Women’s Hormone Optimization Therapy
Hormone Treatment in Tempe
Hormone health plays a vital role in your overall well-being. At Pure Body Health, we offer hormone optimization therapy for women experiencing hormone imbalance symptoms. We offer a variety of hormone optimization therapies that are tailored for you.
Throughout your life, your hormones naturally fluctuate. When you begin puberty, your hormones change drastically for the first time. Then, during the childbearing years, they rise and fall depending on whether or not you are pregnant. And as you approach menopause, your hormone levels drop significantly. These changes can affect your mood, energy levels, and overall health at the time.
There are things you can do to support your hormone health throughout these stages of life. One option is hormone optimization therapy. This treatment uses bioidentical hormones to bring your hormone levels back into balance, relieving the symptoms of hormone imbalance and improving your overall health. While hormone therapy has traditionally been used to help alleviate these symptoms in menopausal women, it can also benefit women of all ages who struggle with hormone imbalances.
At Pure Body Health, we know that experiencing these imbalances at different stages in your life can affect your physical and emotional health, and we want to help. If you are looking for hormone treatment in Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler or Phoenix, visit us at 1553 W Todd Drive, Suite 106 Tempe, AZ, or call (480)-427-0442.
The Endocrine System
Your endocrine system comprises all the glands in your body that produce hormones. The primary glands in your endocrine system include the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, and ovaries. These glands produce hormones that act as chemical messengers traveling through your bloodstream and regulating various bodily functions, including:
- Growth and development
Why Hormones Change
There are several reasons why your hormone levels change throughout your life. Puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and stress are all common causes of hormonal imbalances.
- During puberty, your body goes through many changes. Your ovaries produce more estrogen, causing your breasts to develop, your hips to widen, and your body to grow taller. This surge in estrogen can also cause you to experience mood swings and irregular periods.
- When you’re pregnant, your hormone levels change dramatically. The extra estrogen and progesterone produced by your body can cause fatigue, morning sickness, and mood swings. After you give birth, your hormone levels will slowly return to normal.
- As you approach menopause, your ovaries produce less and less estrogen. This can cause several symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood swings. Once you reach menopause, your hormone levels will stay low for the rest of your life.
- Stress can also cause hormonal imbalances. When you’re stressed, your body produces more of the stress hormone cortisol. This can lead to weight gain, fatigue, and anxiety.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
Many symptoms can indicate a hormonal imbalance. These symptoms can vary depending on the cause of the imbalance and the specific hormones involved.
Some common symptoms of hormone imbalance include:
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Muscle weakness
- Mood swings
- Anxiety or depression
- Trouble sleeping
- Hot flashes or night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Memory problems
- Low sex drive
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr.Scott Maymon ND, MPH, or Dr.Sarah Stone, ND. We specialize in hormone replacement therapy in Phoenix and Tempe. We can help to determine if a hormonal imbalance is the cause and develop a treatment plan.
Your hormone levels can also affect your libido and sexual health. Low levels of estrogen can cause vaginal dryness and make sex painful. Low testosterone levels can also lead to low libido in both men and women.
If you’re experiencing difficulty trying to get pregnant, it may be due to an imbalance in your hormone levels. Low estrogen levels can prevent ovulation, and high prolactin levels can also interfere with ovulation.
If you have a hormonal imbalance, you may feel hungrier than usual or crave certain foods. For example, low thyroid hormone levels can lead to increased appetite and weight gain.
Hormonal imbalances can also cause several menstrual issues, such as irregular periods, PMS, and perimenopause. Imbalances in estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones can cause these particular issues, often resulting in cramping, bloating, and mood swings.
Circadian Rhythms (Sleep Cycling)
The hormone melatonin helps to regulate your sleep cycle. If you have a hormonal imbalance, your melatonin levels can drop, and you may find it difficult to sleep or may wake up feeling tired. This can result in fatigue and a feeling of being rundown.
If you’re feeling down or anxious, it could be due to a hormone imbalance. For example, low levels of serotonin are associated with depression. Or, if you’re feeling irritable and moody, it could be due to high testosterone levels.
Does Testosterone Matter for Women?
Yes, testosterone levels can affect women’s health and well-being. Testosterone is essential for bone health, muscle mass, libido, and overall energy levels. Low testosterone levels can cause several symptoms, including low sex drive, fatigue, and depression. Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, leading to several issues, such as osteoporosis and decreased muscle mass. If you’re experiencing low testosterone symptoms, come and see us. We can help to determine if your symptoms are due to low testosterone and develop a treatment plan.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that uses hormones that are identical to the ones produced by your body. At Pure Body Health, we do not use brand-name products for bioidentical hormone therapy. We specialize in custom formulations made for the patient’s specific needs, including injections, lozenges/trochees, creams, and vaginal applications when appropriate.
We implement comprehensive lab testing and diagnostics to fine-tune your customized treatment safely. Bioidenticals are not the only hormone optimization therapy that we use. We also utilize thyroid, adrenal, and micronutrient optimization treatments along with herbal medicines to balance hormone levels.
The ultimate goal is a customized therapy option that balances and improves your hormones, quality of life, and lifestyle. If you are looking for treatments for bioidentical hormones in Phoenix or Tempe, call us at (480)-427-0442 or complete the online booking form.
Am I a Candidate for Hormone Optimization?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, you may be a candidate for hormone optimization therapy. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with Dr.Scott Maymon ND, MPH, or Dr. Sarah Stone, ND. We will review your medical history and symptoms and perform some tests to determine if hormone optimization is right for you. If it is, we will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Contact Pure Body Health
We use a combination of bio-identical hormones, thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, and micronutrients to achieve optimal hormone levels. We also offer herbal medicines and other natural therapies to help balance hormones. If you’re interested in learning more or looking for female hormone treatment in Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert or Chandler AZ, call us at (480)-427-0442 to schedule a consultation or complete the online booking form.
Frequently Asked Questions
It usually takes a few weeks to a few months for your body to adjust to taking bioidentical hormones. You may experience some mild side effects, such as headaches or nausea during this time. These side effects should go away as your body adjusts to the hormones.
There is no definitive answer to this question. Some women may need to stay on bioidentical hormones for the rest of their lives, while others may only need to take them for a few years. It depends on the individual woman and her specific situation.
Some women may find that their belly fat decreases when they start taking bioidentical hormones, while others may not see any change. It depends on the individual woman and her specific situation.
The most important component of avoiding weight gain with BHRT is a customized formulation that will actually stabilize or promote healthy weight. When BHRT is tailored to the patient, imbalances like weight gain are generally not a concern.