Both men and women experience the decline and imbalance of hormones with age. Our hormones do more than regulate our menstrual cycle and drive our libido; they are an integral part of our well-being. They affect our ability to think clearly, they affect our relationships with our family and our coworkers, and they affect how we feel about ourselves. Hormone disruption can cause weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, depression and anxiety. An imbalance can also increase our risk of developing chronic disease such as diabetes.
The media has contributed to the spread of misinformation regarding hormones. Studies show that synthetic hormones have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, blood clots, and stroke. We use bioidentical hormones to balance estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in women, as well as testosterone in men. Proper assessment of an individual’s risk factors, along with testing and follow up, make this a safer and more effective alternative.