Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women
Boca Rotan Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Martin Bloom, M.D. at the biostation specializes in providing women with advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has slowly edged its way into the mainstream, becoming a preferred alternative to traditional treatments for aging and conditions of aging, such as menopause and perimenopause. However, this mainstream acceptance has been hard won and even with decades of research to back up its effectiveness, many women are still skeptical.
Hormone Therapy for Menopause
Menopause is a widely-known condition of hormone imbalance and rapidly becoming the most common as the number of women over 50 in the United States soars higher. Menopause is the top reason women seek hormone therapy.
Menopause often begin in a woman’s late 40s to early 50s, when her ovaries cease producing eggs and stop the subsequent release of hormones that initiates the monthly menstrual cycle. Perimenopause is the stage just before menopause when a woman’s menstrual cycles begin to become irregular and she may be affected by symptoms similar to menopause. A woman is considered menopausal when her menstrual cycle has been absent for 12 consecutive months. Perimenopause and menopause both leave many women struggling with their health, well-being and even their sense of self. It’s hard to resume normal living when plagued by disruptive symptoms like hot flashes, anxiety, weight gain and fatigue. Some women may also be affected by more serious conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or cancer that can intensify the menopausal experience.
Hormone levels change dramatically during menopause, inducing the uncomfortable symptoms commonly associated with the condition. Hormones control almost every aspect of the body from temperature regulation to metabolism to the sleep cycle, so it’s no wonder that during menopause most women experience a wide range of frustrating issues. In reality, menopause doesn’t have to be like this! Restoring balance to your hormone levels can minimize or even reverse the symptoms.
The benefits of a comprehensive treatment plan for hormone balance extends well beyond addressing symptoms. At the biostation in the Boca Rotan Area, we strive to deliver medically-based solutions to low testosterone and other conditions of aging affecting women in South Florida and beyond.
Symptoms Treated by Hormone Therapy
- Low libido
- Impaired sexual function
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Lower energy levels
- Mood swings
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Decline in mental clarity
- Higher incidence of injury or illness
- Slower healing from illness or injury
- Unexplained weight gain
- Increases in body fat
- Loss of lean muscle mass
- Loss of body strength
Benefits of Optimized Hormones
- More Energy
Who doesn’t want more energy? Testosterone plays a role in sustaining energy levels in both men and women. It helps build and maintain muscle, fueling the body to perform longer and stronger throughout the day. Research has even shown that adequate testosterone levels can contribute to improved recovery between workouts.
- Increased Libido
- Testosterone is not just the “manly hormone.” It is also the hormone of desire. When testosterone levels decline, so does a woman’s libido. A carefully administered and comprehensive testosterone therapy plan can revive sexual desire and lead to better orgasms and increased sexual stamina.
- Improved Mood
Low levels of testosterone are commonly linked to the mood swings, depression and irritability that many women experience around mid-life. Restoring natural levels of testosterone with bioidentical testosterone therapy can help stabilize mood and improve overall well-being.
- Protected Cardiovascular System
Adequate levels of testosterone have been linked to improved cardiovascular health and heart function. Women depend on testosterone to support a strong heart and well-functioning blood vessels that transport oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Other studies have also connected adequate testosterone levels to healthy blood cholesterol levels. Testosterone therapy can help minimize the plaque build-up associated with high cholesterol that increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Boca Rotan Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Martin Bloom, M.D. at the biostation has helped countless women to overcome the symptoms of hormone decline. Before getting started with a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Dr. Bloom will perform testing to determine hormone levels. After doing a thorough assessment, he will develop a customized treatment plan based on the patients’ personal health goals, symptoms, and medical history. Many women have been able to gracefully transition through the stages of aging with Dr. Bloom’s expert care.