Hormones help our bodies function smoothly, but what happens when there is an imbalance in hormones? For both women and men, a hormonal imbalance can show itself in symptoms like fatigue, mood swings, low libido, weight problems, skin aging and memory loss. In order to get the body back to optimal function and form, the imbalance must be corrected. An effective way to balance hormones is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone replacement therapy works by giving the body the hormones it is lacking. Bio-identical hormones are manufactured using plant compounds altered to match, molecule for molecule, the chemical makeup of hormones produced naturally in the body. These hormones can be specially tailored to each patient. They can be used to treat an imbalance of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and human growth hormone among others.
Bio-identical hormones are usually not administered orally like their synthetic counterpart. Instead, they are delivered to the body transdermally so they do not pass through the liver. This helps the body use the hormones more effectively. Patients can take bio-identical hormones through creams, gels, patches and pellets. Pellet form is becoming increasingly popular due to its ease and convenience. The pellets are placed under the skin to gradually release hormones. No removal is necessary as the pellets dissolve over time.
Call the Dallas office of Dr. John R. Woodward today to schedule an appointment to learn more about the many benefits of hormone replacement therapy. (972) 566-7870