Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
While we believe any hormone replacement is more beneficial than none at all, we choose to use BHRT. BHRT stands for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and provides patients an alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones are prepared to have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced by your body and are biologically identical to your own hormones. This minimizes side effects and maximizes wellness. Bioidentical hormones are different from the more commonly prescribed hormones on the market. Most traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products are synthetic and do not have the same molecular structure of hormones produced by your body and because they are mass-produced, the strength of each hormone prescription cannot be varied based on individual needs. For our patients, each bioidentical hormone prescription is custom-compounded based on their individual diagnostic results, making bioidentical hormones safer and more effective than synthetic hormones.
Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroid Treatment
Hashimoto's disease is one the most common causes of thyroid problems, particularly hypothyroidism. However, it is also one of the most commonly missed and mistreated conditions as well. Hashimoto's disease is usually diagnosed by lab testing that reveals elevated thyroid antibodies. It is an autoimmune process in which the immune system has identified the thyroid as a foreign invader and is trying to destroy it. Our goal at Hormonious Health is to discover what is causing the elevated thyroid antibodies and to support the thyroid gland to reduce the inflammation and protect it from further damage that, if left untreated, will lead to hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is the most common form of thyroid disease. It occurs when your thyroid gland isn’t producing enough hormone, Usually, but not always, hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto’s disease. Hypothyroidism can also be caused by genetics, nutrient deficiencies, toxic exposures, chronic stress and/or damage to the thyroid gland. Many people who have hypothyroidism don’t necessarily realize they have a problem because the symptoms can be very mild and their lab work may be in the "normal" range. Our patients will receive thorough lab testing, evaluation and treatment, if needed.
Weight Loss & Nutritional Therapy
That old adage that eating less and moving more or calories in, calories out is a myth and not based in science. Weight loss or gain is primarily controlled by the interactions of many hormones, including insulin, thyroid, glucagon, leptin, ghrelin, cortisol and the sex hormones. We promote nutritional wellness using a customized, multi-prong approach to help you achieve your goals. There are many different types of dietary approaches, such as low carb, high fat (LCHF), Ketogenic, Primal/Paleo and fasting methods that can be used along with lifestyle modifications such as improving sleep, reducing stress and increasing exercise that can help reduce inflammation, balance hormones and lead to weight reduction.