Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical HRT for Men & Women
Contrary to popular belief, hormones don’t just appear at certain times in your life – these chemicals are what keep the organs in your body functioning properly over the entire course of your life.
Hormones are produced by glands located throughout your body and released directly into the bloodstream. From there, hormones travel to certain sites in the body and trigger certain functions. Adrenaline, insulin, cortisol, melatonin, and sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) are examples of just a few of the wide variety of hormones that help you to function on a daily basis.
Hormones are key to critical bodily functions, such as:
- Growth and development
- Sexual function
- Emotions and mood
- Heart rate
- Body temperature regulation
Hormone Imbalance & Why It Occurs
When your body produces too little or too much of a certain type of hormone, it is called a hormone imbalance. This is a very common condition and indeed occurs in everyone – men and women alike – at least a couple times in their lives, notably at puberty and midlife, as well as during menstruation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding (for women).
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing a hormonal imbalance. Potential causes include:
- Thyroid & other endocrine conditions
- Nutritional deficiency
- Side effect of certain medications (e.g., steroids, hormone-based birth control)
- Low-testosterone (Low-T)
For men and women of a certain age, symptoms of a hormone imbalance may seem like something you have to grin and bear – but nothing could be further from the truth. At Edward G. Mackay and Associates, LLC we can help bridge the gap during these natural periods of hormonal fluctuations.
Signs & Symptoms of a Hormone Imbalance
How do you know if you have a hormonal imbalance? Common signs and symptoms include:
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Insomnia and difficulty sleeping
- Hair loss and hair thinning
- Hot flashes, night sweats
- Menstrual irregularities
- Headaches or migraines
Treating Hormone Imbalance
Hormone replacement therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution. You’ll need to visit your doctor’s office routinely to ensure your hormone levels are properly optimized to effectively relieve symptoms with a hormone imbalance.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
At Edward G. Mackay and Associates, LLC we use hormone supplements that are biologically identical to what your body naturally produces.
During a quick and easy in-office procedure, tiny pellets are injected just under the skin, which regularly deliver hormone doses directly into your bloodstream in just the right amount over time. This is far superior to oral or other forms of supplements where you might experience a dramatic rise then drop in hormone levels. This method stays steady over time – essentially mimicking your body’s natural process.
BioTE pellets are typically inserted every 3-4 months for women, and every 4-5 months for men, as needed. The treatment begins working in as quickly as a day, although it may take a few weeks for optimal effects.
In addition to addressing the signs and symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, our bioidentical HRT solution offers the following benefits:
- Increases strength and stamina
- Enhances muscle mass, decreases fat
- Improves libido
- Relieves chronic headaches and migraines
- Increases energy level
- Improves libido
- Protects against heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s
- Enhances quality of sleep
Revitalize Your Life with Hormone Replacement Therapy
It’s never too late to experience life as you were meant to live it. The medical professionals at Edward G. Mackay and Associates, LLC in Tampa Bay can make sure you get just the right type of hormone replacement therapy to relieve your symptoms and revitalize your life.
To get started, call us at (727) 781-5652 or request an appointment now. We have three convenient locations from which to serve you: in Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, or Largo, Florida.