Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT

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What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Your hormones play an essential role in your mood, energy levels, libido, and overall health. As you age, your hormone levels change, which can create imbalances in both men and women alike. This can lead to decreased libido, hot flashes, fatigue, PMS, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, mood swings, and more. At Cameron Wellness and Spa, Drs. Todd Cameron and Shawn Postma specialize in providing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to regulate the hormones in the body. As a natural alternative to synthetic hormones, BHRT is commonly used to treat the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. To find out how you could benefit from hormone replacement therapy, book an appointment at our office in Salt Lake City, UT.

How Hormone Replacement Therapy Works

During a consultation at our SLC office, our team will get to know you and learn about your symptoms, health history, and preferences. Diagnostic tests will be conducted to check your hormone levels. We take a patient-centered approach in order to provide the ideal customized dose of hormones, which may include testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, DHEA, pregnenolone, or a combination of hormones. Bioidentical hormones can be given as a capsule, suppository, cream, or injection. Hormone therapy is medically supervised so you will need to schedule follow-up visits so we can monitor your outcomes and make any needed adjustments over the next several weeks. In general, bioidentical hormone therapy produces few side effects because it involves hormones that are molecularly identical to natural human hormones.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) FAQ

What are the signs you need hormone replacement therapy?

As we age, our bodies naturally experience a decline in the levels of certain hormones. This can affect the bodies of men and women in similar ways, but there are differences. Here are some signs you may need hormone replacement therapy:

Women:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Lowered libido (sex drive)
  • Irritability
  • Pain or discomfort during sex
  • Loss of bone density
  • Insomnia or sleep problems

Men:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Loss of bone density
  • Fatigue
  • Lowered libido (sex drive)
  • Insomnia or sleep problems
  • Irritability
  • Depression, moodiness
  • Loss of mental focus

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) helps to rebalance the levels of hormones in your body when they decrease due to the natural effects of aging. For women, this means supplementing estrogen; for men, it's testosterone. These hormones are replaced with bio-identical duplicates that can restore your hormones to the balance they had when you were younger. These help you to look, feel, and function with rejuvenated energy and a more youthful appearance.

Does BHRT help reduce belly fat?

Because hormone replacement therapy can help revitalize your metabolism, it helps your body burn fat more efficiently. This can help both women and men reduce belly fat and fat around the midsection.

Who should not use BHRT?

Women who are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, are prone to vaginal bleeding, or have a history of womb, ovarian, or breast cancer may not be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy. Also, a history of deep vein thrombosis, stroke, or blood clots may preclude you from HRT. Dr. Todd Cameron or Dr. Shawn Postma will talk to you about your medical history during your consultation and help you decide if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you.

Can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) make you look younger?

Some studies have reported that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps to restore the healthy growth of hair for many men and women.

Feel Better with BHRT

If you've been experiencing mood swings, hot flashes, low sex drive, or menopausal symptoms, contact the holistic wellness experts at Cameron Wellness and Spa. With bioidentical hormone therapy, we help patients find the right balance of hormones to increase their energy levels and feel their best. To get started, book a consultation at our office in Salt Lake City, UT.

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