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As we get older, our hormone levels decline, causing a reduction in energy, mood, sex drive and memory. Low hormones also frequently lead to insomnia and impaired ability to lose weight. Bio-identical hormone therapy replaces the necessary hormones that your body is now producing at a slower rate, returning your body to optimal health.

What is Bio Identical Hormone Therapy?

Bio-identical hormones are produced from plants and precisely match the human hormones made naturally within the body. The difference between Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is that HRT is comprised of synthetic and/or animal derived hormones that are not structurally identical to your own natural hormones. HRT has also been linked to serious side-effects such as breast cancer and blood clots. BHRT has a long history of safe and successful use, specifically in Europe where it has been used for over 60 years.

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

  • Weight gain (especially abdomen/hips)
  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Anxiety / Depression / Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Lack of focus
  • Poor memory
  • Low libido
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Menstrual cycle irregularities
  • Heavy periods
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fibroids / Endometriosis
  • Bone loss

Resources

PDF information sheets

Bio-Identical Hormone Information Brochure (PDF)
Questionnaire for Hormone Balance (PDF)
The Role of Hormones (PDF)
Is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You? (PDF)

Approach

The practitioners at Health Momentum are qualified to assess your hormone levels and to determine if BHRT is right for you. In order to get an accurate measurement of your hormonal levels, non-invasive, salivary hormone testing is recommended.  The test kit can be picked up directly at Health Momentum and can be conveniently completed at home.  Once we receive your results, we can create a personalized treatment plan incorporating nutrition and exercise that will suit the BHRT prescription.

Solutions

Naturopathic Medicine

Hormone balancing with BHRT
Hormones affect every cell and ultimately every organ in the body.  Hormonal imbalances can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms ranging from hot flashes and insomnia to mood swings and depression. Hormones also affect our energy, stamina and overall quality of life.

In order to maximize your overall health, your naturopathic doctor may combine a personalized BHRT prescription with lifestyle changes, nutrition and mindfulness based techniques.

Osteopathy

Organ correction and cranial work can be extremely helpful when it comes to managing, and balancing, the hormonal systems of the body. By gently working on organs of hormone production including, but not limited to, the thyroid gland and the ovaries, as well as working on the centers in the brain responsible for sending hormonal signals, such as the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, visceral and cranial work contribute to a physically and structurally balanced hormone system.

Osteopathic therapy aimed at the hormonal system of the body is a complementary treatment to the Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) offered by the Naturopathic Doctors at Health Momentum.

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