Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Programs
Coppell TX Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Susan Harris, FNP at LifeStream Health Centre & Med Spa has helped many patients to reduce or eliminate the signs of aging with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Aging can be a scary prospect. In addition to the general stress and pains of growing old, we go through a number of physical and mental changes; for women, menopause is a major concern while men deal with andropause and low testosterone. Many of these age-related issues are the result of a hormonal imbalance. Excessive or reduced levels of testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone can wreak havoc on your system, which is where we come in. We take the time and tests needed to identify your situation and help restore a proper balance.
What is BHRT?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a way to fight aging and balance your hormones through the use of biologically and chemically identical hormones, making it a better choice than conventional HRT, which uses synthetics. Options to administer BHRT include:
- Skin patches
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Results
While it may take several months, as we typically start with low dosages, measure progress, and respond accordingly, men and women who are treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can see noticeable results. Some of the benefits may include:
- Increased sex drive
- Weight loss
- More energy
- Reduced pain
- Better mood
- Regained strength
Whether we are treating PMS, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, libido, andropause, or menopause, we prefer to use Bioidentical Hormones within a holistic, integrative, functional medicine approach. It’s not “alternative”, its scientific biochemistry!
Most of our clients come to see us because of hormonal imbalances, and some symptoms include bad PMS, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, erratic periods, or menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. On top of that many are suffering from fatigue, mild depression.
The important thing to understand is that there is no one pill that is going to fix the problem. All organ systems in the body are related and influence one another, so it is really important to look at the big picture. Surprisingly enough, small changes in several different areas can make big differences in symptoms.
The first thing we do is assess and perform appropriate lab tests. The assessment will include a deep dive into:
- How much stress are you under? For how long? In what ways? What are your coping mechanisms and tools?
- What are you eating, drinking, or lacking in your diet, which influences hormones?
- How is your bowel function? Irritable bowel symptoms (Gas, pain, bloating, constipation)?
- What toxic exposures have you had to antibiotics, medications, and environmental factors?
- How well is your thyroid working? (i.e. Hair falling out, depression, dry skin, brittle nails, cold hands and feet?)
- Hormonally, because of environmental and dietary factors, most women are estrogen dominant, which means that they are lacking enough natural progesterone to balance excess estrogen, leading to heavy bleeding, erratic periods, PMS, endometriosis, fibroids, bad cramps, breast tenderness, and even breast cancer.
Testing and monitoring hormone levels with saliva and urine tests, then treating imbalances with Bioidentical progesterone or estrogen, can make a huge difference. It is also critical to test thyroid function both with blood testing and body temperature charting. There is a difference between the normal range of most laboratories and the optimal range, particularly for thyroid.
PMS symptoms tend to be particularly common for women in their thirties and forties, and it is most often related to lack of self care, inadequate sleep, and missing nutrients.
Menopausal symptoms can occur over ten years before your cycle stops. During this perimenopause, it is normal to experience fluctuations of estrogen and progesterone, leading to all kinds of physical and emotional ups and downs.
Coppell TX Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Susan Harris, FNP at LifeStream Health Centre & Med Spa can help Patients to safely and effectively reduce the signs and symptoms of aging. Customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy have allowed patients to improve energy, moods, libido, fat loss, muscle tone, and mental clarity. Taking each patient’s individual health conditions and preference into consideration, Susan Harris’ specialized programs are designed to help patients obtain optimal results.
To learn more about the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, contact Coppell TX Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Susan Harris, FNP at LifeStream Health Centre & Med Spa today to schedule a consultation!