As you age, your body’s natural ability to achieve optimal hormonal balance is compromised. We are experts at identifying hormonal deficiencies and replenishing what your body needs to function optimally.
Hormonal changes can happen suddenly in women, known as menopause, or slowly in men, known as andropause. Age-related hormonal imbalance can also manifest itself in the form of well-known diseases such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and osteoporosis.
Symptoms of hormonal changes are wide and varied, but common examples include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Unexpected weight gain
- Loss of libido
- Periods of “brain fog”
- Chronic memory loss
- Sudden mood changes
- Loss of muscle mass and fitness
- Hot flashes and sleep disorders
Historically, these symptoms were simply not treated as they were considered a natural side effect of aging. We now know this to be categorically false. Appropriately youthful levels of vital hormones can be achieved safely with the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). If you are experiencing any of these issues, you might be an ideal candidate.
What is BHRT?
Bioidentical hormones are manmade hormones derived from plant esters that are chemically identical to those your body naturally produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated sex hormones used in treatment. Past studies in hormone therapy used synthetic hormones or even horse-derived hormones that consistently produced mixed results. Bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to the hormones naturally created by your body, so there are none of the side effects often experienced by patients treated with synthetic hormone substitutes.
Currently, expert recommendations state that the risks and benefits of conventional and bioidentical hormones should be considered equal, but these recommendations are based on outdated studies and research. The medical team at Silk Integrative Medicine can help you understand the full spectrum of medical options available to you, and guide your therapy based on individual preferences and unique physical requirements.
The Silk Integrative Approach
At Silk Integrative Medicine, we use BHRT to replace the hormones that have been lost while we get to the root causes of your symptoms and hormonal decline. The natural hormones we use in this type of therapy can be applied through various application methods, including creams, injections, creams, gels, and oral medication. Our BHRT is completely tailored to your body’s unique hormonal composition.
Your appointment will begin with a full assessment of your symptoms and detailed blood tests that will help us understand current hormone levels, and more importantly, were those levels should ideally be. One of our doctors will personally review your results and tailor a treatment plan specifically for your needs. We’ll also work with you to help you understand the vital role of nutrition and exercise, which are key to you achieving a successful treatment outcome. Our ultimate goal is to help you reclaim health and happiness, regardless of age or medical history.