Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
As you age, your body’s production of hormones naturally decreases. Events such as menopause or pregnancy can also lead to hormonal changes. For women, a decrease of estrogen or progesterone production can lead to unwanted symptoms:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Decreased sex drive
- Problems sleeping
- Low energy
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is designed to manage the hormone levels in your body and supplement them as necessary. By monitoring and maintaining balanced hormone levels, you should notice an improvement in your symptoms. At DermaHealth of Springfield, we provide bioidentical hormone replacements. Bioidentical hormones are naturally sourced, nonsynthetic hormones that are identical to those produced by the human body.
Beyond mitigating the symptoms listed above, hormone replacement may help you look and feel younger and more rejuvenated. Further, bioidentical hormones may help with disease prevention, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
In 2017, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) released the 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement, which documents the results of recent clinical trial data regarding hormone therapy. NAMS concluded there may be many benefits to hormone therapy:
- Improved sleep and well-being
- Decreased incidence of hot flashes and night sweats
- Improvement in sexual function
- Prevention of bone loss for women at high risk of fracture
- Improvement in hair, skin, and nails
- Improved vitality and quality of life
- Decreased incidence of heart disease and atherosclerotic plaque
- Improvement in cognition and mood issues
- Reduced occurrence of weight gain associated with menopause
Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatment
Our treatment program includes checking your current blood levels and getting you started on a healthier lifestyle. We review your thorough blood panel to see the status of your overall health and make improvements where needed. Our customized approach allows us to optimize our treatments according to your unique needs – not just within the normal limits of someone your age. However, our program covers more than just hormone optimization. We strive to help you become as healthy as possible for life.
Download our in-depth health history form by visiting our Client Forms page. Once you download the form, type your responses and then print out the form, as the form does not save the information you enter.
For more information and to see if you are a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement, schedule a complimentary consultation at our Springfield, MO DermaHealth office today.