Naturopathic | Hormones

What is "natural" hormone replacement therapy?

Hormones control every function in your body - from energy and metabolism, to mood, fertility and sex drive, from vitality and strength to appetite and sleep, from how you gain or lose weight to your mental and physical endurance - hormones keep us alive!

Several factors have an impact on hormonal balance: inadequate nutrition, digestive system disturbances and the environment, as well as physical and emotional stress. These factors can result in infertility, PMS, irregular menstrual cycles, difficult menopause or andropause, low mood and irritability, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, low sex drive, weak bones, insomnia as well as thinning and aging skin.

Natural or "bio-identical" hormones mimic the body's own hormones closely have been used successfully to treat these concerns for many years. These natural hormones are most often extracted from plant sources like soy and wild yams, and thus are chemically identical to the hormones your body naturally makes.

Inherently, determining which bio-identical hormones will be used in treatment requires a method as unique as you are - the treatment is different for every individual and is customized to specifically improve your unique symptoms. The hormonal treatment is then carefully monitored by laboratory studies and adjusted to suit your individual needs.

If you suffer from any of the concerns above, your naturopathic doctor can explain how appropriately administered bio-identical hormones may be the right option for you!

Contact us at Cross Roads Naturopathic Medicine Clinic for more information or to book an appointment.

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