There are times in your life where you bless their existence and times you curse them. Your body’s hormones serve as an internal communication system between cells throughout the body, controlling most of your basic bodily functions. Since they coordinate everything from digestion and growth, to your appetite, immune function, mood, and libido, when they are out of balance it can have a big impact on your health, well-being, and many feel their sanity.
Combine all that with winter weather and a year of social distancing, many people feel they need a little help to feel better about themselves and life in general. Anxiety, depression, insomnia and reduced sex drive and not pleasant ways to exist when it is not your norm.
The main female hormones are estrogen and progesterone, which are made by your ovaries. These hormones are a very important part of your reproductive system, including your menstrual cycle. Estrogen also affects your bones and the health of your heart and blood vessels. Progesterone is made by your ovaries during the second half of your menstrual cycle. It further thickens the lining of the uterus. During menopause, usually in the late 40s or early 50s, your ovaries slowly stop making these hormones.
As we age, our hormone levels fluctuate. Menopause would be the most common reason for a swing in hormone levels. Talk about unpleasant…one minute you are feeling perfect and having a lovely day. In a heartbeat, you have sweated off all your makeup, feel like crying, don’t ever want to be touched for the rest of your life, and want to crawl into a hole. The process takes years before your body gets to some degree of stabilization. Your hormones can also become unbalanced if your ovaries are removed or if you exercise too much which can cause the estrogen levels to drop.
Aging is a normal process we all hope to go through. There are procedures and treatments available which will make it a more pleasant process and allow you to live your happy life with less disruptions.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is designed to replicate your own body’s levels to help and improve your overall health. BHRT can be used to treat men and women when their hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. It is largely used for perimenopause and menopause but may also be used to improve symptoms of cancer treatment or to treat conditions such as:
- insulin resistance
- adrenal and thyroid disorders
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Helps these symptoms:
- Weight Gain
- Inability to Maintain Muscle Mass
- Brain Fog
- Decrease Sexual Performance
These hormone replacements are manmade hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those the human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment. It is available in various forms; topical, pellets and oral, the pellets being the preference of Dr. Savarino based on his experience.
Hormone pellets are placed simultaneously in the body and release a continuous stream of hormones, which prevents the ups and downs many patients experience with other forms. The results/relief is felt in as little as 1 week but optimally it will take 6 months.
So, if you have a choice to suffer the symptoms or do something about it…the choice is yours. Isn’t it nice to have an option that is so convenient?
Come and speak with Dr. Savarino, a highly skilled physician with over 10 years of experience in Sports Medicine. He has brought his hundreds of additional training hours of cutting-edge technology and medicine to Central Monmouth County to benefit his patients. Hormone Replacement Therapy with a doctor’s supervision is the way to go! He will be happy to discuss your options with an individualized treatment plan, to help you feel like yourself and undo the damage months of quarantine, inactivity, and general aging have caused.
In no time, you will look and feel the way you had, and even better.