Your hormones control nearly all of your body’s functions, so an imbalance can seriously affect your day. If you’re feeling a bit off, David Capaldi, MD, can monitor your hormone levels, and he offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Diamante Medical Skin Care in Jupiter, Florida. To find out if you could benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call the clinic or schedule an appointment online at your convenience.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment option for unbalanced hormone levels. Your hormones do more for your body’s functioning than you may realize, and an imbalance can leave you feeling unwell.
Hormones control everything from digestion and growth to your appetite, immune function, mood, and libido. When your hormones are just the slightest bit unbalanced, it can have a large impact on your health and well being.
BHRT is used to treat men and women when their hormone levels change or become unbalanced. It is often used to ease symptoms of perimenopause or menopause and improve vitality and metabolism.
Bioidentical hormones are hormones made from plant components that mimic the functions of your natural hormones.
The three hormones most commonly replaced with BHRT are testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. In fact, low testosterone levels have been underdiagnosed for decades.
When you replenish your missing hormones, you restore balance to your life and eliminate a variety of symptoms.
Why do I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Patients most often use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy during major bodily changes like perimenopause or menopause. The treatment can also aid in dealing with:
- Insulin resistance
- Adrenal gland disorders
- Thyroid disorders
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Age-related or medical-related muscle loss
If Dr. Capaldi thinks you could benefit from BHRT, he explains to you the implications and how it could help you.
What symptoms can be alleviated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone imbalances can cause many symptoms that you might not initially attribute to your hormone levels. BHRT can ease symptoms like:
- Hot flashes
- Uncontrolled weight gain
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Sleep issues
- Sexual dysfunction
After BHRT, you may notice a general improvement in your well-being and energy. Some evidence even suggests that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy improves your skin as an added bonus.
How is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy delivered?
You have several options for how Dr. Capaldi administers your bioidentical hormones. BHRT comes in the form of:
- Topical creams
He helps you select the type that’s best for your lifestyle and preferences. Once you begin treatment, you need to return to the clinic regularly so he can monitor your progress and make adjustments if necessary.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy boasts an impressive list of potential applications. If you are interested in learning more about BHRT, increasing your vitality, or getting tested to understand your baseline hormone levels, call Diamante Medical Skin Care or book your appointment online today.