Hormones and your health
Your body’s hormones control the majority of your basic bodily functions, serving as an internal communication system between cells. Hormones coordinate everything from digestion and growth to your appetite, immune function and mood. So, when your hormones are out of balance, it can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing.
Hormone balance in men and women is based on a variety of factors. While some alterations of hormone levels come with aging, they can also be caused by stress, irregular appetite/sleeping patterns, and exposure to toxic substances. At Wellmed, we believe that tracking your hormone levels over time can help in preventing health risks caused by an imbalance.
The impacts of hormonal imbalance
Hormonal imbalance can cause a variety of issues and symptoms, which can affect your quality of life including:
- Metabolic syndrome
- Adrenal fatigue
- Sexual dysfunction
- Thyroid disease
- Depression/Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Low energy
How can you treat hormonal imbalances?
At Wellmed, we specialise in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), the process by which hormones in the patient’s body are replaced with hormones that are molecularly identical. These identical hormones are obtained from the chemical substances of plants that are modified in a laboratory. The hormones are then made into gels, creams, and pills that are ready to use.
BHRT is not to be confused with synthetic hormones. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a natural process. Synthetic hormones have been shown to increase risk of diseases because they are not identical to those of the human body, thus being recognised as a foreign substance.
The Benefits of BHRT
BHRT is not the same for everyone; each prescription is made to fit the needs of the patient. For this reason, BHRT is much safer than any other hormone therapy and has more potential benefits:
- Protects bone density
- Decreases hot flashes
- Decreases vaginal dryness
- Reduced risk of depression
- Better sleep patterns
- Improve energy levels
- Improve cholesterol
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy needs to be prescribed by a Wellmed Doctor. We will work with you to determine if BHRT is appropriate for your individual needs. To make an appointment, please contact Wellmed reception on (03) 9510 7700.