What are hormones?
A hormone is a very important chemical messenger in the body. We have hormones from adrenal gland, thyroid gland and sex hormones all interacting with each other and affecting our body in a myriad of ways. They can affect our mood, our energy level, our metabolism, digestion, sleep, memory, sex drive and much more.
What does hormone balance mean?
Hormone balance means that all our hormones are in the optimal normal ranges for our health and well-being. Symptoms of hormone imbalance include one or more of the following: fatigue, lack of interest in life, low libido, PMS, difficulty losing weight, feeling sluggish, lack of focus and drive, hair loss, miscarriage, breast pain, headaches, acne, dry skin.
What is the treatment for hormone imbalance?
First, Dr. Wells must determine the severity of the imbalance and then she will prescribe a treatment plan specific for you. She may prescribe vitamins, minerals, amino acids, glandulars, herbs or botanicals, or other therapies. If in the case of some hormone imbalances, she will recommend Bio-identical Hormones.
Testing for Hormones?
Testing is often recommended at the beginning of treatment and then to monitor treatment. This can be done with a saliva test or blood test. For example, if an imbalance if found, such as high estrogen relevant to progesterone, Dr. Wells may give herbal supplementation to help the body breakdown estrogen and supplement bio-identical progesterone.
A 60 to 90 minute phone consult or in office visit is necessary to get started. Dr. Wells is a specialist in hormone balancing and will thoroughly investigate the underlying causes of each patient case.
Each patient receives a custom treatment plan including a blend of bio-identical hormones, or natural supplementation to meet their particular needs. A Hormone Panel test may be indicated by Dr. Wendy Wells to determine your present hormone levels.