Everyone goes through a number of internal and external changes as they get older. While these changes are natural, they can dramatically affect an individual’s overall quality of life. This is the case with hormonal fluctuations; shifts in the levels of vital hormones can impact a person’s mood and overall health. Fortunately, bioidentical hormone therapy is a safe and effective way for patients to address these hormone fluctuations.
Access Family Physicians is proud to provide bioidentical hormone therapy to patients in the Zionsville area of Indiana. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and see if you qualify for treatment.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone therapy is a treatment that uses synthetic versions of hormones to correct the hormonal imbalances that become more and more common for both women and men as they get older. These hormones are chemically identical to the hormones naturally produced by the body, so most patients experience no negative side effects after beginning treatment.
While these hormonal imbalances are a natural consequence of the aging process, they can trigger a broad range of unpleasant changes in both mental and physical functioning. Bioidentical hormone therapy provides patients with relief from these side effects, allowing them to live healthier, happier lives.
What are the Symptoms of Hormone Imbalances?
Contrary to popular belief, hormonal imbalances in both men and women manifest themselves through many of the same symptoms. These include:
- Mood swings
- Chronic fatigue
- Trouble concentrating
- Decreased bone density
- Decreased muscle mass and strength
- Increased body fat
- Decreased libido
- Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Anxiety or depression
Additionally, men affected by hormone fluctuations may also suffer from erectile dysfunction or gynecomastia, while women may suffer from vaginal dryness and changes in menstruation.
How can Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Help?
By evening out the affected patient’s hormone levels, bioidentical hormone therapy corrects many of the adverse side effects of hormonal imbalances. Most patients report feeling more energetic, happy, and healthy after beginning this treatment.
Am I a Candidate?
Before beginning bioidentical hormone therapy, patients must first undergo a hormone level evaluation by a member of our medical staff. The results of this test will allow us to determine if you could benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy. If you qualify, a member of our medical staff will use your test results to determine which hormones will be supplemented during your bioidentical hormone therapy.
Think you or someone you love could benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy? We can help! Contact Access Family Physicians today to schedule a consultation appointment and see if you qualify for treatment. We look forward to hearing from you!