As we age, our bodies become less efficient at producing the proper levels of natural hormones critical for the body to function. Major contributors to this are an unhealthy lifestyle, poor nutrition and toxins, as they cause molecular stress inside our bodies that can lead to serious hormonal imbalances. Both men and women often complain of fatigue, memory problems, headaches and relationship issues, just to name a few. Although these complaints are frequently treated with prescription drugs to relieve the symptoms, the true underlying causes are not adequately addressed. This is when Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Miami comes in handy, as it helps patients with hormonal deficiencies regain their health and vitality. Despite its benefits, though, it is not for everybody. How do you know if it is right for you?
Be best friends with your body. Observe it carefully!
Your body nearly always lets you know about problems. Sometimes, it is difficult to detect where the problem lies, so we tend to focus on eliminating the symptoms rather than addressing the cause. Symptoms and signs of hormonal imbalances include, but are not limited to:
- PMS, or premenstrual syndrome
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Unstable mood
- Muscle loss
- Decreased libido
- Dysmenorrhea (painful intercourse)
- Vaginal dryness and thinning of the vaginal walls
- Night sweats
- Breast tenderness
- Problems with focus and concentration
- Painful joints
- Hot flashes
- Insomnia (sleep difficulties)
- Symptoms of perimenopause
- Low sex drive
You don’t have to guess at whether your symptoms are due to a hormonal imbalance or caused by some other underlying condition. The most prudent thing to do is to test your hormone levels, allow a specialist to evaluate the results, and decide on the best approach to your individual requirements.
Be aware of the myths about testosterone and androgen levels in women
Most people associate testosterone with masculinity. Although it is classified as an androgen, it is actually a vital hormone for both men and women. Both sexes produce and use testosterone, and both men’s and women’s testosterone levels peak during youth and decline with age.
In fact, androgens such as testosterone are not only for men. They play an important role in women’s health, as well. Women receiving balanced androgen supplementation experience:
- Enhanced libido
- Lowered cholesterol levels
- Improved calcium retention and stronger bones
- Heightened levels of mental alertness and energy
- Protection against obesity and diabetes
- Increased immune function
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Learn about bioidentical hormones
Unlike patentable synthetic versions, bioidentical hormones are perfect molecular matches for the substances naturally endogenous to the body. Due to their lack of profitability to major drug companies, they receive little attention in the mainstream media. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Miami is an effective measure for improving the quality of life in individuals lacking proper natural hormone levels. Such deficiencies can be caused by the aging process, by invasive surgery such as a hysterectomy, or by various diseases.
How do I know if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for me?
No matter what form of replacement is administered, it is important to tailor the treatment to your specific needs. In women, this can be a complicated task because testosterone replacement frequently involves other hormones. To find out if your symptoms are related to low testosterone, call our office at 305 332-7234. Dr. Charles Mahl and his Associates have been trained to diagnose and treat inadequate hormone levels.