When is A Good Time to Begin Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

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As we age and our ability to make certain hormones begins to decline, we experience uncomfortable symptoms that impact our quality of life. Now more than ever, people are looking for natural ways to address these imbalances. Certified women's health care nurse practitioner Patience Peale may recommend BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to improve your health and wellness.

There's no set age when you should begin hormone therapy, but working with a healthcare provider is key to understanding your own unique needs. Call Flawless Salon and Medical Spa to book a hormone assessment and begin the process. Our Butte, MT treatment offers comprehensive consultations to determine the best possible course of treatment for your body.

When do hormonal imbalances occur?

Menopause and andropause happen when a person's sex hormones decline with age. Menopause is the end of menstruation and fertility for women, while andropause is the gradual decline of testosterone in men. These changes generally occur in the late 40s to early 50s for women and men but can happen earlier or later based on genetics and lifestyle factors.

Hormonal imbalances may be caused by stress, poor nutrition, medications, and medical conditions. If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should get your hormone levels checked:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss or brain fog
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness or pain during sex
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Hair loss or thinning

Who should get hormone replacement therapy?

A consultation with a healthcare provider is needed to determine your candidacy for hormone therapy in Butte, MT. During your first appointment at Flawless Salon and Medical Spa, Patience will perform a quick exam and ask a number of health-related questions. A blood sample will also allow us to measure your current hormone levels. Once we have your results, we can identify the imbalances and create a personalized treatment plan.

BHRT may be recommended for individuals who experience classic signs of a hormonal imbalance, such as those listed above. It's also beneficial if you have a family history of hormone-related conditions or want a natural way to manage these symptoms.

Who should not consider BHRT?

While BHRT can be a safe and effective option for many people, some individuals are not suitable candidates at this time. This includes having a medical history of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, or blood clots. Inform our healthcare provider of any current or past medical conditions and medications during your consultation. Our goal is to provide safe and effective treatments for everyone.

How does BHRT work?

BioTE BHRT uses plant-derived hormones that are identical to the hormones made in your body. These pellets are inserted just under the skin and slowly release hormones into the bloodstream. Patients return to Flawless Salon and Medical Spa every 3 – 6 months for a new pellet insertion, making hormone therapy convenient and virtually hassle-free. Results vary, but people report feeling better within a few weeks of their first pellet insertion.

The right time may be now

There is no "perfect" age to begin BHRT, as everyone's hormone levels decline at different rates and times. If you have symptoms of an imbalance or are looking for a natural way to manage your health, hormone replacement may be an option. Book an appointment with certified women's health care nurse practitioner Patience Peale at Flawless Salon and Medical Spa in Butte, MT, to learn more. Take control of your wellness with BioTE BHRT today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.