Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
San Francisco Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Specialist, Kristy Vermeulen N.D. uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy as her preferred method of treating patients suffering from the many symptoms and conditions related to hormonal deficiencies and imbalances. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is unique because of the natural ability for bioidentical hormones to be accepted and used by the body. This is because bioidentical hormones are exact molecular copies of the hormones that are produced naturally in the body.
Kristy Vermeulen N.D. uses her consultations with each patient as a way to get to know how patients are feeling, both physically and emotionally. Each dosage of bioidentical hormones is unique to each patient, making this another unique quality about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. This ensures that you are receiving all of the hormones that your unique body needs.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy has many benefits for both women and men, and they can reduce the symptoms and syndromes brought on with hormonal decline. While hormones can decline at any point during a person’s life, they most commonly decline with aging. Other reasons for hormonal decline can include environmental factors, lack of exercise, stress, and poor dietary habits. Bio-identical hormones mimic the structure and function of the hormones made in the human body, and therefore, they can be used to greatly improve the quality of life for men and women.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in women:
Aging is usually the number one reason that causes women to experience hormonal decline, and most women begin to experience imbalances during perimenopause and menopause. Perimenopause occurs when the ovaries begin to make less estrogen and progesterone, and it can last anywhere from four to six years. During this time, women can experience acne, increased PMS, migraines, irregular periods, fatigue, low libido, and mood swings. Twelve months of amenorrhea marks the end of perimenopause, and it officially marks the beginning of menopause.
Menopause is the time when most women begin to seek out a remedy for their uncomfortable symptoms. During menopause, the loss of estrogen and progesterone cause women to experience hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, increased blood pressure, thinning bones, a poor memory, depression, anxiety, weight gain, and fatigue. However, bio-identical estrogen and progesterone can decrease many of these symptoms to provide a myriad of benefits. BHRT acts to replenish these declining hormones giving women back their youthful, energetic selves.
Some of the benefits may include:
- Increased Energy
- Healthier Moods
- Increased Sexual Function
- Improves Sleep
- Fewer Night Sweats and Hot Flashes
- Improved Memory and Concentration
- Higher Libido
- Prevented Vaginal Thinning & Dryness
- Improved Muscle Tone
- More Elastic Skin
- Stronger Bones
- Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy for men:
Hormonal decline also happens in males; however, male hormone decline happens more gradually than female hormone decline. Starting at around the age of 30, men begin to produce around 10% less testosterone each decade, and when they hit the age of 40 or 50, testosterone can take a steep drop. This sudden decline sparks the phase in a man’s life known as andropause, which is equivalent to the female version of menopause.
During andropause, men may notice a decrease in their muscle mass and an increase in abdominal fat, lower energy and libido, decreased confidence and stamina, erectile dysfunction, low libido, hair loss, as well decreased memory and concentration. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy acts to replenish these declining hormone levels so men can feel like their strong, confident selves again.
Some of the benefits of bio-identical hormones can include:
- Increased Vitality
- Improved Muscle Mass and Tone
- Healthier Memory & Concentration
- Improved Sex Drive
- More Regular Sleep
- Increased Strength
- Helps Hair Re-Growth On Scalp
- Improved Bone Strength
- Decreased Joint Pain and Muscle Aches
- Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
These are only a few of the benefits that can be derived from the use of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. The syndromes that occur due to age related hormonal decline, such as andropause, perimenopause, menopause, and their relative symptoms may be alleviated with bio-identical hormones. Many women and men have been able to regain their vitality and confidence with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.