Four Reasons To Consider Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
If you have been experiencing uncomfortable, frustrating, or even embarrassing symptoms – including hot flashes and hair loss – your hormones may be to blame. In fact, hormones control a virtually endless list of processes in the body, making hormonal imbalance a particularly disruptive problem. To help men and women restore normal hormone levels and get relief from the symptoms of hormone imbalance, board-certified physician and wellness expert Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson (aka Dr. Christy) and her Physician's Assistant, Paul Mattox PA-C, offer comprehensive bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) at Body Bar MD in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN. Read on to learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy, including what signs and symptoms may mean BHRT is right for you.
Why should I get BHRT?
BHRT, which stands for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, is a specialized form of hormone therapy that utilizes plant-based hormones to identically mimic the body’s naturally occurring hormones. BHRT is often used to restore hormone levels to the normal physiologic range and counter the side effects of hormone imbalance, menopause, andropause, and other hormone-related conditions. Four of the most compelling reasons to consider BHRT include:
1. You have symptoms of menopause or andropause
Perhaps the most common reason patients consider BHRT is to get relief from menopause and andropause symptoms, which occur as the body experiences a natural decline in the production of estrogen and testosterone, respectively. These hormones actually begin to decrease in our 30s, though full menopause and andropause usually begin later in life. Symptoms can vary between men and women and may include:
- Weight gain
- Hair loss/thinning hair
- Mood swings
- Low sex drive
- Vaginal dryness/pain with intercourse (women)
- Hot flashes/night sweats (women)
- Loss of muscle mass (men)
- Erectile dysfunction (men)
2. You have symptoms of hormone imbalance at an early age
While many patients seeking hormone replacement therapy are in their 50s, 60s, and older, younger patients can certainly benefit from BHRT. Some of these patients begin to experience early signs of menopause or perimenopause, while others develop hormonal imbalance related to an underlying condition, certain medications, or another factor. In either case, BHRT at a younger age may be appropriate and effective.
3. You prefer a natural alternative to traditional hormone therapies
Unlike traditional hormone replacement methods, which typically involve synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy utilizes plant-based hormones that are custom-compounded to meet the patient’s specific needs. At Body Bar MD, our medical staff offer BioTE® hormone replacement therapy, which contains plant-based hormones that are designed to replicate the body’s own hormones for a more natural solution. In many cases, BHRT medications are absorbed more efficiently by the body and provide more compelling results compared with other medications.
4. You want consistent symptom relief
Another exciting benefit of BHRT with BioTE is that it utilizes a unique pellet-based system that delivers a consistent dose of hormones over the course of treatment. This helps patients avoid fluctuating symptoms, flare-ups, and the roller-coaster effect that is often associated with other hormone replacement therapies.
Reclaim your body, life, and happiness with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Terre Haute, IN
At Body Bar MD, Dr. Christy and Paul understand the devastating toll that hormone-related symptoms can take on a person’s overall well-being. To help men and women get the reliable, long-lasting relief they deserve, our caring team is proud to offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Call either of our convenient locations in Terre Haute and Carmel, IN to schedule your private consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson, or Certified Physician's Assistant, Paul Mattox PA-C, and take the first step toward feeling like yourself again with BHRT!