Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones
Jeffrey Thackrey, M.D. stays up to date on the latest advances in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy as a member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging and the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Thackrey believes in helping his patients not just overcome the current ailment they are facing, but preparing their bodies to remain healthy for many years to come. With extensive experience and training in Preventative Medicine and Anti-Aging therapies, Dr. Thackrey is able to offer his patients custom wellness programs incorporating Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs integrated with custom fitness and nutrition plans to help them overcome a vast number of different medical symptoms and conditions.
Common Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones:
Symptoms of Perimenopause
Hormone decline in women usually begins around the age of 35, and this initial phase of hormone decline is known as perimenopause. During this stage of life, estrogen and progesterone begin to decline, and women can experience symptoms that include fatigue, depression, acne, weight gain, mental fogginess, low libido, and irregular periods. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to slow down the process of hormone decline by replacing deficient hormones with Bioidentical Replacement hormones. It can help women to regulate their menstrual cycles, have more energy, improve mental cognition, lose weight, and increase their sex drive.
Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause is a result of declining hormone production in the female reproductive system. This reduces the body’s reserves of progesterone and estrogen, which are both essential for many areas of mental, sexual, and physical health. Some of the common symptoms women experience during menopause include mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, depression, night sweats, vaginal dryness, anxiety, and the atrophy of vaginal and uterine tissues. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with progesterone and estrogen, helping to reduce the symptoms of menopause and reducing the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
As men approach middle age, testosterone levels begin to decline naturally. As testosterone declines, men often notice a reduction in libido, reduced muscle tone, weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, hair loss, and erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, men often feel like they have lost their virility, which often results in self-consciousness and anxiety. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may prove helpful for men dealing with androgen imbalances. By supplementing testosterone, men can regain libido and improve muscle tone, which offers many mental and quality of life benefits.
The thyroid gland is responsible for releasing hormones that control the efficiency and speed of the body’s metabolism. Hypothyroidism, which is often referred to as an underactive thyroid, often causes low blood pressure, cold sensitivity, goiter, weight gain, depression, thinning hair, and lethargy. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be used to effectively treat thyroid problems, particularly hypothyroidism.
An excessive production of thyroid hormone is known as hyperthyroidism, and this condition can have adverse effects of the heart if it is not treated. In cases of hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone speeds up the heart rate, which can lead to myocardial infarcts. Other symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include bulging eyes, excessive weight loss, muscle atrophy, nervousness, panic attacks, anxiety, and insomnia. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to greatly reduce the effects of hypothyroidism and help the body to maintain optimal thyroid hormone balance.
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is often overlooked and misdiagnosed by traditional doctors. The adrenal glands in the body are responsible for producing hormones that help men and women manage stress from physical, social, and emotional triggers. It also helps the body to fight off infectious diseases. When a person experiences high levels of stress, the adrenal glands cannot keep up, and they literally become fatigued. Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include cravings for salt and sugar, extreme tiredness, frequent infections and minor illnesses, rapid mood shifts, feeling depressed, lack of focus and concentration, and a low sex drive. Maintaining optimal hormone balance in the adrenal glands with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to treat adrenal fatigue syndrome and promote healthy energy levels in men and women.
Insulin is a hormone that works to balance blood sugar in the body, attaching to cells and helping cells use sugar in the blood for important metabolic processes within the body. Individuals with pre-diabetes or diabetes often suffer from insulin resistance or a lack of insulin secretion. For many diabetics Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with insulin to manage and treat this condition.
Jeffrey Thackrey, M.D. offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to his patients in the Fort Lauderdale area. These custom Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs are designed for the unique needs of each individual patient and can be used to treat a variety of different symptoms and conditions. Learn more about the conditions treated with Bioidentical Hormones today by contacting BodyLogicMD of Fort Lauderdale and scheduling your Bioidentical Hormones consultation with Doctor Jeffrey Thackrey.