BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (HRT) EXPLAINED
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a procedure that helps to replenish the body with the hormones it needs to function properly. As the body ages, it loses its ability to reproduce the hormones required to maintain a youthful appearance, especially for individuals over 30 years of age.
On an internal level, some individuals may also not feel as young as they used to be, displaying symptoms such as tiredness and a lack of quality sleep. This is because the body’s level of hormones gets depleted much faster as it gets older; combined with a stressful lifestyle, this leads to individuals feeling their age much more than usual. In addition to aging, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is also able to treat the symptoms associated with menopause.
The treatment will raise the body’s hormone levels which in turn boosts energy levels, helps the body regain a youthful appearance and more. One key aspect of the hormone treatment is that it is “bioidentical”; this means that the hormones used are not synthetic and are exactly the same as the hormones produced by the body. This ensures that the process is safe and will not be rejected by the body. There are no known side effects for the procedure as it simply brings back the youthful body state of the patient, on both the physical and mental levels.
HRT TREATMENT PROCEDURES
It is important to seek advice from your doctor about the best way to go through with treatment. There are many creams and pills available to help replenish the hormones in your body, which means that the treatment procedure is fairly simple, with no need for invasive surgery or other complicated procedures. However, depending on your situation, you may be administered with a suppository or an injection but your doctor will advise you accordingly.
Just like having too little hormones, with unsupervised treatment you run the risk of obtaining too many hormones which could result in unwanted side effects such as weight gain, headaches and more. Be sure to always follow your doctor’s guidelines for optimum treatment results.