Hormone Optimization: bio identical hormone replacement treatment/therapy (BHRT)
When discussing bioidenitical hormone replacement therapy most people believe this topic relates to women, specifically during phases of peri menopause or menopause. This assumption couldn’t be more incorrect. As we age, both men and women, the amount of hormone produced deviates resulting in less than optimal levels, and causing an array of unwanted preventable symptoms.
For women testosterone begins decreasing in their thirties. Later, average age fifty-five, estrogen begins to deplete. The combination of lowering testosterone and estrogen cause symptoms including; hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, decreased libido, brain fog, depression, weight gain, joint pain, and irritability.
Andropause is a phase much like menopause, which men encounter after age thirty-five. And just like women men experience hormonal changes, mainly a decrease in testosterone. In males declining Testosterone can have negative impacts on sexual performance, libido, muscle strength, sleep, energy, and weight.
Here at Enlighten South Bay, our providers use bio identical hormone replacement therapy in the form of pellets that are place directly under the subcutaneous tissue. This technique is easy and painless, offering an opportunity for patients to reach hormonal optimization and obtain the level of wellness desired during all phases of life.