Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
David McLaughlin, M.D. treats a number of conditions that are associated with hormonal imbalances. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help relieve several conditions that are the result of hormonal decline.
Some of these conditions include:
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men and women to improve moods and reduce outbursts of anger, anxiety, depression, and sadness. Hormones affect brain chemistry, which affects moods. When hormones are at lower levels or are drastically fluctuating, men and women can experience moodiness and an overall reduced sense of wellbeing. Bioidentical hormone replacement can replenish hormones that promote receptors in the brain that transmit feelings of calmness and contentment, which improves overall moods.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help to resolve hormone imbalances because it uses hormones that are identical in molecular and structural function to the hormones produced in the human body to replenish deficient hormones. Because hormones are associated with almost all bodily functions, a deficit can have negative effects on the body. Bioidentical hormones can help people to restore hormone balance without the adverse side effects, and many people have been able to improve sexual desire and function, sleep, energy, emotions, muscle tone, mental cognition, bone health, and their overall sense of wellbeing through the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Many women and men going through hormone decline experience night sweats. This is because the hypothalamus, which is the body’s temperature control center, gets mixed signals with hormone decline, and it cannot regulate body temperature. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help both men and women to balance their hormones and reduce hot flashes, cold chills, or night sweats, and it can also improve sleep.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can get to the root of hot flashes because body temperature is regulated by hormones. Both women and men can suffer from hot flashes, which are usually associated with hormonal decline that occurs during perimenopause, menopause, or andropause. Balancing hormones can help to regulate the hypothalamus, which balances body temperature. Regaining hormone balance can prevent and reverse inconvenient hot flashes and temperature fluctuations.
Anxiety and Depression
Men and women that are suffering from anxiety and depression may be suffering from these issues because of a hormone imbalance. Many people experiencing hormone loss can improve this condition with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Because hormones impact moods and brain chemistry, replenishing deficient hormones with bioidentical versions can help to reduce both depression and anxiety.
Doctors now agree that hormones are not lost due to aging, but that aging occurs because hormones are being lost. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help to supply the body with hormones that are becoming deficient to prevent or reverse the signs of aging. Many people have been able to maintain a more youthful appearance, improve muscle tone, increase libido and sexual function, grow thicker more lustrous hair, improve bone strength, lose weight, and increase overall energy levels with the help of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Many people suffer from sleeping issues, and a large percentage of people experiencing insomnia may be struggling with it as a result of hormonal decline. In women, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has helped to regulate sleep disturbances that result from the estrogen decline that occurs during perimenopause and menopause. In men, bioidentical hormones have helped to regulate the hypothalamus, which helps to control the body’s sleep cycles. Both men and women have been able to improve their sleep with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Falling hormone levels in both men and women can lead to low libido. In women, perimenopause and menopause are the times when they usually experience a reduced sex drive. In men, andropause can lead to a lack of desire for sexual activity, reduced sex drive, and eventually, erectile dysfunction. Supplementing deficient hormones with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help both men and women to regain a healthy sex drive, which can rekindle intimate relationships and improve feelings of youthfulness.
Water Retention is often caused by a lack of progesterone because it is a natural diuretic, and this can occur in women during PMS, perimenopause, or menopause. Retaining water can also happen in men as a result of imbalanced hormones. Balancing progesterone and other hormones can help to reduce water retention, bloating, and gas. Bioidentical hormones can help men and women to lose water weight and feel more slender around the middle.
Weight Loss Resistance
Usually imbalances in estrogen and progesterone are to blame for weight loss resistance. In women going through perimenopause and menopause falling estrogen levels can cause the body to hold onto body fat because it contains estrogen, and a lack of progesterone causes water retention because it is a natural diuretic. In men, a lack of testosterone can cause a rise in estrogen, which in turn suppresses testosterone leading to a slower metabolism and more body fat. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help both men and women to replenish deficient hormones and correct imbalances. Many women and men have been able to lose weight with the help of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Indiana Bioidentical Doctor, David McLaughlin, M.D. has had great success in helping men and women to reduce the consequences of these conditions and improve overall health and wellness levels.