Hormone Balance and Conditions Treated

East Lansing Michigan Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Clinic, The Center for Optimal Health, a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy specialist, works with patients who are experiencing decreased satisfaction in life because of problems caused by an imbalance in their hormones. The normal process of aging is the most typical cause of this, but there are also several other reasons your hormones could be out of balance.

Hormone Balance

The doctors of our Center treat those patients experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). BHRT is the use of supplemental doses of hormones that have a chemical structure identical to the hormones made in the human body. They are uniquely tailored for each individual patient in a compounding lab. Your prescription will be based upon a series of tests that can be ordered during your initial visit. Testing will not be administered on site.

Many Bioidentical Hormones are made from plant based products and are used for their cost-effectiveness as well as their ability to readily extract compounds and turn them into exact replicas of human hormones. They can be made in many forms, including creams, capsules, suppositories, pellets or injectables. Your doctor will describe and explain the best options for you.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used to treat the following conditions or symptoms:

Menopause

A gradual process that happens when a woman’s ovaries make less estrogen and progesterone and her lifetime supply of eggs is depleted. A woman is considered to have reached menopause when she hasn’t menstruated for 12 months. Natural menopause typically occurs between ages 41-59. Symptoms of Menopause Include: Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling, irritability, mood swings, sudden tears, trouble sleeping through the night, loss of libido, crashing fatigue, anxiety, depression and more.

Perimenopause

The period of transition to natural menopause during which the body undergoes endocrinologic and biologic changes resulting from declining ovarian hormone production; Symptoms of perimenopause can include irregular menstrual periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and mood swings. Perimenopause can last over six years (four years is average) and usually ends after twelve months of amenorrhea.

Andropause

Hormone replacement is not just for women. Andropause, or male menopause, relates to the slow but steady reduction of the production of the hormones testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone in middle-aged men, and the consequences of that reduction. This change occurs in men, generally between the ages of 40 and 55, though it can occur as early as 35 or as late as 65.

Unlike women, middle-aged men do not experience a complete and permanent shutting down of the reproductive system. The impact of low levels of testosterone has been identified by symptoms including loss of libido and potency, nervousness, depression, impaired memory, the inability to concentrate, fatigue, insomnia, hot flushes, and sweating. Andropause has also been observed in association with Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis risk. Men can be tested for low levels of testosterone, and symptoms may be affected with the proper replacement of deficient hormones.

In our personalized program our doctors will design a program specific to your needs by reviewing your symptoms, hormone levels, nutritional status and lifestyle factors. Hormone imbalance can be a factor in many chronic health issues.

Thyroid

An imbalance of your thyroid hormone can affect every metabolic function in your body. Your thyroid gland is your body’s regulator. Thyroid hormone modulates carbohydrates, protein, fat metabolism, vitamin uses, digestion, muscle and nerve action, blood flow, hormone excretion, oxygen utilization, sexual function,

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-induced condition characterized by a set of common symptoms that indicate decreased function of the adrenal glands. Also known as hypoadrenia, adrenal exhaustion, adrenal insufficiency, adrenal gland fatigue, adrenal chronic fatigue, and non-addisons hypoadrenia. Adrenal Fatigue affects every organ and system in your body. A below average functioning of the adrenal glands result in a number of symptoms. Those symptoms often include chronic infections, fatigue, Sleep disturbance, insomnia, menopause type symptoms, IBS, anxiety and more.

If you struggle with even one of these symptoms, it’s too many. There is no reason for you to suffer. To start feeling better in the next couple of weeks, schedule an appointment with East Lansing Michigan Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Clinic, The Center for Optimal Health today. After determining your current hormone levels, he devises a treatment plan especially for you. He will also discuss the various methods of completing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and consider your input before starting your treatment regimen. Regardless of your age or gender, replacing the hormones your body has lost through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can put you back in control of your life.