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Bioidentical Hormone Balancing Treatment At Tempe Holistic Skin Care

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE BALANCING TREATMENT At Tempe Holistic Skin Care

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Bio-Identical Hormone Balancing Questions and Answers

Are your hormone levels low or out of balance? Come to Tempe Holistic Skin Care. We offer bio-identical hormone therapy treatment near you in Tempe AZ. Let us help you get back to feeling like you! For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Tempe AZ, Mesa AZ, Chandler AZ, Gilbert, AZ, Ahwatukee AZ and Phoenix AZ.

Bio-Identical Hormone Balancing - Tempe Holistic Skin Care & Med Spa in Tempe, AZ

Hormones are the hidden mechanics behind our moods, sleep, emotions and physiology. Having a proper balance of hormones is crucial for every human being.

Dr. Suzanne Darby can help you feel more like yourself again by balancing and restoring hormone levels to optimal levels. Menstrual irregularities, hot flashes, menopause, perimenopause, mood swings, low mood, low libido, fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, and difficulty maintaining lean muscle mass may be improved with treatment!!

What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormones delivered through BHRT pellets closely replicate the molecular structure of human hormones. BHRT is when your physician, based on lab results and symptoms, uses bioidentical hormones to restore your body’s hormones to optimal levels.

Dr. Suzanne Darby is a certified BioTE provider. The BioTE method of BHRT is a well-researched, well-rounded approach that may utilize pellets, capsules, creams, injections and supplements to achieve optimal results based on an individual’s needs and preferences.

What is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy used for?

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy can be used to treat both men and women when their hormone levels become unbalanced. It’s most frequently used to ease symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. It may also be used to improve symptoms of cancer treatment or to treat conditions such as:

  • insulin resistance
  • adrenal and thyroid disorders
  • osteoporosis
  • fibromyalgia

Bio-identical hormones are artificial hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those that human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of aging, you may want to explore Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy to help you feel healthier and more youthful (and often with an increased libido). These symptoms can include:

  • Weight gain
  • Limited energy
  • Hair loss
  • Low sex drive
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Sleeplessness
  • Poor concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue

As noted above, menopause or andropause might be the root cause behind these symptoms. At the same time, environmental and dietary toxins can upset hormonal imbalance or make existing hormonal imbalance worse. You could be a candidate for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy if symptoms like these have begun to affect your quality of life.

How long does it take to see results?

Some patients start to feel the benefits of hormone therapy in as little as four weeks, but full hormone optimization can take up to six months, depending on the individual’s needs, as well as the reinsertion plan that they decide to proceed with. Experience the benefits of hormone replacement therapy with BioTE® Medical.

Hundreds of women and men of all ages experience hormone issues, ranging from the teen years through menopause or andropause (commonly known as “man-opause”). Many in our stressed-out environments don’t even know that they have hormone imbalances.

Who can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Both men and women!

Testosterone starts declining in men in their 30’s. Men may see changes such as weight gain, reduced libido and sexual performance, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, low mood, muscle loss, and a general lack of vitality.

Women often associate hormone therapy with menopause, but many women could benefit much sooner. Hormones can become imbalance due to chronic high levels of stress, poor diet, lack of exercise. Women who have not been menstruating for one year or longer may benefit from estrogen and progesterone. As women approach menopause, there are many ways to support health to ensure a smooth transition with fewer symptoms. PMS, hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, mood swings, fatigue, missed cycles or heavy cycles may signal the need for intervention or treatment.

Combining BHRT with lifestyle changes and supplements can achieve the best results.

How long can you take bio-identical hormones?

Although it varies from person to person, you can expect to see some relatively immediate results with improving results over the follow three to six months. This duration of time is necessary to allow for the proper balancing of your hormones.
One study has also shown that patients who continued with their hormone treatment for a period greater than 5 years were protected to a greater extent against the onset of any cardiovascular events than those who had stopped their treatment.
It depends on how well your body responds to Hormone therapy. Also important is how well you manage your diet, sleep patterns, exercise and stress levels that will assist you in regaining hormonal balance. Once they become balanced and have fewer symptoms of menopause or andropause, some patients can wean off various hormones.
There are also patients who can wean off adrenal and thyroid support once their adrenals or thyroid glands have healed. In the worst-case scenario, if you decide on the cessation of Hormone therapy, your body would return to the state it was in before initiating your program.

Can BHRT help with weight loss?

Many people will see an improvement in their body composition and weight as their hormones are brought into balance. Hormonal weight gain in women can be seen in in the hips, thighs, breasts and around the arms. Weight gain from cortisol can be seen around the abdomen. Men may see reducing muscle mass and increasing BMI with decreasing testosterone, and fat over the pectorals may indicate excess estrogen.

Balancing the hormones takes time, as does weight loss. Lifestyle and dietary changes in addition to BHRT is the best way to your achieve goals. If you find that BHRT alone is not enough, Dr. Suzanne Darby offers weight loss programs and strategies to ensure your success.

How much does Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy cost and is it worth it?

BHRT is actually an affordable treatment option for many men and women who have or are suffering from hormonal imbalances. Treatment plans usually vary but, the average cost for bioidentical hormones ranges from $250-$550 per month depending on lab tests, prescriptions and supplements.
While we would love to stay young and healthy, with time our bodies begin to age. Due to this, your hormones begin to change and could be detrimental to both your health and even well-being. The hormones that your body produces control the majority of your bodily functions and help the cells in your body to function correctly. When your body’s hormone levels become unbalanced is when you could see drastic changes in your mood, eating habits, energy levels and even a lower sex drive. Luckily, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy is helping men and women get back to feeling more youthful.

Physical Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

The physical benefits a patient can get from the BioTE method of hormone replacement therapy depends on their individual symptoms and needs.

Some of the physical benefits men typically report experiencing as a result of testosterone treatments include: increased lean muscle mass and tone, bone strength, thicker hair, improved focus and memory, increased energy and stamina, and improved mood.

Studies have shown that BHRT treats the root of symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, heavy irregular or painful periods, constipation, diarrhea to promote relief as well as improved brain function, better mood, thicker hair, more restful sleep, upgraded muscle function, and higher bone density.

Certified BioTE providers, like Dr. Suzanne Darby, have helped thousands of people across the U.S. gain the physical benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Research has shown that the physical benefits of BHRT are numerous, including added lean muscle mass, thicker hair, stronger bones, better brain function and focus, and enhanced sleep patterns. If you believe your hormones are out of balance, please contact Dr. Suzanne Darby today. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online at www.tempeholisticskincare.com. Our office is located at 2034 E Southern Ave Suite U, Tempe, AZ 85282.