Hormones play a vital role in human anatomy in ensuring organs work efficiently and effectively to tasks without doubts as they communicate with body cells and organs. They are responsible for your sleep cycle, heart rate, mood, body temperature, appetite, sexual function, metabolism, stress, growth, and development.
If, for whatever reason, your lifestyle or the environment affects your endocrine glands, which are known to produce, store, and release hormones into the blood, you are bound to experience symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance.
The symptoms may include hair loss, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, low body energy and thyroid disorder. Gone are the days when hormonal imbalance was only associated with the elderly, but now people in their 20s and 30s are also vulnerable.
Luckily due to over 30 years of extensive research and development, there is a way to reverse engineer that process and be able to live a healthier and fuller life by the use of Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy, as conventional medicine couldn’t be the remedy.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
This is the replacement of hormones that are chemically identical in molecular structure to those in the body extracted from plants like yams or soy or synthesized in a lab. The common hormones are replicated and used in the treatment are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
The understanding of your general hormonal physiology is key in ensuring you are administered with the right treatment customized for you as hormonal imbalance since side effects vary from person to person.
Menopause and andropause are the main effects of hormonal imbalance in females and males, respectively. Andropause is the state at which testosterone has reached its lowest. Other factors that may cause an imbalance in women is puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, birth control medication and ovarian cancer. For men, it is mainly aging and low testosterone.
Men’s and women’s hormonal imbalance disorder vary due to different endocrine organs and cycles.
Hormone analyzing and Treatment plan
Before the commencement of treatment, our experienced medical practitioners will first carry out extensive lab tests to determine hormone physiology. It is done by taking saliva, blood, and urine samples.
This will enable us to gauge the hormonal levels of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, multiple thyroid hormone levels, thyroid-stimulating hormone(TSH), human growth hormone(HGH), and Vitamin D.
After the test is done, the practitioner will carry out a one-on-one interview to discuss the lab results, have a chat about your lifestyle, medical history, review symptoms, and your treatment expectation, thereby coming up with the ideal treatment specifically designed for you.
What are their side effects?
There are certain side effects associated with undergoing the bioidentical hormone therapy as your body system adjusts. They include bloating, fatigue, acne, weight gain and mood swings. It is, however, important to note that the side effects vary from one patient to another.
The risk associated with this treatment may include stroke, breast cancer, heart disease, blood clot, and gallbladder disease.
Bioidentical hormone therapy can be administered in several forms, including injections, pills, creams, gels, and implanted pellets. Thus, you are encouraged to engage further with your doctor to determine which form would be suitable for you as per your lifestyle.
Having to undergo treatment is not an easy. However, if you undergo treatment, there are precautions you should take to ensure you do not become a victim of hormonal imbalance or at the very least minimize the symptoms.
- Your weight should be kept in check
- Exercise regularly
- Manage stress
- Practice meditation activities
- Reduce intake of sugary food and processed carbohydrate
- Avoid trigger foods
- Buy organic foods and vegies
- Do not microwave food and drink using plastic
- Maintain good hygiene
Remember that the US Food and Drug Administration(FDA) regulates the compounding Bioidentical hormones and hasn’t given it a clean pass, albeit several arguments pertain to custom-compounded hormones being of better outcome which has yet to be fully examined.
It’s almost a guarantee that every person at one point in their life is going to experience hormonal imbalance if you haven’t already yet. The administration and customization of the hormones solely rely upon the hormone therapy practitioner you choose because it’s not a one size fits all.
On that note, make sure your prescription is given by an experienced and highly trained hormone therapy practitioner after a thorough consultation. Now that you know of the solution, get in touch with us, and we guarantee it that; getting you in balance is our main purpose. Call us at (205) 352-9141. We are here to help you.