Uncomfortable symptoms such as fatigue, loss of sex drive, and unexplained weight gain are not just the inevitable effects of getting older. Hormone imbalances can cause you to feel off and unwell. At MASC: Medical Aesthetic Skin Care, in Gadsden, Alabama, Murray J. Riggins, Jr., MD, provides bioidentical hormone to restore your natural levels and improve your quality of life. If you have symptoms that suggest low hormone levels, call the office or schedule online to learn how you can benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy.
Hormone therapy can benefit both men and women. Hormones are chemical messengers that drive a wide variety of body functions, including metabolism, sex drive, and sleep cycles. When your body’s hormone production falters due to aging, stress, or illness, you suffer the side effects.
As women reach menopause, they experience a drop in progesterone and estrogen – female sex hormones – which leads to numerous symptoms such as vaginal dryness, poor sleep, weight gain, and brain fog. Younger women may also experience a decrease in hormones due to surgical menopause or following childbirth.
As men get older, their production of the primary sex hormone, testosterone, decreases. A man who is overweight or obese, sedentary, or who follows a less-than-healthy diet is vulnerable to diminished testosterone levels.
Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural plant ingredients and match the makeup of hormones your body produces exactly. This means your system can better utilize them and that you suffer few unwanted side effects, as you might with synthetic hormones.
Dr. Riggins develops a treatment regimen customized for your hormone needs. Hormone replacement therapy shouldn’t be based on guesswork, trial and error, or a one-size-fits-all approach. Call today for recommendations on a program, based on science, that will help you feel your best and achieve hormonal balance over the long term.
With bioidentical hormone therapy, you can resume a high quality of life. You may experience:
Women find bioidentical hormones help with the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats.
When your hormones aren’t working in perfect harmony, your body starts to move toward dysfunction. Metabolic syndrome, adult-onset diabetes, osteoporosis, and a number of other aging-related diseases can occur when your body is out of hormone balance.
To learn how you can benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy, call the office or book an appointment online.