Both men and women can experience a barrage of unpleasant symptoms when their hormones are out of whack. In Houston and Sugar Land, Texas, Nneka Edokpayi, MD, of Rapha Health and Wellness helps you get rid of the brain fog, weight gain, moodiness, and low libido that fluctuating hormones can cause. If your testosterone levels have plummeted or you’re beginning menopause, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Edokpayi or book online.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q & A
What is a hormone imbalance?
Your hormones help operate many of your body’s daily functions. For them to work properly, your hormones must be synchronized and work well together. If you’re depleted in a hormone or have too much of one, you have a hormone imbalance.
What problems does a hormone imbalance cause?
Hormone levels may shift, decline, or become unbalanced over time, so you may experience:
- Heavy periods
- Excess hair growth
- Sleep problems
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
Many men and women with hormone imbalance struggle with memory problems, brain fog, and lack of mental clarity.
What is a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement is a natural way to replace hormones that you’re lacking and bring others back into alignment. Women in menopause are optimal candidates, but men can benefit from testosterone therapy as well.
Bioidentical hormones are made from plant chemicals that are structurally identical to your own natural hormones. Your body can’t tell them apart.
Bioidentical hormones are packaged in gels, creams, pellets, patches, pills, and sprays. Dr. Edokpayi helps you choose the method that best addresses your symptoms and condition.
How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy benefit men?
For men, Dr. Edokpayi recommends a testosterone supplement to help boost their energy, get better erections, and increase lean muscle mass. She understands that these can be sensitive topics and offers confidential counseling.
What are the benefits of taking bioidentical hormones?
Natural hormones quickly relieve many of the troubling symptoms you’re experiencing with your hormone imbalance. Some of the most noticeable improvements are:
- Weight loss
- Improved cognition
- Better sex drive
- Stable moods
- Reduced bloating
- Minimal hair loss or excessive hair growth
People who take bioidentical hormones report that they sleep much sounder and feel rejuvenated from their sleep. This is vital for overall health and an important benefit of hormone replacement therapy.
It’s likely that Dr. Edokpayi will combine your hormone replacement therapy with other holistic measures to craft an overall improvement plan that helps you feel, look, and perform your best.
If you have symptoms of hormone imbalance, turn to Nneka Edokpayi, MD, of Rapha Health and Wellness for solutions and comprehensive care. Call the office or use the online scheduling option.