Improving the Quality of Life for both Men and Women

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in NashvilleAlthough many people don’t realize it, hormone imbalance is a common problem of aging. As men and women move from the young adult years to middle age, their hormones start undergoing change. The sex hormones, which include estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and pregnenolone, slowly start decreasing production. Over time, this decrease becomes more pronounced. Other hormones are affected as well, such as cortisol, thyroid, and DHEA.

With so much going on all at the same time, it’s easy to see how the hormones become unbalanced. This can cause a number of health concerns that many people chalk up to aging. However, you don’t have to do the same. One of the many benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the ability to provide patients with the energy and vitality they have been lacking for a long time. If you know that you’re too young to feel so sick and tired, perhaps it’s time that you seriously considered this holistic therapy for yourself.

Understanding How the Process Works

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a natural alternative to hormone balancing with synthetic drugs. The first major difference is in the ingredients used to create a compound. Instead of artificial chemicals, compounding pharmacies use material from soy and yam plants that is nearly identical in structure to your own body. When you meet with your BHRT Specialist for the first time, the two of you plan your course of treatment based on the symptoms you are experiencing. Your doctor also considers the results of your hormone testing when requesting a customized compound for you. Because BHRT is individualized, it only provides the replacement hormones your body actually needs.

Specific Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones

People with a hormone imbalance tend to have similar symptoms. Of course, the severity and duration vary as well as the number of symptoms each patient experiences. Some of the most commonly reported improvements after receiving BHRT include:

  • Better sleep quality: When your hormones are unbalanced, your hypothalamus doesn’t receive the messages it requires to regulate your sleeping and waking patterns. BHRT resets the hypothalamus, which means you can go about each day knowing that you will get enough sleep that night.
  • Mood stability: Anxiety, depression, and irritability are all common in men and women with a hormone imbalance. Part of the reason for this is that unbalanced hormones deplete your brain’s supply of serotonin and affect blood sugar levels elsewhere in your body. BHRT has a stabilizing impact on moods so that you no longer feel at the mercy of unpredictable emotions.
  • Higher sex drive: A lack of desire to engage in sex can become an issue when estrogen or testosterone levels dip too low. This is also the cause of erectile dysfunction in men and painful intercourse for women. Replenishing the body’s supply of the sex hormones helps to improve these issues and allows couples to enjoy physical intimacy once again.
  • Weight loss: Inadequate levels of the thyroid hormone can slow down the metabolism and make it extremely difficult to lose weight. Pounds comes off more quickly when the thyroid is in balance. It’s also easier to lose fat that has accumulated on the abdomen, face, arms, and legs.

Some people who have completed BHRT say that it has brought them back to life. They have improved levels of physical and mental energy along with a more optimistic view of their future. If you want to experience these and other benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Tennessee, use our free directory to find a provider today.

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Mark Sherfey, M.D.

Mark Sherfey, M.D.

4355 Hanging Limb Hwy
Monterey, Tennessee 38574