Several factors have an impact on hormonal balances. Natural ageing is the most prevalent- menopause and perimenopause in women and andropause in men. Other causes can include physical and emotional stress, inadequate nutrition, digestive system disturbances and environmental factors.
One of the secrets to maintaining health and vitality is ensuring hormones remain at optimum levels and properly balanced. Restoring hormones using bioidentical hormones through a medically supervised program can help offset some of the changes associated with ageing, improving your quality of life.
Hormonal imbalance can cause adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, and thyroid disorders. Common symptoms can decrease your quality of life and make daily tasks seem more difficult:
We begin by evaluating your symptoms using specialized saliva, urine and/or blood diagnostic tests to determine your current hormone levels and your unique hormonal needs.
Bioidentical hormones are man-made hormones identical to those produced naturally by the human body. Health Canada and FDA approved, they have significantly fewer unwanted side effects than synthetic hormones.
Hormone replacement therapy balances the natural drop in hormone levels by introducing replacement hormones through pills, patches, creams, gels, or injections. Dosages are carefully monitored and tailored to each individual’s unique requirements.
Women have many different health needs and concerns than men.
Transitioning into menopause, women experience menstrual cycle irregularity and hormone level fluctuation- changes that can lead to highly disruptive symptoms including mood swings, poor sleep, hot flashes, insomnia, depression, weight gain, incontinence, decreased sex drive, and vaginal dryness.
Women typically report many improvements, including:
Men have distinct health needs and concerns that track closely with age such as obesity, erectile dysfunction, anxiety, depression and early stages of cognitive decline- making them feel old before their time.
Although not widely talked about, men’s health is heavily influenced by changes in hormones, particularly changing levels of testosterone- the key to male vitality and virility. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps men take control of their life and reclaim their competitive edge – both in the workplace and in the bedroom.
Men typically report many improvements, including:
Adrenal fatigue is a term not often used in Canada, but is well known in other parts of the world. It is essentially a chronic or constant self-being in a state of ‘fight or flight’. This state leads to a depletion in one’s ability to deal with everyday stressors and eventually leads to changes in mood, energy and even body composition.
There are numerous tests in conjunction with a thorough medical history that gives us clues to this condition. With proper lifestyle changes and supplementation, we are able to effect change that improves our patient’s quality of life.
Our Beltline location is easily accessible on the corner of 15th Avenue and 14th Street SW, just minutes away from downtown.
Complimentary parking is available on the side of the building (enter the alley between 14th and 15th Avenue off 14th Street). Free two-hour parking is also available along 15th Avenue SW.