Hormones are made up of proteins, and they help regulate the way your body functions. Your brain, for instance, uses hormones to tell your whole body when it needs to enter a restful state or when it needs to work harder.
Your hormones are responsible for managing your mood, metabolism, sleep cycle, stress, libido, and reproduction.
The best hormone replacement is a multimineral formula that helps to support your body’s hormones naturally.
Hormone replacement therapy is a type of medical treatment that aims to increase or restore the natural production of hormones by the body. Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many functions in your body, including digestion, metabolism, growth and development, homeostasis (the maintenance of your internal environment), sleep, and mood.
Hormone levels can fluctuate naturally due to a variety of factors such as diet and exercise habits as well as certain diseases like cancer or diabetes. However, small fluctuations in hormone levels may also be caused by stress or other chronic health conditions such as depression.
The production of sex hormones decreases with age. This includes estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in women and testosterone in men. The decline in these hormones is a common cause of many of the ailments associated with aging, including weight gain, low libido, and bone loss that increases the risk of osteoporosis.
Our team conducts a comprehensive history and physical when you visit DreamWork for a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy consultation. This includes lab work to check your hormone levels.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment for hormonal imbalances in women who are experiencing symptoms that are caused by low levels of hormones.
Bioidentical hormones are, in fact, identical to the hormones produced by the human body, meaning they have the same chemical structure and function as the hormones produced by your body.
The most common bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treatment includes:
Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT): Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) is used to treat menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and loss of libido. Menopausal women receiving ERT may also experience decreased bone density and osteoporosis.
When you start bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, your physician will monitor your hormone levels and symptoms. You’ll be scheduled for regular follow-up appointments that include blood tests to check your hormone levels and other tests to determine if your hormones are working properly.Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be administered by a number of different means, including pills, patches, injections, and pellets.