Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Marina Medispa -  - Aesthetics

Marina Medispa

Aesthetics & Laser Clinic located in Edgewater, NJ

When hormones shift out of balance, many men and women begin to notice symptoms that are uncomfortable or disruptive. Help is available through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, a service offered by the team at Marina Medispa in Edgewater, New Jersey. If you’d like to learn more, booking a visit takes just moments online or by phone. 

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What are some signs of hormonal imbalance in women and men?

Your body produces a wide array of hormones, which serve to trigger an astounding number of processes within your body. Over time, most hormone production levels naturally decline. 

This can create imbalances that cause distinct symptoms. The hormones related to reproductive function, like estrogen and testosterone, regulate a number of bodily functions, and when levels shift, changes become impossible to ignore. 

Some of the signs of hormonal imbalance in women include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irregular periods

Some of the signs of hormonal imbalance in men include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Swelling of breast tissue
  • Low sex drive

Some of the changes that can develop in both women and men include:

  • Weight gain
  • Irritability
  • Dry skin
  • Brain fog

Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help. Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that share the same chemical structure as the hormones your body produces naturally.    

How can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy help with hormonal imbalance?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy works by adding supplemental hormones to the hormones your body is already producing. This restores optimal balance and can ease or eliminate many of the symptoms caused by low hormone production. 

Bioidentical hormones are created from plant sources. They are preferred by many people who don’t want to rely on animal-based synthetic hormones, some of which are created from the urine of pregnant horses. 

Your practitioner begins by using lab testing to evaluate your current hormone levels. The results are used to shape your customized supplementation plan. At the same time, your provider reviews your medical history to make sure the benefits of treatment outweigh any potential risks. 

Finally, your practitioner explains how your supplemental hormones will be administered, and you’ll begin your journey to restored balance. 

How long does it take to see results from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

It takes time for your body to adjust to supplemental hormones, so be patient as you move through the process. It’s helpful to keep a written record of any changes you notice as your hormone replacement therapy moves forward. 

Your practitioner can adjust your treatment to find the supplementation levels that best address your specific symptoms. Your treatment may shift and change over time as your natural hormone production changes. 

To get started, reach out to Marina Medispa online or by phone to book an initial visit.