When the body produces the wrong amount of hormones, which act as chemical messengers in the body, it causes a hormonal imbalance. This broad term encompasses many different hormone-related conditions that can lead to various health complications. Common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance include mood swings, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, changes in sleep patterns, fatigue, low libido, skin changes, and digestive issues.
Restoring hormone levels back to normal is the ideal solution for eliminating these unwanted symptoms. A safe and effective way to achieve this harmony is through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, otherwise known as BHRT. If you have any further questions about the symptoms of hormonal imbalance, read on, or contact our office for a consultation. Dr. Edward Jacobson, our knowledgeable and experienced wellness doctor, will evaluate your hormone levels, symptoms, age, general health, and other medical factors and determine if you are an eligible candidate for BHRT.
Bioidentical hormones are nearly identical to the hormones your body naturally produces, and they bind to the hormone receptors in your body like a key fitting into a lock. When administered correctly, bioidentical hormones act precisely as nature intended, without any adverse or detrimental consequences. Synthetic hormones are slightly different structurally from natural hormones and do not bind as well to their receptors. Synthetic hormones can cause an increased risk of severe side effects; for example, the synthetic hormone progestin has been linked to breast cancer in women.
Bioidentical hormones must be administered as part of a quality treatment protocol that includes treatment for all hormones related to aging. Personalized dosages will be tailored to your unique needs, using safe and effective delivery methods. Dr. Jacobson will closely monitor your progress through ongoing lab testing and oversee all aspects of your treatment.
Using the results of lab tests and your description of your symptoms, he will work hard to optimize your hormone levels so you can look and feel your best. Our treatment process is convenient, as you may be eligible to self-administer therapy at home after a few initial office visits. Unlike other clinics that prescribe the treatment to you and leave you on your own, we are committed to maintaining an open dialogue throughout the process and ensuring your safety the entire time. Our team is always available to answer questions and make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
Hormonal imbalance can wreak havoc on anyone at any age. If your hormone levels fluctuate, you may have a reduced interest in sex, problems sleeping, energy loss, fatigue, or loss of muscle mass. Other common symptoms are weight gain, foggy thinking, mood changes, and memory loss. A hormonal imbalance may be the culprit if you suffer from these symptoms. Contact our clinic today to discuss bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as a treatment option today.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate many of the unwanted side effects of hormonal imbalance. If you are interested in learning more about this treatment option, it is essential to consult with a knowledgeable wellness doctor who can help determine whether BHRT is a suitable option for you. Dr. Jacobson can help you develop an individualized treatment plan considering your unique needs and health history. He will begin by talking with you during a private consultation, and then together, map out your best course of action. Following the initial consultation, you will complete some simple lab tests for Dr. Jacobson to review. Depending on these results, he will then design your treatment program, custom-tailored to fit your lifestyle. Call today to discuss treatment options.