Hormones are essential for regulating most major bodily processes, so a hormonal imbalance can affect a wide range of bodily functions in both men and women.
Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body and impact life-quality significantly.
Some of the symptoms of low testosterone and hormone imbalance in men and are low sex drive, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, increased body fat (especially in the waist area), decreased bone mass, mood changes, low mood, irritability, brain fog, elevated blood sugar, stress, anxiousness, and, high cholesterol.
The most common signs of hormonal imbalance in women are fatigue, night sweats, hot flashes or flushes, decreased sex drive, weight gain, trouble sleeping, irritability, anxiousness, mood swings, low mood, and discomfort during intercourse.
There are many treatment options for hormone imbalance, and these may vary depending on the cause. Every person requires their own medical assessment to determine the best treatment for hormonal imbalances.
Some of the commonly used treatments for hormone imbalances are Hormone control or birth control, Anti-androgen medications, Vaginal estrogen, Hormone replacement medications, Eflornithine, Testosterone medications, and many more.
However, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Treatment offers many benefits.
Bioidentical hormones are different from those used in traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in that they’re identical chemically to those our bodies produce naturally and are usually made from plant estrogens.
According to Healthline “In addition to helping with symptoms, hormone replacement therapy may also reduce your risk for diabetes, tooth loss, and cataracts. There’s some evidence that it can help improve skin thickness, hydration, and elasticity, and even reduce wrinkles.
For those with cancer who have undergone treatments that affect their estrogen levels, BHRT has been shown to be effective in improving their general well-being and quality of life. In one study, people with cancer who underwent BHRT found relief from treatment-related symptoms such as migraines, incontinence, low libido, and insomnia.”
When it comes to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) pellets, the BioTE® method of pellet therapy is the preferred choice by Dr. Galope. When a patient decides to start the BioTE method of pellet therapy, they may receive as few as two subcutaneous pellet insertions per year—and any needed hormone will be readily available when the body requires it. Hormone replacement pellets dissolve and are absorbed into the body. The BHRT pellets that certified BioTE providers use may allow for the natural administration of the necessary hormones.
Using our subcutaneous pellet approach to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, some patients report feeling symptom relief in as little as four weeks, but complete symptom relief may take up to six months. Dr. Galope will customize each dose of pellet therapy to the patient’s needs. The BHRT pellets are made to replicate the hormones men and women lose as they age.
Dr. Roel Galope at Lasting Impression Medical Aesthetics in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, is a certified BioTe provider and also offers a number of treatments to help you look and feel your best. Contact us for a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help you age healthier and live happier!