As women age, their hormone levels can change, sometimes these changes can cause minor or severe health conditions. If treated properly, these issues can be resolved before they become a major health concern, but the solutions are not the same for every person.
Bio-identical hormones are made in the lab and are identical to the same hormone produced in your body. Some of these hormones include testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, DHEA, or melatonin.
Symptoms of hormone related health concerns are Hot Flashes, Weight Gain, Anxiety, Low Sex Drive, Depression, Insomnia, Fibroids, Night Sweats, Migraines, PMS, Adult Acne, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Mood Swings, Premature Aging, Pre-menopause, Stress, Breast Pain, and Hair Loss.
Perimenopause and Menopause can affect a women’s entire body creating serious short and long-term hormonal associated health issues. Twenty percent of all menopausal women are diagnosed with some type of thyroid condition, recent studies show that millions more suffer from other undiagnosed issues. We generally find an unknown illness in up to 25% of the patients we test that can usually be easily treated.
A properly prescribed and monitored hormone replacement program can make a huge impact on your health as well as in your overall quality of life. Initial results from hormone replacement therapy usually take between 3 to 6 months with relatively few side effects as long as the proper dosage and medication has been prescribed, exact results will vary based on the person and medication prescribed. This is why the initial testing is such an important part of the total solution.
Our doctors believe you should have hormone levels checked as early as possible so as to have a baseline to measure from should health issues occur in the future. Most hormone issues may begin after the age of 40, however, problems can start years before without any serious signs or symptoms becoming obvious. The best advice is to keep an up-to-date and accurate file on your health and hormone levels so that doctors have the information they need to treat your specific issue correctly.