What are hormones?
The endocrine system produces chemical messengers called hormones that travel to your tissues and organs and regulate different functions. The endocrine system regulates metabolism, sleep cycles, heart rate, growth, reproduction, and sexual health.
The pituitary gland is the “CEO” of the endocrine system. It’s responsible for producing several critical hormones in the body including the sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Estrogen is a growth hormone that stimulates the growth of the uterine lining and breast tissue and keeps the vagina moist. Estrogen is also crucial for bone health and healthy nerve and brain function.
The ovaries produce progesterone, a hormone that prevents bone loss, supports healthy cardiovascular function, and balances your moods.
Testosterone promotes muscle strength and endurance. It also increases body hair and male characteristics, improves libido, and encourages quality sleep.
Why do we lose certain hormones?
Age, compromised health, and chronic stress trigger decreases in the levels of certain hormones, affecting all of the body’s systems and functions.
For women, a decrease in sex hormones triggers menopause. Menopause can come with a variety of unpleasant symptoms including:
- Hot flashes
- Loss of bone density
- Mental fog
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
Some men who lose testosterone experience:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Increased body fat
- Decreased energy and sexual desire
- Loss of body hair
- Sleep disturbances
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural way to boost your hormones levels, counteract unwanted changes, and promote optimum health and well-being. BHRT uses hormones created from natural sources that are chemically identical to those produced by your body.
Hormone replacement has several delivery methods, but the most effective treatment involves tic-tac sized pellets implanted under the skin. Because improper hormone balance can disrupt your health, your doctor monitors your hormone levels carefully and adjusts your medication when necessary.
For many men and women, BHRT:
- Decreases body fat
- Improves erectile dysfunction in men
- Improves memory
- Increases energy
- Increases sense of well-being
- Relieve vaginal dryness
BHRT combats the unwanted emotional, physical, and sexual changes that accompany irregular hormone levels. To learn more about hormone pellet therapy, call or click to schedule an appointment with Sleep and Wellness Medical Associates today.
*Individual Results May Vary