Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you didn’t feel tired all the time? … Maybe you want to have the energy to enjoy hanging out with your kids, take up a new hobby, or hang out with your friends.
Are you stuck with an extra 10 pounds that no matter how much you behave yourself or how much you diet or exercise, you just can’t get rid of it.
Do you find yourself feeling anxious often? I don’t know anybody lately who doesn’t seem to have some sort of issue with anxiety or depression or just not feeling quite like themselves.
How about low sex drive? Being totally into your spouse, but just not having anything left at the end of the day to really want to connect in that way.
Have you been experiencing vaginal dryness or even painful intercourse?
In this post, I’m going over all of these concerns, and some of the number one causes of these symptoms and what we can do about them. DON’T WORRY, you’re not stuck like this! I’m here to tell you these things are NOT just a normal part of aging.
I got into the intimate wellness industry, specifically Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy because I am that middle-aged woman and I was seeking solutions for myself.
There are over 55 million women who are currently in menopause (meaning they haven’t had a period for over a year.) Oftentimes, with hormonal imbalance, what we see first off are symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, and cognitive decline.
We consider this just a ‘normal’ part of life and getting older, but it’s actually your body telling you that things are off-balance.
My Experience with Hormonal Imbalance….
I am a busy, successful entrepreneur. I was working full-time through graduate school, and I’ve always felt like I was pretty driven. So, I just thought I was experiencing fatigue. And, ladies, I have an amazing husband. I love him so much and he’s really good looking… it’s never been that I’m not attracted to him, but I literally had zero sex drive or interest. You know, all I wanted to do at the end of the day is go to bed.
I thought that once I was through school, my energy and sex drive would improve and it didn’t. Hormonal imbalance has really created a lot of challenges in my marriage, and my husband has even questioned if I was still attracted to him or if something was wrong with our relationship. And the answer was always no, but the reality was that I was still just too tired at the end of the day. I would rather go to bed then have that intimate level of connection.
So I started thinking about myself …. ‘Is something wrong with our relationship or is there something wrong with me?!’ And I ended up taking a class in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and in that course I realized that it really had nothing to do with the fact that there was something wrong with my relationship, but more with the fact that there was something going on physically.
There’s this idea that we’re just supposed to naturally decline and thousands of years ago, that made sense, right? But we no longer have food shortages or famine and we don’t have to reserve our resources for the childbearing people of the clan, right?
So the reality is that we can maintain our health and vitality and we can continue to feel good in our bodies by supplementing with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
And it’s not only just about how we feel. It actually really is important for protecting us against things like:
- Heart disease
- Colon cancer
- Breast cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cognitive decline
First and foremost, I can’t tell you how many people show up in my office with skin conditions, or wanting Botox because they’re getting wrinkles or wanting filler. And then, as I start to ask questions about energy levels and things like that… lo and behold, almost everybody is struggling with a variety of symptoms. And what I started to realize is that this goes hand in hand with the overall anti-aging in the clinic. And every single person that I’ve talked to about this, has something that they could benefit from BHRT.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy improves overall quality of life by improving:
- Skin health
- Sexual function
How it works
We start with a blood draw, and we are going to be looking at everything from whether or not you’re anemic, what your liver is doing, to your vitamin D levels. And then we take that along with your hormone levels, and create a regimen specifically for you and your body. Commonly women are deficient in testosterone, which is most often thought of as a guy’s sex hormone, but when you don’t have appropriate testosterone levels, you’re going to:
- Lose desire for intimacy
- Have less energy
- Experience difficulty building muscle
- Difficulty with creativity and vitality
That’s what was going on with me. I had low testosterone and low progesterone, and after correcting those things, all of a sudden, my husband started looking reallllllly good again, my skin was glowing without that yellow hue, and I had energy to do and create things!! It felt like I was living life at a whole other level!
So essentially we look at your specific levels and we work with compounded pharmacies that make our bio identical hormones for you individually. And, there’s a couple of different ways that you can do the therapies, either with a pellet insertion or daily regimen.
It’s a really simple little insertion in the subcutaneous fat. AKA the fat on your butt pad, it goes right underneath the skin.The pellet is the size of a grain of rice and you don’t have to think about it for another 3 months.
There are creams and patches and those are really effective, too.
So one of the things that I would love to do with you is to sit down and do an intake. We do is we get you scheduled in the office. We’ll have you fill out a questionnaire, upon arrival and then make the best treatment plan for you.
Visit: https://www.illumeaesthetics.com/ to schedule your appointment today!