Our bodies are nothing short of amazing. They work constantly to keep us nourished, moving, and thinking. One of the most important engines that fuels our bodies’ systems is the endocrine system.
The organs that manufacture and send hormones where they’re needed regulate everything from our appetite to our reproductive functioning. Hormones also impact our mood and ability to focus.
Because of their powerful role in the ability of our bodies to function, our hormones can cause real problems if they become deregulated.
Board-certified gynecologist Dr. Pamela Kimbrough and the caring team at Life’s Cycle offer a treatment that restores your hormonal equilibrium and in turn, your quality of life.
Dr. Kimbrough’s expertise is combined with a genuine desire to listen to your questions and your goals for treatment. Every service she offers is focused on providing relief from discomfort and managing your condition with compassion.
The importance of hormones
We discussed the importance of smoothly running hormones to your overall health a bit, but added detail is needed to fully understand their major role in your wellness.
Your hormones traverse your bloodstream, regulating your:
- Energy level
- Sleep-wake pattern
- Blood pressure
- Body temperature
- Emotional state
Although we expect some hormonal changes to happen when men and women reach middle age and beyond, sometimes irregularity occurs unexpectedly. For example, chronic health conditions such as diabetes and thyroid disorders can wreak havoc on your hormones.
One of the most impactful times of hormonal change happens when women hit menopause. When estrogen production slows, a range of uncomfortable symptoms can emerge. For men, testosterone production slows with age, and with it also come unwelcome symptoms.
Frequently experienced hormonal imbalance indicators
Common signs of hormonal imbalance for both men and women include insomnia, depression and anxiety, fatigue, unexpected weight changes, muscle discomfort, and more. Women also suffer from night sweats and hot flashes.
Hormone imbalance can also cause sexual dysfunction. Men may experience erectile dysfunction and menopausal women often suffer with thinning of the vaginal tissue and dryness, so sex becoms uncomfortable. Both men and women can notice lower libido.
These imbalance symptoms are more common ones, but you might also endure skin breakouts or dryness, changes in your heart rate, blurred vision, and more.
Significant Advantages of bioidentical hormone therapy
Life’s Cycle has adopted an innovative treatment for patients suffering from symptoms caused by hormone imbalance. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) involves treatment made from bioidentical hormones, which are derived from plants and completely natural. Amazingly, they’re perfect matches for the hormones that your own body creates.
We favor the SottoPelle bioidentical platform, treatment that’s delivered via a small pellet that contains compressed natural hormones. SottoPelle offers patients multiple benefits:
- Bioidenticals are delivered to your organs more efficiently
- Treatments are completely customized
- BHRT pellets deliver bioidenticals over time, not suddenly or harshly
- Treatment is administered in-office, comfortably
- Treatment sessions are brief
- After BHRT treatment, there’s no downtime and you can return to normal life
- Increasing clinical evidence shows that BHRT provides long-term health benefits
Dr. Kimbrough administers treatment by carefully inserting the SottoPelle pellet under your skin, after applying a topical numbing agent.
Aside from the pluses listed above, the unpleasant symptoms we described earlier are reversed when you receive BHRT treatment, so prepare for a better sex life, increased mental sharpness and energy, improved mood, and higher quality rest. If you lost weight or gained unwanted pounds, weight issues right themselves as well under treatment.
People treated with BHRT also notice improvement with skin and hair changes that hormonal problems can fuel.
All in all, BHRT offers you all kinds of good things — relief from uncomfortable symptoms, a return to the vitality you felt when you were younger, and a better quality of life!
Call our Ardmore or Norman, Oklahoma, office to schedule a consultation to learn more about customized BHRT with SottoPelle, or book one online.