10 adobestock 204054841 cropped In April’s first blog, we addressed the signs and symptoms that point to a person having a hormone imbalance. Imbalance isn’t really the right term; it’s likely more correct to say hormone deficiency. We like to think that we’re optimizing our patients’ hormone levels. We do this for our patients from Springfield and the surrounding areas through the use of bioidentical hormones.

What are bioidentical hormones?
The name bioidentical means these hormones are chemically identical to your body’s natural hormones. The difference is that bioidentical hormones are derived from plant estrogens. The common hormones matched are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

What is the goal of hormone optimization therapy?

In a nutshell, the goal of our hormone therapy is simply to get you back to feeling your best, losing the fatigue and other issues. Many of these symptoms — exhaustion, anxiety, foggy thinking, weight gain, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, and others — are often misdiagnosed by doctors.

At Affirm Health Center, we find these are often linked to hormonal imbalance. This is the root cause of many complex conditions because hormones control virtually all of the basic processes in the human body.

To correct these imbalances, we use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

What results can I expect from bioidentical hormone optimization?

Hormone optimization varies by the patient. Most patients report some symptom resolution in as little as two to four weeks, but full hormone optimization may take up to six months.

For women, pellet therapy can improve these conditions, among others:

  • Menopause
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low sex drive
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • PMS

For men, pellet therapy can improve these conditions, among others:

  • Andropause
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low sex drive
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease

Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to feel it as well. Often it can be due to your declining hormones. If you can relate to the symptoms we’ve been discussing in April’s two Affirm blogs, give us a call at (417) 823-3901 and let’s see if BHRT could be an answer.

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