Hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain… something just not right?
Maybe your hormones are all out of balance? As we age, our bodies decrease the production of certain key hormones such as estradiol and estriol (types of estrogens), progesterone, and DHEA, just to name a few. Optimal levels of these hormones are important to help ward off symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness. High levels of progesterone have been shown to enhance mood and increase overall feelings of calm and well-being. In addition, DHEA has been implicated in memory improvement, a strengthened immune system, increased energy, and even the reduction of body fat.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) replenishes the hormones your body no longer produces. At Sunridge Medical Wellness Centers, we specialize in a specific type of HRT, namely Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
What is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bio-identical HRT differs from traditional synthetic HRTs (commonly referred to as Premarin™, Prempro™, Provera™, and Estratab™) in a number of ways. Synthetic HRTs are made from chemical substitutes foreign to the human body, whereas bio-identical HRTs are comprised of natural hormones derived from plants and are identical in every way (hence the term ‘bio-identical’) to the hormones produced by the human body. Additionally, synthetic HRTs only come in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach whereas bio-identical HRTs are geared towards each individual.
Your Individual Therapy Program
Each individual client who walks through the doors of Sunridge Medical Wellness Centers is unique. And because of that, each bio-identical HRT treatment program we develop is also unique and individually customized to the patient, involving a combination of naturopathic medicine and traditional medicine.
Prior to commencing treatment, you will meet with your doctor one-on-one to thoroughly discuss your symptoms and review your medical history. Afterwards, a few tests will be performed. Once the results have been analyzed and reviewed, you and your doctor will decide on a specific bio-identical treatment specifically tailored to best meet your needs.
For answers to your questions about our integrated treatment approach including holistic alternative medicine, or to make an appointment, call us toll-free at (800) 923-7878 to speak with a Patient Care Representative. Let us help you get your hormones back in balance.