PSI Medical Group
Wellness and Anti Aging Specialist located in WIXOM, MI
Hormones control virtually every action within the body. When an imbalance occurs, you can experience numerous symptoms. Relief is available through bioidentical hormone therapy, a treatment offered by Robert Grafton, MD, of PSI Medical Group in Wixom, Michigan. To explore this option in greater detail, call or click today to book a personalized consultation.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is hormonal imbalance?
Hormones act as chemical messengers, triggering a vast array of functions within your body. You produce all of the hormones you need, but the aging process and other factors can cause hormone production to decline.
That can create hormonal imbalance, which can lead to many different symptoms in both women and men. Although decreasing hormone production is a natural part of the aging process, there’s no reason to accept troubling symptoms as inevitable when treatments can help.
How do I know if I need bioidentical hormone therapy?
Understanding the signs of hormonal imbalance can help you know when to seek treatment. Though some people experience only mild changes because of hormonal shifts, the effects are incredibly disruptive for others.
Here are some symptoms of hormonal imbalance that affect both women and men:
- Weight gain
- Muscle aches
- Dry skin
- Thinning hair
- Decreased sex drive
- Depression and anxiety
- Joint swelling and pain
- Changes in heart rate
These symptoms are common in men:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
- Gynecomastia, or abnormal breast tissue growth
- Reduction in facial and body hair
These symptoms are common in women:
- Abnormal menstrual bleeding
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Night sweats
Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy can improve these symptoms and help you feel and function better every day.
What is the process for getting bioidentical hormone therapy?
The process begins with lab work to learn more about your current hormone levels. That information helps Dr. Grafton determine if bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you.
If you decide to move forward in the process, Dr. Grafton creates a customized hormone replacement treatment plan designed to address your specific needs and goals. Bioidentical hormones are used, which are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces naturally.
Your body can’t distinguish between the supplemental hormones and the ones produced internally. Many people prefer bioidentical hormones instead of options manufactured from animal products, including the urine of pregnant horses.
Bioidentical hormone therapy is administered via small pellets placed just beneath the surface of your skin. As those pellets slowly dissolve, a steady stream of bioidentical hormones are made available, supplementing your natural hormone production and easing symptoms.
When you’re ready to learn more, book a personalized visit online or by phone.