Hormone Balancing Therapy
Hormone Balance Therapy Q & A
What Are The Signs Of Hormone Imbalance?
Many people as they age feel that things are “not quite right.” You don’t feel like yourself anymore. You see your doctor who says everything looks OK. You might be experiencing a hormone imbalance.
Hormones influence everything. They control immunity, stress, and aging along with reproductive health. If you’re tired, overweight, and feel moody, a major hormone imbalance could be the cause.
Hormone Imbalance in Women
For women estrogen may be too low due to perimenopause, menopause, and aging. Estrogen levels may be too high due to toxins. These erratic levels can cause many symptoms, such as:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Memory loss
- Lowered sex drive
For women, another hormone progesterone may be out of balance. This happens during the menstrual years and leading up to menopause. The imbalance can cause:
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Erratic or heavy, painful periods
- Uterine fibroids
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Lack of focus and concentration
Hormone Imbalance in Men
For men, testosterone decreases with age, leading to changes in the body like:
- Loss of muscle strength
- Low energy
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mood disruption
- Diminished sex drive
Declines in other hormones such as vitamin D and thyroid hormone also cause negative physical and emotional effects in the body.
What Causes Hormone Imbalances?
For women, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause can cause drastic hormonal fluctuations. For men, as well as women, aging and nutrient deficiencies can cause hormone levels to drop.
Stress can also contribute to hormone imbalances. When you’re stressed, your body focuses on producing cortisol. Cortisol is your stress hormone. Making more cortisol means fewer “feel-good” hormones. Feel good hormones are your natural hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
The long-term symptoms of stress are fatigue, weight gain, poor mood, decreased memory, and overall diminished quality of life.
Some environmental factors interfere with natural hormone levels, as well. Toxins such as PCBs in plastics, phthalates in body products, and BPA found in packaging disrupt women’s estrogen-progesterone balance and men’s testosterone levels.
What Is Hormone Balancing Therapy?
Hormone balancing therapy at the Sklar Center uses safe bio-identical hormones. These bio-identical hormones replenish your natural hormone levels. Hormone balancing therapy helps to level out your hormones, relieve many symptoms, and improve your well-being.
Proper hormone replacement therapy is personalized. Because hormone levels differ among people of all ages, Dr. Sklar treats each person individually. She offers testing to determine your current hormone levels. And then prescribes treatments to rebalance your hormones.
What Are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Soy and yams are the source of bio-identical hormones. Scientists change their molecular structure in the lab to create an exact match to human hormones. These natural bio-identical hormones are safe and effective. Dr. Sklar uses only safe bio-identical hormones at the Sklar Center.
Bio-identical hormones also show promise for Alzheimer’s prevention, cardiovascular improvement, and decreased mortality.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms contact us to schedule a consult.