Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Recover your health
Hormone imbalance affects almost all functions of your body. Discovering your hormone balance can help you recover your health.
Some common effects of low hormones include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of interest in sex
- Pain during sex
- Problems sleeping
- Loss of energy
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Foggy thinking
- Mood changes
- Memory loss
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses bioidentical hormones which are hormones that come from natural sources (porcine) and have structural matches to the hormones produced by the human body. This “bioidentical” structure allows these hormones to follow the same pathways and act on the same receptors in the body as your own hormones, meaning the risk of side effects is minimal and the safety and efficacy of the treatment are optimal. Every treatment plan is customized to fit the patient’s individual needs, so you experience what it means to be correctly balanced.
The benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are numerous, considering that the treatment dates to the 1930’s—around the same time conventional hormone therapy emerged. Low levels of even just one hormone can lead to uncomfortable symptoms and may impair production of other hormones, resulting in a complex web of hormone imbalance. Women and men may benefit from bioidentical therapies in conjunction with lifestyle changes. These benefits contribute to combating the unpleasant symptoms associated with imbalance in sex hormones, thyroid symptoms, and adrenal insufficiencies which in turn, offer men and women improvements in health and quality of life.
Through advanced diagnostic testing, one-on-one consultations and comprehensive treatment plans we can help you restore balance and experience optimal health and a higher quality of life. There are safe and effective treatment options to help reduce these symptoms and restore your body’s systems to more balanced levels for optimal health and well-being. We’ll get to the underlying cause by working collaboratively with you to restore your balance.
The Role of Hormones in the Body
Hormones are chemical messengers, delivered to the tissues through the blood, that affect almost every bodily process, including growth and development, metabolism, mood, stress management, tissue regeneration, sexual function and reproduction. Imbalances in your hormone levels can cause issues like insomnia, fatigue, headaches, heartburn, weight gain, bone loss, depression, low libido, mood swings and more.
The hormones adrenaline, cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone [DHEA] are secreted by your adrenal glands and help with your stress response. Healthy adrenals respond to stress by increasing output of these helpful hormones. When stress becomes chronic, the adrenal glands can’t keep up. This condition is called adrenal fatigue or adrenal exhaustion, and includes symptoms such as chronic fatigue, irritability, depression and digestive issues.
Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is based on the use of synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones, such as estradiol, nandrolone, methyl, and progestin, are man-made hormones that have been patented. Because they are man-made, treatment for every patient is identical and not tailored to their specific needs.
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