Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural hormone therapy that utilizes supplemental doses of hormones that are identical, on a molecular level, with the hormones naturally produced by the respective patient. First thought to be a way of relieving symptoms of menopause, as well as reducing the risk of osteoporosis, doctors across the country have found even more uses for BHRT.
Available for use through various forms such as a cream, a suppository, as an oral supplement, and through injection, BHRT can be used to relieve symptoms such as irritability, insomnia, low libido, painful intercourse, dry skin, insomnia, PMS, hot flashes, mood swings, sagging breasts, depression, lack of energy, and anxiety – among many others.
Additionally, studies have shown that the BHRT can also decrease wrinkles and other visible signs of aging and reduce the risk of a stroke, heart attack, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis, and even colon cancer.
What to do
Knowing that the issues presented due to low hormonal levels can be sensitive, Dr. Thakkar and his team at the Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinic will address each patient’s situation uniquely and with respect.
If you suffer from any of the aforementioned symptoms, please contact the Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinic for an initial consultation and testing. Once Dr. Thakkar has had the opportunity to review your situation, he will be able to make personal recommendations that will enhance your well being. If he fills that the use of BHRT will be able to positively impact your life, Dr. Thakkar will develop an appropriate treatment plan and you can begin the process of moving forward and rejuvenating your life.
BHRT for Men
BHRT is not only beneficial to women; in fact, males are also prone to hormone deficiencies as they age. Millions of men across the country suffer from what is known as male menopause or andropause – an age related decrease in testosterone levels. While testosterone levels among men can vary greatly, males tend to have lower testosterone levels as they age in comparison to when they were in their youth. With testosterone levels declining throughout adulthood, some males can see as much as a 50 percent decrease in their testosterone levels by the time they reach age 65. Through utilizing BHRT, males suffering hormonal deficiencies are provided with a safe and natural method of overcoming their deficiencies and restoring their overall quality of life.
Identifying Hormonal Deficiencies
Hormonal deficiencies, such as low testosterone levels, are common among both male and females as they are natural signs of aging. Because hormone deficiencies in men are less obvious and tend to occur at a much slower rate than they do in women, it is more difficult to identify hormonal deficiencies in men. Below is a list of potential signs of hormonal deficiencies among men, if you are suffering from any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you seek the assistance of a medical professional.
- Low sperm counts;
- Heart Disease;
- Erectile Dysfunction;
- Loss of memory; and
- Reduced muscle mass.
If you are plagued by any of the aforementioned symptoms, it is important that you seek the opinion of a medical professional. Dr. Thakkar and his team at the Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinic have the appropriate experience and expertise to properly identify hormonal deficiencies and to properly administer BHRT in collaboration with a customized diet and nutrition plan.
Beginning with a series of tests to determine the functioning of your hormone levels, hormonal balance in the body, and the endocrine system as well, Dr. Thakkar will be able to develop a treatment plan specific to your needs. Combining BHRT with nutritional supplements, advice, and a wellness strategy, Dr. Thakkar will be to offer you insight and the treatment required to restore your quality of life to your desired levels.
BHRT for Women
Developed to restore the balance in the endocrine system through replenishing missing hormones, BHRT has become a preferred treatment option of doctors across America for symptoms of menopause. Though BHRT is known to help rid of symptoms brought forth by menopause, it can be utilized to rid of other problems that can occur before menopause, such as problems with ovaries producing vital hormones.
Is BHRT an Option?
For women going through menopause, or suffering from symptoms related to other hormonal imbalances, BHRT certainly can be an option if recommended by a certified medical professional. As complications related to reproductive organs, menopause, and hormonal imbalances can cause a plethora of issues, it is important that you seek as the assistance of a medical professional if you have any of the following symptoms.
- Hot flashes;
- Vaginal dryness;
- Rapid heartbeat;
- Cardiovascular complications;
- Muscle pain;
- Dry skin;
- Vaginal bleeding;
- Urinary complications;
- Thinning/swelling of skin;
- Painful intercourse;
- Irritability; and
While these are just a few of many symptoms, it is important to remember that no case of hormonal imbalance is the same. If you suffer from any of the aforementioned symptoms, please contact Dr. Thakkar and his team of trained professionals at the Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinic.
As a certified medical professional, Dr. Thakkar has the experience and expertise to properly administer BHRT in collaboration with a customized diet and nutrition plan that is developed specifically to meet your needs.
Are You Like Mike?
Mike, a 40 year old college professor, found himself unable to sleep at night. Initially, Mike believed that his restless nights were due to the stress and anxiety of keeping up with his demanding schedule. But then Mike started to notice other problems. Mike would become anxious prior to his courses – something he never dealt with before. He was no longer able to complete a typical one-hour long course without noticing sweat stains beneath his underarms; he would feel his heart beat rapidly randomly; and he always felt hungry. When Mike would return home his body would ache and he was tired, yet he was still unable to have a good night sleep. Mike was uncertain of what was going on with his body; but what he was certain of was the fact that something was wrong.
Mike found himself battling numerous issues that negatively affected his daily life, including:
• Constant sweating;
• Rapid heart rate;
• Increased appetite; and
• Muscle fatigue.
Mike’s symptoms are common with those that inflict people that suffer from hyperthyroidism. Like the approximate 300,000 other people that are affected by hyperthyroidism each year, Mike suffers from numerous issues that could be a result of the thyroid gland overproducing T3 or T4. It is strongly recommended that Mike – or people battling similar issues as Mike – contact a team of medical professionals that can properly identify and diagnose thyroid disorder while also providing the necessary treatment. Dr. Thakkar and his team at the Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinic are that team. With years of experience in the medical industry, Dr. Thakkar will be able to determine if you suffer from a thyroid disorder and what means are necessary to allow you to lead the life you wish you live.