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Men and Women's Health

Dr. Gal practices Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy ("HRT"). This form of HRT replaces the deficient hormones with the same exact hormone that has been lost, which helps to minimize side effects seen with non-identical hormones. 

Unity Health developed a personalized approach that treats the whole person — mind, body, and spirit, in looking for new ways to help patients live a healthy and balanced life

 

One of his tools is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy ("HRT"). This treatment is proven effective for hormone imbalances.

 

What Is a Hormone Imbalance?

Your body has chemical messengers called hormones. When your blood carries hormones to your organs and tissues, it helps control things like:

  • Growth

  • Metabolism

  • Sexual function

  • Reproduction

  • Mood

 

Our hormone production often shifts as we age, which can cause a shortage of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone in women, and testosterone levels can drop in both women and men.

About 20% of patients with a hormone imbalance are men, and 80% are women. Symptoms may appear for men in their late 40s or early 50s, while women may notice symptoms starting in their late 30s or 40s. 

 

You may experience the following symptoms:

 

  • Weight Gain

  • Fatigue or Low Energy

  • Brain Fog

  • Night Sweats or Hot Flashes

  • Vaginal Dryness or Discomfort During Sex

 

Dr. Gal can diagnose hormone imbalances you may have with a simple test and discover if there's an underlying issue, such as thyroid disease.  

How Is a Hormone Imbalance Treated?

Dr. Gal is one of the few certified Bioidentical hormone replacement specialists in the Myrtle Beach area. As indicated by the term "bioidentical," the hormones Dr. Gal will use are chemically identical to the hormones your body naturally produces, which is different from those used in traditional hormone replacement therapy made from the urine of pregnant horses and other synthetic hormones. 

 

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

 

Some may think hormone replacement therapy is only for women approaching or going through menopause. However, it is appropriate for both men and women. Both men and women face physical, mental, or emotional hormone-related symptoms of aging.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Those who receive customized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy report an improved quality of life. Some of the benefits include:

 

  • Stronger Sex Drive

  • Better Mental Clarity

  • Decreased Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

  • Increased Sense of Wellbeing

  • Improved Ability To Lose Fat and Build Muscle

  • Thicker Hair Growth

  • Healthier Skin

  • Reduced Bloating

  • More Energy During the Day

  • Ability To Sleep More Soundly at Night

  • Fewer Hot Flashes and Night Sweats