The natural changes our body undergoes as we age can have a considerable impact on our self-image. Whether it's the hormonal changes that women experience with the onset of menopause or the gradual loss of testosterone men go through as they age, they change the way we look and the way we feel about ourselves.
The Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery's dedicated wellness program addresses hormonal changes with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, a process designed to alleviate the symptoms of menopause, osteoporosis, or other big hormonal changes. To learn what hormone replacement can do for you, call our Ft.Lauderdale-area practice at (954) 400-5559 today.
What Is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?
When you enter pre-menopause, you start experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms as your body's hormone balance changes. Hormone replacement therapy treats these symptoms through medication containing the same hormones your body is producing in smaller numbers.
Hormone therapy can reduce your risk for osteoporosis, and some studies link it to a reduced risk for heart disease in patients who enter menopause early. The therapy may not be right for you if you are already at high risk for the following conditions:
- Heart disease
- Blood clots
- Breast cancer
What sets bio-identical hormone therapy apart is that the process customizes your treatment to match your personal hormonal needs. The hormones you are given in bio-identical hormone therapy are chemically identical to the ones produced by your body. Rather than taking mass-produced medications, you receive the individualized personal treatment that comes with choosing Dr. Harrell and The Weston Center.
Wellness and Hormone Therapy in Ft. Lauderdale
If you believe you are experiencing the early stages of menopause, you should set up an appointment with Dr. Harrell at The Weston Center. In addition to bio-identical hormone replacement, our customizable wellness program will allow Dr. Harrell to help you address a variety of issues with your body's health, from weight loss programs to anti-aging strategies.