If you suffer from fatigue, weight gain, depression, irritability or experience menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, mood swings, difficulty losing weight and low libido – you may have a hormone imbalance. For women, the most pronounced changes come in their 40s and 50s, but can been seen as early as their mid-20s. Many more women are having hormone imbalances earlier, which has a lot to do with not only our lifestyle and diet, but also the pollution and toxins that are found in our environment.
Hormones are incredible chemical messengers in our body that affect our brain, heart, bones, muscles, and reproductive organs and are an essential part of the workings of every cell in the human body. However, when they do become imbalanced, they can create havoc on the body.
What can be done?
Each woman is unique and so are her needs. A consultation with an experienced and trained professional is your first step. You will meet with Arcadia Wellness Center’s experienced practitioner to discuss your symptoms, concerns and goals. A blood test will be performed to look at your hormone levels. After we review your results, we will sit down with you and discuss a comprehensive treatment plan to help balance your hormones. If necessary, you will be prescribed the most effective treatment to help balance your body – including the use of bio-identical hormone therapy – the safest and most effective prescription to help get your body in sync.
Why is it so important to use bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are female hormones made in a laboratory and are based on compounds found in plants. Unlike supplements, bio-identical hormones are formulated by highly-trained pharmacists that prescribe a medically appropriate solution to meet a patient’s specific needs. Arcadia Wellness Center only uses bio-identical hormones that are an exact replica of the hormones that are naturally produced by the body; matching the body’s natural hormones molecule by molecule. These hormones are identical to the estrogen, progesterone, and androgen hormones produced naturally by one’s body.
How do I take bio-identical hormones?
These hormones come in various forms including tablets, under the skin pellets, creams, gels and shots. Your healthcare provider will discuss a hormone therapy that best meets your needs.
What are the next steps?
Many women that experience fatigue, weight gain, depression and irritability may have a hormone imbalance. The best way to determine if your hormones are out of balance is to get tested – you need to sit down with a qualified healthcare professional and get appropriate blood work performed. At Arcadia Wellness Center, we will test your hormones and determine if you are a candidate for hormone therapy. Patients that are found to have a hormone imbalance and are treated have experienced dramatic improvement to their life and overall well-being.
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