Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Baton Rouge Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Doctor, John Loupe, M.D. of The Nu Yu Clinic in Baton Rouge Louisiana uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help women and men improve the conditions associated with hormonal dominances or imbalances. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help a wide variety of conditions related to hormonal decline. These conditions can come on at any time during a man or woman’s life and bring with them a number of symptoms that can disrupt the quality of life. When the root of the symptoms is corrected, the associated symptoms can be reduced or completely eliminated.

Women’s Conditions Treated With Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women improve their health, wellbeing, and longevity. Women suffering from early menopause symptoms looking to put an end to hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, mood swings, weight gain, and low libido are turning to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Numerous other conditions can also be improved through balancing hormones, which can help women to feel like themselves again. Some of the conditions in women that Doctor John Loupe treats with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include:

Insomnia

Insomnia, which is the consistent inability to fall or stay asleep, is both a cause and an effect of hormone imbalance. The hormonal changes of PMS, perimenopause, and menopause can all cause sleeplessness. Chronic insomnia can also make hormone imbalance worse. When your hormones are balanced through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, it has a less inhibiting effect on your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

Low Sexual Libido

Lack of desire for physical intimacy is due to an imbalance in the amounts of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in your body. When the latter two hormones start declining, it may cause estrogen dominance. This problem is also associated with weight gain, mood swings, and painful intercourse, all of which further decrease your libido. Balancing estrogen in your body so it doesn’t dominate other hormones is essential to restore your desire for sex.

Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause is the clinical term for 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. As you start menopause, your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone hormones may fluctuate wildly. Although there are dozens of symptoms associated with menopause, the most common ones include hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, mood swings, and weight gain. Replacement therapy with Bioidentical Hormones can help eliminate or reduce multiple symptoms at the same time.

Symptoms of Perimenopause

Although the average age of menopause is 51, you may begin perimenopause as early as your mid 30s. Common symptoms include breast tenderness, changes in the menstrual cycle, skin changes, vaginal dryness, and loss of bone density. These problems occur due to decreasing levels of estrogen and other essential hormones as you age. If your blood work confirms hormonal imbalance, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you feel more comfortable.

Symptoms of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

In a normal menstrual cycle, estrogen rises for the first two weeks and then begins to fall. During the second half of the cycle, this process repeats itself with progesterone. If you’re highly sensitive to hormonal changes, you may experience worsening symptoms of PMS. Some of these include bloating, irritability, fatigue, tension, and weight gain. If your PMS symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your quality of life, consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Thyroid Disorders

You have a thyroid imbalance when your thyroid, which is a small nodule at the base of your neck, produces too little or too much of this hormone. When you go to a traditional doctor complaining of fatigue or difficulty losing weight, he or she may test your TSH level. However, this may not be enough to determine hormone imbalance.

Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction affects up to half of all women between age 40 and 59. Having too little estrogen and too much progesterone simultaneously causes drying and thinning of the vaginal wall. You may experience low libido, painful intercourse, burning with urination, and other unpleasant symptoms as a result. Replacing lost estrogen so it is not overrun by progesterone can help restore moisture and make you feel more comfortable.

Bioidentical Hormones For Men’s Health Conditions

Baton Rouge Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Doctor, John Loupe, M.D. at The Nu Yu Clinic also uses Bioidentical Hormones to help men improve their sense of health and wellbeing. Many men are now turning to Bioidentical Hormones as a form of natural hormone therapy that has consistently shown to be safe and effective. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps men who want to regain their confidence and get the edge back they once had as younger men. Correcting hormonal imbalances can also improve numerous conditions in men, and some of the conditions that Doctor Loupe uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to improve in men include:

Adrenal Fatigue

Your adrenal glands release the hormone cortisol in response to stress, exercise, excitement, and low blood sugar. As you age, your body has a harder time balancing your cortisol levels. This can cause unrelenting fatigue, anxiety, sexual problems, and a wide range of other symptoms due to cortisol imbalance in your adrenal glands. Hormone restoration through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help speed up sluggish adrenal glands and provide you with more energy.

Symptoms of Andropause

By the time men reach age 70, they may have only 10 percent of the testosterone hormone they had at age 25. This explains why many men begin experiencing symptoms associated with low testosterone around age 40. Andropause is a term that describes the many physical and emotional changes that occur due to the imbalance of hormones. Testosterone replacement is essential to help you experience long-term symptom relief.

Chronic Fatigue

When fatigue is chronic, you lack the energy to focus or keep up with everyday responsibilities. Declining levels of testosterone are often to blame for this problem. Chronic fatigue is also worsened by other symptoms of andropause, including night sweats, insomnia, sleep apnea, increased stress, and irritability. It’s important to note that all-day fatigue is different than feeling tired. Fortunately, balancing your testosterone and other hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to improve fatigue and all of its associated symptoms. 

Erectile Dysfunction

You have erectile dysfunction when you can’t get an erection at all or maintain one long enough for satisfying sexual activity. A diminished level of testosterone is the typical cause. This also happens when the brain fails to signal the release of nitrous oxide, which is responsible for blood flow to the penis. Too much of the stress hormone cortisol also plays a role in erectile dysfunction. Balancing testosterone and cortisol with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can eliminate or improve this problem.

Insomnia

Because testosterone normally replenishes itself while you are sleeping, struggling with insomnia lowers your testosterone production. This causes a vicious cycle because low testosterone levels cause many sleep disturbances, including insomnia and sleep apnea. While difficulty falling or staying asleep and decreased testosterone production are both normal signs of aging, you don’t have to allow them to affect your quality of life. Providing your body the testosterone it needs through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can greatly improve restful sleep.

Low Libido

The desire to have sex less often and erectile dysfunction are often related, but it’s possible to have one without the other. Testosterone stimulates the nerves in the brain to become sexually aroused, so this sensation naturally diminishes as you age. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, and a poor diet are additional reasons your libido may be low. When combined with a healthy lifestyle, therapy with Bioidentical Hormones helps to improve your sexual desire and functioning. Baton Rouge Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Doctor, John Loupe, M.D. has helped many men to increase their libido with Bioidentical Hormones.

Low Testosterone

Low testosterone, which your doctor may also refer to as male menopause, hypogonadism, or andropause, is the term used to describe the multitude of symptoms many men experience as they approach middle age. Your testosterone production actually starts declining one percent every year at age 30. Sexual dysfunction, mood problems, weight gain, and low energy are common problems associated with low testosterone that are correctable with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Thyroid Disorders

Low thyroid levels in men can cause cold intolerance, fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, dry skin, and constipation; as many as one in seven men struggle with hypothyroidism. When the thyroid produces an excess of hormones, hyperthyroidism is the result. This condition has many additional symptoms, including muscle weakness, trembling hands, insomnia, and heart palpitations. Having your thyroid level checked by a hormone specialist and completing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy are essential to help you feel better.

Countless men and women have improved their overall quality of life and wellbeing with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. To learn more about the conditions that can be treated with Bioidentical Hormones, contact Baton Rouge Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Doctor, John Loupe, M.D. at The Nu Yu Clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to schedule a consultation today!