Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones
Broward County Florida Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Val Manocchio, M.D. at Doctors Best Wellness Center specializes in using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to improve conditions that are related to hormonal decline or imbalance. Our bodies are fascinating, complex, and beautiful machines that work true miracles 24/7, even when running a little out of sync. It is no surprise that most of us don’t even notice minor hormonal imbalances. It is wise to evaluate the total wellness picture even if our goal is weight loss. When our hormones are out of balance our body cannot function optimally. Hormones are the catalysts for all our bodies’ reactions. Common conditions that can be treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can include:
One common imbalance is clinical hypothyroidism; we are low in thyroid hormone. Consequently our body runs colder, our engine idle is set too low and all reactions, both chemical and electrical, don’t run to completion. The resulting sluggish metabolism makes weight loss nearly impossible until it is corrected. These unfortunate patients feel tired and weak all day, only to have difficulty sleeping all night. In addition mood swings, irritability, depression, dry skin, thin hair and cold extremities may plague them. If this sounds like you, don’t worry it’s relatively simple to correct.
Low Thyroid lowers body temperature affecting all hormone levels. Cholesterol through a series of intricate reactions forms Cortisol, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, “all essential steroids”, the delicate balance, upon which our “feeling and being” normal depends. If these conversions occur optimally at 98.6 degrees and your temperature is only 96 degrees, then these reactions must be compromised. A simple treatment with a small dose of Natural, Bio-identical thyroid can bring a patient back to running at 100% efficiency. Val Manocchio, M.D. at Doctors Best Wellness Center can help patients to improve the health of their thyroid using specialized protocols. Many patients respond well to nutraceuticals specifically formulated to improve thyroid function.
Testosterone is important for both women and men, and it has several functions in the human body. One possible cause of low testosterone is the cholesterol lowering drugs modern medical doctors are pushing, such as Crestor. Many men need Viagra because the medications drive down their cholesterol unnaturally, and therefore they cannot make testosterone. Symptoms of low Testosterone can include sexual dysfunction, bone loss, depression, increased fat, decreased lean mass, increased assertiveness, sleep disturbances, decreased libido, fatigue, foggy mind, increased aging of skin, and aches and pains.
Bioidentical testosterone can decrease these symptoms & helps:
- Promote muscle strength and exercise endurance;
- Maintain muscle mass; lower fat mass
- Reduce cardiac risk; lower LDL and Trig; increase HDL/ reduces metabolic syndrome
- Improve libido and erectile function
- Increase energy levels
- Improve sense of wellbeing
- Produce enlargement of the penis and testes as well as clitoris
- Improve sexual desire and fantasy
- Improve bone density, reduced osteoporosis
Hormonal balance is our normal state. When we have menopausal symptoms, we are suffering from hormonal imbalance, an abnormal state. About 80% of women today experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance, more than ever before because of the extraordinary demands made on their bodies and the inadequate support provided. Fortunately, nearly all women can find relief from the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause by restoring that hormone balance, naturally and often without drugs, and we’re here to show you how.
Menopause symptoms can range from mild hot spells at night to constant dripping sweats all day and night. Some women spot for a few months, others bleed heavily for years. These symptoms are caused by hormonal imbalances and changes, not necessarily estrogen loss. They are also related to diet, lifestyle, and genetic factors. Many menopausal women seek forms of menopause treatment that do not work and create even greater hormone imbalance.
Many women already know a natural solution is right for them, and others are skeptical of natural perimenopause remedies but curious to find out if they really might work. All of these women tend to have one thing in common. They want to know what’s causing their symptoms and what they can do about it. The good news is there is a lot that can be done to alleviate perimenopause symptoms naturally, especially once patients understand the underlying cause is unbalanced hormones. Most American women these days will experience a significant degree of symptoms during the years leading up to menopause or perimenopause, and most are surprised to learn the full spectrum of symptoms associated with menopause.
The most common perimenopause or menopause symptoms are:
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Cravings for sweets or carbohydrates
- Diminished sexual desire, vaginal dryness
- Irritability, mood swings, depression, and/or anxiety
- Insomnia or restless sleep
- Fuzzy thinking, difficulty concentrating, memory problems
- Weight gain, especially around the middle
- Stiffness and joint pain
- Irregular Periods
Stress causes many of our health issues. As mammals our life should mimic the Lions’, sleeping all day and only getting excited when it’s time to chase a zebra. In reality we are faced with a plethora of stressors, such as finances, work, and traffic that exhaust our adrenals. We have had patients who come in complaining they can hardly get out of bed due to fatigue. We test to determine what’s lacking, replace with naturally occurring Bioidentical Hormones, and within days, they are full of energy.
Low testosterone is a common cause of depression in men and women, and many people experience depression during age related issues such as perimenopause, menopause, and andropause. Testosterone replacement therapy can help improve serotonin and dopamine balance in the brain, which can alleviate symptoms of depression, improving energy and mood.
Broward County Florida Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Val Manocchio, M.D. at Doctors Best Wellness Center has helped countless men and women to overcome conditions related to hormonal imbalance or decline. Before beginning a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Val Manocchio, M.D. tests the levels of all essential hormones in order to get to the root of patients’ imbalances. He then designs a personalized program using dosages that are unique to each patient. Vast numbers of men and women have been able to achieve peak levels of health with Doctor Manocchio’s specialized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs.