Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones are biochemical messengers that are produced in glands such as the thyroid, testes, and ovaries. They attach to receptor sites on cells throughout the body and help coordinate physiological function and behavior. The brain not only controls hormonal output but is also a target for many hormones. Therefore, it’s not surprising that hormonal imbalances have profound effects on mental and emotional health.
When patients come to Whitaker Wellness with memory loss, anxiety, depression, addictions, or other psychological problems, we always check their blood levels of thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. If they are out of whack, we prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore concentrations to those of a healthy young adult.
Improvements are often remarkable. For example, depression is a common symptom of low thyroid function, and supplementing with natural thyroid may alleviate depression altogether. Mood problems can also occur when a woman’s estrogen and progesterone levels are out of balance, and correcting this can have a tremendous effect on sense of well-being. The same goes for men with low testosterone—restoring levels to those of a young man bolsters outlook and self-confidence.
There is no one-size-fits-all formula for hormone replacement, and prescriptions must be individually compounded for each patient. The physicians at Whitaker Wellness have decades of experience treating patients with bioidentical hormones and helping them on the road to optimal health.
Speak with a friendly Patient Services Representative to learn more about the Whitaker Brain Recovery Program.