Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
San Francisco Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Kristy Vermeulen N.D. designs personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to men and women suffering from the consequences of hormonal imbalances or decline. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to reduce many of the symptoms that are the result of disproportionate hormone levels. Many of these conditions and their related symptoms can occur at any age and may be due to numerous causes. Some of these causes can include aging, poor nutritional intake, environmental factors, stress, and a lack of exercise.
Some conditions that Kristy Vermeulen N.D. uses Bioidentical Hormones to improve include:
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone as her lifetime supply of eggs is depleted. During this transition, her periods eventually stop and her body goes through changes that no longer allow her to get pregnant. It is a natural event that normally occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55. Declining levels of estrogen and progesterone are primarily responsible for the menopausal symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, mood swings, trouble sleeping through the night, loss of libido, fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
Thyroid imbalances affect your metabolism, weight, energy, body temperature as well as your digestion and blood flow. So, it’s an important gland to support. Hypothyroidism is one of the most common conditions often includes symptoms of weight gain, low energy, cold hands and feet, migraines and headaches, slow digestion, and fatigue.
Weight Loss Resistance
Balanced hormones, such as progesterone, estrogen, and thyroid hormones, food sensitivities, and stress are usually the factors preventing weight loss. It’s important to have optimal hormone levels to ensure the body is working at its healthiest level to assist in weight loss.
Adrenal Fatigue is the number one undiagnosed condition of the 21st century. It is a stress-induced condition resulting in the decreased function of the adrenal glands. This decreased functioning results in many symptoms, the most common being anxiety, chronic inflammation and infections, fatigue, sleep disturbances, insomnia, difficulty coping with stress, reduced concentration, and lack of motivation.
Perimenopause, also called the menopausal transition, is the interval in which a woman’s body makes a natural shift from more-or-less regular cycles of ovulation and menstruation toward permanent infertility, or menopause. Women commonly start perimenopause in the 40s, but they can start noticing changes even as early as the 30s. Symptoms of perimenopause include irregular menstrual periods, such as longer shorter, lighter, and heavier periods, as well as menopause like symptoms, such as hot flashes, sleep problems, acne, fatigue, migraines, and vaginal dryness. Perimenopause can last over six years and usually ends after twelve months of amenorrhea.
Andropause is the period of a man’s life, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, marked by declining hormone levels, in particular testosterone. During this time many changes, both physical and emotional can occur. These can include decreased energy, poor moods, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, decreased workout performances, weight gain, fatigue, decreased libido, as well as deceased muscle and bone mass.
Kristy Vermeulen N.D. has helped hundreds of men and women to overcome the symptoms and conditions related to hormonal imbalances and decline.