Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones for Women
Burnaby BC Menopause Specialist, Maria Fabbro, N.D., of Total Therapy Rehabilitation & Wellness Centre, specializes in women’s health and wellness in the Burnaby BC and the Metro Vancouver area. The important role that hormones play in a woman’s reproductive and menstrual cycle is generally well known, but less often do we consider how hormones manage our bones, skin, muscles, bodyweight, appetite and ability to get a good night’s rest. Hormones help regulate our appetites, metabolism, libido, moods and menstrual cycles, so when they become deficient or imbalanced, all the above can suffer.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an effective way for women in the Burnaby area to treat hormone imbalances and deficiencies, as well as conditions that are affected by our hormones.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, also known as BHRT, is a treatment option that many women pursue to bring their hormones back into balance and reduce or eliminate their symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or conditions, Burnaby BC Menopause Specialist, Maria Fabbro, N.D., of Total Therapy Rehabilitation & Wellness Centre, specializes in women’s health and can perform a comprehensive exam to discover the root of your symptoms, as well as provide a treatment option custom-tailored to your body and your needs.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalances In Women
- Hot Flashes
- Irregular Bleeding
- Joint Pain and Swelling
- Lack of Energy
- Loss of Muscle
- Urinary Incontinence
- Weight Gain
During menopause, your production of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone significantly decline, which also causes an increase in follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. This imbalance is responsible for many of the symptoms of menopause, and while menopause itself is unavoidable, your symptoms may be reduced by supplementing your body with bioidentical hormones.
Conditions Treated with Natural Hormone Therapy
The timeframe that your body begins transitioning to menopause is known as perimenopause. During this time, estrogen levels tend to rise and fall erratically. This can cause your menstrual cycles to lengthen or shorten, and you may begin experiencing some symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and sleep problems. BHRT can help level out your estrogen levels to significantly reduce your symptoms.
Women are at greater risk for thyroid disorders than men. When the thyroid, an essential part of the endocrine system, produces insufficient thyroid hormone, this condition is called hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. Thyroid hormone plays a large part in metabolism, and an underactive thyroid can produce symptoms such as dry skin, fatigue, slow heart rate, swelling of the thyroid and unexplained weight gain.
- Conversely to the above, hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormone. Symptoms for hyperthyroidism include increased appetite, nervousness, anxiety, increased sensitivity to heat, sweating, sudden weight loss and rapid heartbeat.
- Like the thyroid disorders mentioned above, fibromyalgia is more prevalent in women than men. This condition is primarily characterized by widespread chronic pain, and frequently includes fatigue, unstable moods and insomnia. While fibromyalgia is not completely understood, there are studies that suggest it may be linked to deficiencies in estradiol and testosterone. This is why BHRT may be used as a treatment option.
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, affects up to 10% of women, yet there is still a lot that we don’t know about this disorder. PCOS appears to be linked to hormone imbalance, as it often presents itself when ovulation does not occur regularly and there is an excess of androgens. PCOS is often treated with birth control, but for women who do not wish to take birth control, BHRT is an alternative option.
Treating Your Hormone-Related Condition With Maria Fabbro, N.D.
The above is not a conclusive list of conditions treated with BHRT, but it does include some of the most common hormone-related conditions that women experience. If you believe you are suffering from one of the above conditions and you have not received a diagnosis, you owe it to yourself to speak with Burnaby BC Menopause Specialist, Maria Fabbro, N.D., of Total Therapy Rehabilitation & Wellness Centre in Burnaby BC, who specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for women in Burnaby and the Vancouver area in British Columbia.
Burnaby Menopause Specialist, Maria Fabbro, N.D., will review your medical history, hormone levels and symptoms to determine whether you are experiencing one of the above conditions, or another condition that may be treated with BHRT. If you feel that you are suffering from the symptoms of menopause or another hormone-related condition, Bioidentical Hormones can help you get back to feeling youthful and energized! Don’t suffer any longer, contact Burnaby BC Menopause Specialist, Maria Fabbro, N.D., of Total Therapy Rehabilitation & Wellness Centre today to discuss your symptoms.