Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy works with all of the body’s major hormones to balance the body and help dissipate symptoms related to hormone imbalance. Hormones can become imbalanced for a variety of reasons, and factors such as stress, aging, overwork, poor nutrition, and a lack of exercise can cause the endocrine system to not produce adequate amounts of hormones.

Perimenopause
Perimenopause is the phase that usually marks the beginning of female hormone decline during the time before menopause. Perimenopause can last from 4-6 years, and it begins when the ovaries begin to produce lower levels of estrogen and progesterone, and it can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms. Due to this decline, premenstrual symptoms can become more intense, and women can experience intense cramping, headaches, bloating, water retention, depression, and fatigue. During this time, many women notice lower libido, irregular periods, heavier or lighter periods, long or short menstrual cycles, painful periods, acne, headaches, insomnia, and elevated PMS symptoms.
Menopause
Menopause typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 60, and it sets in after 12 consecutive months of no menstrual period. During this time, a woman’s ovaries stop making adequate amounts of estrogen and progesterone, and reproduction permanently ceases. This transition into menopause can cause a variety of symptoms, which includes hot flashes, night sweats, a low-grade fever, increased anxiety, mood fluctuations, low libido, vaginal dryness, and fatigue.
Andropause
Countless men are needlessly suffering from the effects of male testosterone decline, which is known as the syndrome called Andropause. Male testosterone decline can begin as early as a man’s 30’s, and it declines around 10% each following decade. The Leydig cells in the testicles are responsible for secreting testosterone, and when these cells begin to wear out, production of testosterone can decline. Lowered amounts of testosterone can cause a man to experience muscle atrophy, decreased athletic performance, increased abdominal fat, low libido, erectile dysfunction, baldness, loss of groin or armpit hair, and mood changes.
Menstrual Disorders
Estrogen and progesterone imbalances can cause a number of menstrual disorders. Dysmenorrhea, or painful periods and amenorrhea, or lack of a menstrual period can occur when the hormones surrounding ovulation are out of synch. Intense PMS can also result from hormone decline and can cause women to experience more bloating, water retention, migraines, fatigue, and mood swings. Periods may also become more irregular, and menstrual cycles can become longer or shorter and lighter or heavier.
Metabolic Syndrome
This syndrome can often occur with hormone decline, and it involves an increase in blood pressure, triglyceride levels, bad cholesterol, and insulin resistance. Increased blood pressure and fat or cholesterol content in the blood can increase the risk for heart attacks, clogged arteries, heart disease, and strokes. Insulin is needed to balance blood sugar, and if the body becomes insulin resistant, a person can become unable to balance blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS usually occurs during a woman’s teens or early twenties, and it occurs when a woman has an excessive amount of androgens, which are male hormones, circulating throughout the bodily system. This high amount of male hormones can cause a woman to form several fluid filled sacs surrounding the ovaries, and this can inhibit ovulation and fertility. Other symptoms that can occur in women with PCOS are unwanted body hair growth, ovarian cysts, weight gain, acne, infertility, and irregular periods.
Adrenal Fatigue
Stress commonly brings on the condition known as adrenal fatigue. When a person is stressed, the body releases cortisol in order to counteract the effects of stress, and this constant demand for cortisol, can cause the adrenal glands to convert sex hormones into cortisol. This can cause sex hormones to become imbalanced and wear out the adrenal glands. As a result, symptoms such as hormone imbalances, prolonged infections, fatigue, body aches, headaches, nervousness, lowered immunity, and insomnia can occur.
Chronic Fatigue
Long lasting adrenal exhaust can cause the body to lack energy, which can bring on chronic fatigue syndrome. When a person with chronic fatigue does a minor amount of physical or mental activity, he or she may feel the need to take a long nap, and after exercising, it can take a person with chronic fatigue over an entire day to recover his or her energy. While ongoing fatigue is the key symptom of chronic fatigue, a person may also experience a sore throat, loss of memory, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, body aches, and diminished motivation.
Thyroid Disorders
When the thyroid hormone is produced in excess or deficiency, many diseases and disorders can develop. The thyroid gland affects a number of metabolic functions and it regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins. It also plays a role in sexual function, muscle and nerve action, digestion, and energy. Hypothyroidism may occur when the thyroid hormone is deficient, and symptoms such as scalp hair loss, weight gain, heavy periods, dry skin, muscle atrophy, fatigue, joint inflammation, and depression may occur. Hyperthyroidism is the opposite of hypothyroidism, and it occurs when thyroid hormone is excessive. People with hyperthyroidism can experience heart palpitations, lack of energy, weight loss, unexplained itching, increased bowel movements, hair loss, and fatigue.
Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance occurs when your body either does not produce enough insulin or is not using insulin effectively. This causes glucose levels in your blood to elevate, leading to diabetic symptoms and complications. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may help treat the underlying cause of some forms of insulin resistance.
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis occurs when bone density decreases, often due to estrogen deficiency. Osteoporosis often occur in women after menopause. Bio identical hormone replacement therapy can help restore the proper amounts of estrogen needed to protect you from osteoporosis.
Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder affecting the nerve cells in the brain. Research has shown bioidentical hormone therapy, especially two forms of bioidentical estrogen, estradiol and estriol, may slow the progression and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is associated with abnormal amounts of neurotransmitters, and people experiencing this syndrome may feel pain in areas on their backs, chest, arms or legs, and areas that have thick musculature. Light to no pressure in these areas can cause feelings of pain, and other symptoms can include fatigue, muscle and body pain, burning or cold skin, alternating constipation with diarrhea, mental cloudiness, lowered immune function, and insomnia.
Weight Loss Resistance
Progesterone and estrogen are normally the culprits that lead to weight loss difficulties, and when a patient begins to have difficulties losing weight despite diet and exercise efforts, hormone imbalances may be to blame. Other factors that cause weight gain may include thyroid issues, poor dietary habits, and a lack of exercise. Balanced hormones, healthy amounts of exercise, a balanced digestive tract, regular eating habits, and proper nutrition can all help to promote weight loss.

