RVA Regenerative Wellness
Jennylle Zanzi, FNP-C
Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-Aging & Wellness Center located in Midlothian, VA
Most women are familiar with hormone replacement therapy after menopause, but they’re not the only ones who benefit from this treatment. Men produce less testosterone as they get older, which leads to low hormone levels and an array of symptoms. As a certified BioTE® provider, Jennylle Zanzi, FNP-C, at RVA Regenerative Wellness in Midlothian, Virginia, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to boost energy, improve memory, increase muscle strength, and restore sexual desire and performance. To learn more about testosterone and bioidentical hormones, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Testosterone and Bioidentical Hormones Q&A
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones replicate the molecular structure of the hormones your body normally produces. As a result, they’re less likely to cause side effects. When you have low hormone levels, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy restores hormonal balance.
Hormone deficiencies develop for a range of reasons. An endocrine gland problem, illness, or extreme stress can affect your hormone levels. But an age-related decline in hormone production is the biggest reason women and men need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Why do women need bioidentical hormones?
After menopause, the loss of estrogen leads to hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.
Without estrogen, women also have a high risk of developing chronic problems such as:
- Low sex drive
- Painful intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Cardiovascular disease
- Thinning skin
- Hair loss
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Anxiety and depression
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy relieves all your menopause symptoms. Restoring normal hormone levels treats problems like vaginal dryness and prevents chronic conditions such as osteoporosis.
Why do men need bioidentical hormones?
Men don’t experience a dramatic hormonal shift like menopause, but their testosterone production gradually drops. After you reach the age of 30, testosterone levels decline by up to 2% every year.
Low testosterone causes nearly all the same symptoms as women experience at menopause (except for vaginal problems).
In addition to a low sex drive, loss of energy, and the other symptoms included in the list above, men experience:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
- Decline in muscle strength
- Thinning beard and body hair
If you have low testosterone, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy safely treats your symptoms.
What are the benefits of BioTE® bioidentical hormones?
BioTE offers estrogen and testosterone in the form of tiny pellets. Each pellet is customized to contain the precise dose you need. Then, Jennylle implants the pellet under your skin, where it gradually releases hormones into your body.
BioTE offers two important benefits. First, each pellet lasts three to six months. And second, the pellet releases a steady amount of hormone, maintaining a consistent hormone level. Other delivery methods, such as shots and pills, suddenly boost your hormone levels, followed by a steady decline in hormones until you take the next dose.
Whether you need testosterone or estrogen, BioTE bioidentical hormones are available to alleviate your symptoms and restore your health and wellness. Call RVA Regenerative Wellness or schedule an appointment online today.