Hormones are vital, powerful chemicals that carry messages around your body, influencing everything from growth and reproduction to mood and metabolism. If you have a hormone imbalance, board-certified family medicine physician Brett Blaser, DO, of Blaser Medical in Farmington, Utah, can help. Dr. Blaser uses bioidentical hormone replacement, which is a more natural and effective therapy than mass-produced synthetic hormones. Call Blaser Medical now to find out more or book an appointment online.
Hormones are part of your endocrine system. They’re chemical messengers that communicate instructions from your brain to the rest of your body. Hormones regulate vital functions like growth, metabolism, and reproduction.
Your endocrine system consists of glands all around your body, including the:
Your body only makes small quantities of hormones, but they’re so potent they can have very powerful effects on your health and well-being, and even your state of mind.
Hormone imbalance can cause a range of symptoms, depending on which hormone is affected. Some of the most common symptoms of hormone imbalance include:
In women, lack of the female sex hormone estrogen can cause irregular periods, mood swings, osteoporosis, hot flashes and night sweats, and vaginal atrophy. These are common symptoms for women entering menopause.
In men, lack of the male sex hormone testosterone can cause a loss of muscle mass, erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, and diminished masculine characteristics. Hormone deficiencies can also be a factor in the development of some widespread, potentially life-threatening diseases, including:
Having the appropriate balance of hormones in your body is vital to your health and well-being, so even if your symptoms are vague, you should still go and see Dr. Blaser and find out if you need hormone replacement.
Hormone replacement simply means taking in extra hormones that your body is low on to rebalance your systems. You can take oral hormone replacement therapy, or have a long-lasting implant, depending on what best suits your lifestyle.
At Blaser Medical, the team uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Unlike mass-produced artificial hormones, bioidentical hormones come from plants. Altering them at the molecular level means the plant hormones are an identical match for the hormones your body produces.
There are several key advantages to using bioidentical hormone replacement.
Mainstream hormone replacement doesn’t contain hormones that exactly match your own natural hormones. That means they’re less likely to work so effectively, and more likely to cause side effects.
Bioidentical hormone replacement is also prepared individually for each person to precisely match your hormone deficiency. This personalization isn’t possible with mass-produced mainstream hormone replacement.
Find out more about bioidentical hormone replacement by calling Blaser Medical today or using the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.