As you get older, the production of sex hormones declines, causing many of the symptoms you associate with aging. At Health Solutions in Wellington, Florida, Michele Beck-Torres, MD, and the team provide bioidentical hormone replacement to restore hormone balance, easing your symptoms. To find out more about bioidentical hormone replacement, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormones modified to have the same structure and function as the hormones produced by your body.
Hormones are the chemicals in your body that tell your organs, tissues, and body systems what to do. Your hormones influence your mood, sex drive, and metabolism.
Production of the sex hormones — estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone — declines as a natural part of the aging process. However, the loss of these hormones affects your physical and emotional health.
The team at Health Solutions uses bioidentical hormones to treat these age-related hormonal changes, restoring balance and easing symptoms.
Bioidentical hormone replacement is a more natural form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Traditional HRT uses synthetic hormones, which some people may have difficulty tolerating.
At Health Solutions, the team uses bioidentical hormone replacement because it allows them to customize your hormone therapy. They use pellets for your bioidentical hormone replacement, giving the team the ability to compound your treatment to match your unique hormonal needs.
The Health Solutions team determines if you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement after a consultation. You may benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement if you’re experiencing the signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance, such as:
The team asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, and family history. They also perform a physical examination and run lab work to check your hormone levels.
The team may recommend bioidentical hormone replacement therapy if your hormones are low and your symptoms are affecting your quality of life.
After your initial consultation, the team has the lab create your bioidentical hormone replacement pellet. Once it’s ready, you come back to the office for placement.
Your provider makes a small incision above your buttocks, places your rice-sized pellet under your skin, and covers the incision with a bandage.
It may take a few weeks for your hormone levels to balance out. The team schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and replace your pellet as needed.
To learn how bioidentical hormone replacement can help you, call Health Solutions or schedule an appointment online today.