Are you not feeling as energetic as usual? Maybe you’re struggling with unexplained weight gain, hot flashes, or mood swings? Believe it or not, you might have a hormone imbalance. As an alternative to traditional pharmaceutical medications, you can restore harmony in your body using bioidentical hormone therapy. Your healthcare provider will review a 16-panel blood test to create the perfect combination of supplements to help you achieve optimal well-being.
What Causes Hormonal Imbalances?
Hormones are regulatory substances produced in your body to help it function properly. Adequate levels of each one are essential to ensure the ideal responses within your body. Everyone experiences fluctuations with their hormones throughout life because of various factors, like stress, systemic disease, chronic illness, and the aging process. Unfortunately, this can lead to several changes in your quality of life. You can develop a diversity of symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Bone loss
- Mood swings
Both men and women can be affected by hormonal shifts. Thankfully, you don’t need to live with the variations. Hormone therapy can address the fluctuations to restore them to normal limits.
How Are Hormone Imbalances Treated?
Conventional medications can help resolve improper hormone parameters; however, they are created in a laboratory from synthetic substances. Not to mention, they aren’t tailored to meet your specific needs. If you’re looking for more than just a cookie-cutter treatment plan, bioidentical hormone therapy might be for you.
Your physician implements a customized approach using naturally occurring substances, so they closely align with those your body produces. You’ll receive only those you need to get back to functioning and feeling your best quickly.
In addition to hormone replacement, your physician will also take the time to get to know more about you, like your habits and lifestyle. Based on the information they gather, they can make additional recommendations for your overall well-being, such as following an exercise regimen, adding certain fruits to your diet, or changing your sleep environment.
How Are Hormone Levels Tested?
Hormone levels are unique from person-to-person. To determine the exact hormones you need, your physician will perform a 16-panel blood test. The comprehensive test will check the amounts of several common hormones in your body, such as:
The panel will give your physician an overview to determine how your hormones are affecting your body’s performance. They’ll establish a treatment strategy targeting specific hormones.
Benefit from Hormone Replacement
If you aren’t feeling your best, your physician can determine the right hormone blend using a scientific method. Don’t wait any longer to benefit from a personalized plan for hormone replacement.
About Dr. Connie Casad
Dr. Casad is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has over 30 years of experience helping men and women maintain superior health and wellness. She takes a natural approach to hormone replacement offering bioidentical options. Dr. Casad combines her training and experience with extensive lab testing to identify the correct approach to reinstate adequate hormone levels. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.