Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

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Catalyst is proud to offer Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy!

Unfortunately, almost all of us over the age of 40 (and in some cases over 30) will experience a natural hormonal imbalance. In our daily lives, we are exposed to environmental and dietary toxins which all contribute to the decline of our natural hormones over time. For our own optimal health and wellness, it is important to keep our hormones balanced. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) allows you to achieve this hormonal balance naturally and safely.

Many factors and conditions can contribute to an imbalance of your hormones, including thyroid disease, metabolic syndrome, and menopause, to name a few. As a result of these conditions or other hormonal imbalances, you may experience one or several of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Sleeplessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile difficulty in men
  • Orgasmic dysfunction in women
  • Depression
  • Hot flashes or night sweats

There are two significant differences between bioidentical and synthetic hormones. While synthetic hormones may mimic the natural hormones produced by the body, the molecular structure is not the same. This can lead to unpleasant side effects.

Bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, are structurally identical to the body’s own hormones, which makes them more effective and less likely to cause side effects. Unlike synthetic hormones that come in set dosages, the dosage of bioidentical hormones can be customized to the needs of each patient. This further reduces the possibility of side effects.

Since bioidentical hormones are replicas of those naturally produced by the body, there are few side effects. Some patients experience an increase in acne, irritability, and aggressiveness when starting the therapy. Women may experience increased breast tenderness, bloating, cramping, and spotting. Side effects typically resolve as the body adjusts to the treatment or with minor adjustments in dosage.

Most people develop symptoms of hormone imbalance by their 30s or 40s as normal hormone production begins to fluctuate due to perimenopause and andropause; however, even younger patients may benefit from BHRT if they are experiencing hormone imbalance symptoms.

Women typically experience hormonal imbalances during menopause as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels decline. This can cause uncomfortable symptoms, including night sweats, mood swings, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido. Restoring hormone levels through BHRT can reduce or eliminate many of these symptoms

As testosterone levels drop, men can experience a loss of energy, decreased libido, difficulty maintaining mental focus, and a loss of muscle mass. BHRT can reduce symptoms of low testosterone and provide renewed vitality.

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