Hormone are a major signaling molecule in our body. They help support mood, body composition, metabolism and so much more. However, as we age our hormone levels start to decline. As they decline, we see many of the changes of aging happen. Some of these being increased body mass, lower sexual drive, fatigue, decreased mental status and more. However, there are many natural ways to support our hormone levels.
Some of the ways we support hormone levels at Tulsi’s the Wellness Club is through natural modalities. One way is by providing your body the support through nutrition, supplementing and diet. However, prescribing bioidentical hormones is another modality that can directly give back the hormones are lost. These can be delivered through creams, injections and oral medications.
Lastly, one of the major ways to support the body and its hormones is by balancing hormones and decreasing hormones that are in access. Our bodies are overwhelmed with hormones from outside sources called Xenoestrogens. These come in our foods, products we use, and the environments we are exposed to. Supporting our body through proper detoxification can help reduce these burdens.
- What is hormone replacement therapy?
- Hormone replacement therapy is a process where we restore hormone levels that have declined over time. After a simple blood check hormone levels can be restored. This is done through natural methods such as diet, lifestyle and supplements. Also, direct replacement of bioidenticals hormones can be prescribed.
- How are hormone levels determined and monitored?
- Hormone levels are determined and monitored through blood testing. A blood test can show where hormone levels currently are. We also use this same testing to monitor levels as program go on.
- What hormones are monitored for replacement?
- Hormones such as thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, HGH and testosterone are the most commonly prescribed for replacement purposes.
- What are the signs of low hormone production?
- Commonly the following signs are seen when a person has low hormone production: fatigue, weight gain or loss, hair loss, dry skin, low sex drive, cognitive decline, loss of purpose, slowed recovery and more.
- At what age does someone start hormone replacement therapy?
- Typically, around the age of 30 years old we start to see hormone levels decline. When a female reaches menopause, we see and even more drastic decline in certain hormones. Replacing these lost hormones can provide benefit to a patient.
- Is hormone replacement therapy safe?
- Hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective treatment for the right candidates. By using a licensed doctor, you can assure better care. Your levels will be monitored, and proper dosages will be given. Also, the doctor will review any history that could be a contraindication to the treatment.