Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Lebanon, PA

A hormone imbalance can lead to some distressing and uncomfortable symptoms, such as changes in your mood or weight fluctuations. To treat these symptoms, Shavkat Ruziev, MD, and his skilled team at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, treat the imbalance using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). To find out if you’re a candidate for BHRT, schedule an appointment over the phone or online at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a treatment that introduces hormones to your system to restore balance. While your body naturally produces hormones, it’s possible for certain hormones to diminish with age.

You can thank hormones for many important processes inside your body. However, when levels are low, you can experience many symptoms as a result. At Lancaster Wellness Med Spa, the team can check your hormone levels with a simple blood test to find out if you have a hormone imbalance. 

Bioidentical hormones, as opposed to synthetic hormones, are structurally identical to the natural hormones in your body. They come from natural sources like plants and are safe to use under a physician’s supervision. 

Who should consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Many people experiencing a range of physical and mental symptoms can benefit from BHRT. Not all ambiguous symptoms directly relate to a hormone imbalance, so a simple blood test can help you find out more. 

BHRT is a great option for two demographics:

Men with low testosterone

Low testosterone, or male hypogonadism, affects many men as they get older. Testosterone is a hormone that drives the development of sex characteristics, muscle mass, and bone density, among other purposes. 

Women approaching menopause

Before menopause is a phase called perimenopause. It involves various hormone fluctuations as your ovaries gradually stop producing the hormone estrogen. During this time, many women experience discomfort and a range of symptoms because of the hormone imbalance, which BHRT can treat. 

Which symptoms can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treat?

Hormone imbalances in both men and women can result in a range of symptoms. While some of the symptoms are specific to men or women, many can affect both. You might benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy if you experience symptoms like:

  • Low libido
  • Irritability 
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Erectile dysfunction

The team at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa goes over your symptoms and explores other possibilities as the cause. Once they confirm that you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy, they provide you with hormone pellets under your skin that release a steady dosage of hormones. 

To learn more about BHRT, schedule an appointment by phone or online at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa today.