Hormone Replacement Therapy in Boston, MA
Hormone imbalances can create a variety of emotional and physical conditions that can significantly alter a person’s overall quality of life. The use of bio-identical hormones as replacement therapies can address these symptoms, rather than merely dealing with each isolated symptom individually. Residents of the Greater Boston area can rely on the proven skill and experience of board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. Rosy Sandhu of Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
As people grow older, they produce fewer hormones, eventually leading to a hormonal imbalance. As hormone levels decline, the imbalances can lead to the onset of emotional and physical symptoms, such as fatigue, depression, and decreased sex drive. Hormone replacement therapy can effectively treat many of these symptoms.
At Neem Medical Spa, we first measure your hormone levels to best determine the most effective treatment to raise your energy levels and increase physical and mental balance. Your hormone levels can be brought into balance using dietary changes, supplements, or hormone replacement therapy. We provide men and women with hormone replacement therapies to manage their symptoms and improve their general well-being.
We understand the significant effects of hormone imbalances when it comes to poor health and aging. We see examples every day of the effects that bio-identical hormones have in fostering a consistent sense of well-being. Life management medicine was created to help you both physically and emotionally.
We typically recommend that women take part in a comprehensive treatment plan that includes bio-identical hormone replacement. This therapy alleviates the symptoms of menopause by bringing estrogen and progesterone levels into balance.
Hormones regulate several processes in the body, such as:
By using the correct bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, the aging process can be significantly slowed, and you should also enjoy increased energy levels and a renewed sense of clarity.
Men also often notice the signs of unbalanced hormone levels as they age, such as fatigue, diminished libido, weight gain, and hair loss. We recommend that you have your levels of testosterone evaluated to ensure that you are in the proper range for your age.
Studies have found that men who have testosterone therapy tend to experience:
- Greater bone density
- Improved sexual function
- More energy
- Decreased chance of developing heart disease
- Lower body fat
- Greater muscle strength
Once our patients have completed hormone replacement therapy, they feel happier and healthier and can deal with life with much more energy.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a treatment tailored to bring a patient’s hormone levels back into balance. BHRT is proven to dramatically restore energy, vitality, and health while reversing many of the negative effects of the aging process.
Bioequivalent medications are derived from plants and altered chemically in a lab until they are molecularly identical to those produced by your body. BHRT is tailored to the individual needs of each patient. This therapy has been safely and effectively used for the last eight decades and offers the most natural, physiologic method of hormone replacement therapy available.
Male Hormone Therapy
The testosterone levels of men peak at around 17 years of age. Men have reached their sexual prime around this time, which is before most males have become sexually active. The increased testosterone levels increase their height and provide more energy and muscle mass.
Men’s testosterone levels usually plateau when they reach their twenties, but by age 30, the levels begin to decline. Once men reach middle age, they only have about one-half of the testosterone that they had in their late teens. Some men see a large decline in their levels of testosterone, while others have a more gradual decline.
Menopause in women is discussed more often, but men experience a similar condition called andropause, which presents very real symptoms that can have a negative impact on men. Some men experience the andropause symptoms of weight gain and lower energy relatively early. These men can be helped by testosterone therapy.
Female Hormone Therapy
Female hormone levels can change drastically from month-to-month after girls reach puberty. Estrogen levels reach their peak in the middle part of a woman’s menstrual cycle, which causes the ovaries to release an egg. Afterward, hormone levels will fall again. Because each woman has a different menstrual cycle, estrogen levels alone cannot indicate a hormone imbalance.
Many women find that their estrogen levels become unpredictable in the timeframe before they reach menopause, and some will even notice this before their 30s. Hot flashes, memory loss, and weight gain are common symptoms that arise with lower energy levels, but these conditions can be controlled with the help of Neem Medical Spa.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
When administered by a competent and experienced physician, hormone therapy is considered safe and effective in a number of ways.
- Male testosterone therapy helps raise energy levels, increase muscle mass, improve moods, raise libido, increase bone density, and decrease body fat.
- Female hormone therapy can reduce vaginal dryness, foster healthier skin, reduce hot flashes, improve moods, and lower the chances of developing certain forms of cancer.
Hormone Therapy Leads to a More Fulfilling Life
For both genders, hormone replacement therapy can significantly improve an individual’s quality of life. Whether a hormone imbalance is a new experience for you, or if you have been struggling with the condition for many years, Neem Medical Spa can help restore the energy and vitality you once enjoyed.
Located in Somerville and Winchester, Neem Medical Spa provides safe, effective hormone replacement therapy for people living in the Greater Boston area. If you would like more information on how we can help you remedy your hormone levels, please contact our office today to set up a personal consultation.