Have you reached a point in your life where you DON’T want to “do anything”? Are you feeling down or unmotivated to go out to have a “good time”? Are you constantly tired and just want to go to sleep? Do you feel like you’re becoming forgetful and can’t concentrate? Well, these are all symptoms that something is out of balance! If you are suffering from hormone imbalance, you need to know that the physical and psychological fatigue that unbalanced hormones cause do not have to control your life.
In a short office visit, you can start living the best days of your life, get your “mojo” back, regain the energy that is missing, and get back to experiencing the restful nights your body needs.
Let’s start with the why
For both men and women, hormonal imbalances are caused through the aging process not only in our forties, fifties and sixties, but even as early as when we went through puberty.
First, our bodies simply produce less hormones as we age. Add to that the lack of nutrients in the foods we eat, stress, toxins in the environment, lack of exercise and you can see why our bodies can’t produce the necessary hormones to keep us balanced.
Just like aging, hormone imbalance today are an unavoidable part of life.
However, while hormone changes cannot be avoided, no matter the “why,” they can be corrected.
Associated Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance for Men and Women
With hormones controlling just about every need of your body from the quality of your sex life to sleep to stress levels and even hunger, it is imperative to your health to learn how to balance them as we age.
The symptoms of hormone imbalance are known to affect your mental and physical health, and also your sexual health depending on which hormones are the most affected.
External symptoms of hormone imbalance include:
- Unexplained weight gain
- Adult acne
- Brittle nails
- Increased body hair or hair loss
- Thinning skin
- Fat concentrated on the belly
- Puffy face
- Inability to gain muscle
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Water retention
- Vaginal dryness
- Decreased energy
- Heavy menstrual cycles
- Low libido
- Mood swings
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Concentration Problems
With the symptoms ranging from mild to severe, imbalanced hormones can easily take years off of your life that you can never regain, but with the latest medical advancements, you don’t have to.
You can sleep soundly, live with clarity, and be confident with your body, all through hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone Treatment Options
Through a variety of therapy choices, you can make the best days of your life NOW.
It’s time to leave the physical symptoms of imbalanced hormones behind and impress everyone with your vitality at any age.
Estrogen therapy can be administered through the use of oral pills. Estrogen therapy is for women who have had their uterus removed, but often, the traditional forms of HRT cause many unpleasant side effects.
Birth control pills are the most common treatment for menopausal symptoms, but many women experience negative side effects such as weight gain and irritability after the use of oral contraceptives. Birth control pills also carry advanced health risks in women over the age of 35.
Growing in popularity, the estrogen patch is worn on the abdomen for anywhere between three and seven days. Due to this, patches are easier to remember without having to rely on a daily pill. They are lower in strength making them safer for women with liver problems. However, they can carry unpleasant side effects and high heat can make them less effective.
Similar to the patch, topical estrogen is another popular choice for patients combating symptoms of hormone imbalance. Topical estrogen comes in the form of gels, creams, and sprays and is absorbed directly through the skin. Side effects include eye dryness, darkening skin, mild nausea and facial hyperpigmentation.
Lastly, there are several combination therapies on the market that combine both estrogen and progesterone. These replacement therapies are for those who still have their uterus but need to balance their hormones.
Progesterone is proven to help with hot flashes as well as lowers the risk for certain cancers.
Oral progestins are a common choice of patients who prefer to naturally replace their hormones. However, changes in vaginal bleeding, blood sugar problems, and sleepiness are all side-effect of oral progestin pills.
Women seeking a more natural alternative to hormone imbalance often turn to magnesium, which helps to reduce stress and improve sleep, and coconut oil, a long-chain fatty acid that helps form hormones at a fundamental level. The formation, over time, can help balance hormones.
For men, and some women, hormone imbalance that causes sexual dysfunction, poor energy, and lower muscle mass are often balanced through the use of testosterone injections into the muscle every few weeks, alongside patches or gels applied direction to the skin.
The Side-Effect-Free Alternative
While each of the therapy options for hormone replacement ultimately achieve similar goals, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy or BHRT is only treatment option that is completely side-effect free.
Through the use of bio-identical hormones, hormones that completely adjust to your body’s natural needs, a pellet Is inserted just under the skin in a short two to three minutes, yet last three to four months.
For most men and women, convenience alone is the number one benefit of hormone pellets. Due to the slow release of the hormones, patients no longer experience the rapid rise and fall of hormones throughout the body.
Unlike traditional therapies, pellet therapy with the use of bio-identical hormones allows the patient to receive a customized dose of hormones to alleviate your personal symptoms.
Hormone pellets are rapidly becoming the choice for both men and women to restore their vitality, allowing them to live their best life, free of physical symptoms that haunt them.
Now more than ever, with the use hormone pellets, men and women are experiencing a new, rested, joyful life through staying active, regaining energy, a charged-up sex life, adding years to their life.
Making the choice for hormone replacement therapy is making the choice to take back control of your life.
Schedule a Consultation
Take the next step with a no-obligation consultation to find out whether BHRT is right for you.
You can get your hormone levels tested and discuss your symptoms with Dr. Bent to find the right treatment for you.
Call our office at (954) 796-0111 today!
About Dr. Bent
Dr. Bent is a board-certified physician and member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a Member of the Association of anti-aging Medicine and certified Sottopelle therapy. Dr. Bent specializes in minimally invasive surgery, in-office procedures, laparoscopy, anti-aging and wellness.