Hormone Replacement Therapy – Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, & Newport Beach
Have you started feeling less vital and energetic as you get older? A decline in your body’s natural hormone production could be the culprit. In this case, you could benefit from considering all-natural hormone replacement therapy with Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics. We offer this treatment program as an integral component of our holistic approach to preserving your overall health and wellness and helping you gracefully. Please call us at (714) 804-5460 to learn more or meet with us to see what we can do for you.
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also called compounded hormone therapy, is an increasingly sought-after medical solution to a range of health issues associated with getting older. Health care providers have long been aware of the value of BHRT for relieving the symptoms of menopause and improving women’s quality of life. However, a growing body of medical research has unveiled BHRT’s promising ability to reverse many of the changes associated with aging in men, too.
The Proven Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
As you get older, hormonal imbalance can leave middle-aged and older adults feel tired and less vital. Fluctuating hormones can also affect your physical fitness and your sexual health, compromising your intimate relationships. If these symptoms of hormone imbalance have started to creep into your daily life, BHRT is an ideal answer.
These signs can reveal themselves as women start to edge closer to menopause, while men might see the effects as young as their early 30s. However, people can experience the symptoms of hormone imbalance at any age. Aside from the natural aging process, hormone levels can vary due to various other environmental factors, illnesses, side effects of medications, or even as a result of some medical procedures.
Every day, we also encounter a range of chemicals that can play havoc with our regular bodily functions. By eating processed foods and using common cleaning, personal care, and hygiene products, you could be unknowingly subjecting yourself to substances like xenoestrogens that imitate your body’s natural hormones, which throws your body out of whack.
Am I a Good Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Almost anyone living with the symptoms of hormonal imbalance is a suitable candidate for BHRT. In recent years, though, researchers have discovered that it is better to evaluate each patient’s unique symptoms to determine who is best qualified for this approach, depending on their specific circumstances. If you have a history of certain cancers or other conditions, BHRT may not be suitable for you.
What to Expect From BHRT
Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics recommends BioTE® hormone pellets, which are scientifically engineered to mimic your body’s natural hormones. We insert these pellets directly into the body, which will recognize them as its own. Women will need to have hormone pellets replaced every three to six months, while men will require new ones every four to six months.
Though pellets have been in use for the longest time and provide the fewest risks and the most consistent delivery of hormones, it’s possible that your body would respond better to a different form of introducing BHRT, including injection, oral tablets, and transdermal patches. Any way you take these supplements, your bloodstream will quickly absorb the hormones and make them instantly available to your cells.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hormone Replacement Therapy
Are you considering BHRT to alleviate the symptoms of getting older? Here’s some more helpful information to consider.
Women undergo a range of hormonal changes as they age. Between the ages of 40 and 50, most women’s levels of estrogen and progesterone decline rapidly, causing the following symptoms that BHRT can help relieve.
- Adding pounds, despite following a healthy diet and exercise plan
- Low sex drive, vaginal dryness, and uncomfortable intercourse
- Shrinking muscle mass
- Decreased bone density, including osteoporosis
- Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression
- Trouble focusing and remembering essential things
- Insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns
- Hot flashes and sweating
- Low energy levels, causing an inability to perform normal daily activities
- Digestive issues and upset stomach
Like women, many men also experience hormone imbalances as they approach middle age, a condition known as andropause. Since men’s testosterone levels decline progressively decade by decade, many men can benefit from BHRT to address the following issues.
- Loss of muscle mass, even if you maintain a fitness regimen
- Night sweats
- Hair loss
- Moodiness and irritability
- Weight gain, especially as belly fat
- Weakening bones
- Aches and pains
- Lack of vitality and endurance
- Erectile dysfunction
- Enlarged breast tissue, also known as gynecomastia
BioTE hormone therapy pellets are only slightly larger than a grain of rice, which allows us to insert them quickly and easily using a tiny incision. The minor incision will heal in a few days without the need for sutures. Once inserted, BioTE balances your hormone levels and releases all-natural bioidentical estrogen or testosterone as necessary. Use of pellet therapy ensures your doses remain consistent, and you will never miss a dose. If you have allergies or sensitivities to specific ingredients in traditional hormone supplements, you might discover that bioidentical compounds suit your needs better.
While this treatment has minimal risks and no side effects, BioTE has not obtained FDA approval. However, common sense tells us it makes more sense to replace our diminishing hormone levels with natural hormones our body is already accustomed to than expensive synthetic drug company compounds.
Insurance companies do not cover bioidentical hormones because they have not received FDA approval and because their primary goal is illness prevention.
Revitalize Your Life With Hormone Replacement Therapy
Have you discovered you’re less able to keep up with your ideal lifestyle as you get older? At Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics, we will help restore your quality of life by tailoring your hormone replacement therapy to match the unique challenges you experience as you age. With our treatment regimen, you can look and act as vibrant on the outside as you do on the inside. To learn more about how we can add zest to your years, reach out to us today.