Bioidentical Hormones: Therapy for a Balanced Life
Maybe it is job stress. Or a hectic schedule. Or too many all-night TV marathons.
All these things can cause you to feel worn down and fatigued, but it may also be due to a hormonal imbalance.
Hormones serve as an internal communication system that controls most of your basic bodily functions. When your hormones are out of balance, your body is inefficient, and your tank is empty.
Bioidentical hormones can balance the body and mind. Hormonal therapy can improve energy, boost libido and return the clarity you need to take charge every day.
What are the Advantages of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormones offer an alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces.
- Many bioidentical hormones are made from natural plant botanicals
- Each customized formula is unique to your physiology
- Your dosage is based on your hormone panel, which we monitor closely throughout treatment.
- Since bioidentical hormones are natural, your body can metabolize them
How Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?
Hormones are chemicals produced by glands throughout the body. They control bodily systems and tasks, including libido, brain function and metabolism.
Hormone levels in our bodies naturally decrease as we age. Hormone replacement therapy restores your hormones to more youthful levels resulting in more energy, a sharper memory, stronger bones, a healthier heart and an overall more youthful glow.
Bioidentical hormones are humanmade hormones derived from plant estrogens. These hormones are chemically identical to those produced in your body. Estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are among those most commonly used in treatment.
After conducting extensive tests to determine your hormonal needs, we can create a customized hormone replacement program that helps you feel your best with minimal side effects.
Patients can receive bioidentical hormones by patch, cream, or pill. Many patients who choose bioidentical hormone treatment experience great results.
What are the Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance?
As men and women age, hormone levels can drop. Some common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:
- Limited energy
- Hair loss
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Low sex drive
- Pain during sex
- Problems sleeping
Having your hormones out of balance can also contribute to many conditions and diseases such as:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Thyroid disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Sexual dysfunction
Who can Benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Women of any age can experience a hormonal imbalance. While imbalances are most common in menopausal and post-menopausal women, environmental factors, medical treatment, pregnancy, breastfeeding and other factors can trigger an imbalance.
You will have comprehensive lab testing and answer an in-depth questionnaire before we create a personalized bioidentical hormone treatment plan for you.
Are bioidentical Hormones Safe?
FDA-approved bioidentical hormones have been tested for safety and are safe for people to use.
As the body adjusts to the new hormone levels, some patients experience weight gain, fatigue, headaches, mood swings, spotting, cramping and other side effects. As the body grows accustomed to the correct hormone levels, these issues typically disappear.
Women who take hormones, bioidentical or conventional, may be at increased risk of blood clots, stroke, and gallbladder disease. In older women, long-term hormone therapy may increase the risk of heart disease and breast cancer.
We will discuss your medical history and assess any risks before recommending bioidentical hormones.
Bioidentical Hormones at Harmony Healing
Harmony Healing founder, Tiffany Baggs, offers her patients holistic and compassionate care that addresses all facets of their lives. Tiffany is a family nurse practitioner specializing in hormone optimization, medical weight loss, natural healing and aesthetics.
Tiffany goes to bioidentical hormone therapy training twice a year and is certified with the Academy for Preventive and Innovative Medicine by Worldlink. At Harmony Healing, Tiffany recommends customized bioidentical hormone therapy regimens that adhere to evidence-based practice guidelines.
Tiffany wants women to feel educated and empowered when making important choices about their health. She feels that using bioidentical hormones is a choice. She respects her patients’ decisions when it comes to their healthcare.
If you are experiencing fatigue, low libido or just feeling a little “off,” it may be a hormonal imbalance.
Harmony Healing can help improve your quality of life through customized bioidentical hormone therapy. Schedule an appointment at 575.639.9305 to discuss your concerns with us.