Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa

Hormone Therapy, Vein Treatment, and Aesthetics located in Vestavia Hills, Prattville, Tuscaloosa, Oxford, and Cullman, AL

Hormonal imbalance is a common issue as you age, and can significantly affect your overall sense of well-being. Dr. Charles Hunt, II and his team at Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa are experienced in the use of bioidentical hormone replacement to help you find balance and youthful vitality again. For a consultation, call or book an appointment online with the office in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone imbalance? 

Hormones are molecules that are released into the bloodstream to regulate the body’s temperature, reproduction, growth, aging, and immune functions. They give directions to all of the internal organs and are responsible for establishing balance between all body systems.

Hormone imbalance is when the production and efficiency of hormones do not function normally. This can significantly impact all of the systems of the body, creating anything from skin issues to emotional concerns.

The most common cause of hormonal imbalance for both men and women is the aging process. As you age, the production of vital hormones naturally diminish and typical signs of aging emerge.

For example, aging naturally sees a decreased production of estrogen and testosterone, hormones that regulate the body’s reproductive systems. This causes changes in libido and sexual function, which are often attributed to getting older.

What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance?

Symptoms of hormone imbalance may be experienced differently for men and women, but both genders may experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diminished mental sharpness
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hair loss or unwanted growth
  • Blurry vision
  • Irritability

Men often suffer from low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, breast development, and loss of muscle mass. Women experience infertility, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido.

How can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy help treat hormonal imbalances?

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants. These naturally occurring elements are chemically identical to the hormones found in the body. This means that they work best with the chemical makeup of the body, and that finding hormone balance is safer and easier to achieve than with synthetic hormone replacement.

Some hormones that may be replaced using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are:

  • Testosterone
  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Thyroid hormones
  • Melatonin

Dr. Hunt believes that finding safe, effective hormonal balance requires bioidentical hormones, as well as vitamin and mineral supplements and a healthy lifestyle. He has expertise about which hormones, vitamins, and minerals are the best for your body, and is committed to helping you feel younger and better overall.

To find your return to a healthy hormone balance, call or book an appointment online today.