As you journey through life, your hormone levels adjust themselves accordingly, peaking during your reproductive years, and slowly declining as you enter menopause. Unfortunately, this decrease can lead to a host of side effects, many of which have a significant impact on your quality of life. To help with this, Dr. Gene Meisenberg of Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery offers bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). If you’re in the Brooklyn, New York, call or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
As a woman, many of your body’s systems are controlled by estrogen, which is produced by your ovaries. As you pass through puberty and into your reproductive years, your ovaries kick into high gear to prepare your body for having a child.
In your late 30s and 40s, however, your ovaries begin to slow down production of both your eggs and estrogen, as your reproductive phase begins to wind down. For some women, this transition is a bumpy road. The decline in hormones often leads to:
Every woman experiences these symptoms differently, some barely noticing the change, while others struggle through years of discomfort.
If your life has practically been turned upside down by the side effects that can accompany a drop in your hormones, Dr. Meisenberg offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. These hormones have the same chemical and molecular structure as the ones your body produces, so they’re often referred to as “natural hormone therapy.”
The hormones are delivered through pellets, which contain both estrogen and testosterone. The dosage is tailored to your:
After you discuss your symptoms and goals with Dr. Meisenberg, he takes a sample of your blood to determine the optimal hormone level that will help you gain back control over your life.
Dr. Meisenberg inserts the pellets through a tiny incision in the subcutaneous space in your upper buttocks. Before inserting the pellets, Dr. Meisenberg gives you a local anesthetic, so the procedure is virtually painless.
The pellets release a steady stream of hormones over the following three to four months, which are naturally absorbed by your body.
During that time, you should notice gradual changes in your body as it adjusts to the increase. So, while you won’t feel immediate results, you should see an improvement in your symptoms as the hormones go to work.
If the quality of your life is affected by hormone levels, call Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery to learn how you can fight back. Or, use the online booking tool to schedule a visit.