Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

Lifestyle Physicians

Integrative Health Center & Weight Loss Centers located in Warrenton, VA & Culpeper, VA

Low or insufficient levels of hormones can leave both men and women feeling fatigued, depressed, or out of sorts. Dr. Sagar Verma and Dr. Sheeba Asad of Lifestyle Physicians in Warrenton and Culpeper, Virginia, want to help their patients get back to feeling like themselves again. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is one way experts recommend treating hormonal imbalances that come with age or certain health conditions. To learn more, schedule a consultation online or call for an appointment.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a safe, effective way to optimize hormones that naturally occur in your body. This treatment offers the benefits of more energy, better sleep, and a variety of other health improvements. Bioidentical hormones are compounded hormones that are exact chemical matches to the hormones your body produces naturally.

Depending on your symptoms and lab results indicating which hormone levels are lower than desired, Dr. Verma and Dr. Asad determine the treatment that is best for you. 

Who needs bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Both men and women who exhibit signs and symptoms of a hormonal imbalance may be candidates for BHRT. Symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Low energy
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Anxiety
  • Low libido (sex drive)
  • Difficulty concentrating or “brainfog”

Changes in hormone levels are normal and expected as men and women grow older, specifically during menopause or andropause, the male version of menopause. Dr. Verma and Dr. Asad treat women and men alike, including many male patients who experience low testosterone levels.

Why do men need testosterone hormone therapy?

As they age, many male patients suffer from low levels of testosterone. This affects sex drive, mental focus, and muscle mass. Both men and women naturally produce testosterone, which contributes to strength, endurance, decreased body fat, and a variety of other functions in the body. Testosterone also protects against some chronic conditions like high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.

Testosterone is an important hormone for health, energy, and well-being. Men, in particular, who experience signs and symptoms of low levels of testosterone benefit from BHRT. In addition to helping you feel better, replacing testosterone can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

It may be time to think about testosterone therapy if you’re a male with symptoms that include depression, hot flashes, difficulty concentrating, and low sex drive. For this and other BHRT options, contact the Warrenton or Culpeper office for an appointment with one of Lifestyle Physicians’ caring, compassionate medical experts, or schedule a consultation online.