Bioidentical Hormone Specialists & Functional Medicine located in Golden, CO
Throughout the different stages of life, hormones can fall out of balance, leading to unwanted symptoms and serious health problems. Shasta Van Sickle, PA-C and Paul Battle, PA-C, at Remedi Health are experts in bioidentical hormone therapy for both women and men. Helping to restore hormone levels reverses symptoms and helps you maintain health and wellness. If you have questions about symptoms and whether you might be a good candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy, call one of the offices in Golden, Colorado.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone therapy?
Although bioidentical hormone therapy is best known for treating menopause, it’s available to treat numerous hormone imbalances, including hypothyroidism. By supplementing your body with hormones that are bioidentical and restoring normal hormone levels:
- Your symptoms are reduced
- Side effects are minimal
- You begin to feel like your old self again
Bioidentical hormones share the same molecular structure as your body’s natural hormones, which means they cause the same reaction in your body as natural hormones because your body can’t distinguish between the two. Most bioidentical hormones are synthesized from plant chemicals found in yams and soy.
What conditions can bioidentical hormone therapy treat?
After performing specialized biochemical analysis to determine your hormone levels, Paul Battle creates an individualized bioidentical hormone treatment plan to meet your needs.
In women, bioidentical hormone therapy is most often used to treat the symptoms of menopause, such as:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Memory problems
- Painful intercourse
In men, bioidentical hormone therapy is used to treat the symptoms of low testosterone or andropause, which is the natural drop in male hormones due to aging. Bioidentical hormone therapy can help with a range of symptoms, including:
- Muscle loss
- Reduced muscle strength
- Weight gain
- Reduced libido
- Hair loss
- Erectile dysfunction
Restoring hormone levels relieves all the symptoms of low testosterone and menopause. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy also helps to prevent body-wide diseases that occur when hormones are imbalanced. Health problems are a concern when women lose estrogen at menopause, which raises their risk for cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
Is bioidentical hormone therapy safe?
In most cases, bioidentical hormone therapy is safe and effective, especially when compared with traditional hormone replacement therapy, which has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. While not designed for everyone, bioidentical hormone therapy may be right for you if you experience any symptoms caused by low hormone levels.
If you suffer from hormonal imbalances and would like to learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy, it’s time to contact Remedi Health or schedule an appointment online to see what Paul can do to get you feeling like your younger self.