Hormone balance is essential to health and healthy aging. The functional medicine approach to hormone balance starts with a motivated client, that also want to invest in a healthy nutritional status. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is prescribed and tailored to the specific needs of each client. We regularly monitor hormone levels to ensure levels stay within healthy parameters.
From around the age of 35, hormone levels start to gradually decline. The impact of the environment and our diets has contributed greatly and added additional insult to this phenomenon over the past decades. In the past, we considered hormone replacement for control of symptoms like hot flushes and night sweats. In regenerative and functional medicine, the reasoning behind hormone restoration goes much further than that. We consider hormone replacement to maintain brain and bone health, to prevent disease and to maintain sexual health. For that reason, it is also important that treatment is monitored and we don’t treat above what would be considered normal physiological levels. We use specialized testing to assure that we are treating our clients safely.
Common symptoms of menopause or perimenopause in women: Brain fog, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia or poor sleep, low sex drive, weight gain, emotional lability and poor memory.
Common symptoms of andropause in men: Loss of drive and ambition, inability to maintain muscle, emotional lability, low sex drive, erectile dysfunction and fatigue.
It is important to understand that bioidentical hormones are just a small part of what is necessary for healthy living and healthy aging. We incorporate nutritional optimization and other lifestyle factors in all of our treatment plans.