Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) offers many benefits to assist you in reaching your wellness goals and a greater quality of life. If you are struggling with various aspects of aging and hormonal imbalance symptoms, such as menopause, perimenopause, andropause, thyroid disorders, weight gain, low testosterone, adrenal fatigue, vaginal dryness, insomnia, hot flashes or mood swings, you need to understand how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help you. Seeking help from a hormone doctor that specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy such as Dr. Kenneth Raskin at Evolutions Restorative Health is key.
Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is based on the use of synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones are man-made, chemically-based hormones that have been patented. Due to this, treatment for every patient is identical and not tailored to their unique needs.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses bioidentical hormones which are hormones derived from natural sources, and have an exact structural match to the hormones produced by the human body. This “bioidentical” structure allows these hormones to follow the same pathways and act on the same receptors in the body as your own hormones, meaning the risk of side effects is minimal and the safety and efficacy of the treatment are optimal. Every treatment plan is custom created to fit the patient’s individual needs, so you experience what it means to be truly balanced.
For women, life is a non-stop onslaught of hormonal fluctuations. From the onset of your first period, every menstrual cycle is a series of hormonal surges and drops. Then, of course, there is pregnancy, childbirth, perimenopause, menopause and even some changes that may not be related to the lifecycle, such as thyroid disorder or chronic stress.
Regardless of the source, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy administered by an expert hormone doctor can help you experience balance. Women may benefit from bioidentical progesterone, estrogen, testosterone or a combination of therapies in conjunction with lifestyle changes. These benefits contribute to combating the unpleasant symptoms associated with high testosterone in women (low testosterone in women, too!), thyroid symptoms in women, and adrenal insufficiencies. The benefits of hormone therapy for women include:
Men experience gradual drops in testosterone levels with aging. Signs of low testosterone in men can begin to appear as early as their 20’s, reaching noticeable levels of decline around mid-life. A man in his 40’s or 50’s may start to experience symptoms of low testosterone, such as decreased libido, low energy, irritability, restlessness, erectile dysfunction, and muscle loss. While low testosterone in men is the most common hormone imbalance, other imbalances caused by chronic stress or thyroid disorders may occur. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been shown to actually improve symptoms and conditions of hormone imbalance in men, with men reporting:
The benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are numerous, especially considering that the treatment dates back to the 1930’s—around the same time conventional hormone therapy emerged. Low levels of even just one hormone can lead to uncomfortable symptoms and may impair production of other hormones, resulting in a complex web of hormone imbalance. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been shown to offer men and women improvements in health and quality of life including:
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is available in a variety of delivery methods, such as bioidentical pills, bioidentical creams, patches, bioidentical injections, and pellets. Dr. Raskin and his team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that ideally fits your health needs, goals, and lifestyle.
Dr.Kenneth Raskin is a hormone specialist and a respected member of the BodyLogicMD network of highly-trained physicians specializing in bioidentical hormone therapy. He has advanced training and certification in the field of functional medicine and hormone balance. Through advanced diagnostic testing, one-on-one consultations and comprehensive treatment plans, Dr. Raskin and his expert medical team can help you restore balance and experience optimal health and a higher quality of life. Contact us today to get started!
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