Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is often closely associated with the treatment of menopause symptoms, but that is not the only thing BHRT can help treat. Bio-identical hormone replacement is beneficial for treating both women and men for a wide range of issues that can be caused by hormone depletion, including low sex drive, premenstrual syndrome, excessive fatigue, urinary problems and memory loss.
Most hormones begin to decline with age, but other factors such as chronic illness and stress can also cause hormone depletion. The loss of these important compounds often manifests itself in symptoms that can lower a patient’s quality of life. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is about getting these hormones back to optimal levels to help the body function as it is supposed to. Hormones that may need replacement include Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA and HCG.
Bio-identical hormones are tailored for each patient using plant compounds altered to identically match the chemical formula of hormones naturally produced by the human body. This “match” helps the body use the hormones in the most effective way possible. Hormones can be administered through creams, gels, transdermal patches and pellets imbedded under the skin.
If you believe you are suffering from hormone depletion, contact Dr. John R. Woodward at 972-566-7870 to learn more about hormone replacement.