It’s not that you’re sick, but you just feel off, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Maybe you’re not sleeping as well as you used to, you lack the energy you need to get through the day, or you feel like you are perpetually riding blindfolded on an emotional rollercoaster and you don’t know how to get off the ride. This is no way to live, and if you relate to these symptoms, there is a solution: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
At New You Medical, in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we would describe these feelings as symptoms of hormonal imbalance, and we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, as a way to help bring your life back into balance and help you feel like yourself again; full of energy, mentally balanced, and stronger than ever.
How Long Does It Take for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to Work?
The time that it takes for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to work completely depends on the type of therapy that you undergo, and your initial reason for beginning this therapy. While results vary from person to person, you can expect to notice positive changes in how you feel within the first few weeks of starting the therapy treatments. Your provider will provide you with additional details regarding what to expect during a consultation.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
To answer what bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is, you need to understand what bioidentical hormones are. These are hormones that molecularly, are identical to the hormones that exist within your body. They stem from plant-based origins, such as plan estrogens, and are therefore natural hormones, not synthetic ones. They are not created in a lab but they exist in nature, which is what makes them a much better option for the human body.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, capitalizes on the powerful effect that these natural hormones can have when introduced to a body that is struggling with the hormone imbalance. It treats men and women whose hormones have dropped or become unbalanced for whatever reason. During this therapy, blood work is taken, hormone levels are evaluated, and then hormones are distributed to the body according to the patient’s needs.
Benefits of This Therapy
Different people choose this treatment for different reasons, but there are some benefits that affect people across the board, regardless of their initial reason for choosing this treatment. The benefits that accompany bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are all positive things that will create positive change. These benefits include:
- An increase in sex drive
- Increased energy
- Improved sleep inclusive of improved sleep patterns
- An increase in the amount of lean muscle mass
- Improved cognitive functioning
- Better overall mood
- Enhanced sexual performance
- Increased strength
The Different Types of Hormones
There are different types of ways to undergo this therapy treatment. During your consultation, our specialists will review the different options with you and help determine which would be the best fit based on your needs, your goals, and your lifestyle. The different therapy options typically include various methods like patches, pills, creams, pellets, and injections. Different people benefit from different treatments, and your plan will be a unique one based on your needs.
Reasons to Consider This Therapy
The hormonal system is extremely sensitive. If your hormones are out of balance, it can affect all of the rest of your bodily systems. Hormones play a huge part in every aspect of our being, from our emotions to our thoughts to how we feel physically. They are the driving force and when they are out of balance, our entire being suffers. If you have felt as though something is just off, and you don’t feel like yourself, it very well could be that your hormones are to blame.
When Diet Isn’t Enough
In recent years nutritionists and hormone specialists have discovered and zoned in on just how potent a hormonal imbalance can be to the body. There have been many different diet books and programs written whose premise surrounds the idea of eating in such a way to balance the hormones so that optimal health can be achieved. However, sometimes diet just isn’t enough, and even eating the perfect foods that are supposed to balance hormones, don’t.
Sometimes the aging process and other factors come into play that cause hormones to become so unbalanced that not even a hormone-based diet approach or lifestyle changes can solve the issue. Supplements and over-the-counter medications are usually only a temporary fix, or they’re not strong enough to solve the real problem. That’s where BHRT comes in.
You Need a More Powerful Solution
BHRT can treat many different issues related to the hormones. Once you begin your consultation, you may find that issues you have been struggling with for years stem back to the fact that your hormones have an out of balance without you even realizing it. When you finally commit to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you will finally experience the freedom that exists when your hormones are perfectly balanced and functioning well.
What Happens During Treatment?
An In-Depth Consultation
Your treatment begins with an in-depth consultation with one of our experts. During this consultation, we will discuss your family, medical, and personal history to get a better understanding of your physical mental, and emotional health. This is the time to leave no stone unturned so that we can get a complete profile and help you by creating the most personalized plan possible to fit your needs.
A Comprehensive Blood Work Panel
Next, we will do a comprehensive blood work panel to get factual evidence regarding your hormone levels. The benefit of these labs is that they do not lie. You will have the black and white evidence regarding your levels, where they are low, and what exactly needs to be increased or decreased to give you the perfect hormonal balance. Once we get the blood work, we can develop a treatment plan.
A Personalized Treatment Plan
Your treatment plan will differ from anyone else’s. Many people come to us for BHRT for very different reasons. A personalized plan that fits your needs is the only way to effectively treat and correct the issues that you were dealing with related to your hormones. Once we develop your treatment plan, we will act accordingly and you will begin your BHRT treatments.
You can rest assured that once you start this process, you won’t be left on your own. Our experts will check in on you every three months to monitor your blood levels and make sure that your hormones are staying at optimal levels. If at any time during the process you have questions or concerns about your levels, you can feel free to contact our office and one of our experts will help you in every way possible.
Who Is a Candidate?
One of the benefits of this therapy is that it can treat a multitude of different issues. That means that people who have completely different issues may still both be candidates for this treatment. It has helped both men and women finally achieve optimal health and wellness after struggling for years with hormones that were out of balance, possibly even unbeknownst to them.
Men With Low Testosterone
If you are a man struggling with weight gain and low energy or low libido, you know that those things are not enjoyable nor are they normal. These signs may indicate that you have low testosterone and BHRT may be the missing link that will bring your emotional, mental, and physical life back into order. This treatment has safely raised the testosterone levels of millions of men to a safe, healthy level so that they can live a balanced, normal life in every area.
Yes, you read that right. Male menopause is a real condition and is technically known as andropause. This is a condition that begins to affect males after they turn 40 years old, but can occur sooner during their 30’s. During this time, men typically begin to experience symptoms inclusive of but not limited to low testosterone, mood and sleep pattern changes, low energy, fatigue, and a low sex drive. This treatment can improve and even reverse these symptoms.
Women Experiencing Perimenopause
Perimenopause is a period that precedes menopause and typically affects women at different ages. It is the transitional period between fertility and menopause that often produces symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, night sweats, mood swings, the development of hot flashes, and vaginal dryness.
This treatment can help treat these issues and help the progression towards menopause be as smooth as possible.
Women Experiencing Menopause
Menopause is a taxing experience that can drain you mentally, physically, and emotionally. If your menopause symptoms have become unbearable, this treatment may provide you with the relief you may have never thought possible and will help you age gracefully, yet feel more energetic and youthful during the process. Menopause doesn’t have to signify an end, it can be a new beginning and this treatment can help you initiate that journey with ease.
If you don’t identify with any of the typical candidates for this treatment, but you do have a hormone imbalance, you may still be a candidate. For us, the point of a consultation is to learn more about your concerns and do everything we can to address them. During your initial consultation, our experts will review your health history and evaluate your symptoms and help determine if this treatment can benefit you and help you live your best life.
You can rest assured that we will be with you every step of the way along this journey and will do everything in our power to help you reach the balance necessary so that you can live your best life.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
It’s okay to not feel okay, but you don’t and shouldn’t have to stay in that space. If your hormones are affecting your daily life, know that you don’t have to continue living like that. There is a solution and this therapy may be the missing piece of the puzzle that can help you feel complete again. Contact us today at New You Medical in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and schedule your initial BHRT consultation.