WHAT IS BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?
Both women and men can undergo hormone replacement therapy. It is far more common for women to be prescribed a combination of hormones – including estrogen, progesterone, and combination therapy – to treat the undesirable side effects of menopause and replace the hormones the female body no longer produces.
However, men are also susceptible to decreased testosterone levels as they age. While testosterone is not typically completely absent, male patients with unusually low testosterone levels might discover that they can benefit from BHRT.
Hormone replacement therapy is often credited with reducing or eliminating the unnerving and uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and even osteoporosis. The elimination of such annoyances can be so attractive that many women attempt to self-medicate with over-the-counter hormone gels, creams, or supplements. It is important to consult with and be monitored by an anti-aging BHRT expert so you do not put yourself at risk of developing other health problems.
WEIGHING THE PROS AND CONS OF BHRT
Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy can be confusing. Online research will give you plenty of information, but the most accurate details will come from your anti-aging medical team. If you have certain health conditions, BHRT will not be recommended. Undesirable side effects of BHRT could develop when taking the hormones. Women under BHRT may experience minor symptoms like that of PMS, bloating, headaches, nausea.
Your personal medical history, age, and family medical history will all impact the type of BHRT your doctor may or may not recommend for you. The type of therapy you receive, as well as the length of the treatment and the way in which the hormones are administered will affect how your body responses to this type of anti-aging treatment. Every woman will react uniquely to BHRT.
It is natural to be wary of BHRT, as you should be about any new form of medical treatment. However, when administered properly and for the right reasons, in carefully measured doses, and under the supervision of your anti-aging specialist, BHRT’s benefits can outweigh its risks. Every patient’s risk factors, health history, and current state of health will be evaluated comprehensively before any BHRT is prescribed.
A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND CUSTOMIZED BHRT
Plenty of people are in pursuit of the fountain of youth. Of course! Youth is coveted, beautiful, energetic, and full of life. It’s natural to seek medical treatments that can potentially improve your life and extend your lifespan. But what’s most important is finding products that suit your individual needs best.
Typically, the lowest effective dosage is prescribed so that the patient receives the greatest benefit with the lowest risk. Also important to BHRT treatment are the other ways patients take care of themselves.
Your diet, nutrition, level of exercise, management of chronic health conditions, and more can all contribute to the success or failure of BHRT. Smart and guided choices make it possible for anyone pursuing anti-aging treatment to increase their chances of maximizing their state of health.
Even if your anti-aging specialist determines that BHRT is not the best choice for your anti-aging treatment, all hope is not lost. Natural hormone supplements may still be an option. The endocrine system and the production of natural hormones can be improved with supplements like magnesium and coconut oil. Your anti-aging doctor knows best. Don’t be afraid to ask your specialist about all of the options at your disposal to improve your efforts of anti-aging.