Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Harrisburg PA Bioidentical Hormone Therapy specialist, Calvin Wilson, M.D. at Look Great MD helps patients to derive great benefits from balanced hormones and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. There are many benefits and advantages to using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. One of the most important benefit and advantage to using BHRT is that the dosage can be tailored to each individual’s unique hormone requirements. Hormone balance is extremely delicate, and each person is different. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy supports this individual approach and fine-tuning for optimal benefits.
Harrisburg PA Bioidentical Hormone Therapy specialist, Calvin Wilson, M.D. and staff at Look Great MD are highly educated and trained in the effective use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for the relief of symptoms caused by age-related hormone imbalance in women and men. By providing hormones that are an exact biochemical match of your own hormones, it is possible to restore your hormones back to the balance you had in your 20’s and 30’s.
The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in woman and men who suffer from low to normal hormone imbalance levels known as Menopause, Perimenopause, Andropause, also known as Male Menopause, are substantial and often include:
- Improved sexual performance
- Improved lipid and cholesterol levels
- Improved prostate health
- Improved blood sugar balance
- Improved mood and outlook
- Increased focus and concentration
- More strength and energy
- Improved well being
- Greater libido
- Reduced aches and pains
- Better quality of sleep
- Improved muscle mass
Menopause and Perimenopause in Women
Menopause is a condition that every healthy woman will experience as she reaches middle age, typically between the ages of 35-59. It is a natural, gradual process that occurs when a woman’s ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, and her lifetime supply of eggs becomes depleted, meaning a full year has passed since her last menstrual cycle. Women going through menopause often experience a combination of some or all of the following symptoms:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats and/or cold flashes
- Irritability, mood swings, sudden tears
- Loss of libido, vaginal dryness
- Heart palpitations
- Fatigue, anxiety, and more
- Urinary urgency
- Inability to sleep through the night
- Clammy skin
- Weight gain
Perimenopause is the word that describes the time when a woman’s body transitions from her fertile, childbearing years into middle age. During this natural transition, the body undergoes biologic changes resulting from declining ovarian hormone production. Every woman’s experience is different, but common symptoms of perimenopause include:
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
Menopause treatments focus on relieving your signs and symptoms and on preventing or lessening chronic conditions that may occur with aging. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy using Estrogen therapy remains, by far, the most effective treatment option for relieving menopausal hot flashes. Depending on your personal and family medical history, your doctor may recommend estrogen to provide symptom relief for you.
Andropause and Male Menopause in Men
As men age, their testosterone levels steadily decline once they hit 30 and then dramatically drop in their 40’s and 50’s. Growing older is hard enough for men without having to needlessly suffer from declines in testosterone hormone levels. The declines in hormones, for men, are not as sharp and sudden as a women’s decline during menopause. They may not feel drastic physical changes but rather small dips in their energy level, stamina, mental function, and sense of well being among other things.
When men think of diminished testosterone levels, they do not usually relate this to decreased enjoyment of life; however, men may notice a decline in their competitive drive or decreased enthusiasm for things previously enjoyed.
Andropause is the period in a man’s life that is marked by a drop in the levels of the male hormone, testosterone. Normally occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, andropause is slow, steady reduction in testosterone levels.
Andropause is often accompanied with one or more of the following symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Fatigue and energy loss
- Loss of sex drive
- Occasional bouts of impotence
- Mood swings
- Loss in physical strength and agility
The treatment for Andropause (male menopause) is typically diagnosed with a physician who specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Why should you use Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones have been successfully used in men and women for decades. In well- known medical journals, researchers have reported that the Bioidentical Hormones, estrogen and testosterone, are not only safe but also have a positive impact on some diseases like osteoporosis and prostate cancer. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be subscribed in various forms including gels, creams, patches, injections and pellets.
Harrisburg PA Bioidentical Hormone Therapy specialist, Calvin Wilson, M.D. at Look Great MD has helped many women and men to overcome the challenges of hormonal imbalances with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. His specialized programs are made to suit individual needs and are based on personal goals, imbalances, and symptoms. Patients in Doctor Wilson’s care have been able to regain their overall health and vitality. If you want to live your life to its fullest, mentally, physically, and emotionally, you now have the chance to do so.