Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
San Francisco Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist Sarah Rothman, N.D. at Thyme Integrative Health creates customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to men and women that are experiencing hormonal imbalances. While hormones can decline for many reasons, they most commonly become imbalanced due to aging; other factors may include high stress, overwork, a poor diet, or chronic exposure to toxins. Dr. Rothman has helped countless patients recapture their quality of life in the San Francisco, Daly City, San Bruno and surrounding areas.
A decline in hormone production is a natural part of aging in both men and women. Although it typically starts in the 30’s, most people don’t feel the full effects of declining hormones until they are closer to middle age. For men, the first indication is often problems with sexual performance. Women, who are typically more in-tune with their bodies due to the monthly menstrual cycle, may complain of mood swings, weight gain, and a lowered sex drive.
- Typical symptoms of hormone imbalance in men and women:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Anxiety, depression, and irritability
- Memory lapses and trouble concentrating
- Insomnia and sleep apnea
- Lack of muscle tone
- Low libido
- Weight gain
- Lack of muscle tone
Regardless of your age, gender, or specific symptoms, you can find relief with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy
Because hormones affect so many functions of the human body, it may take you a while to realize that many of the uncomfortable symptoms you are experiencing are related. For example, you may receive individual prescriptions for frequent headaches or insomnia only to continue to struggle in other areas. This is because most traditional doctors treat symptoms without exploring the root cause. You become increasingly frustrated and discouraged as your doctor keeps missing the connection between your symptoms and hormone imbalance.
Some doctors may suggest synthetic hormone replacement therapy after other treatments fail to bring relief. Unfortunately, this may make your problems worse. Synthetic hormones are associated with several serious health conditions, including endometrial cancers, blood clots, heart attack, abnormal liver function, and pancreatitis. Additionally, they generally take longer for the body to accept and process. While the above complications are uncommon, many people do experience common side effects like nausea and muscle cramping. These can be bothersome enough for them to stop taking the synthetic hormones or prescription pills their doctors have given them.
How Bioidentical Hormones are Different
The first major difference between Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and synthetic hormones is that Bioidentical Hormones are created from natural plant based extracts. The natural hormones in these plants remain unchanged during the compounding process because they are nearly identical to the natural hormonal structure that exists in the human body. For most people on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the similar cellular structure means that the compound is metabolized in the body faster and easier. With their hormones in balance, men and women in the 30’s, 40’s, and beyond are able to enjoy renewed energy, better health, and a more positive outlook on life.
Due to the natural interactions of Bioidentical Hormones and the body, patients are able to experience prolonged symptom relief without the risk of further complications or any undesirable side effects.
San Francisco Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Sarah Rothman, N.D. and the specialists at Thyme Integrative Health in Pacifica, California have used Bioidentical Hormones to help women struggling with menopausal symptoms and men that are dealing with conditions relating to low testosterone, also known as low T. The customized programs are suited to meet individual needs, and upon diagnosing imbalances, they can target the elimination of specific symptoms with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.