The life cycle of a woman includes many changes both emotionally and physically. Unlike men, many of a woman’s significant life stages also greatly alters her hormonal levels which can lead to other serious health conditions down the road.
For women who need assistance managing these changing hormone levels, hormone replacement therapy is available. Hormone replacement therapy can help manage the following hormones in the body:
- Estrogen and progesterone – optimal levels and balance between these two critical hormones is perhaps the most important intervention than can support long-term health. When estrogen and progesterone are in balance, patients often experience fewer headaches and improved mood, muscle tone, and sex drive.
- Testosterone is the primary male hormone, but it plays an important role in women as well. At appropriate levels, testosterone can increase bone density, enhance energy and sex drive, decrease body fat, increase muscle strength, and lower blood pressure. It also can help improve cholesterol levels.
- DHEA has been demonstrated in clinical studies to have a beneficial effect on immune response, sex drive, metabolism, and emotional stability. Its effect on the immune system and the distribution of stress hormones, as well as its power as an antioxidant, demonstrate potential age-resisting capabilities.
- Thyroid hormone regulates temperature, metabolism, and cerebral function. Insufficient thyroid levels result in fatigue, increased cholesterol levels, and increased risk of coronary artery disease.
Melatonin has three benefits: it helps to initiate sleep, it promotes a higher quality sleep, and it is also known to be one of the most powerful antioxidant free radical neutralizers.
If you feel you may be suffering from hormonal imbalances, contact our office for a consultation today.