What Kind of Hormone Deficiencies Do Women Face?
Thyroid is a metabolic hormone that affects almost every cell in the female body. Thyroid is responsible for regulation of a person’s body temperature along with influencing metabolism and brain function of a person. Additionally, thyroid has been proved to be useful as a safe and effective treatment for lowering cholesterol. Women with deficient levels of hormones may experience symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, muscle cramps, depression and decreased libido. When you get the attention of the best thyroid specialist Peoria patients trust, your life will change dramatically.
DHEA is secreted by the adrenal glands and is a precursor to other sex hormones. Optimized DHEA levels in a person’s body have been shown to increase energy, reduce visceral fat and decrease testosterone levels. This hormone can be used as a potent anti-cancer supplement and has even been used as an anti-stress hormone to help fight the negative effects stress can have on an immune system.
Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D isn’t actually a vitamin at all. It’s a hormone that provides protection against bone loss, osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer and dementia. While the sun can provide a source of vitamin D, even people who experience regular exposure to the sun can have deficient levels of “The Sunshine Vitamin”.
Estrogen is secreted by the ovaries and halts production once menopause begins. Studies have shown that estrogen provides significant protections against heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's and other memory disorders. Estrogen additionally protects against vaginal atrophy, urinary incontinence, sagging skin of the breast, wrinkles in the face, increased fatigue, depression and decreased libido. Estrogen supplementation is typically balanced alongside progesterone supplementation to maintain the needed protection and results. A female hormone specialist from our team can help you do that.
Similar to how the body produces estrogen, Progesterone is secreted in the ovaries and stops being produced at menopause. Progesterone protects against uterine and breast cancer, osteoporosis, fibrocystic diseases, and ovarian cysts. Progesterone promotes overall mental well-being and anxiety and is beneficial in treating postpartum depression as well as premenstrual symptoms (PMS) such as mood swings and migraine headaches. If you’re having progesterone issues, talk to a hormone doctor here at EnteBella Medical.
Testosterone is typically associated with men; however, women also produce testosterone in their adrenal glands and ovaries. Testosterone levels contribute to muscle mass, strength, endurance, decreased fat, and a person’s psychological well-being.
Melatonin is the hormone centered around helping us sleep. Having a melatonin deficiency can have a significant negative effect on your physiological well-being, including sleep regulation, maintenance of blood pressure, and reproductive activities. Frequent symptoms are insomnia, restless sleep, depression, confusion/forgetfulness, and fatigue.
How Bioidentical Hormone Deficiency therapy works:
Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment option used by EnteBella to help women overcome all of the hormone deficiencies listed above. BHRT works by replenishing your body's deficient hormones with structurally identical hormones derived from plants, unlike the traditional hormone replacement therapy, which uses synthetically created hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has shown to be a safer and more effective alternative than traditional hormone replacement.
We also offer Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men!