The hormones are produced by various organs in the body. If too much or too little of a specific hormone is produced, it creates an imbalance.
Hormone imbalances can be caused by medical conditions, medications, stress, pregnancy, and yes – aging. While imbalances brought on by aging affect both men and women and can significantly impact their quality of life, hormonal imbalance treatments can help to restore normal hormone levels.
Symptoms in Women
Although there are other culprits, the most common age-related cause of hormonal imbalance in women is menopause. The imbalance caused by menopause can result in mild to severe symptoms that include:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Brain fog
- Reduced energy
- Low libido
Some women experience only a minor annoyance due to menopause-related hormonal imbalance. For others, the impact can significantly decrease the quality of every aspect of their lives. hormonal imbalance treatments can help to subdue the effects of menopause and restore quality of life.
Symptoms in Men
Age-related hormone imbalances in men are typically caused by reduced testosterone levels. These imbalances can produce symptoms similar to those women experience and also impact their everyday life. Symptoms in men include:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Chronic fatigue
- Low libido
- Poor skin health
- Mood swings
hormonal imbalance treatments can increase testosterone levels. As a result, this can increase the ability to gain muscle mass, improve energy levels, provide better sleep, and more.
Hormonal Imbalance Treatments
To find out if hormonal imbalance treatments would be beneficial, you must consult with your physician or another medical professional. If they determine your symptoms are the result of a hormone imbalance, the next step is to choose the right treatment for you.
Traditionally, hormone treatments were associated with some health risks. This is due in part to the fact that synthetically produced hormones are used. Concerned about the risks, some people choose to live with their symptoms rather than undergo hormonal imbalance treatments.
Now there is a healthier and safer alternative.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Although produced in the lab, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT consists of hormones derived from plants. They have a chemical and molecular structure identical to natural hormones. This makes it impossible for the body to differentiate between the hormones in BHRT and natural hormones. The result is safer, more effective hormonal imbalance treatments.
At Vive Aesthetics and Wellness, we believe that as you age, you still should be able to enjoy the best life possible. Unfortunately, hormone imbalance can make that difficult. We now proudly offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to alleviate the symptoms of hormone imbalance. We administer our treatments using BHRT transdermal cream. It is non-invasive and allows the hormones to bypass the gastrointestinal system and further reduce the chance of any side effects.
Our treatment process starts with a consultation which includes a thorough review of your medical history. Lab work will be ordered to determine and monitor your hormone levels. The dosage of BHRT will be adjusted as your hormone levels improve.
If aging has caused you to slow down, lose sleep or miss out on things you enjoy, it’s time to find out if a hormone imbalance is the culprit. Schedule a consultation, and you will work one-on-one with Julie, our nurse practitioner. Together, we will determine if BHRT is right for you and create a customized treatment plan.