Bioidentical hormone therapy, otherwise known as BHRT, is a safe, effective way to restore quality of life quickly. At Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ, we use this therapy to help our clients improve their physical, mental, and emotional health by restoring balance to their hormone levels. Today, we’re looking at how quickly you can see results from this treatment, what results can be expected, and who qualifies.
How Soon Do You Get Results From Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Individual results vary, but it is possible to experience symptom relief in just one to three days following bioidentical hormone therapy. However, the BHRT delivery system, your lifestyle, and the severity of your hormonal imbalance will affect how quickly the results will become apparent. In some cases, results may not become apparent for a week or two after treatment.
What Is the Best Delivery System for Me?
We will determine the best BHRT delivery system for you when you come in for your initial evaluation. If you have a hectic schedule, you may benefit the most from pellet implantation. Pellet hormone therapy results last for several months at a time. On the other hand, patches have to be applied once or twice per week.
Other topical delivery systems, like creams, must be applied daily. Also, pills have to be taken daily. If you opt for the nasal spray, it is very important to administer the hormones every twelve hours. In other words, if you administer your first dose at 6 AM, you shouldn’t schedule dinner in NYC at 6 PM.
What Benefits Occur Following BHRT?
BHRT can safely, effectively, and quickly restore balance to your hormone levels. Therefore, you can expect this therapy to treat all of your symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Here are some of the physical, mental, and emotional benefits you may get from this treatment depending on your symptoms:
BHRT is often sought to relieve the physical symptoms of imbalanced hormone levels. Men usually experience such physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance as sexual dysfunction, low libido, fat gain, muscle loss, strength loss, and hair loss.
Women usually experience such physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance as night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, pain during sex, fat gain, and excessive nighttime urination. Regardless of the physical symptoms you are experiencing, you can get relief with BHRT once your hormone levels are balanced once more.
You can also expect to experience mental benefits from BHRT. For instance, you will notice your long-term memory is restored after this treatment. You will also notice that you are better at forming short-term memories and your ability to focus improves. You may feel as though a mental fog has been lifted, allowing you to make better decisions. Also, you may find that it is easier to complete tasks in a timely fashion because you have more mental energy.
Bioidentical hormone therapy can also be used to treat the emotional symptoms of imbalanced hormone levels. For example, your sex hormones are incredibly important in the production of serotonin, sometimes called the happiness hormone. By restoring balance to your sex hormones, you can even produce enough serotonin to treat major depressive disorders.
Sex hormones are also crucial for mood regulation. In other words, when your sex hormone levels are imbalanced, you may experience moodiness or mood swings. Once you get your sex hormone levels back in balance, you will find your mood is much more stable throughout the day. You may also notice you feel calmer during stressful situations and are less prone to intense bouts of anxiety or panic.
Do I Qualify for This Treatment?
You may qualify for BHRT if your hormone levels are imbalanced. To determine whether your hormone levels are imbalanced, you need to come in for a serum hormone level test. It is best to take a blood test to measure your hormone levels because blood tests are more accurate than urine tests.
At What Age Should I Consider This Treatment?
Typically, people who qualify for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are at least 40 years of age. Women usually seek this treatment between the ages of 45 and 51 when they start to experience the symptoms of perimenopause. However, some women don’t seek treatment until they start experiencing post-menopausal symptoms.
Men can be diagnosed with low testosterone and need BHRT at any age. However, most men who seek this treatment are at least 30 years of age. This is because men start to produce 1% less testosterone every year starting at the age of 30. Men who qualify for this treatment will have a serum testosterone level lower than 300 nanograms per deciliter.
Have Your Hormone Levels Tested Today
To determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment, you need to know whether your hormone levels are imbalanced. If they are, we will work with you to determine the best BHRT delivery system for you. Depending on your unique situation, you may experience relief one to 14 days after treatment. Contact us today at Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ to schedule a consultation and have your hormone levels tested.