Improve Your Quality Of Life With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
May 01, 2017 | 3 minute read
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is growing in popularity every single year. A large part of this growth is seen in women who have started to grow constantly fatigued or have inexplicably put on a lot of weight for the very first time. Many men and women turn to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help them manage the onset of the symptoms of declining hormone levels. The goal of these treatments is to provide a level of balance.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones derived solely from plant sources to resolve situations or symptoms linked to a hormone imbalance. In most cases, this imbalance stems from a decline in hormone production and is linked to aging.
The hormones used in our therapy are referred to as bioidentical because they are chemically identical to the hormones that the human body actually produces. They are called bioidentical based on the results of molecular studies that compare these hormones to those that already exist in the human body.
A wide range of people can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. When a person is in their late teens, their body is producing hormones at the highest level it ever will. This high level of production continues on into their 20’s and, for some people, into their 30’s. Once a person hits their mid-30’s and early 40’s, hormone production slows down and stays at a lower level for the rest of their lives.
This reduction in hormones has very real effects. However, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can make a lot of these changes easier to handle. Of course, there may be other options that a person may need to consider in conjunction with or instead of hormone therapies.
One reason why people do not look into hormone replacement when they’re dealing with things like thinning hair, lower sex drive, weight gain, exhaustion, dryer skin, or cognitive changes is because these conditions are often thought to be a natural part of aging. But this is not necessarily the case.
Symptoms like these can also result because these patients have nutritional deficiencies in their body, are not getting enough sleep, and have been experiencing great amounts of stress. As a result, their hormone balances are thrown off. Inflammation in their body increases, which paves the way to all of the unpleasant symptoms that they just assume is part of the aging process.
This is why incorporating bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with lifestyle changes such as improved diet, exercise, and sleep can help a person see a reduction in a lot of the symptoms that they are facing.
When you come in for your consultation for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with us at Town and Country Plastic Surgeons, we will go over your symptoms, lifestyle, and habits with you. This is because we want to provide you with the best course of treatment possible for your situation. With two convenient locations in Houston and Lake Jackson, we proudly serve patients in the Houston area with comprehensive cosmetic procedures and wellness services. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with us!