Hormones, Unpredictable Since the Dawn of Womanhood
Hormones. We hear the word every day. But what do these wily tricksters really do? A part of the body’s endocrine system, hormones are created by this system which is also responsible for sending them throughout the body to control our metabolism, mood, gender and sexual functioning, and even our blood pressure. Women’s hormones, especially, have long been a topic of both understanding and misunderstanding.
For women, hormonal changes are such an integral part of life that there are plays and musicals written in homage to them. Funny though they may be, living with these fluctuations and bodily changes is an entirely different matter. The myriad of symptoms caused by fluctuating hormones isn’t limited to, but can include:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Skin changes
- Weight gain
- Brain fog
- Difficulty sleeping
How Can We Treat A Hormone Imbalance?
Hormonal imbalances become more likely for women as they become closer to menopause, but they begin well before that. Women can see hormonal changes as early as their thirties. There are several natural ways in treat menopause, including eating well, exercising, and managing stress. Another highly effective way to treat a hormonal imbalance is through the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones identical to the ones produced by the body. Bioidentical hormones are created scientifically, so they are molecularly identical to the hormones produced by the body. This means that they are able to replicate the body’s exact response unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which uses synthetic hormones that do not exactly mimic the body’s natural hormones. They are often used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat conditions related to menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats.
Advantages of Bioidentical Hormones
Bioidentical hormones have a number of advantages over traditional HRT.
- They are more effective in treating the symptoms of menopause because they better mimic the body’s natural hormone levels.
- They are associated with fewer side effects, such as weight gain and mood swings.
- Bioidentical hormones can be tailored to each individual woman’s needs, which is not always possible with traditional HRT.
The Rose Canyon Health Difference
Rose Canyon Health and Wellness in Mesa, AZ, provides a holistic approach to hormone health for women. We treat all of you – body, mind, and spirit – to create an overall wellness plan that will help you to enjoy the best quality of life possible. To help you create a wellness plan for any health consideration, we will do a thorough clinical work-up combining laboratory testing and an in-depth consultation regarding your symptoms and individual physiology.
To help you create your best hormonal health, you may be prescribed bioidentical hormones in one (or more) of several forms, all of which are natural hormones. You may receive treatment in the form of :
- Oral capsules
- Hormone pellets
Helping You Live Your Best, Balanced Life
Megan Haden, our Mesa, Arizona-based provider, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner. She has received traditional and integrative medical training and is committed to utilizing her acquired expertise in order to assist her patients get the greatest possible results.
Call our office today at (602) 740-2021 to make an appointment to enjoy a hot girl summer, hot flashes not included.
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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 advice.