When you experience all the major signs and symptoms of a hormone imbalance, it can be challenging to find a hormone doctor that genuinely listens and prescribes you the appropriate solution. If you have tried all other solutions to no avail, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may be the treatment path for you. Here are a couple of reasons why you could benefit from talking to a BHRT specialist.
#1: Do You Experience Hormone Imbalance Symptoms?
Not all symptoms are debilitating, but they can be disheartening or uncomfortable nonetheless. It is common for many people to experience:
- Exhaustion or fatigue, even when they do not participate in strenuous activities
- Hair thinning
- Reduced sex drive
- Hot flashes
- Dry skin
- Poor thinking and memory
Depending on their frequency and intensity, these symptoms can affect your life significantly and make it difficult for you to go about your everyday tasks.
#2: Do You Prefer a Treatment that is Potentially Safer?
It is well-known that many conventional hormone treatments use animal products. Premarin, for example, is a replacement estrogen made from the urine of pregnant horses. Since these lab-made therapies are often chemically different from the ones your body naturally produces, you may be more vulnerable to adverse reactions.
#3: Do You Prefer Animal-Free Hormone Products?
As we mentioned, traditional hormone treatments often use animal byproducts instead. Bioidentical hormones are largely made from plant sources, such as soy or yam. Labs formulate them in such a way that they are chemically similar to the ones your body would naturally produce, reducing your risk of side effects.
#4: Do You Want a Personalized Hormone Formula?
We train Simpatra™-approved providers to use our dosing calculator, which gives you accurate dosing based on your body, lifestyle information, and symptoms. With this method, you reduce the chance of taking a dosage that may harm your body or not work effectively. To reduce the risk of side effects, your hormone doctor has the goal of using the lowest dose possible for the shortest length of time possible.
Many point to the fact that the U.S. FDA does not approve these custom treatments. Since they are customized (not mass-produced), the FDA does not individually approve each formula. However, the hormones that go into each treatment are FDA-approved.
Talk to a Hormone Doctor and Find Relief
If your doctors have ruled out other disorders, then a hormonal imbalance may be the culprit behind your symptoms, whether they range from mild to unbearable.
You may find that doctors do not always listen to your needs or your reactions to traditional hormone therapies. Other times, your primary care provider may not be as qualified to help you as a hormone doctor.
Many of those who get certified in BHRT are physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners — qualified medical professionals.
Do you want to find a skilled BHRT specialist that will take your symptoms seriously? Find a practitioner in your area today.
Not ready to take that step yet? You can take our assessment to find out if you are a good candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy.