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If you are struggling with any type of hormone imbalance, like menopause or low testosterone, Dr. Melissa Bachman and her team at Reno Health Institute help patients using bio-identical hormone replacement. Hormone replacement therapy can help men and women with hormone imbalances. Keep reading for the benefits, and come see us in Reno, NV.

What is bio-identical hormone replacement?

The amount of hormones you produce naturally decreases with age. Most men experience a decline in testosterone after the age of 30. Women's decline in estrogen tends to occur in the mid-40s to mid-50s. Hormone replacement therapy can help balance out any hormone, including estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, and testosterone.

Traditional hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic hormones which include chemical ingredients foreign to the body. Bio-identical hormone replacement uses hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces naturally. This means they are derived naturally from plant sources to be biologically identical. Bio-identical hormones allow for more efficient delivery of hormones without unpleasant side effects from synthetic hormones.

Bio-identical hormone replacement can replenish or balance out your hormone levels to relieve symptoms of a hormone imbalance. The following are common symptoms of a hormone imbalance in men and women:

  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Problems concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Night sweats
  • Low libido
  • Mood swings
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of muscle mass

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our Reno, NV, office to discuss treatment options.

What are the benefits?

Bio-identical hormone replacement is a very safe option for hormone delivery. The major advantage is you avoid unpleasant side effects from the added chemicals in synthetic hormones. Side effects from hormone replacement therapy can include blood clots and high blood pressure. With bioidentical hormones, there is very little risk of unpleasant side effects.

Reno Health Institute and Dr. Melissa Bachman love to see patient lives improved by bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Contact us for an appointment in Reno, NV, at (775) 507-4740.