Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Lynn Reynolds, D.O. of BodyLogicMD Carmel Indiana has focused her practice towards offering the latest in hormone optimization treatments and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs for men and women. Hormones are responsible for regulating many of the body’s processes, and imbalanced or deficient hormones can cause a host of unpleasant side effects and symptoms.
Hormone decline is a natural part of the aging process; however, that does not mean you need to suffer with the symptoms that may come with it. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a natural and effective way to reverse hormone imbalance and deficiency and restore optimal levels of health and wellness. Lynn Reynolds, D.O. employs advanced laboratory and genome testing with personalized one-on-one patient consultations in order to get the most accurate picture of each patient’s unique medical needs and health goals.
Dr. Reynolds stays up to date with the latest advances in hormone optimization treatments and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy as an active member of the Fellowship for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine as well as the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine. Lynn Reynolds, D.O. offers her advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs and customized total-wellness plans for both men and women in the Carmel Indiana. Using only natural, Bioidentical replacement hormones, Dr. Reynolds takes pride in being able to offer her patients the very best in hormone optimization therapies available today.
Hormones Used In Bioidentical Hormone Therapy:
Insulin is a hormone that is secreted in the pancreas to balance blood sugar. People that eat large quantities of sugar can eventually burn out the cells that secrete insulin in the pancreas, which can lead to Type II Diabetes. A high sugar diet can also lead to insulin resistance, which occurs when the body gets so used to insulin being in the bloodstream that it stops recognizing it is present, rendering it unable to balance blood sugar. Insulin resistance can also lead to Type II Diabetes. A Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help the body detect and maintain proper insulin levels preventing many symptoms related to insulin resistance.
This hormone, which is secreted by the adrenal glands, is the foundation for both male and female sex hormones. These are also known as androgens and estrogens. When DHEA is out of balance, it can also affect the production of estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol. People with unbalanced DHEA often complain of aching of the joints, lowered sex drive, a decreased immune system, fatigue, depression, and loss of muscle mass. Using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to maintain optimal DHEA balance can help the body function efficiently and reduce the risk of DHEA related side effects.
Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone that is first synthesized by cholesterol and then created in the adrenal glands. Pregnenolone, along with the hormone DHEA, is responsible for creating testosterone and all other hormones in the body. Because it is made from the supporting tissues in the brain, pregnenolone activates neurological receptors that alternately stimulate and calm the brain. When this level of hormone is too low, people are likely to experience fatigue and problems with concentration and memory. Mood disturbances are also common, with depression and irritability being the most frequent complaints.
The term estrogen actually describes the functioning of estradiol, estriol, and estrone. Estrogen is primarily a female hormone produced in the ovaries, fat tissue, and adrenal glands. Men also create small amounts of estrogen in their testes. A lack of estrogen can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, thinning bones, fatigue, mood changes, sagging breasts, wrinkling skin, thinning or dull hair, and breakable nails. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy designed to treat estrogen imbalance has been shown to relieve symptoms of estrogen dominance and deficiency, and alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
Without progesterone, women cannot have a menstrual period or maintain reproduction. Progesterone is the second primary female hormone, and it helps to balance the functions of estrogen and prevent estrogen dominance. Common symptoms of low progesterone include bloating, water retention, fatigue, mood changes, irregular periods, increased PMS symptoms, dysmenorrhea, weight gain, infertility, and amenorrhea. Maintaining proper progesterone balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is tried and proven method to regulate the progesterone hormones and prevent symptoms and conditions related with progesterone imbalance.
Testosterone is primarily a male hormone, but it is also present in smaller amounts in women. Both genders experience the effects of too little testosterone, including weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, depression, and low sex drive. In addition, men with unbalanced testosterone levels may experience unwanted breast growth. Replacing deficient testosterone with bioidentical hormones continues to help thousands of men overcome andropause related symptoms such as sexual dysfunction, insufficient energy levels, and more.
Although the technical name for this hormone is cortisol, some doctors and lay people refer to it as the stress hormone. The adrenal glands produce and secrete cortisol in response to stress, also known as the fight or flight response. Because many people today live highly stressful lives, they may have unbalanced levels of cortisol present in their bodies. Left unchecked, this can lead to Type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and weight gain. Balancing cortisol levels in the body with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can prevent a stress breakdown and leave patients feeling energized and well equipped to deal with anything life throws their way.
Lynn Reynolds, D.O. of BodyLogicMD in Carmel Indiana employs state of the art diagnostic testing to identify each patient’s unique hormonal needs and current health status. With these detailed tests and personalized one-on-one consultations with every patient, Dr. Reynolds is able to get a very accurate picture of each patient’s current levels of wellness as well as their health goals. Do not wait any longer to experience the difference that personalized care from a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist can make to your well-being. Learn more about the hormones used and the processes behind Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy from the expert, Lynn Reynolds, D.O. of BodyLogicMD in Carmel Indiana. Schedule your Bioidentical Hormones consultation with Dr. Reynolds and take charge of your wellness!