Men and women across the country suffer from chronic, debilitating health issues caused by hormonal imbalances. As people age, their hormone levels can fluctuate, leading to imbalances that cause physical, mental, and emotional illnesses.
For individuals who are facing hormonal imbalances that disrupt daily life, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can help restore natural hormone function and bring a return to a healthy, thriving lifestyle.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
At Feel Ideal 360, our team utilizes bioidentical hormone therapy. This industry-leading therapy option uses hormones that match your body's naturally-occurring hormones to increase the success rate by matching the brain's hormone receptors.
With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), patients experience a more safe and effective treatment and results.
Understanding Hormone Replacement Therapy In Women
For women, the two hormones that affect mental and physical wellbeing are estrogen and progesterone. Of the two hormones, it is often estrogen levels that become imbalanced, leading to issues.
The female body will begin to produce estrogen during puberty, leading to the development of breasts and the start of their menstrual cycles. Later in life, menopause occurs for women, dropping the estrogen levels again.
With so many fluctuations in hormone levels, women may experience a variety of imbalance-related symptoms that disrupt daily life:
Increased fatigue, lethargy, and loss of interest in daily activities.
Issues mental operations, such as memory and focused thought.
Loss in sex drive, desire, and sensation during intercourse.
A variety of moods, including swings that can lead to anxiety or depression.
For women facing hormonal imbalances, BHRT can be a treatment option that relieves these and other symptoms. Before BHRT, hormone levels will be measured and tracked to build a baseline understanding of current levels. Once a BHRT practitioner measures the hormone levels, they will work with patients to develop a unique treatment plan built to suit their individual needs.
BHRT hormones are typically introduced to the body via an intramuscular injection. In some cases, hormones will be implanted through a time-release "pellet" to release hormones into the patient’s bloodstream at predetermined intervals. Other BHRT hormones can be administered with a patch or oral pill.
While estrogen is often the culprit in hormonal imbalances, some women can experience symptoms caused by a testosterone imbalance. In these cases, BHRT can treat testosterone levels to bring equilibrium in the body.
Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men
For men, the primary hormone is testosterone, produced in large quantities in the male testes, as well as the kidneys and adrenal glands. Testosterone is responsible for building muscle tissue and increasing stamina, strength, and male libido.
For men, testosterone operates similarly as estrogen in women and is just as necessary. For men with testosterone imbalances, similar symptoms as estrogen imbalances can be experienced. Many men with testosterone imbalances suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED).
Like women, men can receive BHRT through injections in the muscles, as well as a time-release pellet that releases testosterone at set intervals. Topical creams are also available. While men and women can both receive BHRT with testosterone or estrogen, too much of either in the opposite sex can lead to health complications.
BHRT Services At Southlake’s Feel Ideal 360
To learn more about the industry-leading Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy services as Feel Ideal 360, contact our team today. Serving the Southlake, Texas region, Dr. Angela Straface provides safe and effective BHRT services that help men and women regain their quality of life every day.
Schedule your Hormone Replacement Therapy today and start living your life to it's full potential!