16 Jan Bioidentical Hormone Treatment For Hormone Imbalance (+ The Many Health Benefits)
Hormone imbalance affects millions of Americans. One study, for instance, found that 47% of American women have experienced the symptoms of hormone imbalance.
If you haven’t seen a healthcare provider like Dr. Moma with the expertise necessary to diagnose and treat such conditions, you might be one of the millions of impacted Americans and not even know.
Let’s explore what bioidentical hormone treatment is, how it benefits patients with diagnosed hormone imbalances, and how the process works.
Pressed for time? Save yourself a trip to the office by booking a convenient telehealth consultation with Dr. Moma to discuss your hormone-related symptoms and wellness goals with the doctor over the web.
What is hormone imbalance?
The endocrine system – the body’s biochemical messaging system — is made up of more than 50 identified signaling molecules called hormones. In combination, these hormones direct every major physiological function – from reproduction to digestion to muscle development and more.
Levels of hormones can change over time. Due to the natural aging process, diet, stress levels, sleep habits, and other factors, hormonal shifts can cause numerous negative health effects.
The so-called sex hormones, in particular, are highly susceptible to fluctuation. In women, the primary sex hormones are estrogen and progesterone. In men, the primary sex hormone (androgen) is testosterone.
Women often experience significant declines in their sex hormones during and after menopause.
Men often experience the effects of testosterone beginning in their 40s. Following peak testosterone levels in a man’s early 20s, he typically loses approximately 1% of his testosterone supply each year.
The deceptively named “sex hormones” are responsible for much more than reproductive function – they are also critical for proper cardiovascular function (heart health), mental health and cognition, immune system function, metabolic function (i.e., weight management), and more.
Every major organ in the body has sex hormone receptor sites.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
The presence of sex hormone receptor sites in every major organ in the human body is why such hormone imbalances can cause an array of symptoms across multiple systems such as:
- Unwanted weight gain
- Mood disorders
- Cognition and memory problems
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
- Muscle and joint pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
Bioidentical hormones counter age-related declines in naturally-occurring hormones
We already explored how the sex hormones tend to decline with age – in women, during and after menopause and, in men, gradually over time. Now let’s talk solution: how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) reverses the symptoms associated with hormone imbalance.
Bioidentical hormones are 100%-perfect copies of the body’s naturally-produced hormones. As such, they produce the following proven benefits in patients with hormone deficiencies who receive them:
- Greater energy levels
- Improved libido
- Greater lean muscle mass
- Fat loss
- Optimized cognition and memory
- Improved mood
- Enhanced immune system function
- Smoother, sleeker skin, hair, and nails
- Reduced or eliminated menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness (in women)
- Harder, longer-lasting erections (in men)
Why bioidentical hormones?
Dr. Moma utilizes bioidentical hormones rather than other forms of synthetic hormones in her clinical practice for three main reasons:
- They have an extremely low risk of side effects
- BHRT patches and pellets don’t require any needles to administer (meaning they’re virtually pain-free)
- They exactly match the molecular structure of the body’s natural sex hormones, so they are processed and utilized optimally.
Contact Dr. Moma to learn more about bioidentical hormone treatment for hormone imbalance
Dr. Moma has helped thousands of her Colorado Springs patients affected by hormone imbalance achieve drastic health turnarounds, to look and feel decades younger.
To get started on your own journey to health recovery today, contact Dr. Sylvienash Moma, DNP. For maximum convenience, telehealth consultations are available – so you won’t even need to leave your living room.