Nothing Stays the Same
Life is funny. We can be in a very difficult spot one moment, or even for a protracted length of time, but, suddenly, the wheel of fortune turns, and things get better. The opposite is true, as well. The most important lesson we can learn through the game of life is that – good or bad – nothing stays the same. Incredulously, that includes our bodies. Men wake up one morning and find no hair where there used to be some, while women wake up and find hair where there wasn’t any. Our hormones, once responsible for the virility or fertility of our youth, have nose-dived, leaving us feeling like we need to have our batteries recharged.
What Does Hormone Imbalance Look Like?
As we age, our hormones don’t provide quite the same “oomph” they once did. For women, some symptoms of hormonal imbalance or menopause can be:
- Weight gain
- Brain fog
- Skin changes
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of lean muscle mass
- Difficulty concentrating
Is There Help?
Yes, there is! Fortunately, we live in a time when we have a variety of therapeutic options, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones are created in a laboratory from natural elements, making them molecularly identical to hormones made by the body. Bioidentical hormones are very effective as a treatment option because they have fewer side effects than traditional HRT and they mimic hormones produced by the body more closely than synthetic hormones do. Bioidentical hormones can be administered in several different ways, including:
- Oral capsules
- Hormone pellets
Hormone pellets are an interesting option because they provide the user with flexibility and peace of mind other options might not.
What Is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Hormone pellet therapy is a little different than using either an oral medication or cream because the pellets are inserted under the skin in a quick, simple in-office procedure by a trained professional. A small incision is made, sometimes in the hip, and pellets are inserted subcutaneously for absorption as needed by the body. The incision heals in a few days and that’s it. Advantages of this method of hormone therapy are:
- The pellets last several months
- You don’t have to remember to use or take BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) daily
- The hormones available in the pellets are used by the body as it needs them
- Pellets provide a more consistent dose of hormones, which can eliminate some of the fluctuations in absorption
Rose Canyon Health & Wellness Can Help
For those in the Mesa, AZ area, Rose Canyon Health and Wellness, provides integrative and functional medical care that helps you live a full, vital life. Our practitioner, Megan Haden, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who specializes in traditional medical and alternative medicine practices to help you facilitate your best health, so you’re getting the best of both worlds. Megan does a thorough, medically based work-up including traditional medical testing, and she blends that with the treatment of you as a whole person. Megan’s diverse background enables her to look at you holistically – body, mind, and spirit – to determine the root cause of your imbalance(s) and create an individualized treatment plan for you. Call our office today at (602) 740-2021 to make an appointment that will help you live vitally and not vicariously.
Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical ad