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WHO NEEDS TO RESTORE HORMONE LEVELS WITH BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT)?

We start aging the day we are born. Usually, starting in our 20′s, we begin to feel the effects as we start the slow but steady decline from our peak health. Both men (andropause) and women (menopause) are susceptible to hormone imbalance. Some of the common symptoms are low libido, increased body fat, fatigue and a decreased sense of well being. These symptoms should be taken seriously. Hormone replacement therapy provides relief for many individuals. At Remedy True Health, we offer both traditional hormone replacement therapy and an advanced pellet version of BHRT.

 

Male andropause, also known as low t, occurs gradually over a 30 year period. It is the result of declining testosterone levels and can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy. Female menopause occurs much quicker, usually over a 5-10 year period. It is the result in the decline of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Also, it is common for females to have surgically induced menopause from a total or partial hysterectomy.

 

Male andropause (low t) and female menopause common symptoms:

  • Decreased hormone levels
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased libido (desire for sex)
  • Decreased sexual function
  • Decreased sense of well being
  • Increased incidence of cardiovascular disease
  • Increased risk of cancer

 

IS (BHRT ) THERAPY FOR ME?

All humans will undergo the aging process, it is inevitable and it is better than the alternative. It’s a complicated process that includes genetics, lifestyle and exposure to toxins. Although many of the symptoms in men and women are the same, there are also differences. How each person and their body handle a decrease in hormones will be different.

 

BHRT for Women

Menopause, a decline in women’s estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels, usually begins around the age of 40. Just as in men, decreased hormone levels can have serious health consequences without the addition of hormone replacement therapy. In the United States, there are currently about 45 million women going through the stages of menopause. In addition, each year another 4 million women will join them. Although women will have a peri-menopausal period, lasting for up to 15 years, most women will notice a sharp decline in hormones around the age of 50. Below is a list of the common changes in women secondary to menopause.

 

  • Breast tenderness
  • Increased weight, especially in the hip and abdominal regions
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Night sweats and hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased libido
  • Vaginal dryness and itching
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Increased wrinkles
  • Decreased memory and attention span
  • Tearfulness
  • Bladder problems

 

If you are suffering from any of the above problems, please make an appointment to come in and see Dr. Cleveland. You may well benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

 

BHRT for Men

Did you know according to the Shores study from the Archive of Internal Medicine in 2006, men who had low testosterone (low t) levels died 88% sooner than men with high testosterone levels. “Andropause” or “male menopause” is a decline in the production of testosterone by the testicles. Low testosterone levels in men can have severe health consequences. Changes in testosterone levels, without any testosterone replacement therapy, may cause subtle changes; however, sometimes the changes are very obvious. Below is a list of common changes in men secondary to andropause.

 

  • Decreased effectiveness of exercise
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased libido
  • Decreased sexual performance
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased morning erections
  • Decreased drive
  • Loss of competitive edge
  • Stiffness and pain in muscle and joints
  • Irritability

 

After reviewing the above list if you have any questions abouttestosterone replacement therapy, hormone replacement therapy and specifically bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we welcome your questions. Please give us a call and make an appointment to come in and see Dr. Cleveland.

 

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Dr. Ken Cleveland - Remedy

Dr. Ken Cleveland

Dr. Cleveland is our physician and a partner at Remedy True Health and MediSpa. Dr. Cleveland is board certified and, before creating Remedy, was a well recognized and respected bariatric surgeon here in the Jackson Metro area. Dr. Cleveland started this practice with Elkanah Burson, an experienced pharmaceutical sales manager, to pursue a vision of helping people overcome issues of weight, aging, and health with zero surgery.

Patients who have the opportunity to spend time with Dr. Cleveland know first hand of his honest, helpful, and holistic nature in conversations. His educational approach adds a level of heartfelt confidence in all of his patients. His first and foremost mission is to help each and every patient achieve their healthiest and happiest level achievable.