TOTAL POUNDS LOST = 41,166

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Inflammatory diseases, obesity, steroid use, and nutritional deficiencies can lead to hormone deficiencies and imbalances.  Chronic elevated insulin (seen in obesity) increases inflammation and fat production, which in turn makes more inflammation and the cascade continues. When one hormone is not balanced, it leads to other imbalances as hormones do not act alone but rather in concert with each other.

 
 

Symptoms that may affect females include (but not limited to):

  • weight gain
  • anxiety
  • breast tenderness
  • hot flashes
  • loss of body hair
  • low or absent sex drive
  • fatigue
  • muscle weakness/loss
  • difficulty concentrating
  • osteoporosis
  • vaginal dryness/painful intercourse
  • headaches
  • depression
  • menstrual irregularities

Symptoms that may affect males include (but not limited to):

  • loss of body hair
  • muscle loss
  • abnormal breast growth
  • reduced growth of penis and testicles
  • erectile dysfunction
  • osteoporosis
  • low or absent sex drive
  • infertility
  • fatigue
  • hot flashes
  • difficulty concentrating

There are many factors in restoring hormonal balance.  These include nutrition, detoxification, digestive health, stress management, and even replacement. When replacement is necessary, we chose to utilize the same chemical the body would naturally produce.  These are commonly referred to as bioidentical hormones.

The difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones is dual fold. Unlike bioidenticalhormones, synthetic, or conventional, hormones may be patented by pharmaceutical companies; therefore dosage varies only by milligrams dictated by your doctor, while the molecular structure of the prescribedhormone is the same for every single person on that drug. Additionally, synthetic hormones are not created structurally the same as human endogenous hormones, which often leads uncomfortable side effects. While synthetic hormones can mimic the effects of endogenous hormones on certain biological pathways, they rarely offer the same effectiveness at a deeper, molecular level.

Because bioidentical hormones are an exact structural replica of endogenous hormones, side effects are rarely observed, and in the event you do experience side effects, talk with your doctor—the dosage may simply need to be adjusted. The added benefit of bioidentical hormones is that each dose is tailored specifically for your needs, not simply what doses the pharmaceutical company offers.