Bart Gershenbaum, D.O. – Fort Lauderdale Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
Dr. Bart K. Gershenbaum has over thirty years experience as an emergency room physician, and he received his training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gershenbaum is passionate about helping patients to balance their hormones and achieve weight loss, and he has specialized anti-aging and weight loss programs that can help patients of all sizes and ages to achieve their goals. One of Dr. Gershenbaum’s preferred treatment methods is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, which can help patients to prevent age related diseases, lose weight, and improve their overall health and wellness levels.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormones are messengers that carry signals to all parts of the body to help it regulate almost all of its functions. Some of the functions that hormones help to regulate include reproduction, metabolism, digestion, respiration, urination, defecation, and mental functions. While hormones most commonly decline due to aging, a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, smoking, drinking, stress, and environmental factors can also cause hormones to decline. A reduction in hormone production can cause many issues to arise and may cause many age related diseases.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are identical in molecular structure and function to the hormones produced in the human body to supplement the body’s hormonal deficiencies. Bio-identical hormones are usually compounded from soy or yams, and they can be dosed according to individual needs. Both men and women can benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, and they can enjoy the benefits of having balanced hormones without the negative side effects.
Men usually suffer from hormonal decline around the mid to late forties or fifties, and during this time, the testicles begin to produce less testosterone. Other androgens, which are male hormones, may also decrease, such as DHEA and Melatonin. This decrease in hormone production can cause the phase known as andropause, which can bring about a series of uncomfortable changes. Some of the symptoms of male hormone decline may include:
- Low Libido
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Low Energy
- Lack of Motivation
- Muscle Atrophy
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Hair Loss
- Increased Abdominal Fat
Perimenopause and Menopause are the times when most women experience hormonal imbalances; however, some women experience them during the reproductive years as well. During the reproductive years, women may have increased PMS symptoms, irregular periods, or Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. Perimenopause and menopause bring about another slew of symptoms, which can include:
- Weight Gain
- Hot Flashes or Night Sweats
- Vaginal Dryness
- Low Libido
- Mood Changes
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to balance hormones for men and women, and it can reduce the symptoms that arise due to hormonal imbalances. Dr. Gershenbaum has helped many men and women to improve their quality of life and live healthier, happier lives through his expert anti-aging and bioidentical hormone programs.
Questions? Please call Bart Gershenbaum, D.O. directly at 800-775-4902 Ext. 153 to schedule your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy consultation, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.