The multitude of hormones flowing throughout your body play vital roles in several key physiological processes. When these hormones are properly balanced, your body and mind will function at proper levels.
However, hormone imbalances can drastically disrupt these physiological processes, thereby impacting your quality of life and overall wellness.
A few of the processes that can be affected by a hormone imbalance include:
- Metabolism regulation
- Reproductive or menstruation cycles
- Heart rate regulation
- Mood regulation
- Cognitive function
This bio-identical hormone replacement treatment is designed to restore the balance to your body’s hormones in order to restore the normal function of essential processes.
Common Signs of Hormone Imbalance
Before we discuss what bio-identical hormone therapy is and how it is administered, it is important to understand the common signs of a hormone imbalance. Due to the physiological and biological differences between men and women, hormone imbalances will manifest in unique ways within each group.
In addition, it is important to note that hormone imbalances impact every individual differently. This means that you may not show all of these symptoms, even if you are experiencing a hormone imbalance.
Hormone Imbalances in Women
Female patients typically experience an imbalance in their estrogen levels. However, other essential hormones such as progesterone or testosterone may be present in inappropriate quantities as well.
An imbalance in any one of these hormones can cause symptoms such as:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain
Women experiencing a hormone imbalance may exhibit any one of these symptoms or even all of them. Unfortunately, far too many women believe that these symptoms are a normal part of aging, especially if they are entering menopause.
However, Radiant Divine Medical Spa’s hormone therapy can effectively alleviate many of these symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Hormone Imbalances in Men
Like women, male patients experience a natural decline in hormone production as they age. Most notably, men will begin to suffer from low testosterone once they enter a phase known as andropause. This process usually begins sometime after men turn 35 years old.
Low testosterone can cause effects such as:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mood swings
- Muscle loss
- Weight gain
- Brain fog
Fortunately, male patients can restore their testosterone to healthy levels with hormone replacement therapy. Once testosterone levels are increased, these effects should dissipate.
What Is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?
Bio-identical hormone therapy utilizes hormones that are “bio-identical” to those that are produced in your body. This means that the chemical composition of these substances is virtually indistinguishable from those that you can generate naturally.
Traditional hormone therapy may use a mix of bio-identical and non-bioidentical hormones. However, the products used at Radiant Divine Medical Spa exclusively contain bio-identical hormones because we want to provide our clients with the highest level of care possible.
Specifically, we utilize EvexiPEL hormone pellets. These pellets are an effective and convenient way to introduce exogenous (coming from external sources) hormones into your body in order to restore healthy hormone levels.
Types of Hormone Therapy
There are a broad array of hormone therapy options available. These include patches, pills, creams, injectables, and of course, hormone pellets.
While creams, pills, and patches can effectively remedy hormone imbalances, they do have a significant shortcoming. All of them must be self-administered at home. This means that if you miss a dose or two, then the effects of the hormone therapy will be diminished.
Like the other commonly used options, injectable hormones can be administered yourself. However, many patients opt to have them administered by their care provider in the office. This can be inconvenient because it requires patients to make an office visit multiple times throughout the month.
Advantages of Hormone Pellet Therapy
Hormone pellet therapy has become increasingly popular over the last few years due to the advantages that it provides when compared to other interventions. By far the biggest benefit to pellets is that they only have to be administered once every three to six months, depending on your gender.
Hormone replacement pellets are administered via injection during an outpatient office visit. During this short procedure, we will gently insert the pellets underneath the fatty tissues in your flanks or buttocks. The pellets will slowly release a constant, stable stream of hormones into your body over the next several months.
In short, hormone pellet therapy is more convenient than other interventions. It is also equally effective at remedying hormone imbalances and does not require you to engage in at-home care.
Who Is Hormone Therapy for?
Hormone therapy is a suitable treatment option for both male and female patients who are experiencing a confirmed hormone imbalance. The staff at Radiant Divine Medical Spa can determine whether you are experiencing a hormone imbalance by conducting a simple blood test.
If you believe that you are experiencing a hormone imbalance, scheduling a test with our team is the first step toward restoring your hormones to natural, healthy levels.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy from Radiant Divine Medical Spa
The experienced team of clinicians at Radiant Divine Medical Spa provides hormone pellet therapy to residents of Chagrin Falls, OH, and surrounding areas.
If you have been diagnosed with a hormone imbalance, then you may be a great candidate for our hormone therapy services. We also offer testing services if you have been experiencing symptoms of a hormone imbalance but have not yet been diagnosed.
To learn more about our hormone pellet therapy or to find out whether it is right for you, schedule your free consultation with our team.