All too often people are surprised when they learn that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) isn’t just for women. It seems like we recognize the powerful impact hormones play in a woman’s life without acknowledging that they are equally important to men.
To help clarify this important issue we wanted to take a little time and talk about why BHRT is important for both men and women.
Men and women both have estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. The real difference comes in the levels and ratio of each hormone. And just like women are affected by their changing hormones, men are as well. Declining hormone levels impact both men and women, making hormone replacement a viable treatment for everyone.
BHRT and men
As men age, their testosterone levels drop. This can lead to a hormonal imbalance among their other hormones as well. This imbalance can cause many symptoms, such as a diminished sense of well being, loss of sex drive, loss of competitive drive, moodiness, decreased energy, and more. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has the ability to reverse these symptoms by elevating and balancing hormone levels.
BHRT and women
Women also suffer from diminishing hormone levels as they age, but most often this starts with a reduction of estrogen. In turn, this can lead to a hormonal imbalance among the other hormones as well, which causes symptoms such as fatigue, loss of sex drive, depression and mood swings, hot flashes, and more. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help even out hormone levels and reverse these unpleasant symptoms.
As you can see, men and women have more in common than one might think when it comes to hormones. The good news is that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has the ability to greatly improve the quality of life for everyone.
At Belle Vie International we use safe and effective bioidentical hormone pellets that are placed in the body through a minor inpatient procedure. This is a safe and highly effective way to help both men and women get back the energy and vitality they deserve.