Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
When it comes to treating symptoms of hormonal imbalance, Tampa Bay Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Johanna deVryer, M.D., uses natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. She and the hormone experts at Tampa Rejuvenation have helped thousands of women and men find relief from hormone related conditions and symptoms commonly associated with menopause, andropause (the male menopause), adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorders.
The goal of Dr. deVryer is to assess and treat patients as a whole, utilizing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to address hormone levels while also analyzing thyroid, nutrition, performance and much more. Her goal is to help her patients from the Tampa Bay and surrounding Hillsborough County areas achieve their optimal potential and regain a sense of self.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy reestablishes balance in your body by providing specifically designed hormones that are molecularly identical to those that naturally occur in your body. These hormones are sourced from nature, where they develop in soy or wild yam plants and are modified to create an exact match to your own hormones. By replacing the hormones lacking in your body with these organic options, you can reclaim your natural balance and alleviate or even eliminate problematic symptoms.
Hormones Used in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement:
Serving as a building block for testosterone and estrogen, this adrenal hormone works to reduce body fat, triglycerides, cholesterol, and insulin resistance, while boosting energy levels, longevity, and overall health. Dwindling levels of DHEA often occur during a person’s forties or fifties; however, levels can be replenished with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Acting as a steroidal hormone released by the adrenal glands to reduce inflammation from stress, cortisol is an essential hormone. When a person feels emotional or physical stress, the adrenals release cortisol in order to wipe out the negative impact stress has on the body; however, in cases of chronic stress, cortisol can become deficient. Insufficient levels of cortisol can lead to increased infections, slower healing time, intolerances to stress, fatigue, weight gain, reduced metabolism, insulin resistance, and lower immune function.
- Existing in three different forms in the body, estrogen is a primary female sex hormone that performs thousand of functions in the female body. Estrogen helps to detoxify the brain and promote healthy brain chemistry; therefore, it may prevent dementia, short and long-term memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and mental fogginess. Producing collagen is another function of estrogen that works to reduce wrinkles, grow strong nails, and promote lustrous hair. Deficiencies or imbalances in estrogen can lead to symptoms that include hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, sagging breasts, thinning hair, wrinkling skin, and thinning bones.
Balancing blood sugar is the main function of insulin, which is produced and made in the pancreas. In cases of Type I Diabetes, the cells that produce insulin are attacked by the body, which makes this illness not preventable. However, Type II Diabetes is often brought on by poor lifestyle choices, such as diets high in sugar, lack of exercise and sleep, and high stress levels. In Type II Diabetes, the body stops recognizing the presence of insulin, making it ineffective. Improving dietary and exercise habits while balancing hormones can greatly improve insulin levels and prevent developing Type II Diabetes.
Functioning to protect the integrity of the nervous system, pregnenolone also builds estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. A lack of pregnenolone can increase moodiness, inflammation, fatigue, mental fogginess, and arthritic pain. Balancing pregnenolone with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can reduce deficiencies in sex hormones and improve the health of the nervous system.
- As the second essential female sex hormone, progesterone works to counteract the many effects of estrogen. Progesterone works as a natural diuretic to prevent water retention and bloating, while regulating ovulation, pregnancy and birth, and the menstrual cycle. A lack of progesterone can lead to estrogen dominance, infertility, irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and frequent miscarriages.
Working as a primary male sex hormone, testosterone helps men and women to have adequate libido, muscle tone, strength, stamina and endurance, and energy. In men, healthy levels of testosterone may prevent erectile dysfunction and thinning hair. Restoring and balancing testosterone levels can help men and women to look and feel healthier.
Dr. deVryer understands that by restoring hormone levels using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, many symptoms are greatly improved or eradicated entirely. Reaching a state of balance allows patients to regain energy, improve metabolism, and achieve youthful performance.
Re-balancing hormone levels can be achieved with a customized treatment plan created by Tampa Bay Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Johanna deVryer, M.D., or any one of the highly-trained experts at Tampa Rejuvenation. The custom programs are individualized to best fit the needs of every patient in the Tampa, Tampa Bay, and surrounding Hillsborough County FL areas. A thorough blood work panel is performed in conjunction with an in-depth analysis of symptoms, medical history, and family history is used to create the ideal treatment plan.