Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in St. Petersburg
Feel Like Yourself Again with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
With our bioidentical hormone replacement program, we can optimize your hormone levels with hormone pellet therapy – giving you the best chance at a healthy and vigorous life.
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Low testosterone symptoms in men are quite common and can easily be overlooked.
Typically, testosterone levels begin to drop by age 35 and can drop about 1-3% per year. By age 40-50, these testosterone levels are low enough to cause significant signs of lower levels. Below are some common symptoms.
- Lack of focus, foggy brain
- Decreased stamina/endurance
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Weight Gain
- Decreased sex drive
Keep in mind, some of things can be overlooked and it’s easy to chalk this up to…
- Not working out as much
- Being overworked
- “Diet just not being for me”
The reality may be that low testosterone levels are causing these symptoms to occur.
Women can develop hormonal imbalances at any time after the onset of puberty.
PMS (pre-menstrusl syndrome) symptoms are a sign of hormonal imbalance. Severe PMS symptoms are often treated with oral birth control pills. This is a synthetic hormone replacement strategy, and because of their synthetic properties, they can have adverse side-effects and may not be tolerated in women.
As women go into perimenopause, their progesterone levels and testosterone levels start to decline significantly. During this period, those hormones can decline faster than estrogen, which lead to these women being estrogen dominant, producing symptoms like mood sings, irritability, anxiety, migraines, decrease energy, and foggy brain.
Unfortunately, those symptoms have traditionally been treated by doctors prescribing anti-depressants, sleep pills, and stimulants.
Needless to say, these forms of “treatment” are severely missing the mark and causing multiple other negative side-effects, while not improving the true cause of the problem.
That’s where Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy comes in.
The first step in getting started with hormonal therapy is talking with your physician and certified hormone therapy provider.
Assessment’s and questionnaires, which we have above, are great first steps for any individual to reflect on if they are experiencing any of them most common signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
After one or both of these are done, we then run labs to get a clear picture at what “your numbers” are and determine if any therapy is needed.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
As we age, our bodies naturally begin to produce less hormones that our bodes need, such as testosterone and estrogen. These hormones are incredibly important in the optimal function of our body’s function – brain, heart, reproductive hormones, and more. When these are out of balance, your body begins to show signs and symptoms. Think about if your car is running low on oil or power steering fluid for a long period of time.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the method of restoring that balance and aiming to relieve those symptoms, using compounded hormones that are identical in structure to those your body naturally produces. Your body will then recognize them and use those replacement hormones exactly the same way it would use the hormones it produces naturally.
The Importance of Hormonal Balance
Symptoms in Women
- Night Sweats
- Hot Flashes or Flushes
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Weight Gain
- Mood Swings
- Discomfort during Intercourse
Symptoms in Men
- Low Sex Drive
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Increase Body Fat (especially waist area)
- Mood Changes
- Brain Fog
- Difficulty Focusing
- Stress & Anxiousness
- Decreased Bone Mass