Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Charles Carpenter, M.D. uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat both men and women at his Sacramento based clinic Sacramento Center for Health and Healing. Over time, both men and women can suffer from the effects of hormone decline or imbalances. While the time of hormonal imbalances is different for each person, imbalances typically occur in women during menopause or perimenopause, and they present in men during andropause. Men and women that are experiencing the symptoms of hormonal imbalances can greatly benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Bioidentical Hormones for Women’s Health
Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life marks the time when she no longer has a menstrual cycle. Women are finally free of the monthly bleeding and no longer have to worry about getting pregnant. This passage also marks a significant shift in a woman’s body when her ovaries no longer make hormones. Some women ease through this stage without any uncomfortable symptoms. Other women have terrible physical discomforts such as blistering hot flashes, severe mental or emotional instability, and mood swings.
No woman should have to suffer through this transitional time. Every woman has the choice and option to decide how she wants to support her body through this change. She may only need nutritional or herbal therapies, while others may require hormonal therapeutic support.
Unfortunately, modern medicine offers few options to ease this transition and the ones they do provide carry harmful side effects. Menopause is another step in a woman’s life where she can continue to live in a state of beauty and graceful radiance. Doctor Carpenter acknowledges and supports a woman’s internal wisdom and provides guidance and individually tailored integrative hormonal solutions using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Women can successfully reduce the effects of menopause by replacing deficient hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Bioidentical Hormones for Men’s Health
There has recently been an influx of advertisements selling prescription testosterone and pushing these products by making the American man feel inadequate and giving the impression that every man over 40 is suffering from “Low-T.” First, it is important to keep in mind that the body naturally produces less testosterone as aging occurs. Nature did not intend for a 70-year old man to produce the same amount of testosterone as a 20- year old man. There are also external factors, such as stress, diet, environmental toxins, and sports-enhancing steroids that influence testosterone levels and the ability to produce testosterone.
While both men and women need testosterone to feel their best, men produce more testosterone, as it is needed for male fertility, muscle growth, energy, positive mood, restful sleep, and libido. As men enter into their fourth and fifth decades, they often suffer from lower levels of testosterone, which can bring about the phase known as andropause. During this time, men often suffer from symptoms that include fatigue, depression, muscle atrophy, poor memory, reduced cognition, low libido, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, thinning hair, and lack of motivation. Doctor Carpenter first finds ways to enhance the body’s own testosterone making ability. If necessary, he uses bioidentical testosterone in dosages unique to the individual. Unlike pharmaceutical testosterone, bioidentical testosterone matches what the body makes and does not carry harmful side effects.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can safely and effectively help men and women to overcome the effects of hormone decline and imbalances. Charles Carpenter, M.D. can help patients to improve their overall quality of life with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.