 

Find Relief with Natural Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can treat these and many other hormone-related conditions. BHRT uses bioidentical hormones, which are hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones that your body naturally produces. They are derived from natural sources such as soy, yams and other plant matter.

If you believe you are suffering from one of the above or another hormone-related condition, a BHRT doctor can help. They will review your complete hormone profile, medical history and symptoms to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your troubles.

Don’t suffer with your hormone-related condition any longer than you have to. You may be able to significantly reduce or even eliminate your worst symptoms by supplying your body with a natural, identical version of the hormone it is no longer producing on its own.

The BHRT doctors on our directory have treated men and women who have gone through exactly what you are going through now, and they can help you.

Contact A Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist Near You!

Advanced Hormone Solutions

Advanced Hormone Solutions

122 East Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
800-775-4902 Ext. 333

Center for Nutrition & Preventive Medicine

Center for Nutrition & Preventive Medicine

177 N. Dean street, Suite 308
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
800-775-4902 Ext. 244

Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

24 Nautilus Dr. Suite 3
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
800-775-4902 Ext. 243

Natasha Fuksina M.D.

Natasha Fuksina M.D.

550 Bloomfield Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07107
800-775-4902 Ext. 172

Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates

Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates

804 West Park Ave.
Ocean, New Jersey 07712
800-775-4902 Ext. 351

Exuberan by Virtua

Exuberan by Virtua

106 Carnie Blvd.
Voorhees, New Jersey 08053
800-775-4902 Ext. 335

Optimal Wellness

Optimal Wellness

172 Franklin Ave, Suite 4A
Ridgewood , New Jersey 07450
800-775-4902 Ext. 601

Barbara Plucknett, M.D.

Barbara Plucknett, M.D.

30 2 Bridges Road, Suite 220
Fairfield , New Jersey 07004
800-775-4902 Ext. 399

Malo Age Management

Malo Age Management

201 NJ-17
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
800-775-4902 Ext. 644

Healthy Aging Medical Centers

Healthy Aging Medical Centers

667 Eagle Rock Ave, Suite 2A
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
800-775-4902 Ext. 354

The Youth Fountain

The Youth Fountain

501 Iron Bridge Rd.
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
800-775-4902 Ext. 710

HealthBridge

HealthBridge

1000 Northern Blvd., Suite 230
Great Neck, New York 11021
800-775-4902 Ext. 346

Atlas Drug & Nutrition Center

Atlas Drug & Nutrition Center

8416 Kennedy Blvd
North Bergen, New Jersey 07047
800-775-4902 Ext. 324

Lionel Bissoon D.O.

Lionel Bissoon D.O.

10 West 74th Street Suite 1E
New York, New York 10023
800-775-4902 Ext. 160

Furnari Health Clinic

Furnari Health Clinic

321 A W. 24th St.
New York, New York 10011
800-775-4902 Ext. 168

Paukman BioAge Clinic

Paukman BioAge Clinic

200 Central Park South
New York, New York 10019
800-775-4902 Ext. 742