As we get older, the levels of hormones our bodies naturally produce decreases. This lose of hormone levels can have many familiar deleterious effects on our quality of life, both professionally as well a personally. We feels increasingingly lethargic, have a diminished sex drive, have problems focusing, and just don’t feel ourselves. The solution? Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT.
Why are Bio-Identical Hormones preferable to the more commonly heard of synthetic hormones? The main reason lies in the fact that you body has what are known as receptor sites, and synthetic hormones do not always “fit” these sites as well as the Bio-Identical hormones do (hence the name). Not only are synthetic hormones less effective as a result, but they also tend to have many unwanted side effects associated with their use.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help both men and women regain their youthful vigor in different ways. For women, whether in peri-menopause, full menopause, or even post-menopause, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be a boon. BHRT can help elevate common symptoms of menopause including night sweats, hot flashes and can improves concentration, mood and even help in memory. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can even help increase a women’s sex drive diminished by menopause, as well as help her sleep better. Studies have shown that women on Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy have a lower incidence of osteoporosis, and indeed better musculoskeletal health overall. This improved muscle mass in turn assists in weight management.
Men also get a type of menopause, increasingly being labeled “andropause”. Here, men’s testosterone levels plummet as they age, which cause systems similar to those suffered by women in menopause including fatigue, diminished sex drive and erectile dysfunction, as well as change in mood and decreased muscle mass. As with women, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help reverse many of these issues, which of course leads to a vastly improved overall quality of life.
Zinnia Aesthetics looks forward to working with you to see if Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you, and if so, tailoring a specific regime around BHRT that makes the most sense. We will review your medical history together, give you a thorough physical exam as well as an in depth panel of laboratory screenings to arrive at the solution that will yield the greatest results specific to you. We then continue to work with you and monitory your progress, and make modifications to you tailored BHRT solution as needed.