Orgasmic Medicine, Inc
Teresa L. Diaz, MD
Functional Medicine & Menopause Specialist located in Sacramento, CA
Hormones are critical to body functioning and mental well-being, and any imbalance can cause distressing and life-changing health problems. If you’re experiencing issues because of a hormone imbalance, Teresa Diaz, MD, of Orgasmic Medicine, Inc. can help using natural, effective bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Diaz by calling the office in Sacramento, California, or using the online booking tool.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What are hormones?
Hormones are powerful chemicals that various glands around your body secrete to carry messages from one place to another. These messages tell your organs how to operate, and hormones are responsible for critical functions. Here are just a few of them:
- Growth regulation
- Sex characteristics
- Immune function
When your hormones are in balance, your body can operate at peak efficiency. However, if there’s an imbalance in your hormone levels, it can cause serious, debilitating health problems
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
Symptoms of hormone imbalance can vary depending on which hormones are involved. For example, menopause, which results from a natural drop in estrogen and progesterone when a woman reaches middle age, causes symptoms such as:
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal atrophy
- Painful intercourse
- Sleeping problems
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Dry skin and hair
- Emotional issues
Hypothyroidism, which is due to a lack of thyroid hormone, might cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and depression.
Men can also experience hormonal imbalances. One of the most common is low testosterone, which can make you feel tired, lethargic, and depressed. You might also lose muscle mass and have a reduced libido. Bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy can reverse these symptoms.
Many of the symptoms of hormone imbalance are similar, so finding the right cause is essential. Dr. Diaz can measure your hormone levels to check if any are low, then prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help balance the hormones again.
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a way of replacing lost hormones using natural sources. Conventional norma replacement therapy uses mainly synthetic hormone sources, which aren’t entirely biocompatible with your body. BHRT hormones come from plant sources and are an identical match for your natural hormones.
As well as being easier for your body to absorb, BHRT is less likely to cause any adverse reactions. A further significant benefit is that the pharmacy makes every patient’s BHRT prescription to order, meaning your medication contains precisely the levels of hormone you need to rebalance your system.
If you’re struggling with symptoms of a hormone imbalance, call Orgasmic Medicine, Inc. or book an appointment online.