Keeping your hormones in check can sometimes feel like balancing on a tightrope, especially when there are so many things that can throw them out of whack. The good news is that there’s a way to restore balance to your depleted hormones, find relief from annoying symptoms, and even protect yourself from some serious medical conditions.
At the Modern Wellness Clinic, we specialize in giving your body a boost with hormone replacement therapy.
You and your hormones
You’ve likely felt the effects of an adrenaline rush or the calming influence of melatonin as you fall asleep. That’s because hormones affect almost every function and emotion you experience every day. They’re responsible for carrying messages, supporting your growth and development, regulating your metabolism, fueling your sex drive and ability to reproduce, and controlling your mood.
Your hormones can be found in glands all over your body. You’re probably most familiar with the thyroid and adrenal glands. These glands are responsible for releasing the necessary hormones and maintaining the delicate balance in your body. That’s why any disturbance to your hormone levels can spell big trouble and chronic symptoms.
Unfortunately, as a woman, you experience more hormonal ups and downs than your male counterparts. In addition to puberty, you go through menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. All of these life events can cause violent changes to your hormone levels.
There are lots of other things that can throw your body into hormonal imbalance as well including:
- Chronic stress
- Poor diet
- Under- or overactive glands
- Medical conditions like diabetes and cancer
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Birth control
- Primary ovarian insufficiency
Whatever is causing your imbalance, hormone replacement therapy can help to right the ship and get your system working properly again. Here are the top five ways you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy:
#1 Controlled menopausal symptoms
Are you struggling with hot flashes and night sweats? That’s because you’re menopausal and your body has stopped or significantly reduced its production of estrogen. Hormone replacement therapy restores your lost estrogen and helps you find relief from these annoying and inconvenient symptoms.
#2 Improved sleep
Hormonal imbalances, especially those caused by menopause, can wreak havoc on your sleeping patterns. Hormone replacement therapy can fill in the gaps and return your sleep cycles to normal.
#3 Supported mental health
Often, mental health problems like depression and anxiety occur as a result of significant drops in your hormone levels. This is especially true after childbirth and during menopause and menstruation. Because hormones play such an important role in mood regulation, replacing them can help stabilize your mood.
#4 Bolstered physical health
Feeling fatigued or run down? It’s likely due to a hormone imbalance. Keeping yourself in a less-than-healthy state can affect your overall health and ability to function. Hormone replacement therapy can give you the support you need to fend off headaches, get over your chronicle fatigue, kick start your metabolism, and give you the energy to get through the day.
Hormone replacement therapy has also been proven to prevent some women from developing certain medical conditions. In the correct dosage, hormone therapy can help you avoid osteoporosis and even lower your risk of heart disease.
#5 Better sexual functioning
One of your hormones’ most important jobs is keeping your reproductive system working smoothly. Menopause, for example, can cause vaginal dryness and itching, lowered sex drive, and pain with sex. Giving yourself a boost of hormones can rejuvenate your vaginal health and support your sex life.
How does hormone replacement therapy work?
Your journey to hormonal harmony begins with a consultation. You’ll meet with our doctors and discuss your medical history, your current or chronic symptoms, and your goals for treatment. From there, we create a treatment plan that’s right for you.
We offer hormone replacement therapy using bioidentical hormones. This means that we use man-made hormones that look almost exactly like the hormones you find in your body naturally on a chemical level. Our experienced providers offer a wide range of hormones including thyroid, progesterone, estrogen, and cortisol. This means we can effectively treat virtually any hormonal imbalance safely and naturally.
There’s no need to struggle through the symptoms of hormonal imbalances when you have access to our expert care. Come see how hormone replacement therapy can change your life and restore balance.
If you’d like more information or would like to request an initial consultation, call our office to schedule an appointment online today.