Hormone imbalances often affect the daily lives of both men and women, but can be difficult to detect until the effects are serious and chronic. At Swiftwater Integrative Medicine, the leading Medical Spa in Ellensburg Washington, we offer cutting-edge hormone testing to ensure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health, along with the treatment options that can help you live a more balanced, healthy life.
What is hormone balancing?
Hormone therapy is a type of treatment that can help to restore the balance of hormones in the body. This can be done through medications, supplements, and often lifestyle changes.
Hormone therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including menopause, manopause, PMS, PCOS, osteoporosis, erectile dysfunction and more. It can also be used to improve overall health and well-being. Men and women can experience many benefits from hormone therapy, including improved mental clarity, better sleep quality, decreased risk of heart disease, increased bone density, and improved libido and sexual function.
There are many ways that hormonal balance can impact your life. One way that it does this is by making you feel better about yourself. You will be more at peace with your body and more confident in your interactions with others when you’re in balance. When you find balance through hormone therapy, you’ll also find increased energy levels and relief from irritability, depression and anxiety that are often the result of fluctuating hormones. Better stamina physically and sexually is also a common benefit.
So what are you waiting for? If you’re feeling out of balance, book an appointment with our doctors at Swiftwater Medical today and learn how hormone therapy can bring balance back into your life.
Why use hormones?
Replenishing hormone levels is a natural way to restore balance in your body. Hormones can help with everything from fatigue and weight gain to anxiety and depression. Plus, they can improve your sex life and make you look and feel younger. If you’re struggling with any of these issues, Hormone Therapy may be right for you.
Each specific hormone has its own unique effects. The hormones we’ll discuss here include estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), melatonin, and cortisol.
is the most powerful female hormone. It plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and muscle mass as well as regulating mood swings. It also contributes to skin and hair health and often is the cause of hotflashes, nightsweats, dry eyes, vaginal dryness and poor memory.
is the hormone that counters estrogen’s effects. It rises every month when a woman ovulates or menstruates, helping to regulate menstruation and menstrual cycles as well as improve moods during PMS. It also helps maintain energy levels, is calming, deepens sleep, reduces nightsweats and improves skin elasticity.
is the male hormone that is essential for sexual function and libido, lean muscle mass, and bone density in men and women also need this hormone for muscle, bone, skin and libido.
DHEA supports energy, boosts immunity, improves sleep quality, and more.
Melatonin regulates your sleep-wake cycle, is a very powerful anti-oxidant, cancer preventative and has many other beneficial properties.
Cortisol is the stress-hormone that gives us energy and also manages inflammation in the body.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones naturally produced by the human body. This means that they can be more easily metabolized and utilized by the body than synthetic hormones.
Bioidentical hormone therapy can help to alleviate a variety of symptoms related to hormone imbalances, such as hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, vaginal dryness and low libido. If you’re struggling with any of these issues, it may be worth considering Hormone Therapy.
However, like many treatments, bioidentical hormone therapy has some potential side effects and risks.
It’s important to work closely with Swiftwater Integrative Medicine hormone experts while undergoing treatment so they can monitor your progress and make changes as needed.
Our hormone experts are also knowledgeable about the specific needs of men and women over 40. This is critical feature to look for when researching BHRT providers because aging presents different requirements and challenges for hormonal balance than younger women face.
Where do you get your hormones?
We are proud to offer expert hormone therapy at Swiftwater Integrative Medicine. Our providers have been doing this for many years, often helping clients with complicated cases who have previously been to many other practitioners.
When choosing a hormone therapy provider such as the doctors at Swiftwater Integrative Medicine, remember that there are risks associated with hormone therapy not handled properly, but also many benefits. Finding the right practitioner may take some time and research, but in the end, it will make all the difference in your life, which is why so many have found life-changing help at Swiftwater Integrative Medicine.
What are the most common conditions that people use bioidentical hormones for?
Bioidentical hormone therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including menopause, perimenopause, and PMS. It can also be used to treat conditions such as osteoporosis, incontinence, PCOS, and weight loss and management. Bioidentical hormone therapy can also be used to improve fertility and sexual function.
Will I need to see a doctor?
Before beginning hormone therapy, it’s important that you consult with the doctors at Swiftwater Integrative Medicine to ensure it’s the right treatment for you. During your consultation, our doctors will ask about your medical history and any medications you’re currently taking. They will also order lab tests to determine your hormone levels. Based on these factors, our hormone experts will discuss a treatment plan for balanced hormone therapy with you.
How Do I Know if I am Hormone Deficient?
In general, hormone deficiency symptoms influence three areas: mental health, physical health, and sexual health. In many cases, you may be experiencing all or one of these symptoms, and you may be lacking in more than one hormone.
Typical signs of low hormone levels include:
- Lack of energy, tiredness, or weakness
- Erectile dysfunction diminished sexual desire or declining libido.
- Lack of zeal, passion, or motivation.
- Diminished muscle tone and strength
- Inability to focus or concentrate and early dementia
- Hotflashes and nightsweats
- Dry eyes
- Hair loss
- Vaginal dryness
- Brittle bones
We have assisted hundreds of men and women just like you in overcoming the issues of age-related hormone decline by providing the highest quality service.
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