Your hormones play a huge role in how you function in your everyday life. They can dictate your sleep cycles, sexual activity, reproduction, and even your heart rate. They also affect your metabolism, mood, body temperature, stress, appetite, and growth and development.
When your hormones are out of balance, you can experience uncomfortable symptoms. Our team at Murray’s Health & Wellness led by Emilia E. Murray, MD, ABIM is here to help! We specialize in hormone replacement at our practice in Naples, Florida, offering solutions for your hormone imbalances.
Symptoms of hormone imbalance
The list of symptoms of hormone imbalance is lengthy. It includes:
- Weight gain
- Decreased sex drive
- Thinning hair
- Dry skin
- Puffiness in your face
- Blurred vision
- Increased hunger and thirst
- Pain, stiffness, or inflammation in your joints
- Muscle weakness
- Memory loss
These symptoms don’t always indicate that you have a hormone issue. However, scheduling an appointment with our team of specialists can help pinpoint the root cause of your symptoms.
For women, your hormone cycle experiences change when you start puberty, become pregnant, breastfeed, and go through menopause. For men, your imbalances occur when your testosterone levels decrease, which usually happens between the ages of 40 and 50.
Solutions for hormone imbalance
If you’re diagnosed with hormone imbalance, we provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), which safely replaces your hormones with all-natural ingredients made from plant estrogens.
Your body responds well to the treatment because the therapy doesn’t contain any synthetics or chemicals that are foreign to your body. Instead, your body adapts easily to the formula of treatment because it matches the chemical makeup of your very own hormones.
How bioidentical hormone replacement therapy works
BHRT can be administered in several different ways. Our team offers a cream you can apply to your skin, hormone time-release pellets that we insert under your skin, or you can take it orally. When you come in for your consultation, we work with you to determine the right option for you.
Once you start the therapy, we monitor your hormone levels closely to see how your body responds. We can make the appropriate adjustments by lowering or increasing your dose accordingly to give you the most successful results.
Proven evidence gives BHRT credit for improving your overall well-being and enhancing your quality of life.
To learn more about balancing your hormones with BHRT, schedule a consultation with our team. Call our friendly staff at 239-268-0057 to book your appointment, or use the online booking tool today. If you have questions before your visit, feel free to send us a message.