Hormonal balance is key to experiencing physical wellbeing, emotional stability, and greater quality of life. Unfortunately, aging, as well as certain health conditions, can cause hormonal decline, which leads to hormonal imbalances. When your body slows down its production of hormones, you may wish to alleviate your symptoms using bioidentical hormone therapy. At Soza Clinic in Richardson, TX, our hormone treatments can bring your body back into balance.
How Soon Will You Get Results From Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
As you age, your hormones can begin to decline. When this happens, hormonal imbalances occur, making daily life feel challenging, meaningless, or frustrating. If you’re looking for fast-acting relief from the symptoms of hormonal decline, bioidentical hormone therapy is a great treatment option. Hormone optimization with bioidentical hormones is safe, effective, and efficient. In as soon as a week, you may begin to feel a reduction in your symptoms. Most of our clients report noticing a marked difference in their symptoms and overall feelings of well-being within just a few weeks of beginning their treatment plan.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
This hormone treatment uses synthetic, bioidentical hormones that are structurally and functionally identical to their counterparts found naturally in the human body. This treatment is used to re-establish hormonal balance in the body, thereby improving the symptoms caused by hormone deficiencies. Some of these symptoms include:
- Weight fluctuations
- Sleep difficulties
- Low sex drive and stamina
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
- Brain fog
- Decreased focus
- Memory issues
- Emotional instability
- Hot flashes
- Low energy levels
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Brittle bones
- Irregular menstrual cycle (in females)
- Hirsutism or excessive hair growth (in females)
- Thinning hair and reduced hair growth (in males)
What are the Benefits?
Introducing bioidentical hormones into the body can help to rebalance your hormones. Having balanced hormones come with many benefits. Some of these benefits include:
Our hormones play a major role in the body’s ability to stabilize weight, build muscle, and feel energized. When hormones are imbalanced, it’s common to experience unexplained fluctuations in weight, including weight gain, lost muscle mass, difficulty building muscle, and loss of stamina. Introducing bioidentical hormones to the body can help you to shed stubborn weight, retain muscle mass, maintain your energy levels, and better manage your physical shape.
As we age, we may start to experience memory loss, a lack of focus, and other symptoms suggesting mental decline. A decrease in your ability to focus and retain information can indicate a hormonal imbalance. Using bioidentical hormones can alleviate “brain fog”, sharpen your memory, and improve your ability to concentrate.
Hormone decline can greatly impact your emotional well-being, causing mood swings, depression, anxiety, and other emotional issues. Replenishing your body with bioidentical hormones can reduce mood swings, alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, and restore your emotional stability.
The lowered production of sex hormones can impact the sexual well-being of both men and women. You may experience decreased desire, a lack of sexual stamina, or other symptoms of sexual dysfunction. This can take a toll on intimate relationships and impact your self confidence. Introducing bioidentical sex hormones into the body can make it so you can enjoy greater sexual health and performance as you age.
What Are Hormones And Why Are They Important?
The body contains many different types of hormones, each of which plays an important role in your body’s many functions. Your hormones move through your bloodstream to communicate between your organs, tissue, and other body parts. Your hormonal health impacts your metabolism, emotions, ability to reproduce, sex drive, and more.
What Happens When Hormone Production Declines?
As we age, our body naturally slows down the production of hormones. When this happens, and the body produces too few of a particular hormone, an imbalance is created. A hormonal imbalance can cause severe disruptions to your daily life. When one type of hormone declines, this begins to create greater imbalances in the body. Treating hormonal decline as soon as you notice it can prevent your body from creating greater hormonal imbalance. When left untreated, hormonal imbalances can lead to more dangerous medical conditions. This includes osteoporosis, cancer, and heart disease.
How to Prepare for Treatment
Prior to starting bioidentical hormone therapy, we’ll need to schedule a consultation with you and our team. At your consultation, we’ll discuss your symptoms of hormonal balance, any concerns, and your health goals. We’ll also discuss your lifestyle, current medications and supplements, and medical history. It’s important that we ensure nothing outside of your hormones is affecting your body adversely before we can determine which of your hormones are causing an imbalance. Additionally, we’ll take blood samples in order to test your hormone levels and create an appropriate treatment plan to address your needs.
What Are My Treatment Options?
When you’re experiencing hormonal decline, introducing bioidentical hormones is the best option to return your body to a state of balance. Depending on your sex and symptoms, you may require treatment with testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, DHEA, thyroid hormone, melatonin, or a combination of hormones. At your consultation, we’ll determine which hormones you need to receive and consult with you in regards to which treatment options are available to you.
There are many ways to introduce bioidentical hormones into the body, including topicals, capsules, pellets, and injections. The form you choose to receive your treatment in will determine how long your treatment will take and what your appointments will look like. All of our bioidentical hormone treatment options are safe, highly effective, and efficient, but one option may be more suitable for your needs than another due to your symptoms, concerns, and lifestyle. Below are the different forms in which you can choose to receive treatment; we will always take your preference into consideration when creating your treatment plan.
Topical forms of hormone rebalancing therapies allow bioidentical hormones to be administered to your system through gels, creams, sprays, and patches placed on the body. Once applied, the bioidentical hormones are absorbed through the skin directly into the bloodstream. Topical treatments typically require application on a daily basis.
Capsules are an oral medication that are generally taken once a day. When using capsules, we recommend setting an alarm to take your medication around the same time every day. This ensures consistency in your intake of hormones.
Pellet treatment involves the insertion of bioidentical hormones beneath the skin. When receiving hormones through pellets, we will need to make a small surgical incision in your body to insert the pellet. Over the course of three or four months, the pellet slowly releases a regulated dose of bioidentical hormones into the body. To sustain hormonal balance with pellet therapy, you will require reinsertion every three to four months.
This treatment option delivers bioidentical hormones to the body using a fine needle. To maintain optimal hormonal balance, you’ll need to receive injections on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Injection appointments are safe, quick, and effective. They do not require any downtime and can easily fit into a busy schedule.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Bioidentical Hormone Treatments?
For most men, signs of hormonal decline begin to show up around the age of 45, while women may begin to feel the effects later (around their 50’s or during the onset of menopause). However, women may also begin experiencing hormonal decline years before menopause. For this reason, we generally recommend anyone 45 years of age or older, regardless of gender, to consider bioidentical hormone treatments if they are experiencing any symptoms of a hormonal imbalance.
Of course, younger people can also be affected by hormonal imbalances for a variety of reasons. If you’re experiencing the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, regardless of your age, introducing bioidentical hormones into your body is the best way to alleviate your symptoms and create stability. Book a consultation with our team and we can help you to feel like yourself again.
Start Your Customized Treatment Plan Today
When your hormones are out-of-balance, it can be difficult to really feel like yourself. If you’d like to restore your body’s hormonal balance, bioidentical hormone therapy may be the right choice for you. With many treatment options available, we’ll be able to address your specific concerns and alleviate your symptoms within a few short weeks. Contact our team of experts at Soza Clinic in Richardson, TX, to begin your customized bioidentical hormone treatments today.