In many cases, new developments in your wellness, such as moodiness, fatigue, and blurry vision, can all be linked to hormone health. Kristine Van Kirk, MD, and Kelly Gebauer, WHNP-BC, of Healthy Lifestyle Medicine in Cheyenne, Wyoming, can identify hormone imbalances with blood tests and offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for men and women. To schedule an appointment, call Healthy Lifestyle Medicine, or book an appointment online today.
Hormone health refers to your body’s ability to balance the hormones it makes. Hormones drive many processes within your body, including metabolism, fertility, and digestion. When they’re out-of-balance, even a little, you experience symptoms and complications related to your health and wellness.
A hormone imbalance can involve having too much or too little of a specific hormone. When you come to Healthy Lifestyle Medicine for help with your hormones, the team goes over your medical history and examines you. They might also refer you for phlebotomy, also known as blood draw services.
A blood test can examine your hormone health and point to any suspected imbalances. It can also rule out hormone imbalance as a cause of your symptoms.
You have many hormones, and they don’t all cause the same symptoms when they’re out of balance. Hormone imbalances can cause a broad, diverse range of symptoms and signs, many of which are the same in both men and women.
Depending on your hormone imbalance, you might experience:
There are many other possible symptoms, including some that differ between men and women. For example, men might experience erectile dysfunction from a hormone imbalance, whereas women might experience vaginal dryness.
The team at Healthy Lifestyle Medicine helps you identify your hormone imbalances and can provide the appropriate course of treatment. Some hormone imbalances need more complex treatment than others, with natural remedies and supplements being highly popular alternative treatments.
Healthy Lifestyle Medicine also offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with estrogen and progestin for women, which treats menopausal symptoms. BHRT for men uses testosterone to treat symptoms of low testosterone, such as loss of muscle mass and erectile dysfunction.
If the team recommends BHRT for you, they give you Pellecome® hormones, which come in the form of subdermal pellets. After being placed under your skin, the pellets steadily release hormones into your bloodstream over several months.
To learn more about hormone health and BHRT, watch this short video, call Healthy Lifestyle Medicine, or book an appointment online today.
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