Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Pasadena Bioidentical Hormone Replacement specialist, Tamika Henry, M.D. designs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to men and women suffering from the consequences of hormonal imbalances or decline. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to reduce many of the symptoms that are the result of disproportionate hormone levels. Many of these conditions and their related symptoms can occur at any age and may be due to numerous causes. Some of these causes can include aging, poor nutritional intake, environmental factors, stress, and a lack of exercise. Tamika Henry, M.D. uses Bioidentical Hormones to improve conditions in men and women, and her specialized programs have helped countless men and women to improve their overall health and wellness levels.

Some of the conditions she uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to improve include:

Mood Swings

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men and women to improve moods and reduce outbursts of anger, anxiety, depression, and sadness. Hormones affect brain chemistry, which affects moods. When hormones are at lower levels or are drastically fluctuating, men and women can experience moodiness and an overall reduced sense of wellbeing. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can replenish hormones that promote receptors in the brain that transmit feelings of calmness and contentment, which improves overall moods.

Hormone Imbalance

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to resolve hormone imbalances because it uses hormones that are identical in molecular and structural function to the hormones produced in the human body to replenish deficient hormones. Because hormones are associated with almost all bodily functions, a deficit can have negative effects on the body. Bioidentical hormones can help people to restore hormone balance without the adverse side effects, and many people have been able to improve sexual desire and function, sleep, energy, emotions, muscle tone, mental cognition, bone health, and their overall sense of well being through the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Hot Flashes

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can get to the root of hot flashes because body temperature is regulated by hormones. Both women and men can suffer from hot flashes, which are usually associated with hormonal decline that occurs during perimenopause, menopause, or andropause. Balancing hormones can help to regulate the hypothalamus, which balances body temperature. Regaining hormone balance can prevent and reverse inconvenient hot flashes and temperature fluctuations.

Hyperthyroid

Hyperthyroidism is caused when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, and because thyroid hormone controls many aspects of metabolism, too much of this hormone can speed up metabolic functions to cause adverse health effects. Some of the issues that can occur with hyperthyroidism include sudden weight loss, a faster heart rate, increased bowel movements, anxiety, heart palpitation, bulging eyes, and increased metabolic functions. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help people with hyperthyroidism because the treatment for this problem often involves stopping the function of the thyroid gland all together, which leaves a deficit. Bioidentical hormones can help patients to restore a healthy weight, prevent bulging eyes, calm their heart rate, and reduce anxiety.

Hypothyroid

A lack of thyroid hormone production is known as hypothyroidism, and this condition can be improved with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Thyroid hormone controls many metabolic functions in the body, and when it is lacking people may experience sudden weight gain, constipation, intolerance to cold, hair loss, irregular periods, cold limbs, and fatigue. Replacing thyroid hormone with bioidentical hormones can help men and women to balance their thyroid gland, improve metabolic functions, lose weight, have more energy, and regulate their body temperature.

Adrenal Fatigue

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can greatly improve the symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue syndrome. Adrenal fatigue is a stress related syndrome that occurs when prolonged periods of high stress wears down the adrenal glands, causing them to convert valuable sex hormones into cortisol, which is a hormone that counteracts the inflammation caused from stress. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue usually include mental and physical exhaust, salty food cravings, feeling burned out, feeling more awake after 6pm, trouble getting out of bed, and insomnia. Replenishing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men and women suffering from this condition to feel more awake, improve sleep, reduce mental fogginess, have more energy, and reduce food cravings.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome BS (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a problem that affects millions of people, and it usually consists of alternating constipation and diarrhea. This issue is usually stress related, and it can be aggravated with the effects of high stress on hormones. When a person feels stressed, the sympathetic nervous system takes over thinking that the body is being attacked, and this causes it to halt peristalsis or the intestinal contractions that make digestion possible. In the meantime, a cascade of hormones is released, and over time this can create a hormone deficiency. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can replace hormones that have become deficient or imbalanced with stress, and this can return digestion to normal, while improving the processes that make digestion possible.

Premature Aging

Doctors now agree that hormones are not lost due to aging, but that aging occurs because hormones are being lost. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to supply the body with hormones that are becoming deficient to prevent or reverse the signs of aging. Many people have been able to maintain a more youthful appearance, improve muscle tone, increase libido and sexual function, grow thicker more lustrous hair, improve bone strength, lose weight, and increase overall energy levels with the help of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an autoimmune condition that is characterized with a feeling of mental and physical fatigue that lasts more than 24 hours. In this condition, people may also experience swollen lymph nodes, a chronic sore throat, body aches, flu-like symptoms, mental fogginess, and insomnia. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be able to help improve the immune system by replacing deficient hormones. Several people with Chronic Fatigue have been able to use Bioidentical Hormones to improve energy, sleep, and mental clarity and reverse the symptoms associated with chronic fatigue.

Thyroid Disorders

Hyperthyroidism is caused when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, and some of the issues that can occur with hypothyroidism include sudden weight loss, a faster heart rate, increased bowel movements, anxiety, heart palpitation, bulging eyes, and increased metabolic functions. Bioidentical hormones can help patients to restore a healthy weight, prevent bulging eyes, calm the heart rate, and reduce anxiety.

Another thyroid condition occurs when there is a lack of thyroid hormone production, which is known as hypothyroidism, and this condition can be improved with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Thyroid hormone controls many metabolic functions in the body, and when it is lacking people may experience sudden weight gain, constipation, intolerance to cold, hair loss, irregular periods, cold limbs, and fatigue. Replacing thyroid hormone with Bioidentical Hormones can help men and women to balance their thyroid gland, improve metabolic functions, lose weight, have more energy, and regulate their body temperature.

Low Libido

Falling hormone levels in both men and women can lead to low libido. In women, perimenopause and menopause are the times when they usually experience a reduced sex drive. In men, andropause can lead to a lack of desire for sexual activity, reduced sex drive, and eventually, erectile dysfunction. Supplementing deficient hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help both men and women to regain a healthy sex drive, which can rekindle intimate relationships and improve feelings of youthfulness.

Weight Loss Resistance

Usually imbalances in estrogen and progesterone are to blame for weight loss resistance. In women going through perimenopause and menopause falling estrogen levels can cause the body to hold onto body fat because it contains estrogen, and a lack of progesterone causes water retention because it is a natural diuretic. In men, a lack of testosterone can cause a rise in estrogen, which in turn suppresses testosterone leading to a slower metabolism and more body fat. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help both men and women to replenish deficient hormones and correct imbalances. Many women and men have been able to lose weight with the help of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Pasadena Bioidentical Hormone Replacement specialist, Tamika Henry, M.D. has helped countless men and women to overcome conditions related to hormonal imbalance or decline. Before beginning a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Tamika Henry, M.D. tests the levels of all essential hormones in order to get to the root of patients’ imbalances. She then designs a personalized program using dosages that are unique to each patient. Vast numbers of men and women have been able to achieve peak levels of health with Doctor Henry’s specialized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs.

To learn more about the conditions that can be treated using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, contact Pasadena Bioidentical Hormone Replacement specialist, Tamika Henry, M.D. today to schedule a consultation!