You’re not as young as you used to be, but is getting older really supposed to feel like this? Geesh, you’re not that old yet. So, why do you feel like you have half the energy you used to have? Maybe it’s because you can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep. Also, your hair is thinning at an alarming rate, and as an added fun bonus, you can’t seem to keep weight off (or lose it) like you used to. This stinks. Don’t blame routine aging though – it may be hormones.
What can you do? What are your options? You can either try to manage and cover up your symptoms with over the counter medications or natural remedies – which may or may not work or work temporarily. Or, you can look into something that’s proven effective and safe: hormone replacement therapy. It may actually help turn back the clock and help you feel like your younger self. Imagine being active and energetic again – and even aging gracefully!
How can Hormones Effect How You Feel?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can make a vast difference in how you’re feeling. At Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware, it’s been proven to help our patients regain energy, improve mental clarity and even help those stubborn pounds finally leave. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not a magic pill – it’s science. When women are in their late 30’s and early 40’s, your body produces estrogen, but less progesterone, and as you go into estrogen dominance, your hormones become imbalanced. Unfortunately, this causes several unpleasant symptoms.
It’s Not You, It’s Your Hormones.
When you were younger, you could eat practically anything, and not gain weight. You had energy to spare and your stomach was definitely more flat. However, the middle age spread has seemed to take hold, despite your best efforts to stay healthy. Both men and women can experience these common symptoms as a sign they could benefit from Hormone Replacement Therapy:
- Exhaustion, low energy or fatigue
- Thinning hair or hair loss
- Foggy brain or reduced mental clarity / difficulty concentrating
- Reduced sexual desire
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased muscle strength
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep at night
- Midsection or stomach weight gain that is hard to lose
What is BRHT? And How Can It Help?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is also called natural hormone replacement therapy. It’s hormone therapy that uses plant-sources to create an exact molecule for molecule female hormone that is biologically identical to the hormones our bodies produce naturally. They are exactly the same, and they are effective at helping to rebalance hormone levels in a natural and safe way.
Bioidentical Hormone Treatments
At Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware, you can rest assured that we don’t use a “one size fits all” approach to treating our patients. Your hormone replacement therapy treatment will be customized and tailored to fit your needs. You’ll meet with Dr. Childers to first discuss your symptoms and the how it’s effecting your health. Dr. Childers will prescribe a light cream, which will be filled at a compounding pharmacy. The hormone cream will need to be applied every morning.
When Will You Notice a Difference in Symptoms?
Before you begin therapy, Dr. Childers usually recommends that the patient gets a baseline hormone level test, so he can track progress and the success of the hormone replacement therapy, after the treatment has begun. Results can vary and while many women feel relief from their symptoms immediately, some may take several weeks to feel the relief that comes from more balanced hormones.
Please contact Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware today to take the first steps toward regaining your energy. Start sleeping better with less hot flashes, and feel like your younger, healthier self again when you rebalance your hormones!