Address Hormonal Imbalances with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
The team at the L.A.B. med spa in Southlake, Texas, commonly works with men and women of the community who want to look and feel their best. When specific changes occur as patients age, they may notice changes in how they feel. It is not uncommon for older men and women to experience hormonal imbalances, especially during perimenopause or menopause. These hormone imbalances can result in several issues, including changes in:
- Sexual function
- Night sweats/hot flashes
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic fatigue
- Memory and concentration
- Muscle tone/function
Both men and women are encouraged to speak with functional medicine practitioners such as Drs. Stephen Ellis and Jesse Smith of the L.A.B. med spa. They may suggest certain types of hormone imbalance solutions, such as functional medicine. By understanding the fluctuations of hormones each day, including progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol, they can provide reliable treatment options, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT. With this technique, the providers can determine which hormones need to be balanced and offer plant chemicals that act as natural hormone therapy. These bioidentical hormones can be administered in several ways, including pellets, to help harmonize hormone levels to allow patients to feel their best each day. With routine treatment, many men and women can cope better with the changes that occur in the later years as hormones go out of balance and change dramatically from one day to the next.
Who is a good candidate for BHRT?
Hormones affect our day-to-day lives more than you may realize and because they are not something we can physically see, understanding how they interact with behavior, mood and the body can be difficult. As part of our endocrine system, hormones help regulate metabolism, growth, development, sexual function, sleep, mood and more.
However, common hormones such as thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and cortisol fluctuate daily and the change becomes more severe as we age. Because of that fluctuation, hormone imbalances can result in too much or too little of a certain hormone in the blood stream. There are many symptoms that can result from hormone imbalance and by utilizing functional medicine to identify the causes of hormone imbalance, we can help eliminate common root causes like stress, poor sleep and overexposure to toxins. We perform thorough blood testing to accurately assess your hormone levels and determine which of those root causes could be affecting them.
Bioidentical hormones match the molecular structure of the hormones found naturally in our bodies. They are made from a plant chemical extracted from yams and soy. Often referred to as “natural hormone therapy,” bioidentical hormones act the same as naturally produced hormones in the body. Because of this, your body can’t even tell the difference between bioidentical hormones and the hormones found in your body — hence its name “bioidentical hormones.”
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
Simply fill out our contact form and one of our expert technicians at the L.A.B. med spa will be in touch as soon as possible. You can also call our Southlake, TX office directly to schedule – (817) 251-1000.