Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Programs
Christopher Hermanson, M.D. is a Santa Cruz Bioidentical Hormones Doctor that offers customized anti-aging and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to men and women. In the body, hormones have to work together like a symphony, and when one hormone is out of harmony, the whole system is affected. The most common reason for hormonal imbalances in aging, and typically women going through perimenopause or menopause and men going through andropause experience hormonal imbalances. Christopher Hermanson, M.D. uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to supplement deficient hormones and replenish the quality of life for both men and women.
Bioidentical Hormones For Women
Hormonal imbalances are the root of many chronic health problems and can increase the risk of serious disease. In women, the symptoms often first appear in perimenopause or menopause, when estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone production begins to diminish. Millions of women in the United States are suffering from hormonal imbalances, whether it is weight gain, premenstrual symptoms, perimenopause, early menopause, adrenal fatigue, or menopause.
The good news is that hormone losses and imbalances are correctable. Through the use of Bioidentical Hormones, women can not only be relieved of the symptoms, but also effectively protect themselves against osteoporosis and heart disease. Through supervised treatment, natural hormone replacement therapy can make women feel healthier and younger than they have in years.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women often include:
- Weight gain
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Trouble sleeping
These signs of menopause or early menopause and related conditions are also connected to stress levels, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and the environmental toxins the body is exposed to on a daily basis. Christopher Hermanson, M.D.use only Bioidentical Hormones, which are identical to the body’s natural chemistry, and they provide natural female hormone replacement treatment plans that support women suffering the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. The doctor also treats adrenal fatigue, and thyroid disorders by using Bioidentical Hormone Therapy to help patients live the best lives possible.
Bioidentical Hormones for Men
Low testosterone is an increasingly common condition among aging men. It’s been estimated that over 13 million men suffer from low testosterone, and most of them do not even know it.
Testosterone levels gradually decrease with age because the body is no longer producing the hormone at the same levels, which are seen in younger men. Over time, hormone production slows down. The change in male hormone levels, as a natural result of aging, is known as andropause.
Similar to menopause, andropause is a series of hormonal changes that occur in men as they age. Andropause, however, can begin much earlier in life than menopause, and continues into old age. Hormones affected in this way include testosterone, thyroid hormone, human growth hormone, progesterone, and DHEA. The process of andropause often brings about weight gain, especially around the abdomen, reduced muscle tone, decreased heart and lung capacity, and diminished sexual function. Andropause may also contribute to feelings of depression, fatigue, and irritability. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can replenish deficient hormones and improve many symptoms of hormonal imbalances.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men often include:
- Reduced sex drive or sexual dysfunction
- Low energy
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Decrease in bone density
- Reduced muscle mass
Treatments through the use of medically supervised Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs can return hormones to their optimal levels and restore vitality.