Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

John M. and female patient horizontal 300x199 Bioidentical Hormone Replacement TherapyHormones are chemical messengers that are critical in helping your body maintain the stable environment needed to function properly.  When your hormones are imbalanced, it can cause disease and result in unpleasant symptoms like those noted below.  While hormone imbalance can occur at any age, it becomes more common as you get older due to the natural hormone changes that are part of the aging process.

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms in Women

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Pain/joint inflammation
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Carbohydrate cravings
  • Sore, swollen or tender breasts
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Headaches/migraines before periods
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Water retention/bloating
  • Frequent yeast infections
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Fibrocystic breast tissue
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Sudden feeling of weepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Moodiness/emotional swings
  • Depressed/unhappy
  • Anxious
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Painful/swollen breasts
  • Weight gain/bloating
  • PMS
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Frequent urinary track infections
  • Dry hair/skin
  • Poor memory
  • Incontinence
  • Loss of motivation
  • Lack of desire for intimacy
  • Flat mood
  • Diminished well being
  • Loss of libido

Hormone Deficiency Symptoms in Men

  • Loss of libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Reduced cognitive function
  • Osteoporosis
  • Reduced muscle mass

If any of the symptoms noted above are interfering with your health and wellbeing, we can help. Our process begins with a physical exam, blood work and a questionnaire-based discussion about your symptoms. If a hormone imbalance is found, we’ll work with you to determine the best treatment plan, using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Because each person and their optimum hormone levels are unique, your treatment may require slight modifications to find the prescription that best relieves your symptoms and moves your hormones into the normal ranges. We will schedule regular follow-ups to reassess your symptoms and test your hormone levels until the ideal dosage is found. Once stabilized, we’ll conduct annual check-ups and make adjustments as needed.

Note, at MaxHealth, we only prescribe bioidentical hormones, which are compounded at a pharmacy specifically for you. Bioidentical hormones work exactly like the body’s own hormones if prescribed in proper balance. Further, in proper balance, they offer other health benefits, such as reduced risk of heart disease in both women and men and some cancers in women.

Please call us for more information about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or to schedule an appointment.