It’s simply about balance. When your hormones are unbalanced, you just don’t feel like yourself. Even if you’re living a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and regular exercise, you’re not reaping the full reward of your efforts if your hormones are imbalanced.
Hormones are agents of change in our bodies. They are found in specialized organs like the thyroid, adrenal glands, ovaries, pancreas, pituitary, etc. Bioidentical hormones are made as an exact structural replica of the hormones that are naturally produced by the body. The difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones is that, although both are created in labs, synthetic hormones are not identical to the hormones naturally created in your body while bioidentical hormones match human hormones molecule by molecule.
When our hormones are out of balance certain symptoms can occur.
Signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance may include, but are not limited to:
- Low energy levels
- Mental fogginess
- Weaken immunity
- Weight gain despite efforts to lose weight
- Anxiety/Depression/Irritability/Mood swings
- Insomnia or disrupted sleep
- Irregular periods
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Hair loss and eyebrow loss
- Acne or dry skin
In many cases, hormone imbalances can occur with expected changes in the lifespan, such as adrenal fatigue, perimenopause, menopause or low thyroid. Symptoms of perimenopause or menopause can be very difficult time for some women. Women can also be struggling from thyroid dysfunction. Symptoms include depression, fatigue, dry skin, thinning of the hair, constipation, inability to tolerate cold, joint pain/stiffness, weight gain and poor concentration. With careful monitoring, symptoms can be relieved and quality of living can be improved.
Bioidentical Hormonal Replacement is a safe and effective way to deliver those needed cellular messengers and can be used in both men and women. Appropriate monitoring is essential to ensure safety. Regular follow-up care is provide to ensure effectiveness. With a little bit of effort, the results can be life transforming. We need our hormones, they are essential and vital to our well being. Now, thanks to present day advancements in modern age medicine, we no longer need to suffer due to age-related health issues. In fact, we do not lose hormones because we get old; we get old because we lose our hormones. Management of these symptoms can provide relief and increase sense of peace. We can choose to live a life of vitality and longevity.
What Are Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Services?
- A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
- Testing – saliva or blood laboratory analysis
- Natural Hormone balancing
- Ongoing evaluations
- Quality compounded pharmacy partners
- Highest quality supplements
- Fitness programs, nutrition planning, stress reduction plans
What is the best age to consider bioidentical hormone therapy?
We believe most people should have their hormones checked by the age of 40 or earlier if they are experiencing symptoms of menopause or andropause. The way to prevent illness and to optimize one’s health is to take an active role in addressing health care risks before they become a problem. Getting tested when you still feel good gives you a benchmark for later comparison as the inevitable hormone changes and decline begin.
What are the side effects associated with bioidentical hormones?
Because bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure of the hormones made naturally by your body, there are relatively few side effects. Side effects occur mainly when the dosage of hormone is too high for the individual. We monitor and evaluate each patient consistently to assure balanced and proper dosing. Keeping follow up appointments is essential to your success.