As you get older, several signs of aging become visible, including fine lines, wrinkles, gray or thinning hair, and dull skin. But what you don’t see are subtle chemical changes happening within your body.
Changes in hormone levels can cause physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that leave you feeling less like yourself.
Many people misattribute the symptoms of hormonal imbalances to the natural aging process or external stressors in their life. But at Revive Wellness Group in Perrysburg, OH, we can help address the root of the problem using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The goal of BHRT is to restore balance to your hormones to help improve your quality of life. We do this by monitoring your hormone levels and developing personalized pellets to get your hormones back to the correct levels.
The hormones delivered through BHRT do not replace your current hormones. Instead, they supplement your current hormones and replace the ones you have lost.
8 Benefits of BHRT
Curious about what hormone replacement therapy can do for you? Keep reading to learn the eight benefits of this customized hormone treatment.
1. No Synthetic Hormones Are Used
If you’re somebody that prioritizes putting natural compounds in your body, BHRT will fit in with your lifestyle. In traditional hormone replacement therapy, synthetic hormones and hormones from horse urine are commonplace. However, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy only uses natural hormones derived from plants.
Hormones involved in BHRT are identical on a chemical level to the ones produced naturally by your body. As a result, your body readily accepts and absorbs the hormones delivered through hormone replacement pellets.
2. Your Dosage Is Always Customized
No two people have identical hormone levels, which is why no two hormone treatments are identical.
Before treatment, we run a series of blood tests to chart your hormone levels and determine whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you. These tests give us accurate insights into your body’s unique hormone composition and help us develop customized pellets that will deliver the proper hormones at the ideal dose for you.
3. Simple Treatment Process
Once your blood work is complete and you’re approved for treatment, the actual implantation procedure is very quick and straightforward.
First, we prep the implantation area by cleaning it and applying a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable. Then, we make a very small incision, carefully place the pellet below your skin, and close the incision. The entire process only takes about 20 minutes.
HRT pellets are only about the size of a grain of rice, so the incision we make is very small and does not leave any major scarring.
4. Relieve Symptoms of Menopause and Perimenopause
Most women know that menopause is characterized by major hormonal changes. However, many women don’t realize that the subtle hormonal changes and fluctuations can start long before they fully enter menopause.
Many women report experiencing “light menopause” between the ages of 40 and 45. This transitional period between your childbearing years and menopause is known as perimenopause and comes with many of the same symptoms as menopause, including:
- Hot flashes
- Chronic fatigue
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Changes in memory
- Weight gain
- Decreased libido or painful intercourse
Whether you’re just beginning perimenopause or are deep in the throes of menopause, BHRT can help you feel like yourself again by restoring your hormones to pre-menopause levels.
5. Improves Your Overall Mood
If you’ve noticed a major change in your baseline mood throughout the day, unbalanced hormones could be to blame. The progesterone in BHRT pellets is thought to boost your serotonin levels, which in turn, boosts your mood and eases feelings of anxiety and irritability.
6. Promotes Better Sleep
As you age, it may feel impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Whether you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting enough high-quality sleep, you may be able to correct the issue with BHRT. The progesterone and estrogen in BHRT pellets promote relaxation and a healthy sleep cycle.
7. Improved Sexual Function
Decreased sexual function and pleasure are common in both men and women as they age. BHRT can help improve low libido in both men and women and make sex more fun.
HRT for men can help address common problems such as erectile dysfunction and low stamina. For women, hormone therapy can improve vaginal lubrication and sensation to eliminate discomfort during sex and increase pleasure.
8. Pellets Biodegrade Naturally
Once your HRT pellet is implanted, you never have to worry about scheduling another appointment to have it removed. The pellets slowly dissolve as your body absorbs the hormones.
For most people, the pellet completely dissolves within three to six months. Once it dissolves, you can come back, and we’ll place another pellet so you can continue to feel the benefits of having healthy hormone levels.
When Can You Start to See the Results of BHRT?
After implantation, the pellet slowly releases hormones directly into your bloodstream. But it takes a little time for your hormone levels to balance. Most people start to feel the effects of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy within just a few days.
Increased sexual desire, improved mood, and improved energy levels are usually the first signs that your hormones are returning to normal, but it can take up to two weeks to feel the full effects of treatment.
Experience the Top Hormone Replacement Therapy Near You
If you’re ready to experience the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for yourself, we can help you get started at Revive Wellness Group in Perrysburg, OH. Reach out to us today to schedule your initial consultation visit.