Hormone levels are constantly fluctuating – a normal process that occurs at every stage of life. The body responds to these changes with physical manifestations that can affect the way Northern Virginia Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy person feels on a daily basis. When hormone levels are imbalanced, it is normal to feel uncomfortable, sluggish, and just not quite yourself.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Hormone optimization, or bioidentical hormone therapy, is the process of restoring the hormonal balance in both women and men after they have reached menopause and andropause, respectively.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, also known as BHRT, is a method of replacing or supplementing hormones with naturally-derived hormones like estrogens, progesterone, and androgens that are biologically identical to those produced by a woman’s ovaries (or by a man’s testicles). BHRT is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, but rather a personalized hormone balancing therapy that can restore the energy and vigor for life you once enjoyed. There are three major sexual hormones: estradiol and progesterone in women, and testosterone in men. Rose Wellness has earned the reputation as one of the most popular providers of Northern Virginia bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Did You Know ...
Both men and women are affected by hormonal imbalances? These changes can occur at any age, though they are especially common in people ages 40 and up. There are four primary types of hormones: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. These four main hormones are naturally present in both men and women, though in different quantities.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
You may be a candidate for BHRT if you're searching for a natural alternative to synthetic hormonal replacement therapy. Indicators include symptoms of menopause and andropause, as well as signs of hormonal imbalance or deficiency unrelated to reproductive changes. You may be deficient in one or more hormones if you experience any of the following: Hot flashes, Mood Swings, Anxiety, Depression, Weight Gain, Fatigue, Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Low Libido, Impotence, Vaginal Dryness, Fibrocystic Breasts, Erectile Dysfunction, Headaches, Bone Loss (Osteoporosis), Insomnia, and Acne. If so, you would benefit from hormone balancing.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
The primary and most notable benefit of bio-identical hormone therapy is that it can restore optimal hormone balance in the body and help you regain your youthfulness and vitality. BHRT can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual.
Bioidentical estrogen and progesterone for women can reduce the risk of osteoporosis and breast cancer, and restore the bone density to a certain extent. On the other hand, bioidentical testosterone for men can help aging males maintain lean muscle mass and strength and improve concentration and memory. Additionally, bioidentical testosterone could help improve cholesterol levels. Bioidentical hormones not only offer health-related and functional benefits, but aesthetic benefits as well. For example, estrogen can improve skin elasticity and help skin regain its radiant and healthy glow.
BHRT supports the immune function, increases endurance, stamina and energy levels and decreases joint pain caused by hormonal deficiencies. Bioidentical hormone balancing can relieve the uncomfortable symptoms associated with PMS, menopause and andropause. Because BHRT is patient-specific, dosing varies by person. Finally, many people who undergo bioidentical hormone replacement treatment feel as if they have stumbled upon the "fountain of youth."
What should I expect during a BHRT consultation?
If you think BHRT may be right for you, consult with a integrative physician at Rose Wellness Center to meet your needs for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The initial consultation includes an analysis of your symptoms and a comprehensive review of your medical history and a physical exam. Your doctor will determine any lifestyle factors that negatively impact your hormone balancing and will request lab work to determine your body’s natural hormone levels. Based on your test results and medical history, the doctor will create a personalized treatment plan. As part of the entire process, the physician will focus on finding the root cause of your hormonal imbalance and partner with you through your journey to health and wellness.
Our physician specializing in BHRT/hormone replacement therapy has over nine years of experience with bioidentical hormones and has treated hundreds of patients. At Rose Wellness Center, you will not be rushed through your appointment. We want to take the time to fully understand your concerns and get to the root cause of your conditions. We believe that it is our responsibility to address each question and ensure you understand your treatment options.
Are You Ready To Get Started
The bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Rose Wellness Center for Integrative Medicine in Northern Virginia is dedicated to helping you restore your hormone balance so you can experience a fulfilling life once again. Every aspect of your experience will be personalized with uncompromising discretion, dedication, service and excellence. Our compassionate, credentialed practitioners will give you personalized attention while you heal. Empower yourself to achieve the best health by scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists by calling 571-529-6699.
We welcome patients suffering from all different types of health conditions, including those who wish to learn about preventive healthcare and a healthy lifestyle. If you are unsure which services you need, you are encouraged to make an Initial Health Visit with our physician. They will help guide you to the appropriate practitioners and services at the Northern Virginia bioidentical hormone replacement therapy center. If you are visiting Rose Wellness from outside the Northern Virginia area, please let us know and we can try to make special arrangements to see you.
References and Recommended books on Natural HormonesRead about Oprah Winfrey's experience with Bioidentical Hormones
Natural Hormone Balance for Women : Women: Look Younger Feel Stronger, and Live Life with Exuberance, by Uzzi Reiss, MD
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, by John R, Lee, MD, Virginia Hopkins