Are Your Hormones Balanced?
Betty Keller, a Biomedical Hormone Doctor NJ helps you restore youthful energy, vitality, well-being through healthy hormone balance.
Are hot flashes making you uncomfortable? Do night sweats wake you up or make it hard to fall asleep? Do you sometimes feel irritable or anxious with no apparent cause? Is your waistband getting tighter even though you eat right and exercise? Do you have a lower libido or experience new discomfort during sex?
These symptoms are all common shortly before and during menopause. However, you don’t have to just suffer through them. With proper treatment, you can rest better, decrease mood swings and tame the tyranny of hormone imbalance.
Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy has been shown to be safe and effective in providing relief including the following but not limited to:
- Hot Flashes
- Weight Gain
- Mood swings, depression, irritability, anxiety
- Loss of sex drive, painful intercourse
- Cognitive problems
- Memory issues
- Joint and muscle pains
If you have been suffering with any of these common symptoms of menopause, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help you return to a more balanced, healthy and energetic state of health.
When Should You Consider Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Hormonal changes associated with menopause are natural. Yet some women can experience hormonal imbalance that cause these changes to start earlier than they should, or that cause problems more disruptive than necessary. While most women will experience some symptoms of menopause, others will experience symptoms severe enough to seriously impact their quality of life.
Why Haven’t Your Hormones Been Balanced?
Unfortunately, some doctors simply advise their patients to accept these changes. You may have been told that these symptoms are due to stress or there is no physical cause, and what you’re feeling is all in your head. You may have been told to “get used to” living with biological shifts that are an expected part of the aging process.
Worse, many doctors will try to treat your symptoms with antidepressants or other drugs without resolving the hormone imbalance that causes them.
Why We Provide Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that are exactly like those the body produces naturally. When administered and used appropriately, they help restore your body’s ability to function optimally. Bioidentical hormones require a prescription, and are compounded specifically for you. Since they are compounded, based on laboratory values and symptoms the doses are completely individualized just for you.
How Safe Is BHRT?
Bioidenticals are a safe alternative to the synthetic hormones that were typically used before 2002. In that year, an important study found that a commonly used estrogen and progesterone combination led to greater health risks, and doctors stopped prescribing them.
Unfortunately, the sudden attitude change around hormone replacement therapy led to much unnecessary concern and fear. Since then, researchers have continued to study the type of hormones used. New findings show that the synthetic hormones used before 2002 have a molecular structure that is different from natural hormones. The body did not recognize these “fake” hormones, and their use increased other health risks.
Bioidentical hormones are so named because they have exactly the same structure as the body’s own hormones. Your body recognizes them as “normal” and no different from those you naturally produce.
Because your body processes bioidentical hormones naturally, they are far safer to use. New evidence shows that these natural formulations can actually optimize your health.
Bioidentical Hormones Are Found to LOWER Other Health Risks
Bio-identical hormones have been shown to decrease a woman’s likelihood of heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis. Research has shown that when used properly, bioidentical hormones can help reduce risk of many other medical conditions. Each woman’s body is unique and will respond best to an individualized program that addresses her specific symptoms, needs, lifestyle, medical and family history.
Best Way To Benefit From BHRT
When it comes to improving your health, Dr. Keller takes a holistic approach. This means looking all the appropriate factors that impact your hormonal health instead of just attacking one symptom.
Insomnia, mood swings, and low sex drive also respond well to therapies that include lifestyle-based treatments. For example, chronic stress can make a hormonal imbalance worse than it would be otherwise. The best outcomes often combine changes to improve diet, increase exercise, reducing stress, in addition to other adjustments in your lifestyle.
Dr. Keller has been my anti-aging doctor for the last 5 years; she has balanced my hormones, helps me with my weight and also addressed my aging skin. I have had micro needling, VI Peel, and most recently Botox and juvederm. I am so happy with her approach. She prefers non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments and when it comes to Botox and fillers she believes less is more. I know I can trust her to help me look and feel my best I also use her skin care, they are amazing products.
Dr Keller really changed my Life. Not only did Dr. Keller balance my hormones, help me with making life style changes including my diet, regular exercise (that I now cannot live without) and stress reduction and the right vitamins and supplements. She also helped my daughter with her anxiety and chronic fatigue. Really I can’t thank her enough.
I am peri menopausal and started having unbearable hot flashes and night sweats. Dr Keller really understands what I am going through. She takes her time to explain, evaluate and tests for all your hormones and more. A combinations of diet change, supplements stress reduction and a small amount of bio identical hormones, I am feeling like myself again. Thank you, Dr Keller
I am peri-menopausal and started having hot flashes, and some night sweats. I was anxious, moody and could not sleep. It took awhile to get balanced, but I am now doing great. Dr. Keller really cares and worked with me to find the best treatment for me. I didn’t want to take hormones, so through diet, exercise and supplements I back to feeling great! If you are not feeling like yourself, go see Dr. Keller she will help you.
I think why Dr. Keller is so good at what she does is she really cares and understands how challenging it can be to deal with menopausal symptoms. I know I thought I was going crazy. She took the time to explain what was happening to my body and made a treatment plan that addressed all aspects of health and wellness. Really she helped me feel like myself again.
Your questions about the risks and benefits of BHRT are important. The first step is to discuss your individual situation with Dr. Keller. Find out about how to get an appropriate health assessment and treatments.
Your individualized treatment program will address your specific needs and lifestyle, to return you to more balanced, vibrant health.
Dr. Betty Keller provides BHRT for women at the Optimal Wellness Center, in Franklin Lakes NJ, near Wyckoff, Fairlawn, and Ridgewood, NJ. Request an appointment online using the form on this page or call 201-485-7930.