Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Hormones
Patricia Bogema, D.O. at ReVitalize Health & Wellness Center provides customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to men and women in the Corona California area. Doctor Bogema’s unique programs have helped countless patients to replenish deficient hormones and regain overall balance. The body’s hormonal network is comprised of several hormones that are responsible for regulating the body’s functions and helping it to maintain equilibrium. Functions such as metabolism, reproduction, sleeping, digestion, and immune function are all regulated by hormones.
Because hormones are all connected and in many cases are dependent on each other, when one hormone falls out of harmony, all of the other hormones can become affected. When essential hormones are not produced to match appropriate levels, men and women can experience a series of issues; however, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men and women to supplement deficiencies and regain balance.
Some of the hormones that can be rebalanced using BHRT are:
The term estrogen actually describes the functioning of estradiol, estriol, and estrone. Estrogen is primarily a female hormone produced in the ovaries, fat tissue, or adrenal glands. Men also create small amounts of estrogen in their testes. As girls go through puberty, the proper levels of estrogen help to ensure breast development and a healthy uterine lining for future menstruation and pregnancy. Estrogen in male puberty causes deepening of the voice, growth of facial hair, and muscle development. Restoring healthy levels of estrogen can improve sleep, strengthen bones, increase skin elasticity, and maintain youthfulness.
Without progesterone, your body cannot produce the other hormones it needs. This includes estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol. Your body produces progesterone naturally from cholesterol and then turns it into pregnenolone, which in turn helps to produce the other hormones. It is integral for strong brain functioning, regulating blood sugar, having a healthy libido, and regulation the production of thyroid hormones. Balancing progesterone with Bioidentical Hormones can prevent estrogen dominance and maintain the essential functions of progesterone.
This primarily male hormone is also present in smaller amounts in women. Both genders experience the effects of too little testosterone, including weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, depression, and low sex drive. In addition, men with unbalanced testosterone levels may experience unwanted breast growth. Restoring testosterone to healthy levels with Bioidentical Hormones can improve libido, muscle tone, and energy.
This hormone controls the function of many others, including estrogen and progesterone. During the natural course of aging, you may lose up to 60 percent of the pregnenolone your body needs to sustain energy. It is also responsible for memory and alertness. An unbalanced level of pregnenolone contributes to depression, fatigue, and stress. Balancing pregnenolone can protect the nervous system and balance moods.
Although the technical name for this hormone is cortisol, some doctors and lay people refer to it as the stress hormone. Your adrenal glands produce and secrete cortisol in response to stress, also known as the fight or flight response. Because many people today live highly stressful lives, they may have unbalanced levels of cortisol present in their bodies. Left unchecked, this can lead to Type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and weight gain. Balancing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can prevent these health concerns.
The thyroid is a tiny gland in your neck that controls all of the functions of your adrenal system. When your body produces too much or too little thyroid hormone, you may experience weight gain, depression, fatigue, cold sensations, hot flashes, and many other unpleasant symptoms. Balancing thyroid hormone can help to promote weight loss, balance body temperature, and improve moods.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Healthy levels of Human Growth Hormone contribute to bone density and strength, increased muscle mass, and a strong immune system. Balancing levels of Human Growth Hormone in the body has been shown to improve sleep patterns, increase energy, and jump-start weight loss in addition to improving the other symptoms associated with it. Although initially used exclusively in children who failed to reach the expected height for their age due to disorders of the pituitary gland, the use of Human Growth Hormone has expanded to include treatment for other types of hormonal imbalance. Balancing levels of Human Growth Hormone can increase energy, libido, muscle tone, and workout performances.
Patricia Bogema, D.O. of ReVitalize Health & Wellness Center in Corona has helped numerous men and women in the Riverside County area to overcome the challenges and conditions associated with imbalanced hormones.