As we age, our bodies decrease the production of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Stress also affects hormone production, and increases the production of the hormone, cortisol. Cortisol, released in response to stress, can cause weight gain, suppress the immune system, and decrease bone formation. Your genetics and lifestyle also affect your hormone production. As you can imagine, it is relatively common for your hormones to become off balance.
People who have a hormone imbalance experience a wide range of symptoms. Many of these symptoms are accepted as part of aging, but the good news is that they can be improved or even eliminated with the right treatment. You may be suffering from some of these common complaints:
Most likely, hormone imbalance is a primary contributor to these conditions. We will start by measuring your hormone levels using diagnostic testing. We also discuss your medical history and all physical issues that you are experiencing. We will identify and treat underlying deficiencies to achieve optimal hormone balance based on your individual lab results and symptoms.
We review and consider all lab work that you have had done previously. Dr. Phyllis Okereke will fully discuss your recommended treatment plan with you. This plan will include nutritional guidance. Exercise and stress reduction techniques will be recommended. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy will be implemented. This therapy utilizes compounded hormones, which have been produced to be an exact chemical match to hormones made by humans.
Dr. Okereke regularly saw patients who had health complaints, yet were being told that they were well. This motivated her to explore integrative medicine and examine the whole person when diagnosing and treating problems. This integrated focus lead her to offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, and she welcomes your questions about this revolutionary therapy that is helping so many people. Find out if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you. We look forward to helping you achieve the wellness you deserve.
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