Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Men and Women
As you age, your hormone levels begin to fluctuate. As you approach 40, these hormone levels start rapidly declining, resulting in physiological and sometimes psychological changes. While healthy lifestyles can certainly keep your body near optimum health, there is little you can do to stop the biological process of diminishing hormones. Usually, the options for restoring balance are limited to taking synthetic hormones. There is a gentler, more customizable approach to physiological rejuvenation with bioidentical hormone therapy for men and women.
Who Can Benefit From Hormone Therapy?
Both men and women can benefit from hormone therapy. As testosterone and estrogen are present in both sexes, an imbalance of either can cause deterioration of physiological, mental and sexual health. You may find you have low energy levels, weight gain, loss of bone density and hair growth or loss. Outside of these overlapping symptoms, men and women may find they have specific biological symptoms.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men
Men may have a decreased interest in sex or have difficulty maintaining a strong erection. This can lead to relationship difficulties and poor self-image. Men may discover they are not as strong as they once were or cannot keep up with activities they previously enjoyed. They may lack the energy and mental clarity to maintain their workloads, resulting in mistakes or performance issues. These factors may also lead to a decreased enjoyment in life.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women
Women are more likely to have the recognizable symptoms of aging. These include hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats. Women may also experience vaginal dryness, lower sex drive, pain during sex and depression. The obvious physical symptoms, such as sweating and hot flashes, cannot be hidden from other people. This can have a detrimental effect on their mental health, as people recognize the symptoms as part of aging, making women feel much older than they are.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Men and women have a unique balance of testosterone and estrogen. The amounts vary with age, genetics and lifestyle, but these levels fluctuate and eventually decline over the years. Traditional synthetic treatments provide a fast result but are not always a pleasant experience, and they come with many side effects.
Bioidentical hormones address this issue by providing a slow release of hormones that closely mimic your body’s hormone profile. The amount of bioidentical hormone can be tailored to your body’s unique physiological and chemical profiles. This delivery method can keep your hormones stable, preventing the problems associated with aging.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Safe?
Bioidentical hormone therapy has existed for over 80 years. The therapies are formulated to the highest standards and are a safe and effective treatment for hormone imbalances. They have the added benefits of being customizable to your individual needs and providing longer-lasting results.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Time Consuming?
Once the correct dosage is determined, the procedure takes approximately 15 minutes, and the results often last three to six months. This is a much more efficient process than the daily, weekly or monthly replacements required by traditional therapies.
Are You Ready for Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Avance Plastic Surgery can provide you with a complete examination and determine if bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you. Dr. Erez Dayan can assess your body’s unique requirements and provide the amount of bioidentical hormone you need. With a patient-centered approach and years of experience, Dr. Dayan can assist you in achieving your long-term goals. To start your journey to a balanced lifestyle and graceful aging, contact Avance Plastic Surgery today.