Don’t let your hormonal imbalance stop you from living a full life. With hormone therapy, hormonal balance can be restored!

Aging is a fact of life, and with it comes an inevitable decline in the production of most hormones in the body.

The result? 

A hormonal imbalance that produces a variety of symptoms that can negatively affect day-to-day life and your overall health. Balancing these hormones and returning them back to physiologic (appropriate) levels can reduce or even eliminate these symptoms while promoting overall health and longevity.

Here at Florida Aesthetics and Wellness, we offer a variety of anti-aging therapies for women and men. We target all hormones relevant to aging and restore them to their natural levels.

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemicals made by various glands and organs that play a role in dozens of . bodily processes and functions. When these hormones are out of balance, you may experience a range of symptoms that interfere with your daily life, termed “menopause” for women and “andropause” for men.

For example, low estrogen may cause hot flashes, mood swings, or night sweats whereas low testosterone may lead to weight gain, low energy, or low libido. Imbalances in these sex hormones are called “andropause” in men and “menopause” in women.

Other hormones, such as thyroid hormones may also be out of range, leading to issues such as constipation, poor sleep, anxiety, dry skin, or even hair loss.

To maintain a healthy mind and body, men and women must maintain appropriate hormone levels. For men, monitoring testosterone, estrogen and thyroid hormone levels and adjusting levels when appropriate can be done through hormonal restoration. For women, these same hormones (testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid) in addition to progesterone, should be monitored and treated if levels are out of range. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is one way to treat and reverse these hormonal imbalances.

Why is hormonal health so important?

Hormonal health is prevention!  Hormone deficiencies lead to a decline in quality of life for both women and men, particularly contributing to the cascading effect of aging and accelerating chronic disease states.  Hormones play a vital role throughout the body – over 400 body functions are influenced by hormones.

What Are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are identical to the body’s own hormones. They are sourced from either soy or yam products and altered to have the same chemical structure as the natural hormones produced by the body. Since the chemical structure mirrors that of the body’s own hormones, bioidentical hormones also mimic the function of naturally produced hormones.

Many bioidenticals are FDA-approved and can be administered after a comprehensive review of the individual’s current health status and hormone levels to individualize a treatment plan for hormone restoration.

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

BHRT uses bioidentical hormones to treat a variety of symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance in men and women. Bioidentical hormones can be delivered in many forms, one of which is known as “pellet therapy”-  where a tiny pellet is inserted under the skin to slowly release hormones over several months. Other methods of hormone replacement may include topical creams or oral capsules. Your provider will review available methods of treatment.

Hormones that can be corrected with BHRT include testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormone.

BHRT with pellet therapy works quickly, producing steady levels of hormone over several months to reverse symptoms and return hormones to appropriate physiologic levels.

If you believe you may be experiencing symptoms of low or imbalanced hormones, consider treatment with bioidentical hormone replacement. Your individual symptoms, health history, and labs are used to direct a personalized treatment plan. Schedule an appointment with our anti-aging specialist to help you determine if hormone replacement therapy is a good treatment option for you.

For more information about our Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Program, our licensed practitioner would be happy to answer your questions about our approach to hormone balancing and its potential benefits. Please call 813-345-4044 or submit a consultation request to schedule a one-on-one appointment with our Wellness Specialist.