Health Issues – Unbalanced Hormones
Hormones help regulate many functions in our body. But at different times in the lives of both men and women, our hormones can become unbalanced. Unbalanced hormones can cause a host of undesirable symptoms and health issues.
Hormonal changes often occur leading up to and during menopause in women, potentially causing hot flashes or weight gain. It can also occur in men during andropause – a shift in hormones similar to menopause which occurs in middle age. Andropause can lead to erectile dysfunction, weight gain, glucose intolerance, loss of muscle mass and high blood pressure. Loss of hormones can also increase the risk for health issues such as heart disease and osteoporosis in both men and women.
The Difference in Hormone Therapy
Prescribed hormones have been in news a lot lately – and for good reason. These hormones are derived from sources not natural to the body and have been shown to be harmful for some individuals. Many prescription hormones are chemically manufactured or derived from non-human sources such as horse estrogen.
At Nstar Integrated Health, we help reduce symptoms related to hormone problems using bio-identical hormone therapy (bHRT). These hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, are found naturally in the human body and can be metabolized by our bodies. Because each woman and man has different needs and responds differently to various hormones, we provide individualized hormone replacement therapy. By properly balancing your specific hormone needs – identified with a hormone panel test – we can customize treatment to most effectively reduce your symptoms.
Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement and
Balancing hormones can help you take better control of your life – emotionally and physically. After hormone therapy, you have the ability to help maintain the balance of your hormones through an overall healthy approach to wellness including exercise and proper nutrition. We work together with you to periodically check your hormones and provide guidance on keeping them in balance.
Achieving balanced hormones can provide many benefits to women and men at all stages of life. Benefits can include:
• Relief from severe menopausal and andropausal symptoms
• Reduced risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and other health problems
• Improved energy and overall feeling of wellbeing
• Ability to better control weight
• Improved mental outlook and reduced risk of depression
• Restoration of regular menstrual cycles for perimenopausal women