Vital Wellness & Weight Loss – Dallas Bio-identical Doctor
Hormone imbalances may lead to a multitude of symptoms that catch both men and women off guard, interfering with day-to-day life, work and relationships. At Vital Wellness & Weight Loss, we have dedicated our practice to the evaluation and treatment of hormonal deficiencies to help patients achieve optimal health and vitality at any age in Dallas, Texas and Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metro Area. Hormone balancing may involve supplementation for deficiencies in estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid and/or adrenal hormones.
We believe in addressing each individual as a unique patient; treatment plans are customized based on symptoms and laboratory evidence of hormonal imbalances in Dallas, Texas and Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metro Area. Bio-identical hormone replacement may help to diminish or reverse the bothersome “side effects” of aging. Relief of hot flashes, improvement in skin texture, restoration of libido, increase in energy, and effective weight management are just some of the many benefits of restoring hormone levels to a healthy balance.
Some of the conditions that can be greatly improved with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include:
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can greatly improve the symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue syndrome. Adrenal fatigue is a stress related syndrome that occurs when prolonged periods of high stress wear down the adrenal glands, causing them to convert valuable sex hormones into cortisol, which is a hormone that counteracts the inflammation caused from stress. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue usually include mental and physical exhaust, salty food cravings, feeling burned out, feeling more awake after 6pm, trouble getting out of bed, and insomnia. Replenishing hormones with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men and women suffering from this condition to feel more awake, improve sleep, reduce mental fogginess, have more energy, and reduce food cravings.
A lack of thyroid hormone production is known as hypothyroidism, and this condition can be improved with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Thyroid hormone controls many metabolic functions in the body, and when it is lacking people may experience sudden weight gain, constipation, intolerance to cold, hair loss, irregular periods, cold limbs, and fatigue. Replacing thyroid hormone with bioidentical hormones can help men and women to balance their thyroid gland, improve metabolic functions, lose weight, have more energy, and regulate their body temperature.
Many people suffer from sleeping issues, and a large percentage of people experiencing insomnia may be struggling with it as a result of hormonal decline. In women, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has helped to regulate sleep disturbances that result from the estrogen decline that occurs during perimenopause and menopause. In men, bioidentical hormones have helped to regulate the hypothalamus, which helps to control the body’s sleep cycles. Both men and women have been able to improve their sleep with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Hyperthyroidism is caused when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, and some of the issues that can occur with hypothyroidism include sudden weight loss, a faster heart rate, increased bowel movements, anxiety, heart palpitation, bulging eyes, and increased metabolic functions. Bio-identical hormones can help patients to restore a healthy weight, prevent bulging eyes, calm the heart rate, and reduce anxiety. Another thyroid condition occurs when there is a lack of thyroid hormone production, which is known as hypothyroidism, and this condition can be improved with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Thyroid hormone controls many metabolic functions in the body, and when it is lacking people may experience sudden weight gain, constipation, intolerance to cold, hair loss, irregular periods, cold limbs, and fatigue. Replacing thyroid hormone with bioidentical hormones can help men and women to balance their thyroid gland, improve metabolic functions, lose weight, have more energy, and regulate their body temperature.
Falling hormone levels in both men and women can lead to low libido. In women, perimenopause and menopause are the times when they usually experience a reduced sex drive. In men, andropause can lead to a lack of desire for sexual activity, reduced sex drive, and eventually, erectile dysfunction. Supplementing deficient hormones with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help both men and women to regain a healthy sex drive, which can rekindle intimate relationships and improve feelings of youthfulness.
Weight Loss Resistance
Usually imbalances in estrogen and progesterone are to blame for weight loss resistance. In women going through perimenopause and menopause falling estrogen levels can cause the body to hold onto body fat because it contains estrogen, and a lack of progesterone causes water retention because it is a natural diuretic. In men, a lack of testosterone can cause a rise in estrogen, which in turn suppresses testosterone leading to a slower metabolism and more body fat. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help both men and women to replenish deficient hormones and correct imbalances. Many women and men have been able to lose weight with the help of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help to resolve hormone imbalances because it uses hormones that are identical in molecular and structural function to the hormones produced in the human body to replenish deficient hormones. Because hormones are associated with almost all bodily functions, a deficit can have negative effects on the body. Bioidentical hormones can help people to restore hormone balance without the adverse side effects, and many people have been able to improve sexual desire and function, sleep, energy, emotions, muscle tone, mental cognition, bone health, and their overall sense of wellbeing through the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Many women and men going through hormone decline experience night sweats. This is because the hypothalamus, which is the body’s temperature control center, gets mixed signals with hormone decline, and it cannot regulate body temperature. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help both men and women to balance their hormones and reduce hot flashes, cold chills, or night sweats, and it can also improve sleep.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can get to the root of hot flashes because body temperature is regulated by hormones. Both women and men can suffer from hot flashes, which are usually associated with hormonal decline that occurs during perimenopause, menopause, or andropause. Balancing hormones can help to regulate the hypothalamus, which balances body temperature. Regaining hormone balance can prevent and reverse inconvenient hot flashes and temperature fluctuations.
In addition to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, we also provide patients with extensive education and resources to maintain a healthy lifestyle and age without losing vitality. Our goal is to work with patients to restore balance and general well being. We believe the traditional doctor-patient relationship is a key element in achieving this goal. We perform a thorough review of medical history, current symptoms of hormone imbalance, and advanced hormone testing profiles. During your consultation, Dallas Bio-identical Doctors, Dr. Cavenee or Dr. Eller will review your history, symptoms and laboratory results, and discuss your proposed treatment plan. Most of our patients utilize bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for relief of symptoms, with treatment guided by appropriate laboratory testing and assessment of symptom resolution.