You have always been in relatively good shape with no health problems. You make good decisions, exercising and eating a well-rounded diet. Nothing could slow you down until you reached middle-age. Once you hit that stage in your life, you began to experience unexplained changes. You may feel tired all of the time, even when you have slept for hours. You may not have the strength or the stamina to do your normal workout. Your moods are all over the place, you may not have any interest in intimacy and your weight is going up. You may feel like your whole world has been turned upside down, and you want answers. Whether you are a man or a woman, age-related hormone fluctuations are the most likely source of the problem. Bioidentical hormones may be able to resolve the problem.
Understanding What is Going on with Your Body
When you are in your late teens and twenties, your reproductive hormones are going strong. You feel strong and full of energy, as if you can take on the world. As you get older, your hormones will begin to decrease. Once you hit middle-age, your hormones will drop even more as your reproductive system prepares to shut down. As your hormones fluctuate, your troubling symptoms will continue. You need to bring balance back to your body. A simple bioidentical hormone treatment could be an effective alternative.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
If your reproductive hormones have dropped significantly enough to cause unwanted symptoms, bioidentical hormones can provide you with a remedy. These are hormones that are molecularly identical to human hormones, making them safer and more natural than other forms of hormone therapy.
You can choose from different ways to undergo your bioidentical hormone treatment. Available methods include injection, pellet, cream and oral, when appropriate. Regardless of which type of method you choose, you will be receiving hormones that have natural origins, with the same molecular structure as the hormones that are naturally found in your body.
With consistent treatment, you should begin to feel an improvement until you are more like yourself again. These treatments can improve your libido, metabolism, energy levels and sleep quality, amongst other things.
How Can You Get Started?
To begin bioidentical hormone treatment, you need the guidance of an experienced doctor. At Better Life Carolinas, Dr. Mickey Barber typically prescribes these treatments following a comprehensive hormone assessment. Schedule an appointment at our office in Charleston or Charlotte so that Dr. Barber can assess your situation and review your health history. She will want to identify any problems with your hormone levels. You will also be able to find out if any other conditions are causing your symptoms.
If age-related hormone fluctuations are the culprit, Dr. Barber will be your partner in helping you to bring your hormones back to the proper levels. You’ll be able to choose the type of treatment that you prefer based on our doctor’s recommendations. Dr. Barber will monitor your progress over time and make any adjustments in your treatment plan to make a significant improvement in your well-being. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.