BHRT Therapy: For A More Balanced Life
With most of us leading busy lives it can be very easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. This stress can be the same and different for men and women. We all know the common complaints when one does not feel balanced: “I’m stressed, I can’t sleep, my mind is racing, I’m so hot, and I’m gaining weight.” If these sound familiar, we can help using Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
How to hormones effect stress?
The stress that most of us feel from our daily routine is actually due to the lack of circulating cortisol in our blood stream. Cortisol is the stress hormone that is secreted from the adrenal glands atop our kidneys. When production doesn’t meet the demand our bodies need, we start to have some signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue. These range from chronic fatigue, carbohydrate cravings and the inability to lose weight (especially the lower abdominal area) no matter how hard you work out!
When our bodies don’t have enough cortisol we start to “rob Peter to pay Paul.” The parent hormone to cortisol and our sex hormones is DHEA. When our adrenal glands request more DHEA to make cortisol we have a decrease in the amount of essential sex hormones.
When we have a decrease in our sex hormones, the symptoms can be both obvious and subtle. We can start to experience mood swings, agitation, trouble sleeping, mind racing at night, carbohydrate cravings, decreased sex drive, painful sex, vaginal dryness, and more. With the proper testing and a detailed history we are able to stop and even reverse these symptoms using bioidentical hormone therapy and nutritional supplements.
How does it work?
Depending on your age each of these generic complaints gives us an idea as to where to look for hormonal imbalance. We use blood to test for hormonal imbalance, although saliva and urine can be used in certain instances. During your initial appointment, we will determine which is best for you and your needs.
Is it safe?
Yes, BHRT is safe when administered and monitored by a qualified healthcare professional like Dr. Dima. Studies demonstrate the use of BHRT has slowed and even stopped certain conditions such as osteoporosis, coronary artery disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.
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