Bioidentical Hormones & Hormone Replacement Therapy

Boca Raton, Palm Beach Florida

As we age, typically by the time we reach our late thirties or forties, we begin to experience hormone imbalances that can negatively impact our overall health, wellbeing and mental outlook. Throughout our lives, we are constantly exposed to a variety of environmental, dietary and pharmaceutical toxins. These can contribute to accelerated hormonal decline and imbalance as we age.

Hormones play an essential role in all body functions and negatively impact our overall health when they are not at optimal levels. Hormone imbalances can present themselves in a variety of physical and emotional symptoms that vary from a simple inconvenience to a major drawback that impacts your quality of life and social and physical activities.

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Specific factors that contribute to hormonal imbalances that arise as we age include:

  • Adrenal dysfunction
  • Thyroid disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Sexual dysfunction or reproductive changes

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Common symptoms that arise as a result of hormonal changes and imbalances include:

Weight gain
Low energy
Hair loss
Loss of drive and zest

Decreased sexual drive
Depression and mood changes

Poor concentration
Memory changes

Chronic fatigue
Chronic pain
Skin sagginess, dryness

Typically people attribute these symptoms to natural aging, stress, or other life events. However, many of these conditions can be greatly improved by correcting for hormonal imbalances and restoring the body to a more natural and balanced state. If any of these symptoms are negatively impacting your quality of life, you may be an excellent candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

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What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy provides a treatment using naturally derived hormones that are the chemical equivalent (identical) to hormones that are found in our bodies. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy rebalances or restores natural hormone levels. They are the key to restoring balance to the body’s chemistry by replenishing levels that naturally drop with age. Depending on your particular symptom or condition, specific hormones will be replaced.

Bioidentical hormones are made from naturally derived compounds. The process begins with a thorough evaluation and analysis of current hormone levels. From this analysis, the specially trained and experienced physician will be able to determine the needed hormone types and levels to be administered.

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Typical Hormone Treatment Outcomes

Bioidentical hormone treatments have a variety of specific outcomes for both men and women. Many men complain of symptoms related to low testosterone, such as low sexual drive, depression and fatigue. Common complaints for women include those changes that occur during or after menopause. These changes are commonly a result of changes to estrogen and progesterone levels, and reveal themselves in weight gain, mood changes, and low energy. However, hormones related to reproductive health are not the only hormones that are treated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Other common hormones include those related to thyroid, adrenal processes, stress hormones, insulin and weight control and growth hormone.

Many positive outcomes that women experience after hormone replacement therapy include:

  1. Improved weight management and weight loss. Hormonal imbalances can contribute to low energy and an abnormally low metabolism. Although our metabolisms naturally decline with age, hormonal imbalances can exaggerate that decline.
  2. Healthier and smoother looking skin, hair and nails. This is a common reason that hormone therapy is used with younger patients, as well as more mature patients.
  3. Decreased risk of some diseases, such as osteoporosis. Estrogen is known to contribute to maintaining bone mineral density and after menopause, women are at higher risk for developing bone mineral density, partially because of the loss of estrogen levels. This is an area of emerging research in hormone therapy.
  4. Improved mental and emotional outlook. Natural hormone replacement therapy can reduce depression, anxiety and stresses that are related to hormonal issues.
  5. Improved sexual interest and desire. For women who have experienced an unexpected or unnatural decline in sexual drive, hormone replacement can help.
  6. Improved mood and decreased irritability. Hormone replacement has been shown to decrease episodes of mood swings and improve overall emotional outlook.

For male patients, common positive outcomes of hormone replacement include:

  1. Improved happiness and decreased depression. Many times low testosterone can contribute to depressive episodes and hormone therapy can often bring about much happiness and decreased frustration.
  2. Stronger sexual drive and decreased erectile dysfunction. With age, hormonal imbalances can present has low sexual desire and difficulty with sexual performance. Hormone replacement can greatly help in this area as long as there is no other physical dysfunction present.
  3. Higher levels of energy. Many men experience decreased levels of fatigue and overall increased energy.
  4. Mood stability and decreased irritability. Men experience more even temperament and more stable emotional outlook.
  5. Greater concentration and sleep. Men report better ability to focus their attention to tasks, as well as greater quality and quantity of sleep.

Another secondary positive impact of receiving hormone therapy is a greater attention to health and better drive to ensure good health. By addressing one area that is lacking, such as poor energy, other areas of life can be positively impacted. With greater energy, many patients find themselves leading healthier lifestyles, with greater exercise and activity levels and better overall nutrition and health.

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Bioidentical Hormones vs. Synthetic Hormones

Hormone replacement therapy started with synthetic hormones to restore the body’s natural balance. However, synthetic hormones have been shown to have unwanted side effects that have also been linked to increased risk of some cancers. Fortunately, bioidentical hormones are created with a naturally derived molecular structure. They have a structure that is identical to the hormones that are naturally produced in our bodies. Because they have identical properties, the bioidentical hormones create the same effect and body responses as the hormones that are naturally created in our bodies. Bioidentical hormone replacement can restore optimal health and natural homeostasis if the hormones are administered to mimic the body’s natural levels.

Hormone Treatment - What to Expect

The first step to undergoing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is to participate in a comprehensive medical evaluation, in which your physical health and hormonal levels will be assessed. At Boca Plastic Surgery & Age Management, the doctor utilizes state of the art diagnostic hormone testing. He utilizes blood, saliva and/or urine sampling to analyze your current hormone levels and determine what specific hormones and what levels need replenishing.

Once a baseline evaluation has been completed, an appropriate hormonal treatment plan is specifically created for your individual needs. In addition, ongoing blood tests will monitor your hormonal levels and maintain appropriate dosages. Replacement therapy treatment options include receiving hormones through injection, application of a topical cream, orally with a pill or capsule, or with implanted pellets. The best solution will be individualized to you and will be discussed with the doctor.

In addition to hormone replacement, many patients find a combination of hormone therapy, customized nutrition and fitness, stress reduction and supplementation can contribute to optimal health and wellness. The doctor is an expert in wellness management and works extensively to help you meet your wellness goals.

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The Boca Plastic Surgery & Age Management Difference with Bioidentical Hormones

At Boca Plastic Surgery & Age Management, we pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, modern medicine with a focus on optimal wellness and health. We are pleased to offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help our patients restore their vivacity and vitality.

The doctor believes that there is a connection between feeling well, being well, and living a full and vibrant life. He believes that this outlook should be a consistent and normal part of the aging journey. He is an expert in restoring balance to aging bodies, and one of the way he does this is with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

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