YOUR GUIDE TO HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Most people don’t realize just how significant of a role hormones play in their day-to-day lives. Your body’s endocrine system produces and secretes over 50 different hormones. These hormones are responsible for regulating vital biological processes, including physical and cognitive growth and development, metabolism, and reproduction.
Hormones also play a major role in your mood, your energy levels, and your body’s reactions to external stressors. With so much hinging on your body’s hormones, it’s easy to see how an imbalance could cause unpleasant symptoms like irritability, anxiety, weight gain, memory lapses, and more.
Have you not been feeling like yourself lately but can’t seem to pinpoint why? A hormone imbalance might be to blame. At Vanitas Medical Group in Orlando, FL, we can help restore balance to your hormones with a unique treatment known as BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a personalized wellness treatment that aims to balance your hormones. The compounds used in BHRT are derived from plants but are identical to the ones your body produces. Your body readily accepts these hormones and uses them as its own rather than attacking them as a foreign substance.
Benefits of BioTE BHRT
We use a specific form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy known as BioTE. During this treatment, we place a small, customized pellet in a discreet location under your skin. Once it’s in place, it slowly releases the hormones your body needs to look and feel your best.
Below are some of the benefits that come with BioTE BHRT treatment.:
Mitigates Symptoms of Menopause
BHRT can make the transitions of menopause easier on your mind and body. By balancing your hormones with BHRT, we could minimize or completely eliminate many of the unpleasant effects that come with menopause.
Helps Restore Healthy Sleep Patterns
When your hormones are even slightly off balance, you can experience restlessness, difficulty reaching and maintaining deep sleep, and other sleep disturbances. BioTE hormone replacement therapy could help restore healthy sleep patterns.
Improves Sexual Function and Libido
In both men and women, decreased libido and sexual function are often caused by hormonal imbalances. BHRT can treat erectile dysfunction and vaginal dryness so that sex is more convenient and enjoyable.
Encourages Better Mental Clarity
Do you find yourself having trouble recalling simple details or events? Off-kilter hormones can cause brain fogginess that makes it difficult to concentrate on tasks and recall specific things. Many people find that BHRT helps sharpen their mental acuity and makes it easier to focus on a given task.
Improves Energy Levels
Whether you’re a man or woman, you’ve probably noticed a sharp drop-off in your energy levels as you age. It’s normal to feel a little less energetic as you get older. But if you experience chronic fatigue, BHRT can replenish your energy levels and provide the hormones necessary to maintain them.
Treatment May Make It Easier to Lose Weight
Unexpected or uncontrollable weight gain can sometimes be traced back to improper hormone levels. If your hormones have caused you to gain weight, correcting them with BHRT can help boost your metabolism and make it easier to lose weight.
No Daily Commitment
BHRT treatment is convenient and, unlike oral supplements, doesn’t require a daily commitment on your part. Once the pellet is implanted, there’s nothing for you to maintain or worry about on a day-to-day basis.
Before treatment, we ask that you come in for a consultation so we can test your hormone levels, review your medical history, and discuss any current medical conditions you have. This visit is critical because we use the information we gather to develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
After the pellet is placed, it takes a little time for your body to start responding to treatment as your hormones balance out. You can feel the effects within a few weeks. We will continue to monitor your hormone levels and adjust treatment as needed.
Getting Started with BHRT in Orlando, FL
At Vanitas Medical Group in Orlando, FL, we are happy to help anyone who is interested in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Contact our office today to set up a consultation to determine whether you’re a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy.