Why do you need hormone replacement therapy?
Our hormones influence moods, weight, sleep, skin, and risk for cancer. Levels of some key hormones in the body often go down over time as we age and this can occur in both men and women. These can include progesterone, estrogen and testosterone. Symptoms can appear and are often very common in women who are reaching menopause and at a time their life when periods no longer occur. Common symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, weight gain, hair loss and brain fog.
Our therapies focus on balance and metabolism of hormones. Even if the patient does not need hormones, there may still be an issue with how your body is metabolizing hormones which can lead to symptoms of imbalance.
We use a specialty lab for patients whose hormones are fluctuating due to perimenopause. This extensive report goes over the 3 metabolites of estrogen, the two testosterone metabolites and the two progesterone metabolites. It also looks at how someone is metabolizing testosterone and estrogen. This is important when the patient has facial hair growth or hair loss, a history of cervical or breast cancer, acne, PMS, etc. A patient may need liver support and microbiome support in clearing hormonal metabolites.
We prescribe bioidentical hormones including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The forms come in cream, sublingual, oral and injectable. Nutritional support in the metabolism of hormones is included with all of our patients.