Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment plan that helps to replenish the body with the hormones it needs to function properly. As our 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 level 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 commonly used to alleviate the symptoms of menopause. There are many other benefits of doing hormone replacement therapy include:
Aging is a complex process of becoming older. Over time, humans experience physical, psychological and social changes. As cell age, they become gradually damaged and finally die. Aging process slow down body metabolism, which in return causing body functions to slow down as well. Other body function like heart rate, kidney filtration, skin elasticity, brain functions and bone density also slows down due to aging process.
Hormonal imbalances may occur to both men and women regardless of age. It occurs when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream which causes side effects throughout the body even when only small changes happens. Women may experience imbalances of estrogen and progesterone while men will experience imbalances in testosterone levels.
Just like having too little hormones, with the 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.
These approved FDA therapies have been proven to be tested and safe to use in treating women hormonal imbalances and male hormonal imbalances. Some side effects may happen when a dose is first given as the body are not used to the new level of hormones. The dose may depend on how the body is reacting. During the adjustment period of hormones, some side effects may include:
Do consult with the doctor if the side effects are more than you can manage or does not go away after a long time.
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.
The rise of bioidentical hormones demands in the market which cost ranges of RM 500/session to RM3,000/session has gained medical organization attention. There are a lot of premises that market compounded products and ‘claimed’ it as identical hormones. Some of them are not subject to the regulatory conditions approved by the ministry of health. Due to the lower price offered by the provider, the quality, purity and safety of the products no longer being taken seriously.
In Premier Clinic, the cost of bioidentical hormones therapy ranges from RM2,000/ session onwards. Our doctors are professionally trained by the experts and only use FDA-approved hormone therapy which is proven safe in order to avoid any serious issue or risk throughout the treatment. We try to help our patients to the fullest by improving their quality of life, encourage health and wellness as well as prevent the risk of chronic disease.
To help you with further information regarding BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES REPLACEMENT THERAPY, our doctors offer a CONSULTATION session without any commitment to sign up. Our customer service representatives are available from 8 am to 12 midnight daily to answer your inquiries or make an appointment.
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For women, hormonal imbalances can cause irritation, mood swings and also feeling bloated. These symptoms are common during periods (puberty), pregnancy, breastfeeding or during menopause. When the endocrine glands are not functioning properly, hormonal imbalances happen. Endocrine glands are specialized cells that produce, store, and release hormones into the blood.
While for men, hormonal imbalances occur due to puberty and aging. The hormonal imbalances also may occur caused by medical conditions like prostate cancer or hypogonadism which is low in testosterone. Men are also at risk of developing different hormonal imbalances than women because they have different endocrine organs and cycles.
Commonly, people will start having hormones checked at the age of 40 years old. At this age, women will start experiencing pre-menopause symptoms which trigger them to prevent the illness.
Just like women, men will start experiencing low production of hormone testosterone due to aging. Testosterone plays a major role in men life, where it is responsibility for maintaining mental focus, energy, metabolism, muscle mass and sex drive.
Stress is common to unbalanced hormones. By treating hormone imbalances will help to decrease stress levels and increase general feelings of well being. The excessive and high-stress level will lead to worse problems like high blood pressure, arrhythmia, blood clots and atherosclerosis.
Yes. Before administering any hormone therapy, the doctor will need your blood test results to check your hormones levels to make sure they are in balance. The amount of dose needed for your bioidentical hormone mixture will highly depend on your unique hormone levels.