Bio-identical hormone optimization is designed to treat the following conditions and symptoms:
Perimenopause – The period before menpause. Women commonly loose the hormones progesterone and testosterone before the ovaries fail. Therefore periods tend to be regular but may be heavier and more painful. Women commonly develop uterine fibroids, PMS and worsening anxiety during this time. The symptoms of perimenopause can include irregular menstrual periods, mild hot flashes, night sweats, low energy levels, low sex drive, mild vaginal dryness, insomnia, and mood swings. Perimenopause can last for many years and symtoms tend to worsen as the ovaries age.
Andropause - Andropause is the period of a man's life, occurring usually beginning in the mid to late 40’s, when testosterone levels fall enough to cause physical symptoms of deficiency. Most men notice they have less energy, zest for life, worsening mood and libido and weight gain around the midsection. This can be hard to recognize because the symptoms occur so gradually that most men may not notice until they have a severe deficiency. The deficiency is caused by a gradual drop in the levels of testosterone secreted by a man’s testicles. Unlike menopause in women, men still maintain fertility despite the loss of testosterone. Common symptoms include those listed above plus: poor sleep, memory loss, depression, lost muscle tone and strength, and erectile dysfunction.
Adrenal Fatigue - Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-induced condition characterized by a set of common symptoms that indicate decreased function of the adrenal glands. Chronic stress or acute short term stress can result in either the overproduction or underproduction of the stress hormone cortisol and the loss of the healing hormone DHEA. Also known as hypoadrenia, adrenal exhaustion, adrenal insufficiency, adrenal chronic fatigue, and non-addisons hypoadrenia, Adrenal Fatigue affects every organ and system in your body. Adrenal fatigue leads to poor stress responses, chronic tiredness, depression, poor sleep, irritability, and sypotoms similar to thyroid deficiency and menopause/andropause.
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