Hormone ImbalancesAlmost everyone over the age of 35 or 40 (and sometimes even 20) begin to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalances. This can be due to environmental or dietary toxins or from stress and unhealthy lifestyles. Excess or deficiencies of different hormones can cause health problems. At the clinic, we use accurate and comprehensive lab testing (link) to create a personalized treatment plan for you. These treatments can help you enjoy robust health, strong bones and energy of someone half your age.
The key is to determine exactly what hormone is off balance and whether it is high or low. Unfortunately, it may be difficult to determine this by just looking at symptoms or taking a case history.
For example, symptoms such as weight gain, low energy, bloating, water retention, and headaches can be due to low thyroid, excess estrogens, low progesterone or an imbalance of cortisol. This is why most of my patients come in complaining: “I know my hormones are off balance but I am not sure which one or how to fix it”.
In cases when there are low level of hormones, an optional treatment is the use of “Bio-identical hormones”.
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Bio-identical hormones AKA natural hormones or BHRT, refer to hormones that are identical to the ones that we naturally have in our bodies. These natural hormones are very different to the synthetic hormones normally used in conventional medicine and therefore, they don’t have the same side effects. Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is composed of synthetic estrogen (oral estrone) and synthetic progesterone (progestin) and they carry unacceptable risks of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The use of bioidentical hormones in dosages that restore normal physiological levels are safe and even protective against many diseases
What natural hormones do we offer?
- Natural topical estrogen (BiEst)
- Natural topical progesterone
- Natural thyroid AKA desiccated thyroid
Are you experiencing these symptoms?
- PMS, headaches and foggy thinking
- Irritability, mood swings and depression
- Loss of sex drive
- Low energy
- Trouble sleeping
- Weight gain
- Vaginal dryness and/or pain with intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Irregular or heavy periods