When Should You Consider Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
An unfortunately common part of the natural aging process is imbalanced hormones. But just because it's natural doesn't mean you have to settle for all the side effects of such a condition. At aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness in Kansas City, MO, we'd like you to know that there is a solution in bioidentical hormone therapy.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone therapy, also known as natural hormone replacement therapy, is used to treat adults with imbalanced hormone levels. Among the most common forms of bioidentical hormone therapy are prescriptions to address low testosterone levels and those to address low estrogen levels.
Natural hormone replacement therapy prescriptions may come in the form of rings, pills, capsules, creams, sprays and injections. The right delivery method for you depends on your diagnosis, symptoms and lifestyle.
Do I Need Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy?
To determine if you need natural hormone replacement therapy, you will need to have your hormone levels tested. The most accurate method for assessing hormone levels is via blood testing. You should come in for an initial consultation if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Painful sex
- Reduced libido
- Cognitive impairment
- Difficulty forming new memories
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Mood changes
- Unexplained weight gain
- Nighttime incontinence
What If I Don't Have Symptoms?
Natural hormone replacement therapy may still help you if you are at risk of developing certain diseases and other medical conditions. For example, NHRT mitigates the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cataracts and tooth loss. Moreover, it can reduce wrinkles, improve the hydration and thickness of the skin and increase skin elasticity.
What If I Don't Want My Blood Drawn?
There are alternative methods to diagnose imbalanced hormone levels if you don't want your blood drawn. During your initial consultation, bring in a list of every medication, vitamin and supplement you are taking. These medications may be causing side effects similar to the symptoms of low-T or low estrogen levels.
If we have a clear, articulable suspicion that your symptoms are caused by imbalanced hormones, we can test your hormone levels via saliva or urine testing.
Which Delivery System Is Right for Me?
The ideal delivery method for you depends most significantly on your lifestyle and symptoms. Men with children and significant others most often find implanted pellets to be superior to creams. Without constant diligence, testosterone may be transferred via skin or dirty laundry to a family member.
Similarly, women who experience only vaginal dryness and a lowered libido often prefer a vaginal cream or ring rather than an oral tablet they have to take daily at the same time with a meal. During your initial consultation, we will help you determine the most effective NHRT delivery method for your unique needs.
Learn How to Regain Your Quality of Life Today
Your golden years should be the best years of your life. But the side effects of imbalanced hormones can affect your mood, your health and your happiness. To learn more about how bioidentical hormone therapy can change your life for the better, contact the dedicated medical experts at aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness in Kansas City, MO today to schedule your initial consultation.