You’re not feeling like yourself these days. You may be suffering from menopause symptoms that are more than a mild headache. Perhaps you’re in early menopause because of a hysterectomy. Or, you may be a man experiencing a low sex drive. It’s very likely that low hormone levels are to blame.
As you age, your body produces lower levels of certain hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Some individuals also have reduced levels of thyroid hormone. Bioidentical hormone therapy replaces these hormones. Dr. Carmelle Aliza with Healthy Living Visiting Physicians has undergone special training in administering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical hormones are just what the name implies: They’re chemically identical to the hormones your body is producing already. They’re made from compounds in plants such as soybeans.
This therapy is an alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy that uses materials that are made from urine from pregnant horses and synthetics. Bioidentical hormones are administered in a variety of ways, including creams, gels, patches, injections, and pellets.
Dr. Aliza reviews your medical history and your blood test results, and she consults with you about your symptoms to determine if you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement. This therapy may not be appropriate for you if you’ve had diseases such as breast cancer, stroke, heart disease, or blood clots.
Following are five good reasons to consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
If you’re approaching menopause or in menopause, you might be experiencing debilitating hot flashes and/or night sweats. Some women sail through menopause with few symptoms, but if you’re one of the many who suffer from these particular symptoms, bioidentical hormones can provide relief.
Perhaps you find your clothing soaked when you’re trying to maintain a professional appearance. Maybe you wake up with the sheets wet from your sweat and have to lay a towel over them to get back to sleep. You don’t have to live that way.
Is your sex life suffering because of vaginal dryness? You’ve tried lubricating gels from the drug store, but they don’t work well for you. You don’t want menopause to come between you and your significant other. Bioidentical hormones offer a natural way to retain lubrication and continue your intimate relationship.
Do you have symptoms of erectile dysfunction? As you age, your testosterone levels decrease, which can affect your sexual performance and satisfaction. Bioidentical hormone therapy can help you feel energized and maintain a normal sex life.
If you have hypothyroidism, your thyroid isn’t producing enough of the hormone that regulates metabolism, body temperature, and energy levels. You may feel tired all the time. You’ve gained weight and may have aching muscles — all symptoms of hypothyroidism. We provide bioidentical thyroid hormone replacement, which helps restore your energy and eases other troublesome symptoms.
Do you feel tired all the time? Perhaps it’s hard to get up in the morning. You didn’t get a good night’s sleep and haven’t for some time.
Sleep deprivation over time causes numerous health problems. You crave more carbohydrates for energy, so you’re likely to gain a significant amount of weight. Your immune system isn’t at its peak, so you’re more susceptible to illness. Your sex drive plummets. Bioidentical hormone treatment restores your energy level and your quality of life.
Call Healthy Living Visiting Physicians or book an appointment online today at our office in West Palm Beach, Florida to restore your hormone levels and your ability to enjoy life.