What Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Do for You?
If you’re like many people, you may chalk your fatigue, sluggishness, brain fog, or weight gain up to something as simple as aging or stress. While aging and stress can certainly exacerbate these symptoms, many men and women are surprised to learn that their hormones may actually be to blame. Fortunately, there is a solution. At Excel Regenerative Medicine in San Jose, CA, our team of health and wellness experts is dedicated to helping you feel more like yourself once again with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Curious about the positive impact BHRT may have on your quality of life? Discover the possibilities below.
Who needs hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is most often used to combat the unwanted and uncomfortable symptoms of menopause and andropause. Other cases of hormonal deficiencies or fluctuations may also be addressed with BHRT. Generally speaking, men and women who are in their 30s or beyond and are experiencing the signs and symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, andropause, or low hormone levels may be candidates for BHRT.
How does BHRT make you feel better?
A long list of our body’s natural processes, both physical and psychological, are regulated by hormones. Because of this, patients can develop a wide range of symptoms when their hormone levels begin to decline or become unbalanced. By restoring the hormones to a more appropriate level with BHRT, patients often achieve dramatic relief from their symptoms. Some of the most common issues that can be improved or reversed with BHRT include:
- Mood swings
- Brain fog
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Thinning hair
- Weight gain
- Difficulty losing or maintaining weight
- Osteoporosis/bone loss
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Lack of energy
- Memory problems/confusion
- Hair loss
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight instability
- Sexual/erectile dysfunction
- Low libido
With BHRT, men and women alike can boost their energy levels, enhance their sexual performance and satisfaction, improve their physical appearance, and simply feel more youthful overall.
How does BHRT work?
At Excel Regenerative Medicine, our knowledgeable team provides BHRT in the form of Pellcome® pellets. These tiny, dissolvable pellets are inserted beneath the skin using a minimally invasive technique. Over the course of about 3 – 4 months, the pellets will deliver a steady dose of natural, plant-based hormones to keep the patient’s results consistent. About once per quarter, patients will return to have new pellets placed. Many patients choose to schedule their appointments at regular three-month intervals to avoid a downward swing in their symptoms or a “hormone crash.”
How soon will I feel better after hormone replacement therapy?
Many patients notice relief from certain symptoms after just a few days. On average, however, you should expect it to take about 3 – 4 weeks for the BHRT pellets to take effect and for your symptoms to noticeably improve. After this time, the pellets will continue to deliver a consistent dose for long-lasting relief.
Give your mind and body a natural tune-up with BHRT in San Jose, CA
Does it feel like you just aren’t functioning at full capacity these days? Or are you frustrated by physical changes – like weight loss resistance – that seem to be out of your control? Your hormones may be the culprit. Take the first step in finding out if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be right for you by calling Excel Regenerative Medicine to schedule your BHRT consultation in San Jose, CA today.