What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Learn how getting hormone replacement in Cleveland could help you.
Declining hormone levels can affect nearly every aspect of your life, but you don't have to live with the unpleasant changes. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy offers a safe, natural way to improve hormone balance. Dr. Curt Birchall of The Fountain Clinic in Cleveland, OH explains how both men and women can benefit from hormone replacement.
What are bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones feature the same molecular structure as the hormones your body produces and act just like your natural hormones do. Bio-identical hormones come from natural sources, such as soy and yams. Because they're completely natural, they're often easier for your body to metabolize and don't have the same unpleasant side effects as prescription hormones.
How can bio-identical hormones help me?
As you age, your hormone levels decline, whether you're male or female. Bio-identical hormone treatment improves your health and vitality and offers these benefits:
Less Fat and More Muscle: Although you may associate testosterone with males and estrogen with females, both men and women have varying levels of these hormones in their bodies. When testosterone levels decline, muscle mass decreases. Taking bio-identical hormones prevents the loss of muscle mass and helps you keep your muscles strong. Changing estrogen levels trigger the body to store more fat, which can make it harder to stay in shape. Bio-identical hormones restore your natural hormonal balance and make it easier to lose extra pounds.
Better Moods: Mood swings are common if your hormones are imbalanced. Taking bio-identical hormones can decrease anxiety, depression and anger.
Improved Sleep: It's harder to get a good night's sleep as you age. Luckily, bio-identical hormones can help regulate sleeping patterns, allowing you to get the rest you need.
Increased Libido: Dropping hormone levels cause your libido to suffer. Bio-identical hormones offer a natural way to restore your interest in sex.
Fewer Menopausal Symptoms: Menopause triggers a variety a changes in your body, including hot flashes, decreased vaginal lubrication and drier skin. Hormone replacement therapy offers a simple way to relieve these unpleasant symptoms.
Special Benefits for Men: Taking bio-identical hormones can reduce thinning hair and improve erectile function.
Dr. Birchall can create a bio-identical hormone regimen that addresses your unique needs and helps you achieve your goals. Call The Fountain Clinic in Cleveland, OH at (216) 503-8517 to schedule an appointment to learn more about hormone replacement.