Role of Hormones in a Woman’s Body
Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers. They travel through the bloodstream and regulate bodily processes like growth, sleep, and appetite.
A woman’s hormonal needs change a great deal as she leaves childhood and enters puberty, and even more after childbirth, and later on, menopause. Some women are symptomatic, while others feel no change during the hormonal shifts that occur in their life.
Improve Sexual Health with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
The process of aging can take a toll on women’s health resulting in hormonal imbalances and a decline in overall wellness. At SexualWellnessMD, we specialize in helping women like you rejuvenate their body through regenerative medicine. With Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, you can look forward to naturally enhancing your sexual health and well-being using hormones that are safely derived from plants. They are also chemically similar to the hormones naturally produced by the body. This is perhaps why more and more women are turning to this innovative treatment. According to The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), about 1.4 million women are undergoing this therapy.
The population of women who could benefit from the FDA approved treatment shows no sign of declining, and according to population data, may even grow. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4819678/
Conditions Treated with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
The sex hormones estrogen and progesterone produced by the body help to regulate sexual reproductive functions such as breast development and the menstrual cycle. They also play a role in your moods and maintaining bone mass. A decline in the production of these hormones can cause imbalances that lead to a number of discomforting symptoms, including those linked to perimenopause and menopause. Lower than normal levels of cortisol, DHEA and testosterone are also known to cause adverse effects on women’s health.
Bio-identical hormone therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that can help improve the following side effects or health problems:
- Severe hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Irregular periods
- Low sex drive
- Vaginal dryness
- Sleep disturbances
- Loss of muscle mass
- Anxiety or depression
- Chronic fatigue or irritability
- Weight gain due to thyroid issues
A drop in cortisol levels may cause low blood sugar, low blood pressure, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, acne, and hyperpigmentation of the skin. Meanwhile, low levels of DHEAs can lead to fertility issues, facial hair growth, or hair loss.
Methods of Boosting Hormone Levels
Hormone therapy helps to replenish and balance your hormones. The hormones you will receive are custom-made to be identical to those in your body, after testing your saliva, urine, and blood. Your treatment can be delivered through capsules, skin patches, gels, creams, injections, or nasal sprays. Your doctor will determine whether the oral, nasal, intravenous, or transdermal method is best for you.
The results of a treatment are tremendously successful when the patient, the doctor, and the pharmacist work together to discover and administer the best blend.
You may be prescribed capsules if larger and more precise doses are required to improve your symptoms. Gels and creams are typically preferred for the delivery of low doses of hormones through the skin and directly into the bloodstream. Your doctor will also be able to change or adjust your dosage along the way to ensure that the treatment you’re getting is effective. The therapy is typically discontinued after the desired results are achieved.
How Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help You
Your decision to undergo HRT can be one that brings positives changes to your life. Hormone replenishment can leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with plenty of energy to do the things you love. Women who received this treatment report that they feel youthful and renewed. There may also be a marked increase in bone mass which reduces the risk of bone fracture due to osteoporosis.
Other benefits include:
- Increased sex drive
- Fewer hot flashes
- Improved sleep
- Weight loss
- Better moods
- Increased energy and focus
- Reduced night sweat episodes
- Natural vaginal lubrication
- Pleasurable sexual intercourse
- Reduced pre-menstrual symptoms
- Improvement in anxiety or depression symptoms
Another attractive benefit is a lowered risk of side effects compared to traditional hormone therapy. Studies find that this therapy can also reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
Call to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Gaines
Dr. Gaines of SexualWellnessMD will perform a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine if your symptoms are, in fact, related to a hormonal imbalance. This is the first step towards treatment and to decide if HRT is right for you. We will also need to pinpoint which hormone is affected. We understand that this treatment is not a one-size-fits-all and will, therefore, design a wellness plan that matches your needs. Call our office at 888-777-8877 to make an appointment today and be ready to revitalize your body the natural way!