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What Are Hormones? 

By: Kristen Vierregger, MD 

 

Hormones are chemical messengers that maintain proper functioning of the body’s organs. Optimal health is only possible when adequate hormone levels are present; low levels predispose us to sickness and disease.

For instance, diabetes is caused by insufficient insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas. Whether male or female, we all experience symptoms of declining sex hormones as we age. Even PMS is the result of imbalances in younger women during their menstrual cycle.

What Are the Symptoms of Declining Sex Hormones?

WOMEN: In addition to PMS during their childbearing years, women also suffer from hot flashes/night sweats, insomnia, frequent headaches/migraines, depression and anxiety, painful joints, urinary incontinence and a host of other ailments as they enter menopause.

MEN:  start to feel the effects of declining testosterone in their early- to mid-forties. Symptoms include fatigue, reduced energy and strength, low sex drive, depressed mood, sexual dysfunction, increased body fat, and others.

Our hormones don’t decline because we age; we age because our hormones decline. The good news is that we don’t have to suffer. We can age gracefully and keep our vitality by paying attention to our hormone levels.

 

SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE
Insomnia
Depression
Menopause Symptoms
Hot Flashes
Night Sweats
Irritability
Mood Swings
Depression
Fatigue
Low Libido/Energy
Memory Loss
Insomnia
Weight Gain

Andropause Symptoms
Loss of Energy
Increase in Body Fat
Loss of Muscle Mass
Loss of Libido
Erectile Dysfunction
Stress


BENEFITS OF BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Facilitation of weight loss
Increased lean muscle mass/decreased body fat
Increased libido and sexual performance
Increased skin elasticity/fewer wrinkles
Improved memory and mental faculty
Higher energy level with greater stamina
Better sleep
Decreased effects of osteoporosis
Decreased and/or no hot flashes
limited or no night sweats

 

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The term “bioidentical” refers to the similarity of the chemical structure of the estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, etc., to that which the body normally makes. As they have not been altered, the body accepts and benefits from them just as it would its own.

Use should always be monitored closely by a doctor knowledgeable about their risks, but within therapeutic doses, bio-identical hormones safely and effectively correct low hormone levels and provide welcome symptom relief. At Metamorphosis Medical Center you have the very best concierge service and the highest  quality of care.

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Kristen Vierregger, MD discusses Bio Identical Hormone Therapy