How Bioidentical Hormones Have Helped Patients in Ottawa, Ontario
Your hormones are powerful chemical messengers, coursing through your body to fuel your metabolism, help you sleep well, give you energy and regulate your sex drive. Your body gets a lot of benefits from these chemicals and works best when they are well-regulated and in full supply.
The problem is that our hormones are not always at their best. The endocrine system, which includes your hormones and the glands that secrete them, is prone to illness and injury like any other part of our body. When this happens, it’s important to bring your hormones back into balance so that your body can continue to experience their benefits and work at optimal efficiency.
Ottawa Ontario Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Specialist, Kandis Lock, N.D. has helped many women and to restore their hormone balance with her customized Bioidentical Hormone treatment programs. Whether you are dealing with a natural, age-related hormone condition such as menopause, perimenopause, andropause, low t, or you are dealing with a hormone-linked illness such as fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue or a thyroid disorder, Dr. Lock can help to treat your condition and bring your body back into balance.
Conditions Commonly Treated With Bioidentical Hormones
- Adrenal Fatigue
Prolonged stress and over-exhaustion can really wear out your adrenal glands. Unfortunately, in our modern lifestyles, these are all too common. Your adrenal glands work hard to manage your response to stressors, but when the stressors don’t stop coming, your adrenal glands just can’t keep up! BHRT can help bring your endocrine system, including your adrenal glands, back into harmony and working order.
After age 30, a man’s testosterone begins to decline at a rate of roughly 1% per year. After a couple of decades, around a man’s 40s and 50s, the cumulative effects of this loss of testosterone may begin to show themselves. This period is known as andropause, and it includes symptoms such as muscle loss, low libido, hair loss and more.
Known for the widespread pain that it inflicts across your body, fibromyalgia is a difficult and still poorly understood condition. Recent studies and research have indicated links between fibromyalgia and certain hormone deficiencies. In fact, many of the other symptoms of fibromyalgia include the same symptoms as deficiencies in testosterone, estrogen and progesterone.
- Low Testosterone
Testosterone production can be low for many reasons, including environmental, genetic or lifestyle factors. Testosterone production is important for both men and women, as testosterone fuels your metabolism, builds muscles and regulates your sex drive. BHRT can supplement your body with the testosterone it needs for healthy functioning.
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries cease production of estrogen and progesterone and she is no longer able to become pregnant. Supplementing the body with natural estrogen or progesterone, as determined by a BHRT doctor, can help to reduce the symptoms of menopause so that you can age with grace.
Estrogen plays a key role in maintaining bone health. Unfortunately, estrogen levels in post-menopausal women drop dramatically, which can lead to osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions. BHRT can provide bioidentical estrogen to help you maintain strong, healthy bones.
- Thyroid Disorders
Thyroid disorders typically come in two forms: hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism means that your thyroid produces insufficient thyroid hormone for healthy function, and may result in feeling sensitivity to cold, dry skin, and fatigue. Hyperthyroidism means that too much thyroid hormone is produced, resulting in sensitivity to heat, nervousness, heart palpitations and sleep problems.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an appropriate treatment option for many conditions that involve deficient or imbalanced hormones. If you believe you are suffering from a hormone-related condition or you’ve tried other forms of treatment that just haven’t worked, you owe it to yourself to contact Dr. Lock at her Ottawa, Ontario clinic to learn how Bioidentical Hormones can help you.