Hormones Used with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Odenton Maryland Bioidentical HRT Doctor, Karen Clarke-Bennett, M.D. at A Better You, LLC specializes in helping men and women to overcome the side effects of age related syndromes, such as andropause and menopause. By supplementing deficient hormones and correcting imbalances, countless patients have been able to gracefully transition through the different physiological phases of aging. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has helped men and women in the Odenton and Anne Arundel County, Maryland areas to completely avoid or reduce the uncomfortable physical and mental changes related to perimenopause, menopause, and andropause.
Estrogen Replacement For Women
Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Without Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the loss of estrogen puts her at increased risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. The longer a woman is without the protection of her own estrogen, the greater the risk for serious health consequences of these conditions.
There are estrogen receptors in a variety of organs throughout the body and brain. That’s why hormonal imbalance produces different symptoms such as loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage, moodiness, and cognitive decline. On the other hand, when estrogen levels rise as they do in the first week of menses, their overall effect is to increase the amount of serotonin available in the spaces between the brain’s nerve cells. That improves mood.
Within the brain, estrogen may in fact act as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. It is therefore essential that a woman suffering from premature ovary failure or surgical menopause receive treatment from an BHRT physician who understands the many ramifications of the disease and is willing and able to meet her endocrine and emotional needs.
Testosterone For Women
Testosterone hormone therapy gives a woman her mental clarity, libido, muscle tone, and increased muscle mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain, and poor muscle tone, even with regular exercise.
The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscle, bone, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women, and it can be dangerous to long-term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.
The musculoskeletal system is also adversely affected by the loss of testosterone. By not having Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, the deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and pain in the muscles and joints. Karen Clarke-Bennett, M.D. has helped many women to replenish testosterone levels with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Testosterone Therapy For Men
Hormonal needs for men have received national attention, but with marginal treatment options available. Hormonal treatments for men can be expensive, require daily consumption, and, in many cases, need to be carefully timed with their partner’s needs for normal sexual activities and pleasure.
Men begin losing testosterone at a rate of 3% to 10% per year beginning at age 30. Current medical research now defines a male equivalent to menopause as andropause. Men find themselves lacking in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass, and feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable. Yet, they believe they must endure these body and hormonal changes as part of aging.
Because the testosterone used in BHRT is totally natural, it is ideal for men who want the benefits of a Bioidentical Hormone without the drawbacks of a synthetic. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving or sustaining an erection.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with pellets is the only method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day for four to six months without any roller coaster blood levels of testosterone, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient. Karen Clarke-Bennett, M.D. has had excellent results treating men with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. There have been only a few reported side effects, which are all minor and treatable.
Odenton, Maryland Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Karen Clarke-Bennett, M.D. at A Better You, LLC can help men and women to safely and effectively reduce the signs and symptoms of aging. Customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans have allowed women and men to improve energy, moods, libido, fat loss, muscle tone, and mental clarity. Taking each patient’s individual health conditions and preference into consideration, Doctor Clarke-Bennett’s specialized programs are designed to help patients obtain optimal results.