Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Genesis Weight Loss and Wellness Centers

Medical Weight Loss & Gynecology located in Brooksville, FL

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural option for treating hormone deficiency and imbalance. Genesis Weight Loss and Wellness Centers of Brooksville, Florida, uses BHRT to help both men and women find their best health with fewer side effects than traditional hormone replacement therapies. To see if BHRT is right for you, call to schedule a consultation.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural treatment option for relieving the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men and women. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and have the same chemical structure as naturally occurring hormones. 

The team at Genesis Weight Loss and Wellness Centers customizes your BHRT to treat your specific hormonal deficiency. This means you have fewer side effects and more effective relief from hormonal imbalances.

Why do I need BHRT?

BHRT may be ideal for you if you have symptoms of hormonal imbalance, including:

  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Mood swings or irritability
  • Joint pain
  • Insomnia or other sleep disturbances
  • Frequent headaches
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Chronic fatigue, weakness, or low energy
  • Memory loss or difficulty concentrating

The team at Genesis Weight Loss and Wellness Centers assesses your hormone levels and underlying causes by asking a series of questions, completing a physical assessment, and ordering diagnostic studies. 

What causes hormonal imbalance or deficiency?

There are many possible causes for hormonal deficiency, including a natural reduction in hormone production as you age. For men, testosterone diminishes as they age, and for women, estrogen and progesterone production declines significantly around menopause.

Other potential causes include:

  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Metabolic disorders, including Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Poor nutrition or eating disorders
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Substance abuse
  • Extreme stress
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Addison’s disease
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Reproductive disorders

Determining the underlying cause of your hormonal imbalance is central to effective, personalized BHRT treatment. 

What are the benefits of using BHRT?

Effective relief of your symptoms is the most significant benefit of BHRT. With ongoing support and regular maintenance, benefits of BHRT include:

  • Improved energy levels
  • Increased muscle mass and tone
  • More restful sleep
  • Stronger bones
  • Sharper memory and concentration
  • Reduced joint and muscle pain
  • Lower risk for heart disease and more
  • Improved sex drive and sexual performance
  • Fewer mood swings
  • Less anxiety and depression

For men, they may notice regrowth or slowed hair loss. Women may note fewer hot flashes, less vaginal dryness or itching, and more comfortable intercourse.

To get started on your customized BHRT, call to schedule an appointment with Genesis Weight Loss and Wellness Centers today.