Refresh Life Wellness in Antioch, TN is pleased to offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to local men and women who wish to restore their health. There are many factors that can cause a hormone imbalance within the body, such as pregnancy, menopause, age, genetics, certain medications, underlying medical conditions, poor nutrition, and stress. This, in turn, can lead to varying symptoms, such as weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, sleeplessness, and other health issues. Board-certified family practitioner Dr. Kimberly Collins offers BRHT as a natural solution for hormone imbalances within the body to improve your digestion, immune function, mood, libido, and overall well-being. Contact our office today to schedule a private consultation to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Candidates for BHRT
BHRT is commonly used to treat both men and women who are suffering from low or unbalanced hormone levels. Typically, these concerns are prevalent with patients who are over the age of 40 and noticing changes in their mood, sex drive, weight, energy levels, and mental focus. These symptoms might also be seen in women younger than 50 who have had a complete hysterectomy. A hormone imbalance can lead to various health issues such as erectile dysfunction, thyroid disorders, high cholesterol, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, and memory loss.
bhrt Treatment Process
Bioidentical hormones are a natural hormone that is created by yams, which is identical to natural hormones produced by the human body. With BHRT, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are some of the common hormones that can be replicated. BHRT can also be created in different forms including pellets, creams, and injections.
Once a thorough medical consultation has been completed by Dr. Collins, your custom BHRT plan will be created. To start your treatment, blood work and additional diagnostic testing will be performed to measure your current hormone levels. This will help Dr. Collins determine the dosage and form of treatment that may benefit you the most, in addition to which hormones are out of balance. Your treatment may vary depending on the type of BHRT selected.
After your treatment
Since BHRT is such a highly customized treatment, it's important to follow all post-treatment instructions provided by Dr. Collins. Patients may experience side effects such as inflammation, acne, hair growth, and mood swings as your body adjusts to your new hormone levels. It's important to contact our office as soon as possible if you experience any abnormal or lasting symptoms. Your dosage and treatment plan can also be adjusted as needed.
Balance Your Hormones
If you are noticing changes in your mood, appetite, bowel movements, or energy, a hormone imbalance may be the cause of your concerns. Reach out to Refresh Life Wellness in Antioch, TN to see if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is right for you. Dr. Collins will be happy to sit down with you to discuss all of your options.