Bioidentical Hormones Specialist

Ageless Anatomy

Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine located in Scottsdale, AZ

Your hormones direct a whole slew of your body’s functions, from reproduction to metabolism to growth. When hormone levels are out of whack, both men and women suffer uncomfortable symptoms. But hormone replacement therapy offered at Ageless Anatomy by Dr. Briana Cain and Ms. Brooke Bangart can help. Residents of Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding area can call the office or book an appointment online to learn about bioidentical hormone therapy and how it can restore your vitality and health.

Bioidentical Hormones Q & A

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What are hormone imbalances?

People of any age can experience hormone imbalances. In your younger years, you may feel sluggish and have unexplained weight gain due to thyroid hormone issues. As men and women get older, imbalances in the reproductive organs -- testosterone for men, progesterone, and estrogen for women -- can lead to a myriad of symptoms including low energy, sleep disturbances, brain fog, hot flashes, weight gain, and changes in fat distribution.

You can also suffer imbalances in insulin, growth hormones, and adrenaline.

What causes hormone imbalances?

A number of factors can cause irregularities in your hormones. In women, the natural aging process can affect hormones, particularly around menopause. Men can also experience declines in hormones, especially testosterone, as they age.

Other reasons you may experience hormone imbalances include:

  • Chronic or extreme stress
  • Poor diet and nutrition
  • Overweight or obese
  • Medical conditions
  • Exposure to toxins

A review of your symptoms and blood tests can help determine your hormone levels and identify possible deficiencies.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalances?

Men and women can experience symptoms related to a hormone imbalance. These include:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Reduced libido
  • Vaginal dryness or trouble with erections
  • Insomnia
  • Trouble concentrating or poor memory
  • Depression

Overwhelming, frequent fatigue, as well as muscle loss, fat gain, and a feeling that something just isn’t “right” can indicate a problem with your hormones.

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy restores balance to your hormone levels to reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with hormone disruption. Unlike conventional hormones, which are synthetic, bioidentical hormones match the makeup of your body’s hormones exactly. Bioidentical hormones are made only from natural plant ingredients.

Bioidentical hormone therapy can be administered as pills, patches, gels, and creams, or pellets inserted under the skin to be time released as your body needs them. To determine if you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy, you undergo a physical exam, medical history, and review of your symptoms as well as screening tests. At Ageless Anatomy, the doctors feel very strongly about taking a natural, holistic approach to balancing your endocrine system.

To learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy, call the office or book an appointment online.