Aging, menopause, diseases, and stress can have women not feeling their best. This can interfere with having a high quality of life, self-esteem, and fertility. Do you find yourself dealing with any of the following symptoms?
- Hot flashes
- Decreased energy
- Memory Lapses
- Night Sweats
- Brain fog
- Decreased sex drive
Believe it or not, you may be dealing with hormonal imbalances. Our walk-in clinic in San Francisco has treatments called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that can help you with all of the symptoms listed above.
Read more below to learn what BHRT is and how it can help you.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
BHRT is the use of hormones to solve issues such as the ones listed above which are caused by a decline in hormone production or an imbalance of hormones. Even though BHR is man-made, they are identical to the hormones found in a woman’s body and the body cannot tell the difference. The hormones are made from an extract from soy and yams and added chemicals that make estrogen and progesterone. Because these hormones come from a natural source such as plants and not synthesized in a lab, bioidentical hormones are called natural hormones. Estrogen and progesterone production in a woman’s body contributes to fertility and youthfulness. An imbalance or lack of these hormones can lead to fatigue, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and bone thinning. BHR can combat these symptoms by replacing or balancing out these hormones. Therapy can come in a variety of forms such as creams, lotions, injections, gels, or tablets.
Benefits of BHRT?
There are many benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy. In addition to helping you with the symptoms listed above, they also help to prevent diseases as a result of aging and hormone decreases such as osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.
Here’s a more in-depth review of the benefits of BHRT.
Improves energy – A decrease in hormones such as testosterone and progesterone may cause a lack of energy, brain fog, and loss of sleep quality. Bioidentical hormone therapy for testosterone and progesterone can help you achieve mental clarity, motivation, and better sleep.
Helps Bone Health – Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone have been found to prevent bone loss in women so a replacement of these hormones may help prevent bone thinning. Preventing bone thinning can, in turn, prevent problems such as hip fractures and osteoporosis.
Can Decrease Uncomfortable Symptoms Such as Hot Flashes – Some of the most common symptoms associated with hormone decreases in menopause are hot flashes and night sweats. There have been studies that show that oral uses of BHRT are highly effective at decreasing hot flashes and nightly sweats.
Look Younger – Since BHRT replaces the hormones that make you feel and look more youthful, you can get back some of your youthful looks with this type of therapy. You might see fewer signs of aging skin and wrinkles with hormone therapy.
Decrease Your Chances of Getting Age-Related Diseases – In addition to looking and feeling younger, BHRT can also decrease your chances of getting some serious diseases related to aging such as Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, periodontal disease as well as decrease your chances of heart attacks and strokes.
Who Can Benefit from BHRT?
Any woman who is subjected to birth control pills, pesticides, environmental pollutants, plastic, poor diet, and health and skin care products can more than likely benefit from BHRT.
Here’s a quick run-down of how everyday products just might be affecting your hormone production:
Birth Control Pills – Believe it or not certain cancers such as thyroid issues, heart disease, bone, and metabolic disorders have been linked to birth control pills. This is because the hormones released by the birth control pills to stop you from ovulating interfere with your own naturally occurring hormones.
Women’s Hair & Skincare Products – Many women’s hair and skincare products such as products with fragrances contain Phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals that imitate hormones and have been linked to early puberty in children. In addition to early puberty in children, it has also been linked to early menopause in women.
Environmental Pollutants – Environmental pollutants are also a contributor to hormonal imbalances in women. Some pollutants are linked to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, women’s vision, and can cause strokes and deficiencies in vitamin A.
Plastics – Plastic products that contain BPA (bisphenol) has been linked to breast cancer. Common plastic products that contain BPA include children’s toys, reusable bottles, and containers.
Poor Diet – A poor diet can cause a multitude of symptoms such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anxiety, obesity. Consuming large quantities of fatty and sugary foods can throw your hormonal balance out of whack causing you to experience many of the symptoms listed above.
What You Can Do to Get Started?
If you are unsure of whether or not you have a hormonal imbalance or if you want to learn more about how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help to alleviate some of the symptoms listed above, walk-in to our office in San Francisco and speak to one of our qualified medical professionals today. Once you call us or walk-in to one of our clinics, you can book a consultation and get your hormone levels tested. If they are unbalanced, we can put together a comprehensive plan to get you back on track and feeling like your best self. In addition to getting your hormones balanced with natural hormones identical to your own, we also have comprehensive programs to help you with weight loss, exercise, and mental health. We also offer nutritional supplements in conjunction with hormone replacement therapy that will stimulate blood flow and reduce stress and anxiety. Contact us today to get started.