We all age over time. However, if we are not ingesting the proper nutrients or if we have neurotransmitter and hormonal imbalances we age faster.
At Tranquil Health Center, we can perform comprehensive testing to determine your nutritional, hormonal, and neurotransmitter status. We can develop a customized plan for your needs.
My goal with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is to bring your body into balance by providing hormones that may be deficient due to disease, life cycle, menopausal and/or perimenopausal changes. As a naturopathic physician, she will also determine if you have vitamin, nutrient or mineral deficiencies that may impact your health as well as dietary concerns. By using a more complete approach, patients are able to feel healthier and happier.
So many of our body’s functions depend upon hormones. Our youthful appearance, energy levels, mood, sex drive, sleep patterns, and mental focus are all hormone dependent. Our hormones allow us to live life to the fullest and optimize our physical performance.
As we age, our hormone production declines. Many of us feel the decline in essential hormones through mental and physical symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and lack of concentration. You may also have more specific symptoms due to declines in specific hormones. Symptoms from a hormonal decline include:
Estrogen: hot flashes, night sweats, lack of focus, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse (due to thinning of vaginal walls). Estrogen helps to prevent heart disease and osteoporosis.
Progesterone: insomnia, uncontrolled vaginal bleeding, depression, weight gain, and uncontrolled menstrual bleeding (perimenopause). Progesterone helps to protect women against fibrocystic breasts.
Testosterone: lack of sex drive, decreased muscle tone, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, and lack of mental focus.
If you are having any of the symptoms, you may be a candidate for hormone replacement. As a naturopathic physician, I can give you several options:
For many people, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the best option (BHRT). Bioidentical hormones are identical to hormones produced by your body. They are made from compounds derived from plants such as wild yams and soybeans. Replacing your natural hormones can give you your energy and vitality back. You can relieve your symptoms, ease into menopause/andropause, and age gracefully.
Another option is the use of endocrine glandulars. They are derived from animal sources and help to stimulate and repair your glands so that your hormones are balanced. This is an alternative for many patients who have mild to moderate symptoms or who would prefer to stimulate their own healing mechanisms. Many people need nutritional supplementation with vitamins and minerals to help balance hormone levels as well as herbs.
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