What Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Involve?
Bioidentical hormone replacement is a treatment designed to help men and women who are experiencing a dramatic decrease in reproductive hormones. In order to restore balance to the body, our specialist can prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones have the same chemical makeup as the hormones that are found in your body. Unlike hormones that are taken from animals, bioidentical hormones are usually plant-based. Because they have the same makeup as the hormones that are naturally produced by men and women, you are unlikely to have dangerous side effects. We offer this therapy in the form of pellets inserted just beneath the skin in the hip. Pellets come with many advantages when compared to other treatment methods, including consistent hormone levels and the ability to go many months before receiving your next treatment.
What Causes the Need for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement?
Whether you are a man or a woman, your body is going to go through changes as you get older. As you approach middle age, one of the most common changes is a decrease in your reproductive hormones. This is a natural part of life as your reproductive system prepares to shut down. Some people go through this stage in life without any problems. However, symptoms can be severe for others. When progesterone, estrogen and testosterone levels drop, it can cause irritability, insomnia, weight gain, a loss of libido, fatigue, a lack of strength and memory issues. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it can make you feel like your world has turned upside down.
What Will Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Do for You?
Once you begin a consistent treatment plan that involves bioidentical hormone replacement, you will begin to feel like yourself again. You’ll get a boost in energy, better sleep and more enjoyment during intimate moments. Your weight will get under control and your moods will even out. It’s all about bringing back balance to your body when your reproductive hormones are on the decline.
How Do You Get Started with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement?
You can’t do bioidentical hormone replacement on your own. In order to find out if you are a candidate, you will need to visit us for an initial consultation. We will discuss your symptoms and perform a physical examination to ensure that low hormone levels are to blame for the issues you’ve been experiencing.
If your hormones are the culprit, our physician will prescribe a dosage of bioidentical hormones that works for you. Once you begin your treatment with pellets, you should begin to notice a difference soon. As time goes by, your symptoms will continue to improve. We can help you decide if this treatment is right for you at Longevity Regenerative Institute. Contact our office in Oklahoma City to learn more!