Hormone therapy uses hormones to treat and restore hormone balance within the human body. Hormone imbalance can occur for various reasons but is most commonly associated with aging. Symptoms of hormone imbalance that are effectively treated with hormone replacement therapy include hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, anxiety, weight gain, muscle loss, joint pain, poor sleep, and more.
At MD Touch Aesthetics and Wellness, our practitioners exclusively offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy integrated with functional medicine practices to help patients overcome the negative symptoms of hormone imbalance and experience well-being and better health as they age. Every treatment plan is designed to suit the unique needs of each patient’s personal medical history, health status, and lifestyle preferences.
Men and women who feel they may have lost their “zeal for life” or frequently experience low energy, sleepless nights, hair loss, melancholy or no desire for sex, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irritability, and more are candidates for hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone imbalance is often an unfortunate side effect of aging that can diminish your quality of life and impact relationships. Bioidentical hormone therapy is particularly effective for both women and men with few side effects and added benefits, such as reduced disease risk.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been proven effective for the treatment of hormone imbalance related to conditions such as andropause (low testosterone in men), menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD), thyroid dysfunction. HRT has also been shown to reduce or eliminate symptoms of aging, such as:
When you choose bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you are making a choice for a healthier, higher quality of life. Hormonal imbalances can be difficult to identify because the symptoms present very differently in different people. When you’re working on a tough project or getting ready for a big event, it’s normal to feel tired or moody, but when you are losing sleep night after night, chronically on edge with your spouse, or enduring hot flashes and inexplicable weight gain, it’s time to ask yourself, “How long have I been feeling like this?”
A hormone imbalance will not simply go away on its own. Seek the care of an expert in hormonal health who can help you get to the root of your problems and support your wellbeing with effective solutions. EVEXIAS Health Solutions trains providers to look at the whole picture, reviewing hormone health and related dependencies to create a treatment that is specifically designed to help you reach your personal level of optimization.
There have been a number of studies and meta-analyses reviewing the safety and efficacy of hormone therapy and bioidentical hormones. The outcomes suggest that bioidentical hormones are the safer, more effective option for treating conditions and symptoms of hormone imbalance when compared to methods of hormone therapy that use non-bioidentical hormone therapies.
In addition to effectively treating hormone imbalance, other studies have linked bioidentical hormones to a reduced risk of cardiovascular complications and breast cancer when compared to non-bioidentical hormone therapies.
For most patients, the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement are positive and transformative. However, when starting any new medication or treatment, it is important to talk to your doctor about your medical history and make him/her aware of all details of your health.
In some cases, patients may experience sudden or severe headaches, blurry vision, slurred speech, and dizziness, shortness of breath or fainting. These symptoms are typically associated with blood clotting issues in the patient. Often, these issues are linked to the hormone administered with the therapy and not the method of delivery.
Hormone therapy costs less than you think. In fact, many plans cost less per day than you might pay for one of those fancy cups of coffee at popular coffeehouses.
In many cases, your labs are covered by insurance, meaning it doesn’t cost you anything to identify the areas your body may be deficient. Following your labs, you will often have a consultation with your provider to review your lab results, and talk about your options for treatment.
Most men and women choose pellet therapy because it reduces the risk of dosing errors, wasted medication, and delivers superior results. For men, a single pellet may last between 5 and 7 months, often dependent on factors like stress and activity level. For women, a single pellet lasts between 3 and 5 months, depending on the same factors as men.
MD Touch Aesthetics and Wellness can help you transform your life with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy combined with integrated functional medicine treatment plans from a highly-trained provider.