Kimberly Haycraft, M.D. – Minneapolis Bioidentical Doctor
Minneapolis Bioidentical Doctor, Kimberly Haycraft, M.D. offers safe and effective (BHRT) Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy protocols to women and men suffering from the consequences of hormonal decline and imbalance. Dr. Haycraft believes that optimal restoration of hormone balance is done with bioidentical hormones because they are derived from plant sources that are identical to the hormones produced by your own body. Additionally, bioidentical hormones can be administered in many different ways topically as creams or patches, orally as capsules or troches, injectables, or implanted as pellets. This offers patients dosing choices that best match with their physiology and lifestyle.
Dr. Haycraft is a hormones specialist with over 15 years of experience practicing medicine. She is a board certified family practitioner with current special interest and training in anti-aging, aesthetic and functional medicine. Unhappy with how traditional doctors treat patients, Dr. Haycraft has created a practice that is centered on a patient-doctor partnership. She and her staff at the Minneapolis Clinic of Functional Medicine will look to the underlying cause of symptoms and treat the whole person. With various symptoms caused by hormone imbalances, customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is utilized by Dr. Haycraft as an effective and natural treatment for women and men that come to her Minneapolis clinic looking for help.
Women’s Health and Bioidentical Hormones
Although most people are familiar with menopause, estrogen deficiency, and the use of hormones in this situation, many are not aware that the 10 years prior to menopause is often a period of hormonal imbalance that can be equally disruptive. This period of time is known as perimenopause and can cause symptoms equally disturbing to those produced during menopause. When an experienced physician prescribes bioidentical hormones, it can often provide significant symptom relief.
Common complaints of female hormone decline may include:
- Sleep Disturbances
- Irregular Periods
- Weight Gain
- Difficulty Losing Weight
- Decreased Libido
- Poor Concentration
- Decreased Energy
- Mood Swings
Men’s Health and Bioidentical Hormones
Men also experience a similar, yet more gradual loss of hormones throughout their lifespan. This loss of testosterone is referred to as andropause. Most men encounter andropause during their mid-to-late forties or early fifties, and symptoms can be helped with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Common complaints of male hormone decline may include:
- Muscle Loss
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Low Libido
- Weight Gain
- Memory Loss
- Insulin Resistance