Feel Younger & Look Better With Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Its no surprise that as we age our bodies change. Lost hormones are part of the reason why men and women experience often severe symptoms like mood swings, weight gain, night sweats, low libido and memory loss. If your hormones are out of balance you may start to notice that no matter what kind of diet and exercise program youíre on, the results are lacking.
Early menopause causes millions of women to suffer from hormonal imbalance. It can start in the perimenopausal stages, with PMS, adrenal fatigue or in menopause when estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels begin to lessen.
The first signs are rarely subtle. They include, but are not limited to: hot flashes, weight gain (especially with a thickening around the waist line) difficulty sleeping night sweats, low sex drive, fibroids, endometriosis, vaginal dryness and insomnia. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, theyíre apt to be some of the first signs youíre suffering from a hormone imbalance. Also, bear in mind that hormonal imbalances associated with menopause play a big role your stress levels. So if you are feeling noticeably moody, stressed or depressed, consider it an important red flag.
Hormonal imbalance with men is often slower -- as the result of a loss in testosterone. Male menopause or andropause shows up with symptoms like muscle loss, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia (abnormal enlargement of the breasts) hair loss, urinary problems, irritability, depression, memory loss, weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats too.
Hereís The Good News
These symptoms the hormonal imbalances can relieve and corrected with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones can not only gradually shift things back into place but with women in particular, effectively protect against osteoporosis and heart disease. Even betterÖit has been instrumental in making women feel healthier and younger than they had in years.
So Now What?
You will need to have your hormone levels tested. Bioidentical physicians will need to do some comprehensive testing to evaluate your symptoms. In addition to sharing your medical, personal and family history, you can expect to go through some diagnostic tests like saliva, blood and urine to assess where your levels are and what kind of customized hormone replacement program will be best for you. Be prepared to meet with your physician several times - first for a consultation, following your diagnostics to review your test results and then, as recommended to monitor and re-evaluate the your hormone levels to make certain that they are being maintained at their optimum and correct balance.
After you and your physician have reviewed your results you will be given specific instructions as to how to take your recommended replacements. You will be taking a combination of the highest quality vitamin supplements and using customized treatments - like creams for example, specially formulated at compounded pharmacies. Usage of these products should not be taken lightly. Your hormone therapy program may also cover other lifestyle changes including fitness, nurtrition and stress reduction plans.
Initial consultations start in the neighborhood of $375. You will also want to factor in the cost for the diagnostic testing and the on going costs for monthly supplements and prescriptions from the compounded pharmacy.