It’s easy to run yourself ragged from time to time, but if you constantly feel tired, it may be time to take a closer look at your symptoms. As the days grow shorter, many people blame their fatigue on the season. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a surprisingly common ailment. However, fatigue can also be a symptom of a hormonal imbalance. When was the last time you had your hormones checked?
Hormones affect every aspect of your wellness and can wreak havoc when they are out of whack. Fortunately, we can help to safely restore your hormonal balance with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
Here are the first few steps of BHRT at Atagi Plastic Surgery & Skin Aesthetics:
1. Your first step should be visiting your primary care physician, who can perform a physical exam and run necessary blood work to rule out any underlying illness. We also recommend a recent mammogram, gynecological exam, or prostate check-up within the past year if you are 40 or older.
2. We will perform a thorough diagnostic exam and assess your symptoms, carefully considering your health history and lifestyle. We will draw blood and send it away for analysis to determine your hormone levels. If a hormonal imbalance is detected, we will formulate a treatment plan that caters to your particular needs during your next appointment. One of our certified providers will insert hormone pellets under the skin. These pellets slowly release bio-identical hormones to maintain a steady level of hormones in your system for optimal benefits.
3. We will closely monitor your progress, including follow-up visits and blood work, to determine your body’s response to treatment and adjust dosage, if needed.