Dropping hormone levels can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms in both men and women. Fortunately, bioidentical hormones offered by your Stuart and Jupiter, FL, physicians, Dr. Lisa Rankin and Dr. Melissa Singer of Coastal Integrative Medicine, can help you feel much better.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Hormone levels decrease with age, which can create imbalances in your body. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormones that work the same way natural hormones do. During a visit to the Stuart or Jupiter, FL, integrative medicine office, your doctor may recommend bioidentical hormones if you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms due to changing hormone levels. In addition to prescribing bio-identical hormones, your doctor may also suggest lifestyle changes, supplements, and dietary changes that will help improve your health.
Who can benefit from bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are often prescribed for women when estrogen and progesterone levels drop during perimenopause and menopause. Men also experience a decrease in sex hormones as they get older, which can lead to troubling symptoms. Your doctor will order blood or saliva tests to check your hormone levels before prescribing bioidentical hormones.
Bioidentical hormones can be helpful if you're experiencing:
- Joint pain
- Weight gain, even though you haven't changed your eating habits
- Brain fog
- Memory issues
- Lack of energy or stamina
- Loss of motivation
- Disinterest in sex
- Sexual performance issues
- Trouble concentrating
- Hair loss
- Decreased muscle tone
- Symptoms common during perimenopause and menopause, including mood swings, night sweats, hot flashes, painful intercourse, or bone loss
How do I take bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are prepared especially for you and designed to address your specific hormonal deficiencies. During your treatment, you may use hormone cream on your skin or receive hormone injections. Rice-sized bioidentical hormone pellets placed under your skin offer another option. The pellets gradually release bio-identical hormones and are replaced every four to six months.
Would you like to find out if bioidentical hormones are a good choice for you? If you live in the Stuart or Jupiter, FL, areas, make an appointment with Dr. Rankin or Dr. Singer of Coastal Integrative Medicine by calling (772) 344-1409.