Hormone Optimization Treatment Question and Answers
Are you noticing symptoms of a hormonal imbalance and worried about how it may continue to affect you in the short and long term? Contact Alan Wellness Center today in Brentwood TN! Our hormone optimization treatments can help you get back on your feet and doing the things you love to do again.
What is hormone optimization?
Hormone optimization’s main goal is to assess whether hormone levels in the body are below their optimal threshold and, if so, to help treat this by creating a plan to improve hormone function. However, if your body is simply not producing the levels of hormones it should be, hormone optimization may be an option for you.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT is a well-known form of hormone optimization that uses hormones chemically identical to the ones found to be produced in our bodies. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy patients have shown improvement in their well-being in several areas, but mainly in restoring balance to the endocrine system.
What are the benefits of hormone optimization?
Hormone Optimization offers many valuable benefits to our patients including:
- Reduction of symptoms
Hormone optimization treatments have shown that patients who have received this treatment have more manageable symptoms very quickly after the treatment begins. The most obvious benefit our patients have noticed with hormone optimization, is they feel the relief that hormone optimization provides from the side effects of hormone loss. By restoring the hormones to the endocrine system, the body is able to function more optimally and is relieved of challenging symptoms.
- Restore the quality of our patients life
Many of our patients, whether men or women find that the increased energy they feel after starting the treatment inspires them to continue activities that they previously abandoned when they began suffering from side effects of hormone loss. People who are receiving hormone optimization treatments find new motivation to live not only healthier but a much more active lifestyle than they did previously.
- Supporting healthy hormones in your body
Many risk factors that cause hormone imbalances in patients may include smoking, being overweight, drinking alcohol, and poor sleeping habits. Even when patients are going through hormone optimization treatments it ends up being helpful to reduce these risks to support a healthier environment for our patients while balancing their hormones.
What are the treatments for hormone imbalance?
Many symptoms that are associated with more common causes of hormonal imbalances may include:
- Weight gain or weight loss that is unexplained
- Excessive sweating
- Trouble sleeping
- Changes in your sensitivity to cold or heat
- Very sensitive skin or skin rashes
- Changes in blood pressure
- Changes in heart rate
- Brittle or weak bones
- Irritability and anxiety
- Long-term fatigue
- Increased thirst
- Changes in appetite
- Reduced sex drive
- Thinning, brittle hair
- Swollen face
- Blurred vision
- Breast tenderness
- Deepening of the voice in women
Treatment for many of these hormonal imbalances may vary depending on the cause of them. Every patient may require a different type of hormone optimization treatment which includes:
- Hormone control or birth control
- Vaginal estrogen
- Hormone replacement medications
- Anti-androgen medications
- Clomid or Femara
- Assisted reproductive technology
- Testosterone medications
There are also natural supplements that can be used for hormonal imbalances. Talk to our doctor today about which treatment option may be most suitable for you and your hormonal imbalance.
Do you offer Hormone Optimization Treatment at Alan Wellness?
Alan Wellness Center does offer Hormone Optimization Treatment to Brentwood, TN, and surrounding areas. If you are noticing a difference and are looking for help, contact Alan Wellness Center today to book your consultation appointment to go over how we may be able to help you and your hormonal imbalance. We serve patients from Brentwood TN, Franklin TN, Nolensville TN, Oak Hill TN, Forest Hills TN, Belle Meade TN, and surrounding areas.