Bioidentical Hormones For Women

What Hormones Can Do For You

Feel and look great. Prevent disease.

Most women experience hormonal imbalance at some point in their life, and generally this begins to occur in the mid 30’s. Decreased hormone levels puts women at greater risk of variety of auto immune diseases and negatively affect overall health and wellness. Some symptoms of hormone imbalance include decreased energy levels, depression, memory loss, decreased sex drive, irritability and a host of other symptoms.  In the past, these were considered just a normal part of the aging process.

Today, the reality has changed. No longer do women have to accept the decreased quality of life that comes from hormone loss. Hormone replacement therapy using naturally occurring bioidentical hormones help women thrive as we age.

What’s the big deal about bioidentical hormones? These hormones are taken from plants (typically yams) and their molecular structure is exactly the same as those found in your body (as opposed to synthetic hormones). This sameness is the key to the minimal potential side effects of bioidentical hormones when compared to synthetic hormones. Don’t accept anything less than bioidentical hormones.

“Hormonal problems are the top reason I find for accelerated aging”
Sara Gottfried, - The Hormone Cure

Female Hormones In Depth

Striking the right balance is essential when it comes to bioidentical hormone replacement

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Estrogen

Do more of what you love and feel great

Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Without hormone replacement therapy, the loss of estrogen puts her at increased risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. The longer a woman is without the protection of her own estrogen, the greater the risk for serious health consequences of these conditions.

There are estrogen receptors in a variety of organs throughout the body and brain. That’s why hormonal imbalance produces different symptoms such as loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage, moodiness and cognitive decline. On the other hand, when estrogen levels rise as they do in the first week of menses, their overall effect is to increase the amount of serotonin available in the spaces between the brain’s nerve cells. That improves mood. Within the brain, estrogen may in fact act as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. It is therefore essential that a woman suffering from premature ovary failure or surgical menopause receive treatment from an HRT physician who understands the many ramifications of the disease and is willing and able to meet her endocrine and emotional needs.

Testosterone

Do more of what you love and feel great

Testosterone hormone therapy gives a woman her mental clarity, libido and muscle tone and mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle tone, even with regular exercise.

The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscle, bone, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women, and it can be dangerous to long-term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.

The musculoskeletal system is also adversely affected by the loss of testosterone. By not having bio-identical hormone therapy, the deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and pain in the muscles and joints.

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Benefits of BHRT

  • Enhanced energy level and less fatigue
  • Increased libido and interest in sex
  • Decreased body fat and an increase in muscle tone and mass
  • Greater mental clarity
  • Decrease in depression, irritability, mood swings

Hormone Pellet Therapy

The best method of hormone delivery, bar none

At the Optimal Health Institute of Ohio, we have worked with many women to restore their hormone levels using natural bioidentical hormones. We have seen first hand the amazing and positive benefits of hormone replacement treatment.

We have also learned a lot in the process. It is our belief that the most optimal method of delivering bioidentical hormones is through hormone pellets. Our partnership with Biote Medical allows us to administer precise doses of hormones, tailored to your unique body chemistry, at a consistent rate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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“Dr. Nancy and staff – I just had to tell you “Thank you!!!!! Thank you!!!!” In the short time that I have been coming to your office, I can’t tell you what a relief it has been. I have been taking my meds – and my initial pellet treatment – have been working amazing! My stress level has come down considerably and I feel like I am finding my way back to the land of the living!!!! The thyroid medication has done me wonders in the short time that I have been taking it. I don’t have to drag myself to get to work or wherever! The mental fog that I have been living under is lifting. I am getting out from under the 2 ton gorilla that has been sitting on me for a long time. I cannot believe the amount of energy I have regained. I am so GRATEFUL!!!! If I am at only 40% of my potential – I can’t wait to feel 100%!!! I am telling my friends and family – passing on the word…I regret not finding you sooner! Thank you!”
Lisa Sweetnich, Optimal Health Institute Patient