A decrease in hormone production is inevitable and most common in women and men 35 and older. At Rio Medical Aesthetics we seek to improve your quality of life by offering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to our clients. BHRT is a treatment that is growing in popularity in menopausal women who want to manage symptoms of menopause by balancing hormones and improving certain conditions. The North American Menopause Society reports that about 1.4 million women now use BHRT treatments, which is around 40 percent of all prescriptions for hormone therapy in women who are menopausal or postmenopausal.
If you are dealing with symptoms of menopause that may be hormone-related, call our office today to schedule a consultation. We would love to discuss your options with you and help you on your way toward a better life.
What Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Treat?
BHRT can be used to control symptoms like fatigue, bloating, low sex drive (including vaginal dryness), and thinning hair (most common in men). Aging causes a reduction in the production of hormones in the body, which leads to these unwelcome symptoms. The “B” in BHRT refers to the fact that the hormones used are chemically identical to those produced by the human body. Bioidentical is sometimes simply referred to as “natural.”
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
BHRT aims to increase or balance specific hormones such as:
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
- Adrenal hormones
BHRT treatments include creams, lotions, injections, gels, or tablets that have the goal of raising hormone levels back up to a more youthful state. The hormones in BHRT are derived from plants and animal sources, rather than being created synthetically in a lab like some products.
Who can Benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Anyone over the age of 40 has begun experiencing lower hormone levels. Sometimes this occurs as early as the mid-30s. You may be a candidate for BHRT if you are in this age-range and have been experiencing:
- Thinning hair on both your head and body
- Lowered sex drive (including vaginal dryness)
- Weight gain, especially around the stomach/abdomen
- Less energy/chronic fatigue and muscle weakness
- Dryer skin
- Hot flashes or night sweats
- Cognitive changes like brain fog, reduced concentration, and trouble remembering
You may qualify for BHRT. If you are interested in BHRT, please contact us today in Hudson to schedule a consultation. Our trained medical team will help you determine the best course of action and aid you in discovering the kind of life you thought was gone forever.