Why are balanced hormones important?
Hormones, the body’s chemical messengers, use the bloodstream to travel through the body to our tissues and organs. These hormones are produced by glands called the endocrine system. We each have over fifty different hormones. Some functions of hormones include metabolism, mood and emotions, reproduction, body temperature, and sexual health.
When there is a hormonal imbalance, meaning there is too much or too little of any given hormone, we can experience symptoms like fatigue, skin irritations, and a depressed mood. It is natural to experience some hormonal changes in different stages of life. Not only does the menstrual cycle and pregnancy impact hormone balance, so does lifestyle, medical conditions, and prescribed medications.
In addition to those already mentioned, here are a few more indicators that there may be a hormonal imbalance:
- Heavy or painful periods
- Low libido
- Insomnia or poor sleep quality
- Night sweats
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
- Weak bones
- Unexplained headaches
- Vaginal dryness
- Brain fog (poor memory or inability to focus)
What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHT)?
BHT is considered a “natural” solution to hormone concerns because it entails using commercially packaged hormones that are made from plant or animal sources. They are called “bioidentical” because the product is chemically identical to what the body produces. Three of the better recognized bioidentical hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
BHT is usually introduced as people age because the endocrine system functions after they reach a certain age. While some hormones decrease, some increase and there are those who typically do not change. In addition to assisting with specific symptoms, BHT has also been shown to reduce the risk of tooth decay, diabetes, and cataracts. It can also help to hydrate and thicken the skin to increase elasticity and reduce wrinkles.
Are you a good candidate for BHT?
Please consult with Dr. Thompson if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of hormone imbalance. You and Dr. Thompson will discuss if BHT would be a viable option of treatment. The consultation would include the bioidentical hormones therapy treatment modality best indicated and any possible side effects.
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While not a “fountain of youth” treatment, BHT is said to help improve the quality of life of individuals as they age. Desert Oasis Clinic’s BHT seeks to replenish and balance essential hormones that decline with age. Women can stop hot flashes and night sweats. Both men and women gain energy and mental clarity, firm and strengthen muscles, increase libido, and generally feel younger and more vibrant. Remember, Desert Oasis Clinic only uses natural hormones in customized dosages in the delivery method best suited for you.
Desert Oasis Clinic can help you maintain your health using the latest natural and holistic treatments. Please call right now at 702-310-9350 to speak to our friendly staff and schedule an appointment.