What is Hormone Optimization?
Hormones rejuvenate, regenerate, and restore balance to the human body. These strong chemical messengers help to orchestrate the body’s own internal key roles to aid in proper organ function. Even minute fluctuations in the body’s hormone levels can take a toll on a person’s body and their emotional well-being. Research continues to show a link between hormone imbalance and the development of many conditions, including but not limited to cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, thyroid malfunction, and many other concerning conditions.
At Ata Healthcare & Wellness, we aim to customize the individualistic hormone optimization plans for both men and women to relieve these conditions associated with hormone imbalances. We utilize an integrated approach that focuses on identifying the origin of your medical issues to promote balance.
Who can benefit from hormone optimization?
As we age, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone naturally decline over time. Around the age 35, men begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone levels. Men typically lose 2-10% testosterone per year. For women, pre-menopause may start as early as in the thirties. In fact, hormone fluctuations have been happening long before symptoms, such as hot flashes are even experienced; this can be 10-15 years prior to menopause.
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Lack of motivation
- Mood Swings
- Brain fog
- Decreased libido
As we get older, many of us just blame it on age when we fatigue easily or put on weight that’s hard to get off. Some of us suffer from insomnia, irritable bowels, dry skin, and hair loss. And then there’s the drop in our libido as if as we get older, we’re just not that interested in sex anymore. We can get moody or even depressed, or experience memory loss and poor concentration.Many times, hormonal imbalance is the root cause of these many symptoms.
Such imbalance can occur due to natural changes, including menopause in women and a drop in testosterone in men. In addition, environmental and dietary toxins can accelerate hormone imbalance and difficult symptoms. But a diminished quality of life isn’t a foregone conclusion. If your hormones are imbalanced, bioidentical hormone therapy may be able to effectively treat it.
What is Hormone Replacement?
Helping you be your best.
Natural hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone, are produced in various glands throughout the body. These hormones regulate an enormous range of body functions. When our glands under or overproduce hormones, we begin to experience symptoms like those listed above.
Treatment includes a comprehensive review of a patient’s current hormone levels, health history, and needs. According to this detailed information, a doctor will prescribe a customized treatment plan that may include creams, lotions, injections, gels, or tablets. The length of treatment also depends on your individual needs and how you are feeling – some people may require hormone therapy indefinitely while others many only need hormones until their symptoms have subsided.
Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, using blood, urine and/or saliva testing, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormone needs. Our process includes a comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history to tailor a solution for you.
Initially, you will need comprehensive lab panels to assess your body functions and your hormone levels.
Hormone replacement therapy has a few potential side effects which are classically linked to dosage—as your hormone levels improve, your dosage may need to be adjusted. If you notice side effects, contact your physician.
These are just a few of the many symptoms that hormone imbalances can cause. If these symptoms sound familiar, please contact the clinic today to schedule a consultation with our specialized hormone optimization team!