Many people have been curious about Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, in recent years. It’s both interesting and important to note that there is a difference between bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and regular HRT; this difference can help you feel more confident in your choice. While bioidentical HRT should not be overused, there are many times when this therapy is a viable option. By using it for short-term benefits, you can feel more like yourself once again.
Hormone replacement therapy is often used to treat side effects from menopause. The early symptoms of menopause can be particularly uncomfortable as they can make you feel tired, grumpy, and out of sorts. HRT can also be used to treat more severe symptoms including severe hot flashes, frequent insomnia, and decreased libido. A decrease in natural production of hormones can also accelerate the aging process dramatically. HRT is not only used to treat physical problems. Some physical issues can have mental side effects, such as brain fog from a lack of sleep. If you find yourself struggling with memory, concentration, or mood, you may wish to consider learning more about HRT and the restorative effects it can have.
You may find even greater satisfaction when you choose bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This approach is particularly popular because it is a more natural solution that provides hormones that are exactly like the ones already in your body. They are typically derived from plant estrogens that are identical to the chemical makeup of the hormones in your own body. Therefore, they are typically considered to be safer and more effective than other HRT is.
Our staff will be happy to discuss whether bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the right choice for you. This treatment can help you feel younger and revitalized. Whether you are dealing with intense hot flashes, lapses in memory or concentration, or poor libido, we can help you feel great even as you continue to age. Reach out to Dr. James DeStephens and take your first step to a happier you. Contact us for a consultation today! Our office is located in Gainesville, FL.