Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones for Women and Men
As a Burlington and Toronto Ontario Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Esther Konigsberg, M.D., has helped numerous men and women in the Greater Toronto areas to regain hormonal balance. As men and women age, their hormones naturally decline. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones that are identical in molecular structure and function to the hormones produced in the human body. Bioidentical hormones can be a safe and effective way for men and women to supplement hormonal deficiencies and regain their quality of life.
Bioidentical Hormones For Women
In women, the loss of periods and possible menopausal symptoms are the mark of hormonal decline. Women can experience hormonal imbalances as early as the 30’s, and the imbalances continue to worsen with age. Perimenopause occurs around the late 30’s or 40’s and is the phase that lasts from 4-6 years before menopause, and during this time, the ovaries produce fewer hormones than normal. After perimenopause, menopause starts after 12 straight months with no menstrual period. During menopause, women can experience a multitude of issues that can be helped with Bioidentical Hormones.
Bioidentical Hormones For Men
In men, the transition of hormonal decline is more gradual, starting with a drop in testosterone as early as the 30’s, a fade in adrenal hormone precursors from the mid 30’s onward, and then around 50 and after, a slow rise in estrogen levels. The process of male hormone decline is called andropause, and there are several factors that play a part in the symptoms of male hormone decline.
When the testicles produce low amounts of testosterone, andropause symptoms can be more extreme. Low amounts of pituitary hormones may decrease the testicular production of testosterone. An insufficient amount of the adrenal hormone DHEA, which is a precursor for testosterone, may also add to testosterone decline. A high level of estrogen, which is not one of a man’s primary sex hormones, can reduce his testosterone levels and increase andropause symptoms.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to reduce the effects of hormonal decline.
Some of the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for both men and women may include:
- Weight Loss
- Healthier Sleeping Cycles
- Increased Muscle Mass
- Better Workout Performances
- More Youthful Skin
- Thicker Scalp Hair
- Fewer Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
- Stronger Bones
- Increased Heart Health
- Lower Cholesterol
- Healthier Moods
- More Lustrous Hair and Nails
- Reduced Vaginal Dryness
- Increased Sex Drive
- Reduced Erectile Dysfunction
Without recognizing hormonal imbalances and obtaining Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the symptoms of hormone decline can become more unpleasant with time. Fortunately, due to the gradual onset and subtle progression of symptoms, Bioidentical hormones can reverse or eliminate the effects of hormone decline.
To learn more about obtaining a specialized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, contact Burlington and Toronto Ontario Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Esther Konigsberg, M.D. today to schedule a consultation!