Updated: May 19
Are you feeling frequent exhaustion, 'hormonal', lacking proper sleep, moody and/or mentally foggy? If you nodded yes to any of these symptoms, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy may be the perfect solution for you!
Before we explore the benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, you’ll need to understand a few important things about why you absolutely need balanced hormones in your life.
This applies to both men and women.
Hormones are chemicals that are produced by glands in the endocrine system. Hormones travel through your bloodstream to the tissues and organs, delivering messages telling the organs what to do, and how to do it. (they can be bossy little glands, but we still need them!)
Hormones are important for regulating most of your major bodily processes and help to regulate:
your menstrual cycles
growth and development
When a woman is off-balance hormonally, estrogen and progesterone levels will be either too high or low, and in men the largest imbalance is likely to be testosterone levels. Low estrogen may lead to missed or irregular periods, painful intercourse: vaginal dryness, and hot flashes during menopause.
High estrogen levels are a risk factor for breast cancer and ovarian cancer and may put you at higher risk of blood clots and stroke.
In men, low levels of testosterone can lead to erectile dysfunction, reduced bone mass and sex drive.
High levels of testosterone could increase high blood pressure, excess hair growth and acne/oily skin.
Your Endocrine system: is a grouping of glands producing (life-dependent) hormones (your inner-chemical courier system). They release these crucial chemicals into your bloodstream and carry important messages throughout your body. It is responsible for regulating exactly how many chemicals are released into your body at any given time and can get over-worked and completely stressed out when you’re lacking the proper hormones needed to live a regular, normal and healthy life.
Cue the horrible symptoms: mood swings, weight gain, hair loss, hair gain, lack of sex-drive, tired and dull-looking skin, bloating, acne, sleep deprivation and more!
Your Endocrine system is made up of important glands including:
· adrenals (tiny walnut sized glands that sit on top of your kidneys) which are primarily responsible for cortisol (aka adrenaline),
· pituitary gland (the master control centre located in the brain)
· pineal (small pea-sized gland in the brain most known for assisting in the production of melatonin which is needed for proper sleep)
· hypothalamus (links the pituitary gland to the nervous system)
· thyroid and parathyroid (responsible for energy and calcium levels in the body)
· the ovaries and testes (reproduction organs)
· pancreas (creates and manages insulin and glucagon and blood sugar levels)
What exactly cause your hormones to be “off” in the first place?
Certain lifestyle habits and environmental factors can play a huge role in hormonal imbalances. Undue stress and infection can be some of the main culprits – perhaps you can relate?
Other factors include:
underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
over- or underproduction of the parathyroid hormone
poor diet and nutrition
Hormone imbalances can be debilitating in so many ways:
Your body is working harder than it ever had to and simply cannot deliver the right levels of hormones into your bloodstream properly. It’s over worked and over tired.
Symptoms start to appear leaving you feeling unbalanced, moody and completely fatigued.
If you have been feeling this way for some time, and unsure of what next steps to take, consider Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy are man-made hormones derived from plant estrogens, identical to those your body produces. When taking them, hormonal balance in your body can be restored and you will start feeling better!
Keep in mind that it will take time for your body to adjust, and everyone is different. Once your body and endocrine system recognize that hormones are back in business, those symptoms that have been debilitating?
They will slowly begin to decrease, and you can start to take your life back!
So how exactly does it work?
When your body is working in over-drive to try to produce the right number of hormones it’s absolutely frazzled. It doesn’t feel like it’s getting anything accomplished and your entire body is stressed out– which includes your organs too. (not great)
When taking Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, you are naturally replacing the hormones that your body isn’t producing and giving your endocrine system a much-needed break and producing those life-dependent chemicals into the bloodstream that your body needs and craves to live a healthy, balanced life.
Try to think of your endocrine system as a high-performance sports car. All parts must work together seamlessly and be in great shape in order to drive properly. The slightest leak, piece of rust or lack of lubrication will affect performance in every way possible – resulting in a slow, sputtering car that just doesn’t want to run, and eventually just shuts down.
You don’t want that for your body, do you?
There are so many things you can change in your lifestyle now, that may help support the reduction of symptoms while you arrange your appointment with your medical professional for Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
1. Am I eating a nutritious and balanced diet?
How is my physical exercise, and am I exercising regularly?
Am I practicing healthy hygiene and self-care routines such as baths, showers, washing my face in the morning and before bed?
Can I commit to practicing yoga and meditation regularly?
When I grocery shop, can I buy produce that has no pesticides?
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy | 10 Amazing Benefits:
1. Reduction of fatigue
2. Increase in sex drive
3. Decrease in hair thinning
4. Improvement of sleep
5. Decrease in "foggy mind"
6. Less dry skin
7. Hot flashes decrease
8. Bloating reduction
9. Reduces risk for diabetes
10. Reduces wrinkles
To learn more about how to get started, you can click here.