Bioidentical hormones have been used widely to good effects helping to replace or bring balance to hormones the body produces naturally even when your body is no longer producing the right amount of these hormones. But, what are they?
Bioidentical hormones, in essence, are synthetic hormones having the same chemical structure as your body creates on its own. This allows you to utilize and eliminate the hormones the same way your body would otherwise manage naturally produced hormones.
These are some benefits you may experience from bioidentical hormone optimization.
1. Minimizes symptoms of menopause.
This is especially necessary when menopause symptoms seem to take over your life or cause extreme discomfort. Typical symptoms hormone optimization may aid include:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Sleep disruptions
- Low libido
- Loss of muscle
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
Some women find bioidentical hormone optimization highly useful in the years leading up to menopause in addition to the years in which they are experiencing full-on menopause.
2. Boosts your energy level.
Women and men who have hormone deficiencies may experience extreme fatigue. If you find that you are continuously exhausted and need more and more sleep without feeling rested afterward, you may consider hormone optimization therapy with bioidentical hormones.
3. Revives libido.
Some people go through cycles of sexual desire and interest where their interest peaks and dives during certain times of the month. However, others seem to experience a drought worthy of the Sahara. If you can’t recall the last time you were interested in intimacy in a loving relationship, perhaps it’s time to explore hormone therapy. Bioidentical optimization treatments can help restore that balance as well.
4. Builds stronger bones.
Women and men at risk for osteoporosis, either by lifestyle, health conditions, medications and/or treatments, or other factors may benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement to help strengthen bones, so that the risk of getting osteoporosis is reduced.
5. May restore more regular sleep cycle.
As you age, male or female, you may experience difficulty either falling asleep or remaining asleep. Some causes of this are related to hormonal imbalances. The body requires a delicate balance of hormones in order to function properly. This includes the ability to experience beneficial sleep, so your body can repair itself. Hormone replacement with bioidentical hormones may help.
6. Clears up mental fogginess.
Brain fog is a problem associated with many common symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men and women. Women often complain about it when they begin perimenopause or menopause saying they can’t concentrate or think clearly. Though it is more commonly associated with women experiencing hormonal imbalances it can affect men as well. Using bioidentical hormones can help restore the balance in your body so your brain can function clearly once again.
7. Restores skin health.
One thing many people using bioidentical hormone optimization find surprising is the benefits to the skin. Using hormone replacement and restoring hormonal balance can lead to stunning skin benefits, greatly reducing skin dryness and other problems. This can help you look and feel more youthful and prevent damage associated with drying skin from occurring.
In addition to these reasons to consider bioidentical hormone optimization therapy, there is a simple fact that you will just feel better afterwards. These seven benefits are simply icing on the cake.
Work with Dr. Harry Collins of Savannah Age Management Medicine to learn more about how you can benefit from bioidentical hormone optimization. Call us at 912-925-6911 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation.