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what is Hormone Balancing?

Hormones play a key role in our overall health. Basically, your body’s hormones serve as a special communications system between all the cells in your body. They regulate everything! Your digestion, growth, appetite, immune system — even your mood and libido are controlled by your hormones.  Sometimes our hormone levels drop, or they fall out of balance. That’s where hormone replacement therapy comes in.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) helps men and women who are struggling with abnormal hormone levels. Bioidentical hormones are just what they sound like. They are biologically, structurally, and chemically identical to the body’s natural hormones. This makes them a natural and safe choice for hormone balancing. BHRT can greatly ease the symptoms experienced when hormones are low or irregular. To learn more, call Boston Direct Health in Boston, MA to schedule a consultation with primary care physician Dr. Steven Zivich.

How does Hormone Balancing work?

Dr. Zivich will perform a thorough medical exam, order lab work, and take his time to discuss your health history to identify hormonal imbalances and deficiencies. He doesn't believe in treating symptoms one by one with pills, sedatives, steroids, and the like. Instead, he believes in taking a holistic approach to correct hormonal abnormalities. Dr. Zivich looks at the whole picture. He will evaluate all your medications and how they interact together, go over your diet, and discuss your daily routine. He'll also consider your stress level and mental well-being. From there, he'll discuss supplementations with bioidentical hormones. Hormone therapies come in different forms, including oral medications and injections. 

Hormone Balancing FAQ

How quickly can you see results with hormone balancing or BHRT?

Results of hormone balancing with BHRT vary according to each patient's unique needs, but typically, most can expect to start seeing results within about 2 – 3 weeks. Maximum results are usually seen at around 2 – 3 months.

What are the benefits of hormone balancing?

Hormone balancing with bioidentical hormone treatments can have a host of beneficial effects, including:

  • Reducing the negative effects of menopause

  • Increasing libido and sexual function

  • Raising energy levels

  • Improving mental focus and clarity

  • Making it easier to lose weight and build muscle

  • Giving you healthier skin and a more youthful appearance

  • Boosting mood and overall wellbeing

Are there any side effects of hormone balancing?

While there can be side effects experienced by some people with hormone balancing, these are rare and typically go away as their body adjusts to the bioidentical hormones. These can include acne, fatigue, headaches, mood swings, fatigue, or weight gain. During your consultation, Dr. Zivich will thoroughly review your medical history, current condition, and symptoms to determine if hormone balancing is right for you.

How do I know if hormone balancing is right for me?

Everyone experiences the effects of hormonal imbalances differently; however, common symptoms of hormonal imbalances can include:

  • Weight gain

  • Loss of muscle mass

  • Low energy levels

  • Memory loss and difficulty focusing

  • Loss of interest in sex or lowered sexual performance

  • Hot flashes

  • Mood swings

  • Night sweats

  • Sleep problems

  • Anxiety and depression

hormone management with BHRT | Boston, MA

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can give you an improved quality of life. It can help boost your energy level, reduce brain fog, aid in better sleep, regulate weight, elevate your mood, and enhance your sex drive. Other health benefits include lowering cholesterol, decreasing your risk of diabetes, and lowering the chances of developing cataracts. Reach out to Boston Direct Health to meet with seasoned family physician Dr. Steven Zivich today. Our Boston, MA team looks forward to serving you. 

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