Hormones are chemical messengers released by your body’s endocrine system. They travel throughout the bloodstream giving vital instructions to tissues and organs. They regulate your metabolism, mood, reproduction, and growth and development.
When you have a hormone imbalance, your body is either producing too much or too little of one or more hormones. Because of the important role they play, even slight imbalances can have major effects on the way you feel.
At different times in our lives, our hormone levels change much like they did during puberty. Although part of the normal aging process, these fluctuations can cause unpleasant and even painful symptoms.
While most women are aware of the hormonal changes that occur during menopause, many aren’t aware of the changes that occur during other life stages like perimenopause and postmenopause. And men are often completely unaware of similar changes that occur during a stage known as andropause. All of these stages can cause uncomfortable symptoms that can be relieved with treatment.
Besides the normal aging process, there are many other factors that can cause hormone imbalances. Many health conditions affect the endocrine system, leading to hormone changes throughout the body. These include:
Another major cause of hormone imbalance is exposure to chemicals known as endocrine disruptors. These chemicals are virtually everywhere today – in pesticides, plastics, cosmetics, and even in our food and water. They’re called endocrine disruptors because they block, mimic, or interfere with how hormones send messages.
But how can you tell if you might be suffering from a hormone imbalance? The following symptoms can be clues:
If you’re struggling with one or more of these symptoms, you may benefit from an evaluation to see if inadequate hormones may be the cause of your suffering.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) works by replenishing the hormones that your body lacks, restoring them to optimal levels which often reduces – or completely eliminates – those unwanted symptoms.
At Water’s Edge, we help men and women in the Palo Alto area combat the effects of hormone deficiencies with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The term “bioidentical” means that the hormone is chemically identical to the one produced by your body. Through careful testing and follow-up, we work to find the specific hormone formulation that’s right for you.
Bioidentical hormones can be prescribed in a variety of forms, depending on the needs of the patient. Some methods of delivery include:
Our doctors will work with you to find a delivery route that meets your needs and personal preferences.
If your problems are caused by a hormone deficiency or imbalance, bioidentical hormone therapy can help alleviate your symptoms by restoring balance to your body. This treatment can help a wide variety of symptoms that have been linked to andropause, menopause, and PMS, including fatigue, hot flashes, irritability, mood swings, erectile dysfunction, low libido, sleep disturbances, weight gain, bone loss, and depression.
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms and are concerned about the negative effect they’re having on your quality of life, then bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be right for you.
Our physicians specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Through thorough evaluations and testing, we can help you uncover the root cause of your symptoms and restore balance to your body’s hormones.
At Water’s Edge, our goal is always to help your body heal itself. Your physician will work with you to alleviate your unique symptoms and bring balance to your body in the most natural way possible.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offers patients a natural alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy. Treatment is specifically designed for your unique system using hormones that are chemically identical to what your body naturally produces.
If you’re suffering from the effects of hormonal changes, reach out to us today. We’ve helped hundreds of men and women in Palo Alto restore balance and vitality with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
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