HORMONE THERAPY FOR WOMEN

Life as a woman is filled with ups and downs of every kind – emotional, physical, mental – you name it, the swings are there. And no more evident is there a place for those ups and downs than hormones and their effect on every aspect of daily life, from energy levels to mood to mental function. For that reason, hormone therapy for women is increasingly sought out by women all over the world as they reach an age when their hormones drop to levels that take a toll on their quality of living.

The Ups and Downs of Hormones 

By design, hormones affect the function of many systems in the body. The brain, the heart, the bones and muscles, the reproductive organs. All of them are directly linked to hormones and how well those hormones function. This means those organs are also put at risk for various complications – and malfunctions – when the hormone system goes out of balance. Like anything else, hormones obviously work best when they are in proper equilibrium, but fluctuations in their levels are a natural part of life that no one escapes. Generally, fluctuations increase as we age and, in some cases, start becoming distinctly noticeable when a woman reaches her thirties. Recognizing the symptoms and addressing them is essential, as regulating hormone imbalances isn’t just a matter of simplifying life. It’s key in ensuring that your body stays healthy enough to last through old age, protecting your long-term health. And, of course, in helping you age gracefully.

Granted, hormone fluctuations are not always caused by aging. They are also often the result of other factors. For instance, certain factors such as weight, history of pregnancy, smoking habits, diet and even certain illnesses all have the potential to cause spikes and dips in a woman’s hormone levels. Once the reasons for the imbalance are truly identified, hormone therapy for women is a great treatment option for reversing the problem and managing its damaging effects.

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Creating Hormonal Harmony

There are, of course, certain stigmas associated with hormone therapy for women. The benefits, however, do outweigh the risks; and there is no more safe, natural or effective type of hormone replacement than bioidentical hormone therapy. Created using natural ingredients, bioidentical hormone therapy treatments and medications are exact replications of the chemicals in the body that regulate hormone function. Once those hormone functions become more regulated, the hormone symptoms follow suit.

For those willing to take the synthetic route in hormone therapy for women, the risks are more of a concern. Which type you choose will naturally depend on your own needs and the recommendations of your doctor, so be sure to fully explore every option and discuss any concerns.

Signs of Imbalance

Classic symptoms of hormone imbalances in women include:

  • Changes in the condition of skin
  • Decreased libido
  • Depression or sadness
  • Disordered sleep
  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes
  • Changes in the condition of skin
  • Decreased libido
  • Depression or sadness
  • Disordered sleep
  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes
  • Memory loss
  • Moodiness
  • Thinning hair
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Urinary leakage
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Memory loss
  • Moodiness
  • Thinning hair
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Urinary leakage
  • Vaginal dryness

Hormonal Hazards

Women whose hormonal imbalances go untreated face a higher risk of health concerns and issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Cardiac disease
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's-like symptoms
  • Premature death

Not all women, however, are candidates for hormone therapy, as it sometimes endangers the health of women with certain conditions. Those who have had breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, blood clots in the legs or lungs, stroke, liver disease or unexplained vaginal bleeding should not usually take hormone therapy.

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Balanced Care

At ProHealth, we know having your hormones in balance is key to living your best and most vibrant life, no matter your age. We offer our medical expertise and guidance in hormone replacement therapy for women and work closely with local physicians in managing your symptoms. Each of our walk-in clinics and labs have convenient hours and locations throughout the area from Crestview to Pensacola, and our team will gladly see you without the need for an appointment. As a locally founded medical company with deep community ties, our passion lies in serving the needs of those who make up that community and their families. To that end, we strive to make our range of care affordable, convenient and simple for everyone; and to provide the highest degree of care with the utmost compassion.

Contact your local ProHealth facility to learn more about hormone replacement therapy for women and the range of healthcare services we offer today!