During the natural aging process, it is common for the body to undergo several changes, including a decreased production of hormones. Although having a hormonal imbalance may not seem like a medical concern, hormones are responsible for several of your body’s processes, and experiencing an imbalance can cause a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms.
What is Hormone Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapies (HRT) have been around for decades. At Zhoy Vitality Center, we use hormone replacement therapy to correct hormonal imbalances that often occur with menopause and andropause. Hormone imbalances can lead to many different health concerns.
Some of the more commonly seen menopausal symptoms include:
- Weight gain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Memory loss
- Focus/concentration problems
- Lost breast density and fullness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness
- Slowed metabolism
- Thinning hair
- Dry skin
- Andropause Symptoms
Although some of the symptoms of andropause match those of menopause, males can also go through other unique changes as they age, such as:
- Loss of muscle bulk or strength
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of libido
- Loss of body hair
- Shrunken testes
How Do Bioidentical Hormones Work?
At Zhoy, we balance hormones with the help of bioidentical formulations designed for each patient’s unique needs. We can treat the above symptoms as they relate to menopause and its early-stage cousin, perimenopause, as well as andropause.
Bioidentical hormones are biocompatible with your body, meaning they match your natural hormones molecule for molecule and are the most identical hormone replacement option available. They are derived from more natural ingredients that are gentle on the body, and may be available in various forms such as creams or patches.
Are Bioidentical Hormones Safe?
Studies of bioidentical hormones are ongoing, but many patients report significantly less hormone fluctuations and side effects as compared to conventional hormone replacement therapies. At Zhoy Vitality Center, Dr. Salem and our medical team will assess your individual condition, health, medical history, and other factors to help determine your exact hormone therapy needs for maximum treatment benefits.
Results may vary, and depending on the form of bioidentical hormones used, follow-up appointments may be necessary.
Contact Zhoy Vitality Center today to schedule a consultation and find out how bioidentical hormone therapy can safely and effectively restore hormone balance to your body.
If you would like to learn more about our bioidentical hormone therapy program, call us at 813.994.0266. For a convenient consultation, you can use our online Appointment Request form. We also offer holistic gynecology, which includes routine annual exams and Pap smears. Our hormone replacement therapy patients come to us from Brandon, Lutz, New Tampa, Tampa and Wesley Chapel.