Hormones act as chemical messengers. The organs that create and secrete hormones include:
After secretion, the hormones move to many different parts of the body to attach to receptors and direct the cells. When the hormones are properly balanced, a person looks and feels their best. However, when hormones are imbalanced it can cause some very unpleasant side effects.
The most common signs of hormonal imbalance in women include:
The most common signs of hormonal imbalance in men include:
Decrease in muscle mass
Nutrition and lifestyle can help regulate hormones. If the hormones aren't balanced, neither is the metabolism. If hormones aren't balanced, testing can reveal specific problems. Dr. Frazier can recommend lifestyle and dietary changes that can help regulate the hormones. Additionally, bioidentical hormone replacement can replace depleted hormones to bring the body into a state of greatly improved overall health.
Bioidentical hormones are identical in chemical structure to those hormones produced by the human body. They are made in a lab from diosgenin obtained from wild yam. Many different bioidentical hormones are available through pharmaceutical companies. They can also be compounded by specialized pharmacies in specific doses.
Bioidentical hormones can be administered as patches, creams, troches, vaginal suppositories, pills, injections, or pellets. The hormones may perform differently depending on the route of administration. This explains why the dosing is not consistent with different routes.
Many patients notice a positive change almost immediately. Over the next few weeks, the hormonal imbalance will be corrected, allowing for a dramatic reduction or even elimination of symptoms.