Learn more about Hormones and how they affect your health
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- BHRT Hormone Pellets: BHRT can enhance vitality, muscle mass and energy levels along with improving bone, brain, breast and heart health. It can also improve focus memory, metabolism, sexual performance while decreasing depression, anxiety, and weight gain.
- Depression and Cortisol: Depression can be related to Cortisol, which is a chemical and neurotransmitter, which allows the transmission of signals from one nerve cell to another with the purpose of activating a receptor. They help modulate our mood, sleep, memory, learning, eating habits, sexual desire, concentration, and emotional well-being
- Estrogen and Progesterone: A woman’s life can be explained by the fluctuations of two hormones, estrogen and progesterone. When these hormones are in their normal balance a woman’s life is wonderful. When they are out of balance problems follow.
- Growth Hormone: The growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland, which is located in the brain. It stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration especially during childhood and adolescence.
- Menopause: Menopause usually occurs between ages 48 and 52. The onset of hot flashes, extreme mood swings, insomnia, hair loss, uncontrollable weight gain, skin changes, vaginal dryness, decreased sex drive, the fear of osteoporosis, breast cancer and heart disease all are a part of American women’s experience.
- Perimenopause: Perimenopause is a time in a woman’s life which usually occurs between age 35 and 48. Many changes occur in a woman’s body during perimenopause. The perimenopausal period can create instability in a woman’s life because the menstrual cycle affects all aspects of a woman’s physical, mental and emotional health.
- PMS: PMS is a condition that affects over 80% of women in the United States but is undiagnosed by most physicians. Most physicians recognize the 5% of women who suffer from severe PMS. Severe depression, irritability, and mood swings during the last two weeks of the menstrual cycle can interfere with a woman’s ability to function at home and work.
- Salivary Testing: Salivary testing, also called Saliva testing is the most accurate method to determine active steroid hormones (i.e. progesterone, estrogen, DHEA and testosterone) levels.It is much more precise and useful than blood or urine testing for measuring active hormone levels.
- Sexual Dysfunction: Sexual Dysfunction if not uncommon. It is not surprising that with so many stressors in life, many of us have very little desire or energy for sex.
- Stress and Survival: Many of us face stress on a regular basis. It is difficult to maintain a stress-free life given the numerous demands and challenges that confront us each day.
- Stress and Weight Gain: Chronic stress puts a tremendous strain on the body.Chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels have been specifically linked to increased abdominal fat.
- Testosterone: Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is produced by the body by both men and women. In men, primarily the testicles produce testosterone. It plays a major role in stimulating sperm production, sex drive, mood, muscles and bone mass and cognition. Testosterone is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal gland in women. In women, it plays a role in sex drive, mood, and muscle and bone mass as well.
- Thyroid Disorders: The primary job of thyroid hormones is to govern metabolism and energy production.Thyroid disorders are frequently missed by healthcare providers.
- Vaginal Dryness and Pain: Vaginal dryness affects one in three menopausal women. Lack of vaginal moisture can have a greatly impact a woman’s sex life, self-confidence and relationships.
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