Hormones control most of the major functions in the body.
It is completely normal that hormone levels fluctuate, such as during puberty and menopause, but when hormone levels rise or decrease abnormally, that sets the stage for health problems.
At the Regenerative Healing Center, we do a thorough analysis of your hormone levels, hormone metabolites and treat the problem using natural remedies, often in conjunction with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
Small changes can sometimes cause big problems
Since hormones control so many processes in the body, it is extremely important to get proper treatment if you’re suffering from an imbalance. Most people are unaware hormones control things such as your heart rate, metabolism, and mood.
For women during menopause who are suffering from symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, hair loss and insomnia, we have found that treatment with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can have extraordinary results. And unlike “traditional” prescription hormones, bio-identical hormones have a chemical structure identical to what the human body naturally produces.
What causes a hormone imbalance?
A hormonal imbalance can be caused by exposure to environmental toxins, especially endocrine disrupting chemicals. Examples of these chemicals include pesticides and herbicides. Also, a hormonal imbalance can be caused by poor eating habits, stress, thyroid issues, prescription medications, aging and as mentioned above, menopause..
What are the symptoms?
Both men and women can be affected in the same way when it comes to weight gain, fatigue, skin problems, muscle aches and stiffness, and more.
Women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms can suffer:
- Mood swings
- Irregular heartbeat
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
Men who suffer from low testosterone (sometimes referred to as ‘Andropause’ or male menopause) may have symptoms such as:
- Low libido
- Decrease in energy levels
How other doctors treat it
Traditionally, hormone imbalances are treated with synthetic hormone replacement therapy, often prescribed with other drugs. These synthetic compounds are types that are not found naturally in the human body and can be broken down into potentially harmful metabolites. If you read the package inserts for these drugs, you’ll see that they come with plenty of warnings about the associated risk of heart attacks, stroke, blood clots and breast cancer.
How we treat it
At the Regenerative Healing Center, we do a complete analysis before determining the appropriate treatment. We test dozens of hormones and metabolites, using blood and/or urine testing. If we find an imbalance, it can be corrected with natural remedies and/or bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, which has the same chemical structure as the human body produces.