Portland area doctor answers, what is different about bioidentical hormone therapy
There are many times in our lives when our hormones may become imbalanced and patients may begin to experience a variety of problems. Hormones change throughout our lives during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause/andropause. Because of this, it can affect our overall health and wellbeing, as well as our vitality. Hormone imbalances that last a long time can also result in a wide range of serious medical concerns. Because of this, it is important for patients in the Portland area to visit with a doctor or a naturopathic aesthetic medicine specialist to learn about how to care for their aging bodies and deal with hormonal imbalances, which may negatively affect the way they feel. Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive Portland may suggest some patients consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also referred to as BHRT, is a treatment option offered by doctors such as Dr. Adam Maddox to help stabilize the levels of hormones in the body in a safe and appropriate manner.
Typically, men and women can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy when going through the “change of life,” either andropause (for men) or menopause (for women). A series of tests are done as a diagnostic method of checking for the hormone levels in the body to see which hormones are underdeveloped by the endocrine system. Once it has been determined which hormone is low (either testosterone, progesterone, or estrogen), patients are given a prescription based on their specific needs to help them bring up this hormone level to help balance them. This can eliminate problems that may be occurring due to poor hormone levels including fatigue, skin conditions, mood swings, and depression.
BHRT is a little different from traditional methods of hormone replacement. BHRT uses hormones that are identical replicas of the human hormones, which are derived from natural methods to ensure they are biocompatible with the body. This can help in maintaining hormone levels in a more natural manner.
Patients in the Portland area who are interested in learning more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and all that it offers are welcome to consult with Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive today.Back to Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Page