What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

As a Boston Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. at Optimal Wellness MD has helped numerous men and women in the Woburn, Massachusetts and Middlesex County areas to regain hormonal balance. Offering customized programs that address individual needs, many patients have been able to overcome the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance, which are often synonymous with the symptoms of aging. Taking a patient-centered approach to wellness, Doctor Kaye factors in patients’ individual challenges, lifestyles, medical history, and treatment preferences into her Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans. As a result of his dedicated care and attention, wide numbers of men and women have been able to obtain peak levels of health.

Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. at Optimal Wellness MD is a Boston Bioidentical Hormones Specialist that has successfully treated hundreds of men and women with Bioidentical Hormones Replacement Therapy protocols. Bioidentical Hormones are natural hormones, identical to those normally produced in your own body. Examples are the estrogens, which include estrone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone, progesterone, the thyroid hormones, such as T2, T3, and T4, the adrenal hormones, including DHEA, cortisol, and aldosterone, growth hormone, and insulin.

Bioidentical hormones stand in contrast to synthetic hormones such as Premarin, PremPro, Methyltestosterone, Progestins, bodybuilding steroids, and the various birth control pills. Synthetic hormones often carry significant adverse effects, such as increased risks for cancer and blood clots, while Bioidenticals, when used at the proper doses, via the correct route, and in the correct combinations, are generally safe and beneficial to the human body. Of course every patient is unique, and their regimen must take into account their medical history.

Doctor Kaye uses the most advanced tests available to monitor hormone levels, which include saliva tests, blood tests, and urine tests. In addition, he can check genetic variations and detoxification pathways to make sure you are using your hormones correctly.

Hormones do not work in alone, and you must use proper nutrition, exercise, and diet when administering hormones to achieve optimal results. For this reason, all of Doctor Kaye’s patients receive a nutritional, fitness, and diet regimen to follow while on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Monitoring for any medical issues that may relate to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is done by following saliva, serum, PSA, and prostate exams in men and mammograms, thermograms, bone density, breast exams, saliva, serum, and urinary metabolite testing in women.

Who can benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Individuals who are experiencing symptoms resulting from a deficiency or imbalance in hormone levels can benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. In women symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, palpitations, memory loss or brain fog, PMS, heavy menstrual cycles, fatigue, weight gain, migraine headaches, irritable bowels, bloating, joint pain, vaginal dryness, osteoporosis, sagging breasts, wrinkles, depression, menopause, dry skin, dry eyes, hair loss, breast tenderness or lumps, fibrocystic disease, uterine fibroids, and many other symptoms.

In men, fatigue, lack of libido, loss of motivation, memory loss, growing a fat belly, weight gain that won’t reverse with a diet, erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, reduced exercise tolerance, poor circulation, angina, joint pain, type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes, are important indicators that hormone deficiency or imbalance may be at work.

Doctor Kaye offers some hard to find methods of hormone replacement including hormone implants, specially compounded creams to administer one or several hormones conveniently, brand name hormone patches, and injectables. Implants release hormones directly into the bloodstream at a steady and predictable rate, lasting up to 5 months. No creams or injections or patches are needed for this method, and in our experience, many patients respond very well with this type of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. However, the method of delivery, like the dosage, is always personalized and is based on your goals and lifestyle as well as testing.

As Boston Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. is happy to provide patients with detailed information, answer all questions, and discuss any concerns. He will listen carefully to the patients’ description of their symptoms, and he will then perform testing on hormone levels to determine imbalances. Upon finding imbalances, Doctor Kaye will provide patients with a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program that is designed to meet individual needs. Countless patients in Doctor Kaye’s care have been able to use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to regain their health and improve their levels of wellness.

To learn more about obtaining a specialized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, contact Boston Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Joseph Edward Kaye, M.D. at Optimal Wellness MD today to schedule a consultation!