As men and women age, they may wonder if pursuing hormone replacement therapy is an option. The average life expectancy has increased over the last century, forcing our bodies to produce hormones for much longer than previous generations. This results in hormone imbalances for many men and women.
Hormonal Imbalance in Women
If you are experiencing chronic insomnia, low libido, vaginal dryness, weight gain, depression, hot flashes, and fatigue, it is likely that you are suffering from a hormonal imbalance. These symptoms begin to appear when estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone production slow down– often in perimenopause or menopause. Hormonal imbalances do not just cause uncomfortable and inconvenient symptoms; they are often the root of other chronic health problems as well.
Hormonal Imbalance in Men
Many mistake hormonal imbalances as an issue only affecting women, but this is false. Andropause, the male version of menopause, results in similar symptoms women experience with menopause– fatigue, mood swings, weight gain, hot flashes, and sleep disturbances. Andropause can also cause unique symptoms for men, such as erectile dysfunction and urinary problems.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy replenishes the hormones that are essential for the well-being of both men and women. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses hormones from naturally occurring sources, such as soy, to replicate the hormones in our bodies. Bioidentical hormones are designed to fit your unique needs, unlike synthetic hormones. This is an important advantage to using bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are also easier to metabolize, as they are derived from natural sources.
What is pellet therapy?
Pellet therapy is a method of delivery for BHRT. A small pellet– the size of a grain of rice– is inserted just under the skin, often around the upper part of the buttocks. This pellet is made from customized levels of bioidentical hormones and should be inserted every three to six months.
Contact Nova Health Therapy today and learn more about how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can improve your quality of life sooner rather than later.