Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Austin
There are a number of different elements that affect how we feel both physically and emotionally. Our diet, fitness level, amount of sleep we get, the quality of our social ties and a myriad of other factors all contribute to our overall health and wellbeing. When it comes to the body and aging however, there is one key player that can have a significant influence on our health and the way we feel… hormones.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
Hormonal imbalance is a common occurrence for both men and women of varying ages. These imbalances can occur throughout an individual’s life when hormone levels tend to fluctuate, such as: puberty, pregnancy, menopause and andropause. There are many common health and emotional issues that can be directly related to hormone imbalance, and when hormone levels fluctuate, trouble is often not far behind. Abnormal hormone levels can cause a variety of psychological and physiological problems including:
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Loss of libido
- Hot flashes
- Hair loss
- Muscle & joint pain
- Brain fog
Depression is one of the most common indicators that an individual is experiencing a hormonal imbalance. If you’ve been feeling especially lethargic and sleepy even after getting a full night’s rest, or notice yourself feeling down or anxious for no particular reason, it is likely you are experiencing symptoms of depression. When we feel depressed, this can often be an indicator that our hormonal system is out of balance.
As we get older, it becomes increasingly important that we monitor how we feel so that we can keep our hormonal balance in check. As our body ages, its ability to produce and release certain hormones diminishes. This decline of important hormones is one of the primary causes of aging. Hormones are what keep the body’s immune system and metabolism running smoothly. During youth, our bodies are functioning at peak efficiency. At this time, we have an abundance of energy, our bodies build muscle rather than fat and we bounce back easily from illness and injury. To help control aging and restore our bodies to a healthier state, hormone replacement therapy aims to recreate this finely tuned balance of hormones that we possessed in our earlier years.
Austin BHRT Services
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a cutting edge, anti-aging treatment that uses supplemental doses of hormones to restore a more youthful hormonal balance to your body. These hormones possess an identical chemical structure to the hormones that your body naturally produces on its own. Restoring your body’s balance of essential hormones can significantly diminish the effects of stress, fatigue, signs of early menopause, perimenopause, andropause and other aging related problems. Some additional benefits of Austin Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include:
- Lowered risk for heart disease
- Reduced hot flashes & menopause symptoms
- Accelerated weight loss
- Improved quality of sleep
- Higher energy levels
- Decrease of depression-related symptoms
- Better memory
- Improvement in skin elasticity
- Enhanced sex drive
- Decreased anxiety
- Improved bone health and growth
- Lowered risk for osteoporosis
- Lessening of night sweats
- Improved blood flow
- Prevention of vaginal dryness & thinning
- Protection against fibrocystic breasts
If you are interested in learning more about Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Austin, please call our office today or fill out the form above. Before beginning Austin Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy, you must first meet with a physician and undergo tests to determine your current hormone levels and overall health. Based on the results of these hormone laboratory tests, Dr. Sneed can then devise an individualized treatment plan to address your specific health needs.