Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Tinton Falls, NJ
Hormones play a crucial role in many aspects of an individual’s health and naturally decline as we age which can cause numerous health issues. Hormones such as estrogen and testosterone are essential to your health, and hormonal imbalances can result in symptoms such as acne and weight gain. Dr. Michael Ellis at Keep Glowing Medical Spa offers Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). We are conveniently located at 4057 Asbury Ave, Suite 21, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753. Contact us or book a consultation.
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When do hormones start to decrease?
What are some of the symptoms of hormone deficiency?
How are hormone deficiencies diagnosed and treated?
How do you know the treatment is working?
What are the benefits of hormone replacement?
Simply put, throughout life, hormone levels fluctuate. As an individual grows up, they will produce more of some hormones and less of others, producing less of hormones is more common. Exactly how and when this will happen varies person-to-person but the most common noticeable consequence of hormone imbalance is menopause in women, and similar symptoms in men, which occur around the age of 50.
Hormones are produced by the endocrine system, which consists of organs and tissues. A hormone is a natural chemical that is produced in one location, released into the bloodstream, and then used by other organs and systems. An organ’s function is controlled by hormones. During the aging process, the way we control our body systems naturally changes. A certain number of target tissues become less sensitive to the hormone that controls them. There may also be changes in the number of hormones produced. Some hormones increase in the blood, some decrease, and some remain unchanged. It also takes longer for hormones to break down (metabolize).
Hormones play a crucial role in your overall health. This results in a wide range of signs and symptoms that may indicate hormonal imbalances. The symptoms you experience will depend on which hormones or glands are malfunctioning. Weight gain, fatigue, lower sex drive, increased hunger or thirst, and difficulty sleeping are some of the symptoms that may present as a result of hormone deficiency. Other symptoms commonly associated with hormone deficiency include depression, infertility, thinning hair, dry skin, changes to urination and bowel movement patterns, and more.
If hormone deficiency is suspected your doctor may run one or a series of examinations including blood tests, dynamic tests, brain imaging, vision tests, and more. Once again, given how varied hormones are, the diagnostic process can be equally different.
People suffering from low or imbalanced hormones may benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy. A bioidentical hormone is a processed hormone that mimics the hormones made by your body. Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) involves the use of processed hormones from plants. Bioidentical hormones most commonly used are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Staff at Keep Glowing Medical Spa will assess the effectiveness of BHRT through a combination of monitoring symptoms and blood tests as needed.
The use of BHRT typically begins as people age and hormone levels drop, especially in women in perimenopause or menopause. This medication helps improve moderate to severe menopausal symptoms by increasing the levels of hormones that have dropped. It takes bioidentical hormones varying amounts of time to work. There is a possibility that some people will feel some relief within a few weeks. The full effect of hormone therapy is usually felt after about three months.
When women are experiencing symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, therapy is helpful and effective. Improvements include a decrease in hot flashes and night sweats, a decrease in osteoporosis risk, a decrease in mood swings, and a better overall sense of well-being.
Testosterone treatment can improve libido and erectile dysfunction for men, reduce osteoporosis, lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and increase good cholesterol, as well as improve mental sharpness and emotional well-being. It may also be possible to decrease prostate cancer risk by regulating estradiol levels in men.
The use of hormone replacement therapy can also reduce your risk of diabetes, tooth loss, and cataracts in addition to helping with symptoms. It’s been shown to enhance skin thickness, hydration, and elasticity and reduce wrinkles in some studies.
BHRT has been shown to improve the quality of life and general well-being of cancer patients who have undergone treatments that affect their estrogen levels.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is available at Keep Glowing Medical Spa. We are conveniently located at 4057 Asbury Ave, Suite 21, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753. Contact us or book a consultation today for further guidance and information. We serve clients from Tinton Falls NJ, Little Silver NJ, Wayside NJ, Colts Neck NJ, Wall Township NJ, Ocean Township NJ, Deal NJ, West Long Branch NJ, and surrounding areas.
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