Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy At New Vitality MD, we specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for both men and women. These treatments allow us to help patients treat and address hormonal imbalances and correct some of the symptoms of age that have occurred as a result of low hormone levels. If you think you may be experiencing the effects of hormonal imbalances, contact our office in Kildeer/Deer Park, IL today to schedule your consultation! What are bioidentical hormones? Bioidentical hormones are created to precisely match the chemical structure and function of the natural hormones that are produced by your body. Most bioidentical hormones are created from plant-based substances and can be compounded to meet the dosage requirements of each patient. Bioidentical hormones provide a safer, more effective, natural alternative to the synthetic hormone options available. Bioidentical hormones can be administered in a variety of ways, including: Creams Injections Pellets During your consultation, our medical staff will evaluate your medical history as well as help you determine which of these methods can best help you achieve a happier, healthier quality of life. Bioidentical hormones vs. Synthetic hormones Bioidentical hormones are created with the same chemical structure as your natural hormones, while synthetic hormones vary in structure. Synthetic hormones can treat and reduce symptoms of hormone imbalances but do not rebalance your hormones in a way your body recognizes. Bioidentical hormones can be created to meet the dosage requirements of each individual patients, while synthetic hormones typically involve a fixed dosage. How do I know if I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? Many men and women experience a natural decline in reproductive hormone levels as a result of the natural aging process. While this decline in hormone levels is a natural part of aging, it can cause your natural hormone levels to fall below optimal levels, which can impact your everyday functions and general well-being. Low hormone levels are commonly accompanied by a variety of signs and symptoms, including mood changes, weight gain, and difficulty sleeping. Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance in Women Weight gain Decrease in sex drive Night sweats Changes in mood Headaches Foggy thinking Hot flashes Vaginal dryness Insomnia Anxiety Depression Fatigue Learn more about our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for women. Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance in Men Difficulty sleeping Loss of libido (sex drive) Sexual dysfunction Feelings of depression or anxiety Increased feelings of irritability Loss of energy Weight gain, increased belly fat Fatigue Muscle loss Urinary problems Night sweats Brain fog/memory loss Learn more about our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men. If you are experiencing any combination of these symptoms, your hormone levels may be below the optimal levels. Contact the experts at New Vitality MD in Kildeer today to schedule your Free consultation and find out if you are a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We look forward to helping you restore your hormone levels!