Is BHRT Ok for Age 29?
Today we will be sharing a testimonial from one of our younger clients who struggled a lot, but asked the question “Is BHRT Ok for Age 29?” Read on to find out why.
“I am a 29 year old female who on the surface would be considered healthy and active.
This past summer, I started training for my first Triathlon and a 70 mile run across the coast of California. At the start of my training, I started noticing results; I lost weight, toned up and my percentage of body fat decreased.
After a couple of months of tracking, I felt like I plateaued. I wasn’t losing weight anymore, I didn’t have the energy I did in the beginning and I wasn’t seeing a change in my times which was beyond frustrating. After my last fitness event, I took a couple of weeks so my body could rest and unfortunately, I put on ten pounds very quickly. I kept a consistent diet throughout the training and rest period and the only change was I went from 5-6 days of training to about 3, so I just didn’t understand the rapid weight gain.
This, along with the lethargic feeling I had even though I should have felt like I was in the best shape of my life, clearly concerned me so I decided to make an appointment with Nava Health & Vitality Center and have my blood work completed which they refer to as their Diagnostic Testing. I sat down with a doctor for almost an hour going over my results and to say I was in total shock would be an understatement.
It turns out, as a 29 year old female, I had the hormone levels of a woman post-menopausal.
That’s right, I have virtually no testosterone and no proestrogen. ‘What does this mean; how did this happen?’ I asked the doctor. She explained in thorough detail that a lot of it can be attributed to stress which affects the adrenals which were also severely depleted. How one’s body reacts to stress can certainly vary from person to person, however, it is very harmful to the body. The doctor even added, your body can look at working out as stress, it doesn’t know you are running ten miles, it just knows your heart rate is up.
First of all, I had no idea women needed testosterone. They told me an imbalance in hormones can affect your energy, your memory, your focus, your metabolism, your muscle tone and libido, but honestly, I just thought that that happened to ‘older people’ and not someone in their late 20s.
I felt like I was on my own island after hearing all of this, because I had never paid close attention to how I was feeling and so forth.
In your 20s you still have that ‘I am invincible, I am healthy, I can do anything attitude.’ I started thinking about how challenging it is to get up in the morning now compared to when I was in my early 20s, how I used to run five miles and be completely fine after, how tired I get now at 2 or 3 in the afternoon and would pay to have a nap.
The Doctor told me I was a candidate for Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which is offered at Nava. I couldn’t wait to get started since the triathlon was fast approaching so I made my appointment that day to have my BHRT pellet injection. It has been six weeks since the insertion and the improvements I’ve experienced are amazing.
I get up in the morning without an issue. I feel great after my work outs. I don’t even think about wanting a nap in the afternoon anymore.
I quickly lost four pounds and about 2% body fat, my hair feels thicker and the oil in my skin is back. Needless to say, I feel like I am 21 again!
The big secret is, this is not uncommon, I am not on my own island. This actually happens to more men and women in their late 20s then one thinks.
If I could give any advice, it would be make your appointment and have your hormone levels checked.
My primary care doctor nor my gynecologist never looked at my blood work in such specific detail as they do at Nava. I can’t wait to see how I will feel another six weeks from now. Very excited to turn back the clock before it was too late!”
– Brittany M., Nava Client
Age 29, Baltimore
We hope you enjoyed reading this amazing testimony from Brittany asking the question “Is BHRT Ok for Age 29?”