Hormones are natural and essential to our body functioning properly and optimally. These ’signals’ help tell our bodies what and when to work. Over time and due to many factors, these hormones can decrease in production, leading the body to go out of sync or out of balance.
Bioidentical’ means hormones that are identical to those produced by our very own bodies. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a medical treatment used for many conditions and symptoms people may experience including: symptoms of menopause, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, night sweats, hot flashes, urinary incontinence, mood swings, irritability, weight gain, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, thinning of hair or unwanted facial hair growth, lack of interest in sex, erectile dysfunction, anxiety, depression, reduced muscle mass, and many more.
At RejuvaDERM, our physicians and nurse practitioners are highly qualified and experienced in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help you feel your best!
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Women?
A decline in hormone production can lead to symptoms in women as they age and proceed through menopause. Although the symptoms of menopause are different for each person, this decline in hormones can lead to:
- Thinning hair on the scalp
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
- Facial hair growth
- Mood swings
- Increased risk for osteoporosis
- Weight gain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lack of interest in sex
The goal of BHRT is to reduce or alleviate the symptoms associated with hormone loss. Our RejuvaDERM Nurse Practitioner will review your symptoms, prescribe the appropriate hormones according to your needs, and monitor your treatment to ensure improvement of symptoms and safety.
What is BHRT For Men?
Testosterone levels decrease as you age, however men who have chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity can experience a more significant decline leading to an increase in stress, hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, a decrease in sex drive, stamina, energy and motivation, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, hair loss, memory loss, erectile dysfunction, weight gain and muscle mass loss. A blood test can help determine whether or not you are deficient in testosterone. If you test shows that your level falls are low and you are experiencing any of the symptoms described, you probably have a testosterone deficiency. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is an option we can help you with. BHRT replaces hormone levels to a more even state which allows your body to function at its’ best. Bioidentical hormones are analogous to the hormones that naturally produced. BHRT have positive effects on the overall health of men. Studies suggest that testosterone replacement therapy can reduced their risk of heart attack, stroke, and improve bone density in males when deficient. Other benefits may include:
- An increase in energy
- A reduction in body fat
- An improved mood
- A decrease in anxiety
- An increase in muscular strength
- A boost in sexual performance
- Decreased energy
- Weight gain
- Loss of fitness
- Decreased job performance.
Once a male hits middle age, these symptoms can occur with greater frequency and intensity.
What Types of BHRT Are Available?
Studies have shown that BHRT is a safe and effective for treating imbalances. The RejuvaDERM bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are customized prescriptions created at a compounding pharmacy specifically for you. Your specific RejuvaDERM Nurse Practitioner will prescribe a dose that delivers the exact amounts of hormones your body needs to regain balance and get back into sync. BHRT can be prescribed in the form of pills, sprays, creams, gels and patches depending on your specific symptoms and goals. HRT is considered the an effective way to treat and prevent menopausal symptoms.
How Are Bioidentical Hormones Delivered to My Body?
The most popular delivery systems for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include topical gels, topical creams, capsules and pellets. Each delivery system has its’ benefits and actions on the body.
To book your consultation regarding the RejuvaDERM Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy call or text to book:
Edmonton South location: (780)665-4646
We look forward to helping you on your journey!