Why is Hormonal Balance Important?
Hormone balance impacts every cell in our bodies. They affect metabolism, menstrual cycle and growth. When hormones are out of balance, our bodies are taken out of homeostasis which can cause chronic symptoms like increased fat in our blood that also increases our risk for atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, stroke and even breast cancer.
Hormonal Imbalance in Women
During menopause, the menstrual cycle and child-bearing ability cease and most women can experience unpleasant physical symptoms around age 50. However, symptoms may occur as early as age 40. Unlike men, who tend to have a gradual onset of andropause, women to tend to experience a more drastic onset that can affect them every day in relationships, work and home life.
Common Menopausal Symptoms:
- Vaginal Dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Pain during intercourse
- Weight gain
Hormonal Imbalance in Men
Yes, men go through menopause but it’s called andropause and is also known as male menopause. It begins with the natural reduction of androgen production, such as testosterone. Men also experience imbalances in the level of the thyroid, DHEA and cortisol. Andropause can occur after the age of 30 when testosterone begins to decline, about 1-1.5% per year.
Common Andropause Symptoms:
- Reduced sex drive
- Decrease in strength and endurance
- Loss of muscle mass
- Abdominal fat production
- Lower energy
- Less motivation
- Moodiness and depression
- Weak erections
- Deteriorating work performance
Proper hormone replacement therapy is about making sure all of your hormones are balanced. We feel it is key to look at other important hormone levels (cortisol, thyroid, adrenal hormones) and put those levels back in balance, bringing it back to homeostasis. Scottsdale PRP Aesthetics customizes your hormone therapy to fit your specific needs.
We work with several different compounding pharmacies to create just the right bio-identical formula. We also have on-site nutritional coaching that will be tailored to you. Within a matter of four to six weeks, the symptoms should fade and you will feel revitalized.
Know what you’re putting into your body. Ask your physician whether the hormones you’re using are synthetic or bio-identical.
Synthetic hormones are not biologically identical to the hormones that are found in your body. These are foreign, or xeno-estrogens, and potentially have dangerous side effects. Many experts today agree that synthetic hormones do more harm than good. Even though the synthetic hormones have only small molecular changes from naturally occurring hormones, they create different responses than our natural human hormones.
Why are Bio-Identical Hormones better?
Bio-identical hormones are identical to our natural hormones and are formulated from natural plants such as the wild yam or soybeans. The body is able to utilize them as our natural hormones, producing benefits for our bodies rather than the health risks associated with the synthetic hormones.
Hormones addressed in BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy):
Our bio-identical hormones can be in pellets, suppositories, creams, oils and injections. We work with several labs for hormone testing. Give us a call at Scottsdale PRP Aesthetics in Scottsdale for your consult. 480-451-7000