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Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for Me?

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

How do I know if my hormones are imbalanced?

Do you feel less and less like your young, energetic self with each passing year? Getting older can affect your physical, mental, and sexual health until it starts affecting your quality of life. Exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and getting plenty of sleep can counteract the effects of aging for some people, but others benefit from the boost that hormone replacement therapy provides.

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Your body produces hormones that act as messengers to tell various parts of your body when and how to work. They control nearly all your bodily functions, from your brain to your digestive system to your sex drive. When you age, your body starts to produce fewer hormones, and you experience symptoms that make you feel less like your younger, energetic self. Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is available to help you perk back up.

Hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) consists of male or female hormones designed to restore estrogen or testosterone levels that decrease naturally with age. The hormones can be delivered in numerous ways, including pills, creams, patches, and pellets.


Signs You Need Hormone Replacement Therapy

After review of your medical history including prescribed labs, we may recommend bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to healthy male and female patients experiencing hormone deficiency-related symptoms. If you feel chronically tired, lack a sex drive, notice you’re putting on extra weight, or struggle with clear thinking or focusing as you age, you may benefit from BHRT. This treatment option is a common solution for women experiencing symptoms of menopause, including moderate to severe hot flashes, vaginal dryness, itching, burning or discomfort, or need to prevent bone fractures or loss.

Hormone replacement therapy may not be a suitable option if you have a history of breast, ovarian, or womb cancer, blood clots, high blood pressure, have liver disease, or are currently pregnant.

BHRT—Hormone Replacement for Men & Women

Although some people think hormone replacement therapy is only for women approaching or going through menopause, this treatment is appropriate for both men and women. After all, each gender faces hormone-related symptoms of aging, which may be physical, mental or emotional in nature.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy “pellets” use hormones identical to those your body creates naturally. This therapy type has played an integral role in transforming men’s and women’s health care as they age. BHRT is a plant source that serves as an alternative to older treatment options using synthetic hormones. Based on your unique needs, a customized pellet dose is placed under the skin to balance your hormone levels.

Benefits of Hormone Replacement

The pellet form offers distinct advantages over other options. The tiny implant is only the size of a grain of rice, but it delivers a steady, customized dose of hormones to treat your symptoms consistently. This eliminates the highs and lows of other hormone delivery methods. It’s also more convenient because it offers long-acting results with no effort on your part.

Patients who receive customized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy commonly report an improved quality of life. Here are the benefits BHRT provides:

  • Enhanced sex drive

  • Increased energy levels

  • Improved fat-to-muscle ratio

  • Increase bone density

  • Better sleep

  • Improved mental clarity

  • Enhanced mood and sense of well-being

  • Fewer night sweats and hot flashes (in women)

  • Thicker hair growth

  • Healthier skin

  • Reduced bloating

If you’re interested in learning more about BHRT, the first step is to find out if you’re a good candidate for this treatment. Start by filling out our wellness screen. Then, contact Graceology Med Spa to schedule a consultation.

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