Ottawa Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Ottawa Ontario Bioidentical Doctor, Kandis Lock, N.D. offers customized hormone balancing programs for women and men of Ottawa, Ontario suffering from age-related hormonal decline. There is no denying the fact that hormone imbalance can make your life miserable. Regardless of why your hormones are out of balance, Dr. Lock can help you feel better with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Her approach is entirely different from most doctors who look for signs of disease and merely treat the symptoms.

Dr. Lock feels that hormone imbalance and related issues are natural occurrences that respond best to replacement with natural hormones. Although aging is not a disease, the effects that it can have on your hormones are easily manageable.

Could Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Be Right for You?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a promising alternative method of restoring hormonal balance for women and men. These natural hormones are derived from plants in nature and are identical in cellular structure to human hormones. They are then compounded by a pharmacist in the Ottawa area to target your specific symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance. Due to the low dose requirements and the identical nature to natural human hormones, most patients tolerate Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy quite well with little or no side effects.

During your first consultation with Ottawa Ontario Bioidentical Doctor, Kandis Lock, N.D. you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferences and the pros and cons of each delivery method. You could receive some or all of the following hormones depending on the results of your initial diagnostic testing:

Bi-estrogen
This hormone is a combination of estriol and estradiol. Up to 80 percent of bi-estrogen contains estriol, which helps to decrease hot flashes and night sweats, improve sexual function, and decrease urinary tract infections. Estradiol also helps improve hot flashes, and night sweats in addition to helping to elevate mood and energy level, improve cognitive functioning and memory, eliminate insomnia, reduce blood pressure, decrease risk of bone loss, and decrease the risk of developing Type II diabetes.
Tri-estrogen
This is a supplemental hormone made of 80 percent estriol, 10 percent estradiol, and 10 percent estrone. Only a small percentage of women require this hormone due to an inadequate response to bi-estrogen.
Progesterone
Kandis Lock, N.D. frequently uses this hormone with female patients with too-high levels of estrogen. By minimizing the stimulating effects of estrogen, progesterone helps to improve sleep, increase bone density, improve sexual libido, and helps to maintain blood glucose control. This is especially important in preventing adult-onset diabetes.
Testosterone
This primarily male hormone is also present in smaller amounts in women. Both genders experience the effects of too little testosterone, including weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, depression, and low sex drive. In addition, men with unbalanced testosterone levels may experience unwanted breast growth.
DHEA
This hormone, which is secreted by the adrenal glands, is the foundation for both male and female sex hormones. These are also known as androgens and estrogens. When DHEA is out of balance, it can also affect the production of estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol. People with unbalanced DHEA often complain of aching of the joints, lowered sex drive, a decreased immune system, fatigue, depression, and loss of muscle mass.

Kandis Lock, N.D. Looks Forward to Working with You

You may have lived with hormonal imbalance for so long that it’s hard to believe Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy could have such a huge impact on your physical and mental health. We are happy to assure you that it’s entirely possible.

If you’re ready to take control of your hormones instead of them controlling you, contact Ottawa Ontario Bioidentical Doctor, Kandis Lock, N.D. to schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation.