As the years go by and we begin to experience aging, we long for the times when getting older was a faraway fantasy. As the natural progression of age begins to flow, we begin to experience more than just a changing face and body in the mirror. Aging — although an entirely natural and universal part of the human experience — does come with certain symptoms that can thwart our quality of life. As we get older we begin to feel more tired, become more susceptible to injury, and experience shifts in things like our appetite, libido, and mood. This is due to internal changes throughout the body, including those of our hormones. As our bodies evolve with the passage of time, our hormones follow suit. In fact, hormone changes and imbalance are the leading cause of common issues like fatigue, acne, mood swings, weight gain, and more.
In mankind’s search for the fountain of youth, modern medicine has been working hard at discovering ways to slow down the aging process and increase longevity. In recent years, the demand for more natural solutions to our medical problems and biological desires has greatly increased. That is how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy came to exist.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, more commonly known as BHRT, is a therapeutic approach to balancing hormone levels in individuals ages 35 and above in order to relieve symptoms of aging and hormone imbalance and improve quality of life. This treatment uses hormones that are biologically identical to those produced in the body, making this treatment the most natural and effective way to improve hormonal balance.
Who should get BHRT?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an effective hormone treatment for both men and women. That being said, the hormones used in BHRT for women differ from those used for men. One of the key differences between the two sexes is the type of hormones dominantly produced — these are called sex hormones. Both males and females produce the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The difference lies in the amount of hormones produced. Females typically produce more estrogen and progesterone, and men typically produce more testosterone. However, as men and women age, these hormones tend to fall out of balance.
Female hormones have a strong impact on overall mood, libido, and weight. BHRT at Drip Doctors will help balance a woman’s estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. This treatment is a part of their anti-aging program, and also works to help optimize thyroid levels along with any underlying factors that may be affecting your hormones.
In males, the most common hormone affected by the natural aging process is testosterone. As they get older, males experience a phenomena called ‘andropause’ (the male version of menopause). Symptoms of low testosterone can include changes in sexual function, body composition, and even disturbed sleep patterns. The Drip Doctors anti-aging programs will help optimize this hormone level along with other pertinent hormones that affect the symptoms of aging.
How is BHRT administered?
There are a couple of ways that hormones are administered during BHRT. The two most common are injections and pellets. However, pellets have been found to be a more effective and sustainable way of administering BHRT because they allow better maintenance of hormone levels and more consistency due to the lack of peak and trough levels from weekly injections. Pellets also reduce side effects and the chance of patient errors as there are no daily topical creams or weekly injections. Drip Doctors clinics provide both the injection and pellet options to their patients.
Aging is as natural as breathing, and it happens to every one of us. But thanks to modern medicine and the medical clinics like Drip Doctors who offer this treatment, we can now age more gracefully than ever by balancing our hormones to help us look and feel our best as we move through life.