What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy / Age Management?

Nashville Bioidentical Hormone SpecialistsPeople joke about hormones all the time, especially when someone is more short-tempered than usual. “It must be her hormones,” is a common refrain from the friends, family, and co-workers of people who are experiencing a hormone imbalance. While others seem to realize that something is amiss, the person who is struggling with the symptoms often does not. This usually doesn’t happen until he or she experiences several new issues with physical and emotional health that can’t be denied. For as much as people pin being hormonal on women, men experience the consequences of hormone imbalance just as often. Some of the symptoms associated with it include:

  • A short temper, snapping at people over minor things
  • Lack of desire to engage in physical intimacy
  • Problems performing sexually
  • Weight gain despite no changes to diet or exercise routines
  • More fat and less muscle in the arms and legs
  • Problems with short-term memory
  • Weakened bones
  • More aches and pains
  • Irregular digestion
  • Decreased ability to fight off common illnesses such as colds and flu

Sadly, many people suffer in silence because they don’t realize how common it is to experience hormone imbalance. They hesitate to bring it up to their doctor because they feel like they should just deal with it on their own. If they do broach the subject, they often don’t get the help they need to significantly improve their symptoms. If you can relate to this experience, you will be happy to learn about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).

What You Need to Know About Bioidentical Hormones

came about partially in response to people’s concerns over the dangers of long-term use of medication for the treatment of hormone disorders. Synthetic hormone replacement pills are associated with a higher risk of cancer, heart disease, and several other serious conditions. This is due to the fact that it’s made from natural plant materials and not artificial chemicals. The term bioidentical means that the plant ingredients are genetically identical to human hormones, which explains why the body so readily accepts bioidentical hormones.

The Process of Starting Therapy

The above answers the question “What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?” but you may still wonder how to get started with it. The first thing to do is locate a Bioidentical Hormone Specialist from the list below. We provide detailed listings with a doctor biography and contact information to make it easier for you to select a provider. After finding the ideal practitioner, contact his or her office to request an appointment.

Each clinic does things slightly differently. Some allow you to collect a blood or saliva sample for hormone testing at home while others prefer that you do this at the office. All clinics require a consultation with your chosen doctor as well as a physical exam. Your  needs to ensure that you don’t have any underlying health conditions that would make it difficult for you to benefit from the program. Once you’re cleared, you just need to wait for a compounding pharmacy to create your personalized bioidentical hormone compound. This enables your doctor to target your specific symptoms and areas of hormone imbalance.

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Congratulations on Taking Charge of Your Health!

Mark Sherfey, M.D.

Mark Sherfey, M.D.

4355 Hanging Limb Hwy
Monterey, Tennessee 38574