What Age Can You Start Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

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When you think of a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) patient, do you imagine a woman in her thirties, maybe middle-aged, or older than sixty? The prevailing online information would probably cater to the middle-aged woman, being the most likely to or currently experiencing menopause. The idea is that those women aged 48-55 are candidates for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, however true, are not the only ones who can see incredible benefits.

We encourage women of all ages to consult with a trained professional if they are worried they may be experiencing a hormone imbalance. The specialists at the Happy Hormone Cottage have decades of experience in diagnosing hormone imbalances as well as using bioidentical hormone replacement therapies (BHRT) that are safer, don’t utilize synthetic compounds, and are tailored to each individual’s needs. A comprehensive assessment can be performed to determine if you are an appropriate candidate.

Symptoms Of Hormone Imbalance

Listed below are some of the symptoms associated with an endocrine disorder that could lead to a hormonal imbalance:

  • Weight gain or weight loss (sudden)
  • Fatigue
  • Heat & cold sensitivity
  • Constipation or frequent bowel movements
  • Dry skin
  • Puffy face
  • Frequent urination
  • Thinning hair or fine, brittle hair
  • Depression
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Anxiety or irritability
  • Sweating
  • Infertility

If you recognize that you are experiencing some of these symptoms, it’s important to consult a medical professional as soon as possible. Early detection and preventative measures can result in a much more positive outcome than allowing these symptoms to go undiagnosed.

Who Can Benefit From Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone levels will begin to decrease anywhere around the age of 35, but can always occur sooner. Once hormone production starts to fade, it will continue to gradually decrease as you age, eventually having detrimental effects on your health. The good news is that Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used to combat against this gradual decline. By supplementing with BHRT, you ensure that your hormone receptors are filled and performing at their optimal levels. Properly balanced hormones benefit the body in just about every way, showing benefits in sexual, mental, and physical health along with an overall improvement in your quality of life!

Hormone imbalances don’t only occur in middle-aged women. Hormone levels can fluctuate due to a wide range of factors and the resulting imbalance can lead to the development of chronic diseases like the early onset of Osteoporosis. Progesterone is a female hormone that needs to be carefully monitored. Maintaining proper levels of this hormone is crucial for every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth and a deficiency could lead to infertility or other complications. By addressing your symptoms early, BHRT may help you avoid complications down the road.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy utilizes plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those used by the human body. This method ensures that the hormones can integrate with the body in the most efficient way possible, replenishing your natural hormone levels and your overall health.

Take Control Of Your Hormone Imbalance Today With BHRT!

If you think you may be experiencing menopause or are feeling the symptoms of a hormone imbalance, our specialists can help you determine if you are a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. They will be able to properly assess your condition and recommend the appropriate course of action needed to guide you on a path to your optimal health

The specialists at the Happy Hormone Cottage are ready to answer any and all questions you may have regarding hormone replacement therapy. Call or book an appointment online to take the first step towards better health.

Written by Lyn Hogrefe