Hormones play a vast role in regulating many systems of our body. With aging, various hormonal shifts occur causing symptoms of menopause and andropause. Below are some advantages of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement in both women and men.
● Are you exhibiting symptoms of estrogen dominance?
The increasingly popular phrase “estrogen dominance” doesn’t mean you have too much estrogen (specifically, estradiol). Rather, you may have too little progesterone relative to your estradiol level. Because estradiol is a proliferative (cell-growing) hormone, too much relative to progesterone can cause symptoms such as: fibrocystic breasts, water retention, belly weight gain, ovarian cysts, bone loss, migraine, foggy thinking, heavy or irregular menses, etc.
*Your salivary hormone results will report a ratio between progesterone and estradiol, which will help us create a customized treatment for you!
● Are you exhibiting symptoms of low testosterone?
Andropause, often referred to as the male menopause, is a decline in testosterone production that can begin as early as age thirty, depending on a variety of factors. The gradual change in hormone status can cause symptoms such as: depression, anxiety, decreased urinary flow, fatigue, low libido, night sweats, erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle tone, abdominal weight gain, and concentration problems.
The decrease in testosterone can also be responsible for a condition called metabolic syndrome, which is associated with an increased risk of type two diabetes and coronary heart disease.
*Your salivary hormone results will report your active hormone levels, which helps create a customized treatment plan for you!
ADVANTAGES FOR WOMEN
Improvement in menopausal symptoms
Reduction in hot flashes and night sweats
●Improved sleep and energy
●Reduction in pain with sexual intercourse
ADVANTAGES FOR MEN
●Improved sex drive
●Help with erectile dysfunction
●Improved muscle mass
*For best results we recommend a consultation with the doctor to review labs and/or complete a salivary hormone panel to better understand if HRT is for you.Contact our office for more information regarding HRT and to book an appointment.