Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Aging is a part of life. However, the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances don't have to be a part of the process. At Health Advantage Physical Medicine in Pasadena, CA, we offer Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, to relieve these symptoms so you can live your best life at any age.
What Are the Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance?
Hormones regulate many functions of the body, including sex drive, metabolism, digestion, and many more. When your hormones are out of balance, your body is unable to regulate these functions properly. This leads to symptoms including fatigue, mood changes, weight gain, lowered sex drive, depression, and brain fog in both men and women.
Supplements vs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
There are some similarities between the two. Both are derived from natural sources, unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy. Supplements interact with your body in different ways to increase hormones, depending on the supplement. Some have phytoestrogens and some are believed to support your body's ability to produce hormones. Often the exact mechanism of action is not known. Supplements can be effective, particularly for treating milder symptoms.
With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the dosages are customized for your body. Tests are done to determine how much of each hormone your body needs, so you get the correct amount. Your body uses these hormones to supplement what it is making on its own. Since they are so close to your body's natural hormones, they are more readily accepted by the body than traditional hormone replacement therapy.
Supplements must be taken every day. Some may need to be taken several times a day. Whereas BHRT is administered as pellets that are placed under your skin. The pellets only need to be administered a few times a year, making them a very convenient choice.
Providing Help for Aging Issues in Pasadena
Health Advantage Physical Medicine offers supplement guidance and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, both of which can be effective for treating hormone imbalances. If you are experiencing hormonal imbalance symptoms, call us at (626) 798-7805 to schedule your appointment today.