Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many critical bodily functions and processes. They are produced by glands and organs and circulate throughout the body to help coordinate everything from metabolism and reproduction to growth and mood. When hormone levels fall out of balance, it can negatively impact both physical and mental health. Some key things to understand about hormones:
Hormone imbalance signs include changes in energy levels, sleep, weight, mood, sexual function, and more. Imbalances can be caused by age-related decline, stress, medical conditions, poor diet, inactivity and more.
Timely treatment is critical as prolonged imbalances can increase risk for certain diseases and worsen symptoms, affecting quality of life. Restoring balance helps the body and mind properly function again.
There are many benefits associated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) when clinically warranted, including:
In women, estrogen replacement can specifically help relieve vaginal dryness and discomfort, reduce urgency to urinate, prevent bone loss and possibly reduce risk for heart disease when started before age 60. It is often combined with progesterone.
In men, boosting lagging testosterone levels has been found to renew vigor, strength, endurance, drive and vitality. Lean muscle mass may increase while excess body fat often decreases. Heart health markers also often improve with supervised therapy.
Thyroid hormone regulation can ease symptoms related to hypothyroidism like persistent tiredness, difficulty losing weight, intolerance to cold, constipation and more. Careful dosing is important to avoid excess.
Cortisol and other stress hormones can be rebalanced through lifestyle measures like dietary changes, stress management, improved sleep hygiene and targeted nutraceuticals if needed.
Infertility treatment protocols often now include addressing underlying hormone issues, like irregular ovulation in women or poor sperm health parameters in men. Careful manipulation of key hormones along with fertility treatments can improve outcomes.
The goal with bioidentical hormone therapy is to safely establish normal, youthful hormone ranges tailored to your individual physiology and needs. It involves:
The process starts with meeting with a skilled hormone specialist for evaluation of all symptoms along with analysis of relevant lab testing like blood tests, saliva assays or special challenge tests. This informs development of a customized treatment plan to address deficiencies or excesses with the lowest effective dose.
Rather than synthetic hormones with slightly altered structures that can stimulate side effects, bioidenticals match the body’s natural estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA and progesterone molecules exactly. This results in enhanced safety, superior absorption and increased treatment success. Though not appropriate for all individuals, they are extremely effective when clinically indicated.
At Vitality Hormone Center, our compassionate practitioners have the expertise to provide advanced hormone balancing options like:
Most methods allow for prompt dose adjustments until relief of deficiency symptoms is achieved. This is facilitated through our state-of-the art testing lab onsite along with telemedicine availability for added convenience. Follow up continues until the optimal duration of treatment has been established on an individual basis.
Here at Vitality Hormone Center, your health, wellbeing and satisfaction are our top concerns. Our clinic offers:
You deserve to feel your best at every age. Call today to see how our individualized hormone optimization programs can help you regain energy, strength and enjoyment of life!