What is hormone imbalance?
What’s the Process for hormone Therapy?
Our physicians at Health for Life Naturopathic Medicine are trained in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that suits the individual needs of their patients. Formulations are customized based on clinical history and extensive laboratory evaluation of your hormones. Natural hormone prescriptions are sent to a local compounding pharmacy that create patient specific formulations. Bioidentical hormones are meant to balance our body’s own natural hormones produced in formulations that are biologically equivalent to our body’s chemistry. Prescriptions are dosed with safe strategies that improve symptoms with the lowest risk of side effects. Formulations may contain any or all of the following hormones based on clinical need: estradiol, estriol, DHEA, testosterone, progesterone and pregnenolone. Prescriptions will be offered in a variety of delivery methods based on patient preference and desired goals; prescriptions may be come as topical hormone creams, sublingual hormone troches or lozenges, oral capsules or as hormone injections. Patients are monitored regularly to ensure proper dosing and improvement of symptoms. The most common symptoms patients will seek hormone replacement therapy are but not limited to: fatigue, muscle weakness, low or no libido, pain with intercourse, hot flashes, mood changes (anxiety, depression, irritability), decreased in volume and quality of sleep, inability to achieve or maintain erections, osteoporosis or bone loss, reduce vaginal moisture or tone, increase in vaginal infections, decreased skin tone or premature wrinkling, delayed muscle recovery after exercise, or a decrease in ability to achieve healthy muscle mass with exercise. While women often seek natural hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for perimenopausal symptoms or signs of menopause, PMS symptoms, or fertility hormone use; men often seek testosterone replacement therapy for symptoms of andropause.
Schedule a consult today with any one of our three bioidentical hormone doctors to discuss how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may suit your needs and help live a more balanced life.