Life is a non stop journey of hormone fluctuations from your first period to pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. If you are struggling with hormonal balance symptoms, thyroid disorders, HPA axis dysfunction, weight gain, vaginal dryness, insomnia or mood swings then functional medicine testing can help us identify the true cause and bioidentical hormone therapy can help you.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the use of hormones to help resolve symptoms related to aging or menopause. Bioidentical hormones are considered more natural compared to standard HRTbecause the hormones are chemically identical to those produced by the human body. Benefits of using bioidentical hormones include:
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis and improved bone density
- Reduced incidence of hot flashes and vaginal dryness
- Better maintenance of muscle mass and strength
- Improved cholesterol levels
- Reduced risk of endometrial and breast cancer
- Reduced risk of depression
- Improved sleep
- Better mood, concentration and memory
- Improved libido
- Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Hypothyroidism is a hidden illness that affects many women. Up to 60% of those with thyroid disease are unaware of the disease and conventional medicine’s parameters for normal thyroid function does not match up with Integrative Medicine’s approach to optimal thyroid function. If you look at a group of women, one in eight will have some sort of thyroid disease. Some women mistake their symptoms for menopause, aging or even “normal fatigue and weight gain” after having a baby. It takes an average of 5 years for a woman with an autoimmune disease to get a proper diagnosis. Working with me we will uncover the root cause of your thyroid disorder and take a whole person approach to healing.