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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Indianapolis

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

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WHAT IS BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT)?

Hormones serve as your body’s internal communication system. They regulate most major bodily functions, so an imbalance can cause an array of symptoms. When this occurs, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help restore your hormones to their optimal levels.

Bioidentical hormones are hormones made from plant sources that are chemically identical to the ones your body produces naturally. Because of this, your body can’t tell the difference between natural hormones and bioidentical ones.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE HORMONAL IMBALANCE?

Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa treats hormone imbalances in men and women. Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance include:

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • Depression, irritability, and anxiety
  • Changes in appetite
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Thin or brittle hair
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering

Women experience a variety of symptoms that don’t apply to men, including vaginal dryness that may cause pain during sex.

WHAT CAUSES HORMONAL IMBALANCES?

Everyone goes through natural periods of hormonal fluctuations or imbalance at various points in life. Women experience fluctuating hormone levels in the months and years before menopause, known as perimenopause. After menopause, a woman’s hormone levels decrease dramatically.

Men also naturally produce lower amounts of hormones as they age. However, certain conditions can cause hormonal imbalances to happen earlier in life, such as:

  • Obesity
  • An underactive or overactive thyroid
  • Diabetes

Lifestyle factors, including poor diet and nutrition, may also lead to hormonal imbalance in men and women.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the process of balancing hormones with the help and guidance of a medical practitioner. The practitioner uses their medical knowledge and experience to help the individual attempting to balance their hormones. The process includes the following steps:

Step 1. Initial Consultation

Your practitioner will carefully review your symptoms and medical history.

Step 2. Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic lab tests help determine hormone and thyroid levels.

Step 3. Treatment Plan

Your practitioner will create a personalized BHRT plan tailored to your needs. Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including:

  • Topical creams and gels
  • Injection treatments
  • Pellet treatments

Your Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa practitioner helps you decide which BHRT method is best for you.

Step 4. Follow-up Consultations and Diagnostic Testing

Your practitioner will schedule routine follow-up consultations and periodic testing appointments to help manage your treatments.

If you are considering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Indianapolis, IN, call 317-797-9139 or fill out the form on this page to book a consultation.

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WHO NEEDS BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy benefits men and women of various ages suffering from hormonal imbalances. Each treatment plan is uniquely tailored to the individual.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIOIDENTICAL AND SYNTHETIC HORMONES?

The difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones is dual fold. Unlike bioidentical hormones, synthetic, or conventional hormones may be patented by pharmaceutical companies; therefore dosage varies only by milligrams dictated by your practitioner, while the molecular structure of the prescribed hormone is the same for every single person on that drug. Additionally, synthetic hormones are not created structurally the same as human endogenous hormones, which often leads uncomfortable side effects. While synthetic hormones can mimic the effects of endogenous hormones on certain biological pathways, they rarely offer the same effectiveness at a deeper, molecular level.

WHAT ARE BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES MADE FROM?

Bioidentical hormones are hormones derived from plants, such as soy or wild yams, and are designed to be structurally identical to the hormones produced naturally inside the human body. Additional ingredients in each prescription vary by hormone: testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, etc. and form:creams, gels, pellets, pills, etc.

WHY DO WOMEN NEED HORMONES BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER MENOPAUSE?

Imbalances of hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone can lead to many uncomfortable experiences, like night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, depression, and anxiety. The most common decline seen in menopausal and post-menopausal women is estrogen. When estrogen levels become unbalanced, women may experience symptoms such as low libido and bone loss. The bone loss that women experience due to declining estrogen levels can lead to osteoporosis and increase the likelihood of bone fractures. Adjustments to a woman’s hormone levels through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and lifestyle changes can reduce or eliminate these discomforts and improve overall health and well-being.

WHY DO MEN NEED TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT?

Men naturally produce lower amounts of hormones as they age. However, certain conditions can cause hormonal imbalances to happen earlier in life, such as:

  • Obesity
  • An underactive or overactive thyroid
  • Diabetes

Lifestyle factors, including poor diet and nutrition, may also lead to hormonal imbalance in men. Because you are an individual with your own particular set of circumstances, we encourage you to learn more by contacting us directly.

ARE HORMONES AFFECTING YOUR SEX DRIVE?

The answer is likely a resounding yes. Regardless if you are enjoying a healthy sex drive, a high sex drive, or agonizing over a low sex drive, in most cases, your hormones are in control. For some patients, emotional and psychological factors play a role in sexual desire. For both men and women, sex drive that has diminished with age, menopause, andropause, or pregnancy is likely linked to a hormonal issue. Approximately 70 percent of low libido issues are related to a hormonal imbalance. A low libido due to hormonal imbalance does not mean that you are helpless. In fact, you can take an active role in resetting your hormones to reclaim your sex drive.