A normal part of the aging process, our hormone levels decrease over time. We know this process more acutely as Andropause for men, and Menopause for women. Fluctuating hormones levels can cause a lot of undesirable changes in the body. Not surprisingly, weight gain is one of them. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can not only help combat that weight gain, but also improve other symptoms of hormone imbalance*.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Every person experiences changes in hormone levels a little differently. That being said, there are common symptoms that can indicate it is time to get your hormone levels checked and consider BHRT.
- Hot Flashes
- Night sweats
- Brain fog
- Hair loss
- Difficulty sleeping
- Decreased libido/Sexual dysfunction
- Weight gain
- Excess belly fat
- Mood swings, anxiety, or depression
- Muscle loss
- And more…
How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Works
Unlike synthetic hormone replacement therapy, BHRT uses hormones that are biologically identical to the hormones in our bodies. Derived from natural plant sources such as soy and yams, bioidentical hormones can be more easily assimilated by the body without the side effects commonly associated with synthetics.
BHRT is customized to the individual based on a simple laboratory test to identify hormonal imbalances. The bioidentical hormones are then prescribed and compounded by a specialty pharmacy that is trained in BHRT. Your Senara Doctor will prescribe a compound to address imbalances in estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, thyroid, and Vitamin D. Leveling your hormones can have a profound impact on your weight loss efforts, improving results drastically.
To ensure optimal results, your Senara Medical Weight Loss Doctor will monitor and retest your levels every 6-8 weeks. By continually monitoring your hormone levels and symptoms, we can adjust your prescription to your individual needs as your body adjusts and recuperates.
One of the most effective delivery methods of BHRT is Pellet Therapy. The BioIdentical Hormones are compounded into a pellet form and injected into the hip or buttock. The pellets are slowly dissolved into the body, providing consistent delivery. Every three to six months your Senara Doctor will insert a new pellet, adjusting the compound to your new needs. Pellet injections are low maintenance and convenient to administer. They provide consistent hormone replacement therapy delivery.
If you are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, contact us to set up an initial consultation to find out if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. These products and services are intended to support, not replace, your current medical care. Individual results may vary.
* People with a history of certain cancers may not be eligible for hormone replacement therapy.