Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Restore My Sex Drive?
Many medical conditions can lead to a decrease in libido, but none is as consistent as simply getting older. As women enter menopause, their levels of estrogen and progesterone drop drastically because their bodies no longer need to maintain the reproductive organs. And after about age 30, most men see a gradual decrease in testosterone production, which is sometimes accompanied by a decrease in sex drive.
Concierge IV Nutrition, conveniently located in Beverly Hills, California, provides medically supervised bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to help many symptoms of hormone imbalance, including a decreased sex drive. Our team evaluates your need for hormone replacement therapy and administers the injections if appropriate in a safe, welcoming office setting.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are made in a lab from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those the human body produces. They interact well with your hormone receptors, keeping your body running the way it should.
We use plant-derived bioidentical hormones rather than synthetic ones because many in the medical community believe they’re safer and more effective. Synthetic hormones may increase your cancer risk, most specifically for estrogen-caused tumors.
What can BHRT do for me?
BHRT effectively treats menopause and andropause, conditions caused in women and men, respectively, by increasing their natural hormone levels. Many patients have turned to hormone therapy to restore their sex drive.
When women enter their post-reproductive years, the decrease in sex hormones can lead to a variety of symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, thinning hair, mood swings, fatigue, and a decreased sex drive, all of which can go on for years. BHRT relieves you of those symptoms, and because the body uses the bioidentical hormone just like it would estrogen, your libido returns.
As men age, they go through a similar period known as andropause, in which testosterone production drops, and they develop symptoms of low T, including erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, mood swings, and decreased libido. BHRT can be effective in relieving the symptoms by increasing testosterone levels.
Both men and women are at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis because of low hormone levels, which also can be countered by hormone replacement therapy.
While BHRT is a safe therapy by itself, increasing hormone levels can have unwanted effects. Our doctors review your medical history and symptoms to ensure you’re a good candidate for hormone replacement. For example, men who have breast cancer shouldn’t get testosterone treatment.
What’s involved in getting BHRT?
At Concierge IV Nutrition, our naturopathic physicians administer BHRT via injection in a safe, clean environment. Licensed doctors supervise every hormone therapy treatment to ensure patients receive the proper dosage while minimizing their risk of side effects.
We also monitor your progress throughout the course of your therapy to identify and treat any side effects. These may include breast tenderness, headaches, and weight gain, and they’re usually mild.
If your sex drive has taken a hit due to decreasing hormone levels, we can help restore it with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. To learn more and to find out if you’re a good candidate, contact Concierge IV Nutrition by calling 424-260-8912, or book your consultation online today.