Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatments
Your hormones are powerful chemical messengers, coursing through your body to fuel your metabolism, help you sleep well, give you energy and regulate your sex drive. Your body gets a lot of benefits from these chemicals and works best when they are well-regulated and in full supply. But, our hormones decline with age and can become unbalanced. Larimer County Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Provider, Patricia Keller, FNP understands how aging, illness, stressors, and environmental factors can impact the delicate balance or hormones in our bodies.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an effective and popular solution for bringing your hormones back into balance. Whether you are dealing with a natural, age-related hormone condition such as menopause, perimenopause or andropause, or you are dealing with a hormone-linked illness such as fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue or a thyroid disorder, Bioidentical Hormones can help to treat your condition and bring your body back into balance.
Conditions Commonly Treated with Natural Hormone Therapy
- Adrenal Fatigue
Prolonged stress and over-exhaustion can really wear out your adrenal glands. Unfortunately, in our modern lifestyles, these are all too common. Your adrenal glands work hard to manage your response to stressors, but when the stressors don’t stop coming, your adrenal glands just can’t keep up! Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help bring your endocrine system, including your adrenal glands, back into harmony and working order.
The female and male sex hormones of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, pregnanalone, and DHEA act like mood stabilizers and can balance out some of the highs and lows people experience. Too much or too little of these hormones can have a negative impact on your mood leading to more instability and potentially anxiety.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Mimicking several symptoms of the flu, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome often brings on symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, a chronic sore throat, body aches, joint pain with no swelling, headaches, insomnia and exhaustion that lasts more than twenty-four hours. Numerous hormones are involved in regulating and strengthening the immune system. Balancing these hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can resolve or eliminate many symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
- Elevated Adrenal (Cortisol) Levels
One of the body’s stress responses is to elevate cortisol levels, which is produced by the adrenal glands. Elevated cortisol can lead to binge eating, intense cravings and the inability to lose weight.
Known for the widespread pain that it inflicts across your body, fibromyalgia is a difficult and still poorly understood condition. Recent studies and research have indicated links between fibromyalgia and certain hormone deficiencies. In fact, many of the other symptoms of fibromyalgia include the same symptoms as deficiencies in testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. Treatment with Bioidentical Hormones may help to reverse the associated hormone deficiencies associated with fibromyalgia, as well as many of the resulting unpleasant symptoms.
Estrogen plays a key role in maintaining bone health. Unfortunately, estrogen levels in post-menopausal women drop dramatically, which can lead to osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions. Biodentical Hormones includes bioidentical estrogen to help you maintain strong, healthy bones.
- Sexual Dysfunction
Degenerating hormone levels that plague women during menopause or perimenopause are often to blame for vaginal dryness, inability to climax and low libido. In men, low libido and erectile dysfunction are common consequences of hormonal deficiencies or imbalances experienced during andropause. Rectifying hormone levels with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men and women to restore sexual function and a healthy libido.
- Thyroid Disorders
Thyroid disorders typically come in two forms: hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism means that your thyroid produces insufficient thyroid hormone for healthy function, and may result in feeling sensitivity to cold, dry skin, and fatigue. Hyperthyroidism means that too much thyroid hormone is produced, resulting in sensitivity to heat, nervousness, heart palpitations and sleep problems.
Discover What Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Do For You
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an appropriate treatment option for many conditions that involve deficient or imbalanced hormones. If you believe you are suffering from a hormone-related condition or you’ve tried other forms of treatment that just haven’t worked, you owe it to yourself to contact Patricia Keller, FNP and learn how Bioidentical Hormones can help you.