Hormone Replacement Therapy with Bioidentical Hormones
By: Mike Clark, Director of Research and Education, Seeking Perfect Health
“Obesity results from hormonal dysfunction. It is not a
caloric imbalance. This includes insulin and cortisol as well
as progesterone, estradiol, thyroid and testosterone.”
Do you sometimes struggle with poor sleep quality? Low
energy? How about depression and/or anxiety? Do you
seem to be gaining fat regardless of a strict diet and even
hours of exercise? Does your spouse complain of (or just
remain silent) about your low sex drive? All of these can
be related to hormonal dysfunction.
Even teenagers can have hormonal dysfunction.
Symptoms can include difficult periods, heavy bleeding,
infertility, weight gain, depression, and more. It can affect
perimenopausal and post-menopausal women. It can
include males of many ages.
Have you reached the Post-Menopausal stage? Do you
experience hot flashes? Unexplained weight gain? Night
sweats and frequent wakening during the night. Perhaps
frequent urination. Do you suffer from an auto-immune
disease? Aches and pains?
As we age, women and men experience decline in
hormones and/or dysfunction of hormones like insulin
(think diabetes, excess fat), and cortisol (our stress
hormone). Other hormones that decline as part of aging,
include thyroid (which like progesterone can be
problematic at young ages), estrogen, testosterone, and
progesterone. DHEA (often called the longevity hormone)
Low or dysfunctional hormone levels in women can cause
trouble sleeping, weight gain, decreased desire, hot
flashes, vaginal dryness, fatigue, foggy memory, low
energy, unhealthy skin, and loss or thinning of hair. Most
of these can also occur in men.
Note: Women spend one-third to half of their life in
Note: In some ladies, symptoms can often be very
severe to include painful cramping and migraines, and
devastating PMS and an inability to control weight
regardless of efforts. They may suffer from PCOS.
Did you know? Testosterone in women can decline as
much as 50% between the ages of 20 and 40 and
generally 100% in post-menopausal women. The benefits
of female testosterone therapy are the same as in men.
Women just need a much smaller dose of the therapy.
See our list of Providers who offer bioidentical