How Does Bio Identical Hormone Therapy Work?

12 May 2016 / By shumway
Bio Identical Hormone Therapy San Diego

Bio Identical Hormone Therapy San DiegoAt Shumway, everything we do is aimed at enhancing the quality of life for our patients. Sometimes we work from the outside in, making changes in the outer body to increase confidence on the inside. Other times, such as with bio identical hormone therapy, we begin on the inside, resulting in visible outer changes.

Through bio identical hormone therapy, we work to address internal hormonal imbalances that cause fatigue, insomnia, persistent weight gain, loss of muscle mass, low libido, hot flashes, anxiety, depression, excessive sweating, and other unpleasant symptoms. We use bio identical hormone therapy to help our patients reclaim their health and vitality, and the results always shows up on the outside.

How bio identical hormone therapy works

Our hormones are chemical messengers that travel through our bodies coordinating our development, behavior, metabolism, fertility, and other complex processes. The brain signals our glands to secrete hormones and send them into the blood stream. Each hormone targets specific receptor cells that respond to its signal. The hormone then binds to the cell and stimulates a biological response.

Consider all of the systems within your body: sleep, sex, metabolism, mood, digestion, and so on. Our hormones regulate them all. As we age, some of those hormones begin to decline, causing deficiencies that throw our bodies out of balance.

Bio identical hormone therapy uses hormones that are identical to those found in the body to remedy these imbalances and decrease the symptoms caused by the hormonal deficiencies. Dr. Shumway can provide you with skin patches, gel, oral tablets, pills, creams, or nasal sprays to help increase the specific hormones needed to restore balance in your body.

Some of the benefits of bio identical hormone therapy include:

  • Increased vitality
  • Balanced moods
  • Better sleep
  • Increased skin elasticity
  • Higher libido
  • Fat loss
  • Decreased hot flashes
  • Improved erectile functioning
  • Increased vaginal lubrication
  • Reduced hair loss
  • Higher bone density

If you suffer from the uncomfortable symptoms of hormone imbalances, then we’d bet this list of benefits sounds great to you.

Let us increase your quality of life

At Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, we believe strongly that the aging process doesn’t have to get the best of you or decrease your quality of life. We know the difference a good night’s sleep can have on the way you look and feel. And we also know that an increased libido and more energy can help you regain your sense of youth and vitality. Bio identical hormone therapy may be able to help you feel like yourself again.

Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Shumway and the rest of our staff are committed to helping you live your very best life and be your very best you.