Hormones are responsible for supporting almost every vital function within the body. As we age, our hormone levels can begin to decline and become imbalanced. When hormone levels become inadequate, it can begin to wreak havoc on the body and lead to a range of uncomfortable symptoms. Thankfully, the professionals at ALC MedSpa offer personalized Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help restore healthy hormone levels and improve your overall health.
When hormone levels are imbalanced, it can lead to a range of uncomfortable symptoms that can negatively impact your everyday life including:
- Weight gain
- Decreased brain function
- Loss of muscle mass
- Decreased libido
- Mood swings
- Trouble sleeping
- And more.
What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bio-Identical hormones are specialized hormones that have the exact same molecular structure as hormones that are made by the human body. The goal of Bio-identical Hormone replacement therapy is to provide an adequate supply of the deficient hormone that your body is failing to produce.This should result in the hormone’s normal healthy physiologic effects being restored. Bio-identical hormone pellets are obtained in various strengths from a top-tier, commercially licensed compounding pharmacy.
The hormones are derived from an ingredient found in many vegetables including yams and soy beans. The hormones are delivered to the body in the form of time-release pellets that deliver a steady dose of more youthful hormone levels. Pellet therapy is typically more effective that other forms of hormone replacement therapy such as injections and topicals, because it avoids a negative rollercoaster effect. Usually, only testosterone and estrogen, which is a necessary male and female hormone, is placed via time released pellets inserted within the body fat.
How Does it Work?
During an initial consultation and specialized testing, the specific hormone that has become imbalanced is identified. The bio-identical hormones come in the form of extremely small pellets. The insertion process is usually painless, and works to provide a steady hormone level for months. Bio-identical estrogen and testosterone are not suitable for oral ingestion as they are chemically inactivated during the digestive process. Any estrogen or testosterone like drug taken by mouth are typically not considered to be bio-identical. Over the months during treatment, you can begin to experience a decrease in symptoms as your hormone levels are restored. The result is improved physical and mental performance, as well as improved well-being.
Is BHRT safe?
When prescribed and monitored by qualified healthcare professionals, BHRT is generally considered safe. The use of bio-identical hormones has been shown to have fewer side effects compared to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that utilizes synthetic hormones. However, it’s important to consult with a knowledgeable healthcare provider who specializes in BHRT to ensure proper dosing and monitoring.
How long does BHRT take to work?
The timeline for experiencing the benefits of BHRT can vary from person to person. Some individuals may start noticing improvements within a few weeks, while for others, it may take a few months. It’s important to remember that BHRT is a personalized treatment, and the timeline depends on various factors, including hormone levels, individual response, and adherence to the treatment plan.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned and would like to learn more about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, reach out to the professionals here at ALC MedSpa located in Gumee, IL. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!