3 Simple Steps To Achieving Hormone Balance
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is a natural way to treat menopause, premenopause or PMS symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are exact copies of the hormones your body naturally produces. Changes in your natural hormone levels can cause uncomfortable symptoms during menopause, premenopause and PMS. Correcting this hormone imbalance with the exact same hormones is a great way to help you feel your best.
Bioidentical hormones are mixed by compounding pharmacies based on your specific needs. Every woman is different so the one-size-fits-all approach of manufactured synthetic hormones does not work for many women. The hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA) are derived from a soy or yam base and combined based on your individual needs.
Abnormal adrenal function can lead to many problems. Your adrenal glands produce cortisol in response to stress. Acute stress can lead to high cortisol levels. Long term stress can lead to adrenal exhaustion and low cortisol levels. The adrenal glands do not secrete cortisol at a constant level throughout the day. Cortisol is released in a cycle with the highest level in the morning and the lowest level at night. This 24-hour cycle is called the circadian rhythm. You can check your cortisol levels with a saliva cortisol test. An abnormal rhythm can influence many functions of the body, some of which are listed below.
The thyroid gland secretes life sustaining hormones directly into the bloodstream. These hormones are responsible for regulating your metabolic rate including carbohydrate and fat metabolism. It is estimated that 10% of women over age 40 have some degree of thyroid dysfunction many of which go undetected. Some symptoms of low thyroid function include: