When’s the last time you took a look at your hormones? As we age, hormone levels begin to decline and the body may no longer function at an optimal level. Using bioidentical hormones, our practitioners develop an individualized care plan to balance and replace those declining hormones. A holistic approach to optimizing the entire male or female endocrine system is essential to good health and chronic disease prevention.
What Are Hormones?
Hormones are chemical messengers that travel throughout the body and signal complex processes such as growth, tissue repair, metabolism, and fertility.
Hormones play a role in the immune system, cognition, behavior, and maintenance of the musculoskeletal system. If hormones become deficient or sub-optimal, symptoms associated with any of these body systems may arise.
Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Men and women can experience symptoms related to hormone imbalance. These include:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Reduced libido or trouble with erections
- Vaginal dryness
- Trouble concentrating or poor memory
Overwhelming, frequent fatigue, as well as muscle loss, fat gain, and a feeling that something just isn’t “right” can indicate a problem with your hormones.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones that are naturally produced by the body. The body knows how to use those hormones, metabolize them, and eliminate them. In general, bioidentical hormones are much safer for the long-term health of patients.
Ever wonder what a hormone pellet looks like? These tiny little dermal implants make magic happen. Bioidentical hormones come in a variety of applications. This is just one of the many options.
How You Can Get Started
Hormones can be tested with blood, saliva, or urine. Depending on which hormone levels are being tested, the type of specimen may vary. Most insurance companies will cover hormone screening for men and women. Dr. Briana Cain, our Naturopathic doctor, will select the best testing method depending on individual needs.
Contact Your Scottsdale Medical Spa
We also offer Care Credit for your convenience, should patient financing be necessary. To schedule a Hormone consultation with Dr. Cain, please give our office a call at 480-436-7200. At Vibe MedSpas, we offer effective solutions to help you feel your best. Contact our Scottsdale med spa today to get started.