The Importance of Balanced Hormones
Would you like to have…?
Greater sexual vitality and increased energy
Relief from PMS or menopause discomfort
Protection from breast cancer
Stronger immune system
Building healthy hormones is the secret to optimal health. At Water’s Edge clinic, our innovative approach to bioidentical hormone balancing can help regenerate your health for greater vibrancy and longevity.
What are hormones and why do they matter?
Hormones are biochemical messengers that tell cells what to do from moment to moment.
If your cells receive the wrong message, they can’t perform their proper role, and disease is the inevitable result. Until hormone balance is restored, you may have uncomfortable symptoms.
The key to optimal physical and emotional health is having a well-balanced hormone system.
Balanced hormones and good health lead to more energy, less pain, a better appearance, emotional stability, a stronger immune system, and an overall sense of well-being.
Bioidentical Hormones – heal the healthy way
At Water’s Edge clinic, we specialize in bioidentical hormone balancing, which includes diagnosis of hormone disorders and drug-free treatment with non-synthetic supplements.
For women, we feature the “Female Hormone Panel”, the most advanced lab test available for detecting and analyzing female hormonal patterns.
We then apply the newest and most effective methods for restoring optimal hormone balance using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
How does this differ from conventional HRT?
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) medicines commonly prescribed by traditional allopathic doctors are produced by pharmaceutical companies who advise physicians on how to prescribe them.
They are synthetic compounds that are similar, but not identical to, the body’s own hormones, and as the body does not recognize them as well, patients may experience side effects.
These Hormone Replacement Therapy products can be patented because they have novel, synthetic elements, unlike bio-identical hormones.
Keys to safe Bioidentical Hormone Therapy treatment
When hormones prescriptions are used in treatment, we want to make them safe and efficient in the body. Following are some important factors to ensuring safety:
BioIdentical Hormones — Bioidentical hormones are structured to exactly mirror the structure of the hormone naturally secreted by the body. Non-bioidentical (or modified) hormones do not match this natural structure and therefore can cause excessive binding or unstable and incomplete binding to the hormone receptor sites, which cause different effects. The liver was not meant to process non-bioidentical hormones, so the processing is slower and those hormones can accumulate in the body.
Best-Type Hormone Preparation — Bio-identical hormones are more suitable for longer term use than the synthetics.
Safest Route of Administration – Use the safest and most efficient hormone treatment, personalized to your needs. There are many options from which to choose, including: oral, sublingual, buccal, nasal, transdermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and vaginal. Talk with your doctor about what’s most comfortable for you.
Simultaneously Correct All Important Hormone Deficiencies — The body uses hormones in balance with one another, and major goal is to mimic nature in the balance intended. This is a safer approach. For example, thyroid replacement treatment is not well tolerated if a person also has a cortisol deficiency. Similarly, estradiol treatment, when balanced with bio-identical progesterone, is safer and better tolerated by the body.
Correct Startup for Treatment — Some hormones require working up to the therapeutic dose, while others are best started at the therapeutic dose.
Follow-up Appointments and Testing — Regular check-ins with your doctor ensures better safety, and allows for fine-tuning of your treatment based upon changes in diet, work, sports, sleep, disease, and stress.
We take the time to create caring, attentive relationships with our patients, helping families over the years. Along with natural hormone balancing and anti-aging therapies, we also provide lifestyle coaching to support your goals for healing and well-being.