Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist in Frisco TX
Improve your health and well-being with our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Contact our team of healthcare professionals today at OmniLife Wellness. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8380 Warren Pkwy #100 Frisco TX 75034.
Table of Contents:
Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
What are the common symptoms of hormone imbalance?
What is the difference between HRT and bioidentical hormones?
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
As we get older, our bodies will naturally decline in their production of hormones. While common in older adults, some people can start to experience these declines in production and the resulting hormonal imbalances as early as their 20’s and 30’s. The body uses hormones for a wide range of functions, and when the hormones get out of balance, it affects these bodily functions and presents itself through a variety of symptoms. Luckily, there are hormone treatments available to counteract a hormonal imbalance, such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
While Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is primarily used to treat the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, it can be used by both men and women at any point when they are experiencing signs of a hormone imbalance or decrease. Aside from hormonal conditions, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can also improve the side effects of cancer treatment and insulin resistance.
Hormonal imbalances may often be thought of in the context of menopause that affects only women. However, the truth is that hormonal imbalances can affect both men and women of all ages and can present themselves through a wide range of symptoms. There are some symptoms that are common to both genders, and other symptoms that will be unique to each gender due to the differences in their hormone levels and anatomy. Often the first signs that both men and women experience as a result of a hormonal imbalance are fatigue, a foggy mind and weight gain or difficulty losing weight, though sudden weight loss can also be an indicator. Muscle weakness, aches and stiffness, as well as pain and swelling in the joints, can also be indicators of a hormonal imbalance.
A general “unwell” feeling that cannot be explained by medications or other conditions and does not seem to subside, may signify a need to check your hormonal levels for possible causes. In women, irregular periods, hair loss or thinning, vaginal dryness, or changes in breast tissue may also be a sign indicating an imbalance of estrogen levels.
Contrary to regular hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormones are an exact match to your body’s hormones at optimal levels. Dosages are calculated specifically to your current hormone levels in order to provide the necessary hormones that are missing or being produced in low quantities, and effectiveness is monitored through regular blood testing. Bioidentical hormones are also believed to have less side effects compared to other methods as they are created to mimic the hormones currently found in the body. Traditional hormone replacement therapies are usually produced in a lab using synthetic hormones, however, bioidentical hormones navigate towards natural sources, such as plants and animals.
The method of administration is also different, with traditional hormone therapies being administered through oral medications, creams, gels or other topical means. This can create spikes in hormone levels within the body shortly after the hormone treatment. Bioidentical hormones are small capsules, about the size of a rice grain, that are inserted below the surface of the skin. They slowly and gradually release the hormones into the body, providing an even administration over the course of the treatment.
Benefits of Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be felt within the first few weeks of treatment and anecdotally have few side effects. Since the hormone replacement is tailored to your specific hormones and levels, results are optimized for your specific needs. Due to the slow release of the hormones into your body, the hormones are kept at an even level throughout the course of treatment, without the spikes that can be experienced through other treatment methods. If you are experiencing signs of a hormonal imbalance, OmniLife Wellness can perform the necessary diagnostic tests to identify an imbalance, and then provide you with your treatment options. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8380 Warren Pkwy #100 Frisco TX 75034. We serve clients from Frisco TX, Allen TX, Prosper TX, Addison TX, Plano TX, and Colony TX.