Are You a Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
As a natural part of the human lifecycle, our hormones may become unbalanced as we age. Some people experience this more dramatically than others. Some of the symptoms associated with hormone imbalance include hot flashes, low libido, and weight gain just to name a few.
Hormone replacement therapy is used to counter the effects of this natural occurrence. Men and women both experience hormone imbalances and can benefit from replacement therapy.
If you believe you may be experiencing a hormone imbalance, you’ll need to be tested to make sure. Some of your symptoms may be caused by other issues. There are several different types of testing available to medical professionals to determine a hormone imbalance. They differ based on the patient. Menopausal women will have different testing requirements from those of athletic patients in their mid-20s. Again, your hormone replacement specialist will determine which test best suits you and gives you the best chance of an accurate result.
There are different types of hormone replacement therapy available to patients that seek relief. Bioidentical hormone therapy uses naturally occurring substances that are not derived from synthetic materials. They are customized to your individual needs. There are many benefits to using bioidentical hormones, not the least of which is the body’s ability to effectively use and absorb them. Danielle Sutton, Nurse Practitioner with Alliance Physical Medicine points out that, “bioidenticals are a more natural alternative treatment option to maintain a steady state of hormones in your body”.
While there are other “traditional” hormone replacement therapies available, it is our opinion that bioidenticals have the best outlook for long-term success while keeping as many natural products in your body as possible.
If you would like to schedule a hormone panel to find out if you are facing a hormone imbalance, give our front office a call to schedule an appointment at 208-322-7900. Our hormone replacement specialist will thoroughly review your tests and develop a treatment plan if one is needed.