Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women:
Have you been feeling a little oFF bAlaNCe
This might be why:
Lack of testosterone.
But, wait? Isn’t testosterone a male hormone?
Yes, mostly. But, no. Not entirely.
Did you know, the ovaries and adrenal glands produce small amounts of testosterone over a woman’s reproductive life? Yes. It’s true. However, once you reach menopause, guess what? Yep. You’ll experience the loss of testosterone, which in women, is responsible for some pretty undesirable symptoms like, lack of energy, loss of sex drive, generalized fatigue, loss of muscle volume, and yes, you guessed it — sound the gong here —weight gain.
Testosterone hormone therapy supports mental clarity, libido, muscle tone and muscle mass. When testosterone is at low levels, you might experience mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle growth even with regular exercise. The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscle, bone, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone therapy. And for women, it may even be dangerous to long term health.
The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin which, supports emotional balance. A woman will experience emotional instability, when lacking these hormones, that often results in irritability, increased anxiety, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness, and depression. The musculoskeletal system is also affected by the loss of testosterone. Without bio-identical hormone therapy the deficiency or imbalance can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and pain in the muscles and joints.
But the good news is this: If your body is lacking adequate amounts of testosterone, you can replace it with low doses of natural, plant-based, bio-identical hormones. The process is simple. Your blood is drawn, and when the lab returns your results, your testosterone is formulated and pharmacy compounded into pellets, which Dr. Caruth inserts subcutaneously at the hip. Within days, you’ll notice a difference. Patients are experiencing a rise in their energy levels, sex drive and weight loss. The effects of the pellets last four to six months.
If you would like to learn more about how bio-identical hormone replacement and if it’s viable option for your overall health, contact our office.
Also, we offer male bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy for men, too. Click here to find out more.