Hormone-related symptoms or problems may occur throughout the feminine life cycle:
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Irregular menstrual periods
Poor concentration/Memory lapses
Cold Body Temperature
Increased facial/body hair
Scalp hair loss
Aches and pains
Milwaukee women can benefit from Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help relieve mood swings, weight gain, and other problems that may occur throughout the feminine life cycle.
Goals of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Alleviate the symptoms caused by the natural decrease in production of hormones by the body
Give the protective benefits which were originally provided by naturally occurring hormones
Re-establish a hormonal balance
Estriol (E3), estradiol (E2), and estrone (E1) are often prescribed in combination to re-establish a normal physiologic balance
Is commonly prescribed for perimenopausal women to counteract "estrogen dominance"
Is preferred by women who had previously taken synthetic progestins, according to one Mayo Clinic study
Produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands in women and, in smaller amounts, the testes and the adrenal glands in men.
Especially beneficial because it keeps the other hormones in balance
Androgens (i.e. testosterone & DHEA)
Testosterone is often called the "hormone of desire" because of its powerful effect on libido
Testosterone is important in building strong muscles, bones, and ligaments, as well as increasing energy and easing depression
DHEA has shown to protect against cancer and heart disease and to lower cholesterol. DHEA has also shown to improve memory, strengthen the immune system, prevent bone loss, reduce body fat, and enhance libido
Provide cardiovascular protection (lower cholesterol)
Enhance bone building (increase calcium retention)
Improve energy levels and mental alertness
Referred to as the "parent hormone"
Believed to be the most potent memory enhancer, it has also been shown to be beneficial in improving concentration, fighting mental fatigue, and relieving severe joint pain and fatigue in arthritis
Primary hormone secreted by the adrenals in response to stress
Involved in the regulation of glucose, protein, fatty acids, immune cells, inflammation, blood vessels, blood pressure, maintenance of connective tissue
Symptoms of high cortisol; muscle and bone loss, abdominal fat, elevated blood sugar, sugar cravings, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, suppressed immune function, memory, mood, and sleep disturbances
Symptoms of low cortisol; chronic fatigue, allergies, asthma, susceptibility to illness and infection, arthritis, fibromyalgia
Affects every bodily function by regulating energy and heat production, growth, tissue repair, and development; stimulating protein synthesis; modulating carbohydrates, protein, and fat metabolism as well as digestion; modulating muscle and nerve action; and helping to regulate hormone excretion and oxygen utilization.