Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Programs
Phoenix BHRT Specialist, Dana Keaton, N.D. at the Center for Natural Medicine offers customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs for men and women suffering from hormonal imbalances. Bioidentical Hormones allow replacement of hormones the body is no longer producing adequately, so the man or woman can be brought back to a state of youthful balance. By matching the hormone molecule to those the body previously made there is not a foreign element added to the body, hence side effects are rare. Doctor Keaton’s prescriptions are not “one size fits all”, and each patient is given what is right for his or her balance.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Women
Female hormone decline usually occurs during perimenopause and menopause, and female hormone imbalances can contribute to osteoporosis, breast cancer, infertility, and heart problems. In response to aging, stress, and other environmental antagonists, hormone production can be significantly impaired. Low hormone levels have been shown to be the underlying cause of symptoms associated with several health issues.
Many symptoms can be treated including hot flashes or sense of heat, sleep disturbance, mood disorders such as sadness or irritability, weight gain especially around the middle, feeling overwhelmed or not interested in life, loss of muscle mass, loss of interest in sex, hair loss, fatigue, vaginal dryness, thinning of bones, hair and skin, itching skin, heart palpitations and other heart issues. Women also experience a decreased interest in sex as well as vaginal dryness, difficulty achieving climax, and other barriers to healthy sexual function.
These troubles often come during menopause, perimenopause, and post menopause when the levels of progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen are on the decline. The body may be starving for the hormone it can no longer make in adequate amounts. Adding back with Bioidentical Hormones can make life good again with an improved sense of wellbeing.
Some of the conditions that can be improved with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include:
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Urinary incontinence
With the use of natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, women can restore the hormonal balance they need to relieve the symptoms of aging and help them feel healthy again. However, a woman’s lifestyle choices can also contribute to imbalances. This makes it important to be mindful of and make improvements to her nutrition and fitness choices as well as her hormonal equilibrium.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men
As Men get older testosterone begins to decrease, while their estrogen levels begin to rise. When a man hits his early 30’s, testosterone levels may begin to decline, and by his mid 40’s or early 50’s, hormone levels may have drastically decreased. The drop in healthy testosterone can affect the levels of other hormones, and cause them to be imbalanced as well.
Men experience a gradual loss of hormones known as andropause. This phase of life can be rather uncomfortable, and the decrease in testosterone levels can be the underlying cause of symptoms associated with weight gain, sleep problems, fatigue, muscle loss, lower libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, irritability, hair loss, and memory loss.
Loss of zest in life or just feeling run down can be early signs of low hormone levels. Phoenix BHRT Specialist, Dana Keaton, N.D. at the Center for Natural Medicine also tests for a condition called sarcopenia or muscle loss, which can be from low hormone levels as well. Lack of interest in sex or inability to maintain erections are often related to low hormone levels and return when replacement is prescribed. She also tests for poor hormone conversion that can lead to hair loss or enlarged prostate.
Some of the conditions treated with Bioidentical HRT therapy may include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sperm count
- Low testosterone
- Low libido
- Hair loss
- Mood changes
- Low energy
- Muscle atrophy
- Enlarged prostate