About BHRT

Is your Body Aging Faster Than You Are?

CertifiedProviderBadgeGoldHormones are the chemicals in the body that help control almost every aspect of your physical and mental health. They are responsible for the function of many internal systems, including the organs, through a process of cell communication. As we age, these hormones can fluctuate or even decrease, causing a variety of symptoms including low libido, depression, anxiety, memory problems, sleep disturbances, thyroid malfunction, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, and more. Achieving hormonal balance is not only essential for overall wellbeing, it may also help to reduce the decline of health associated with aging. Hormonal imbalance can begin at any age, though it commonly begins as early as the 30s, and it affects both men and women. Ultimately, a functional, stabilized hormonal system can make you feel healthier, more vital, and more youthful. For these reasons, Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt and the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay now offer Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for men and women seeking relief from changes related to perimenopause, menopause, and andropause (in men).

Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Men and Women

The brain has thousands of receptors designed to recognize and respond to the testosterone in the body, typically in areas related to mood, memory, mental clarity, and more. As testosterone levels decline with age, common symptoms related to brain response include:

Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Men and Women:

Memory loss Anxiety
Mental haziness Weight gain
Decreased bladder control Headaches
Loss of sleep Confusion
Joint pain Depression
Fatigue Irritability
Mood swings Reduced vaginal lubrication in women
Decreased libido Decreased ability to develop an erection in men
Night sweats

Estrogen imbalances can also affect the body in unwanted ways, and may result in:

Vaginal wall thinning
Hot flashes
Collagen loss and other skin related changes

Some patients begin to experience symptoms as early as 30, though the signs are often misdiagnosed. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication, sleeping pills, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) medication, and others may be incorrectly prescribed to treat these concerns.