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Hormone Balancing

We treat hormone imbalances in women that cause symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, and low sex drive

Hormone optimization goes beyond Menopause. 

We manage peri-menopause and younger patients with the following conditions: Painful periods, irregular periods, heavy periods, and PCOS. We will also evaluate your thyroid and optimize its functioning. 

   Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

Irregular Menstrual Cycles or lack of menstrual cycle: Changes in the length, frequency, or heaviness of periods, including irregular periods or missed periods.

 

Menstrual Cramps: Increased or intensified menstrual cramps and discomfort.

 

Mood Swings: Fluctuations in mood, including increased irritability, anxiety, or mood swings.

 

Hot Flashes: Sudden and intense feelings of heat, often accompanied by sweating, which can occur during perimenopause and menopause.

 

Fatigue: Unexplained fatigue, lack of energy, or difficulty sleeping.

 

Weight Changes: often associated with difficulty in managing or losing weight.

 

Decreased Libido: Decreased  sexual desire and changes in sexual function.

 

Breast Tenderness: Increased breast sensitivity and tenderness.

 

Hair Changes: Changes in hair growth patterns, such as hair loss or unwanted facial hair growth.

 

Skin Issues: Acne, dry skin, or other skin problems can be exacerbated by hormonal imbalances.

 

Headaches: Hormonal imbalances may contribute to headaches or migraines.

 

Digestive Problems: Hormonal fluctuations can affect digestion, leading to symptoms like bloating, constipation, or diarrhea.

 

Insomnia: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, often linked to hormonal changes, such as those that occur during perimenopause and menopause.

 

Memory and Cognitive Issues: Some women may experience difficulties with memory and concentration during hormonal fluctuations.

 

Vaginal Dryness: A decrease in estrogen levels can lead to vaginal dryness, which may result in discomfort or pain during sexual activity.

 

Bone Health: Hormonal imbalances can affect bone density and increase the risk of osteoporosis.

 

Thinning of the Skin: Hormonal imbalances can lead to thinner and more fragile skin.

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and non-identical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are two distinct approaches to address hormone imbalances in the body, Understanding the importance and benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement is essential when considering hormone therapy. Comparing the benefits of synthetic hormones vs. bio-identical hormones is like comparing oranges to apples.  

 

Here are some of the characteristics of bio-identical Hormone replacement: 

Chemical Similarity: Bio-identical hormones are derived from natural sources and are structurally identical to the hormones produced by the human body. They are synthesized to match the molecular structure of endogenous hormones, such as estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone. 

Personalization: BHRT is often customized to suit an individual's unique hormonal needs. Hormone levels can be measured through blood tests, and therapy can be tailored accordingly.

Symptom Relief: BHRT is known for effectively alleviating menopausal and peri-menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and reduced libido.

Lower Risk of Side Effects: Since bio-identical hormones are chemically identical to those produced by the body, they tend to have fewer side effects and are generally better tolerated than non-identical hormones. 

Reduced Risk of Health Issues: BHRT may offer some health benefits, including potential reductions in the risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive decline. However, long-term research is ongoing to fully understand these benefits.

Biological Compatibility: Because BHRT closely matches the body's natural hormones, it is believed to interact more harmoniously with the body's receptors, potentially resulting in a more balanced and effective therapy.

Learn About Bio-Identical Hormones

HORMONES WE BALANCE

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Estrogen

Estrogen

Contributes to maintaining bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, and supporting cardiovascular health. Estrogen  can  alleviate common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, night sweats, and mood swings. Excessive estrogen (dominance) in relationship to estrogen can cause the following symptoms: Irregular Menstrual Periods,  breast tenderness or swelling, mood swings and PMS, weight gain around hips and thighs, fatigue, insomia and headaches. 

Thyroid: T3/T4

Thyroid: T3/T4

.T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine) are thyroid hormones crucial for regulating metabolism and overall body function. T4 is the primary hormone produced by the thyroid gland, and it gets converted into the more active T3 in various tissues. T3 plays a vital role in influencing cellular energy production, body temperature, and heart rate. Together, T3 and T4 help control the rate at which the body uses energy, impacting weight, and temperature regulation

Progesterone

Progesterone

Progesterone is used in hormone replacement therapy to balance estrogen and mitigate symptoms of hormonal imbalances. For women with irregular menstrual cycles, PCOS or heavy periods, progesterone replacement can support reproductive health by regulating the menstrual cycle and promoting a healthy uterine environment.

DHEA

DHEA

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands, with a key role in the body's overall hormonal balance. It serves as a precursor to both estrogen and testosterone, contributing to the regulation of sex hormones.

DHEA supplementation may have potential benefits, including improvements in mood, energy levels, and muscle strength.

Testosterone

Testosterone

Testosterone contributes to maintaining women's overall health. It influences energy levels, libido, and the maintenance of muscle and bone mass. Testosterone is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands, contributing to sexual well-being and supporting reproductive tissues. Imbalances in testosterone levels in women can lead to symptoms like fatigue, reduced libido, and changes in mood.

Cortisol

Cortisol

Cortisol, often referred to as the "stress hormone," is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress  plays a crucial role in the body's fight-or-flight response. While cortisol is essential for short-term stress responses, chronic elevation due to prolonged stress can have detrimental effects on health, including impaired immune function, disrupted sleep, and metabolic imbalances. Cortisol also influences blood pressure and assists in regulating inflammation.

HOW IT WORKS

Consultation

$120

Labs

$125-175 

(Varies according to  location)

Medications

Varies according to plan of care, we try to work with patients insurance, financial means and our compounding pharmacies to tailor a monthly medication plan that works financially for the patient. 

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