Bioidentical Hormone Replacement in Boston, MA
Rosy Sandhu, MD, of Neem Medical Spa is a Boston Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Doctor who provides customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs at her Somerville and Winchester locations for men and women suffering from the effects of hormonal decline and aging.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
A decline in hormone production is a natural part of aging in both men and women. Although it typically starts in the 30’s, most people don’t feel the full effects of declining hormones until they are closer to middle age. For men, the first indication is problems with sexual performance and feeling like they have no ambition. Women, who are typically more in-tune with their bodies due to the monthly menstrual cycle, may complain of mood swings, weight gain, and a lowered sex drive. The typical symptoms of hormone imbalance in both men and women are:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Anxiety, depression, and irritability
- Low libido
- Memory lapses and trouble concentrating
- Weight gain
- Insomnia and sleep apnea
- Lack of muscle tone
Regardless of your age, gender, or specific symptoms, you can find relief with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy
Because hormones affect so many functions of the human body, it may take you a while to realize that many of the uncomfortable symptoms that you are experiencing are related to hormone levels. For example, you may receive individual prescriptions for frequent headaches or insomnia only to continue to struggle in other areas. This is because most traditional doctors treat symptoms without exploring the root cause. You become increasingly frustrated and discouraged as your doctor keeps missing the connection between your symptoms and hormone imbalance.
Some doctors may suggest synthetic hormone replacement therapy after other treatments fail to bring relief. Unfortunately, this may make your problems worse. Synthetic hormones are associated with several serious health conditions, including endometrial cancers, blood clots, heart attack, abnormal liver function, and pancreatitis. Additionally, the body generally takes longer to accept and process these types of hormones. While the complications are uncommon, many people do experience side effects, such as nausea and muscle cramping. These can be bothersome enough for people to stop taking the synthetic hormones or prescription pills that are recommended by their doctors.
How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is Different?
The primary difference between Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and synthetic hormones is that Bioidentical Hormones are created from natural plant-based extracts. The natural hormones in these plants remain unchanged during the compounding process because they are nearly identical to the natural hormonal structure that exists in the human body. For most people on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the similar cellular structure means that the compound is metabolized in their bodies faster and easier. With their hormones in balance, men and women in the 30’s, 40’s, and beyond can enjoy renewed energy, better health, and a more positive outlook on life. Due to the natural interactions of Bioidentical Hormones and the body, patients can experience prolonged symptom relief without the risk of further complications or any undesirable side effects.
Treating Specific Health Conditions with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
In addition to the relief of general symptoms associated with hormone decline, many holistic medicine practitioners prescribe Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat a variety of conditions that are ultimately related to a hormone imbalance, dominance or deficiency.
When your adrenal glands are working properly, they allow you to effectively manage the various stressors in your life and help build your immunity to common illnesses. However, high levels of stress, a poor diet, and other lifestyle factors can cause an imbalance that leads to chronically feeling fatigued. Optimized hormones allow the adrenal glands to function at peak efficiency and have been shown to reduce and even reverse the effects of adrenal fatigue in both men and women.
Fibromyalgia is a condition in which the brain receives faulty nerve signals, causing insomnia, fatigue, muscle pain, problems with concentration, irritable bowel syndrome, and decreased immunity to other illnesses. While the causes and specifics of fibromyalgia are still the subject of much speculation and study in the medical community, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy experts agree that optimizing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy can greatly reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
The thyroid is a gland in your neck and controls every cell in your body. People experience many problems when the thyroid is underactive or overactive, including unplanned weight gain or loss, digestion issues, consistently feeling too hot or cold, heart and liver function issues, high cholesterol, and decreased blood flow that can lead to anemia. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been found to be exceptionally effective at helping the body maintain proper thyroid hormone balance.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is also helpful for women who are struggling with menopausal symptoms and men who are dealing with conditions related to low testosterone. If you know there is more to life than feeling tired, overweight, and moody, you owe it to yourself to find out more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
To learn more about our customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program in the Greater Boston area, contact Rosy Sandhu, MD of Neem Medical Spa today to schedule a consultation at her Somerville or Winchester location!