Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Programs

Nava Health Center of Bethesda specializes in helping women and men who suffer from symptoms related to disproportionate hormone levels and age-related hormonal imbalances. Providing patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs that get to the source of an ailment or symptom, many men and women have been able to gracefully transition through the different stages of aging without experiencing harsh consequences of hormonal decline. Designing personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs that are customized to suit patients’ unique needs, the Bioidentical Hormone Doctor takes the patients’ stress levels, medical history, and treatment goals into consideration when deciding upon a course of treatment.

Bioidentical Hormones can be delivered using a method that is best suited for your specific needs. The delivery methods include pellets, injections, creams, or pills. Many of these conditions and their related symptoms can occur at any age and may be due to numerous causes. Some of these causes can include aging, poor nutritional intake, environmental factors, stress, and a lack of exercise. Nava Health Center of Bethesda has helped countless patients to return to optimal levels of health.

Women’s Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones

Nava Health Center of Bethesda specializes in Bioidentical Hormone balancing for women, which includes addressing the symptoms of hormonal imbalance and customizing individual treatment programs using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Nava Health Center of Bethesda will test each woman’s hormone levels to determine deficiencies, dominances, and imbalances, and the doctor will work closely with each woman to find the correct dosages to restore optimal health. Nava Health Center of Bethesda’s Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs may be able to help women recapture the balance and energy of youth, instead of settling for the effects of aging.

ADRENAL FATIGUE
When you suffer from chronic or poorly managed stress, your adrenal glands do not release the level of cortisol you require to remain healthy and emotionally stable. You may struggle with anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, cravings for sweets, and several other symptoms due to adrenal fatigue. Along with proper nutrition, balancing your hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps you manage stress better by bringing your cortisol levels in balance.
ALOPECIA (HAIR LOSS)
Having too much of the estrogen hormone or an underactive thyroid may cause you to lose hair on your head, arms, legs, or pubic area. If you are diabetic, poor blood sugar control can also cause this problem. The Nava Health Center of Washington D.C. can take a quick blood test to determine if hormonal imbalance is causing this issue. If so, replacing your body’s lost hormones with Bioidentical ones can help you re-grow scalp and body hair.
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
When feelings of anxiety and depression are unrelated to a specific life event, they are often the result of unbalanced levels of estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol. You may feel weepy, irritable, nervous, guilty, and many other troublesome emotions. Having a hysterectomy or going through menopause tends to increase your risk of anxiety and depression. When anti-depressant medication doesn’t work, it’s more likely you’re experiencing hormonal depression that is treatable with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
INSOMNIA
Insomnia, which is the consistent inability to fall or stay asleep, is both a cause and an effect of hormone imbalance. The hormonal changes of PMS, perimenopause, and menopause can all cause sleeplessness. Chronic insomnia can also make hormone imbalance worse. When your hormones are balanced through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, it has a less inhibiting effect on your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
LOW SEXUAL LIBIDO
Lack of desire for physical intimacy is due to an imbalance in the amounts of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in your body. When the latter two hormones start declining, it may cause estrogen dominance. This problem is also associated with weight gain, mood swings, and painful intercourse, all of which further decrease your libido. Balancing estrogen in your body so it doesn’t dominate other hormones is essential to restore your desire for sex.
MENOPAUSE
Menopause is the clinical term for 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. As you start menopause, your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone hormones may fluctuate wildly. Although there are dozens of symptoms associated with menopause, the most common ones include hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, mood swings, and weight gain. Replacement therapy with bioidentical hormones can help eliminate or reduce multiple symptoms at the same time.
PERIMENOPAUSE
Although the average age of menopause is 51, you may begin perimenopause as early as your mid-30s. Common symptoms include breast tenderness, changes in the menstrual cycle, skin changes, sexual dysfunction, and loss of bone density. These problems occur due to decreasing levels of estrogen and other essential hormones as you age. If your blood work confirms hormonal imbalance, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you feel more comfortable.
SYMPTOMS OF PRE-MENSTRUAL SYNDROME (PMS)
In a normal menstrual cycle, estrogen rises for the first two weeks and then begins to fall. During the second half of the cycle, this process repeats itself with progesterone. If you’re highly sensitive to hormonal changes, you may experience worsening symptoms of PMS. Some of these include bloating, irritability, fatigue, tension, and weight gain. If your PMS symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your quality of life, consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Nayo Wills, M.D., at the Nava Health Center of Washington D.C.
THYROID DISORDERS
You have a thyroid imbalance when your thyroid, which is a small nodule at the base of your neck, produces too little or too much of this hormone. When you go to a traditional doctor complaining of fatigue or difficulty losing weight, he or she may test your TSH level. However, this may not be enough to determine hormone imbalance. Nava Health Center of Washington D.C. conducts several medical tests to see if you are a good candidate for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
Having deficient or dominant levels of estrogen or progesterone can cause serious side effects in the reproductive system of women. This imbalance of hormones is connected with many symptoms of sexual dysfunction but can be addressed and treated with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan designed for your specific needs.

Men’s Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones

Nava Health Center of Bethesda also specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men. Many men experience a condition similar to menopause called andropause; however, it may begin at a much younger age than menopause begins in women. As testosterone levels in the body decrease, there are many functions that start to decline. Our Doctors at Nava Health Center of Bethesda will perform testing to determine testosterone levels, offering medically supervised testosterone therapies programs providing ongoing support, careful monitoring, and advanced diagnostics.

Nava Health Center of Bethesda programs include the most advanced delivery methods to help treat the symptoms of andropause, helping men regain their health and confidence. Depending on your unique situation, you may select from testosterone pellets or injections. Thus, optimizing testosterone levels is a very advantageous way to enhance your overall health. Nava Health Center of Bethesda uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat some of these conditions in men include:

ADRENAL FATIGUE

Your adrenal glands release the hormone cortisol in response to stress, exercise, excitement, and low blood sugar. As you age, your body has a harder time balancing your cortisol levels. This can cause unrelenting fatigue, anxiety, sexual problems, and a wide range of other symptoms due to cortisol imbalance in your adrenal glands. Hormone restoration through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help speed up sluggish adrenal glands and provide you with more energy.

ADRENAL FATIGUE
Your adrenal glands release the hormone cortisol in response to stress, exercise, excitement, and low blood sugar. As you age, your body has a harder time balancing your cortisol levels. This can cause unrelenting fatigue, anxiety, sexual problems, and a wide range of other symptoms due to cortisol imbalance in your adrenal glands. Hormone restoration through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help speed up sluggish adrenal glands and provide you with more energy.
ALOPECIA
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is part of the testosterone hormone, is responsible for hair loss on your scalp, face, chest, back, arms, legs, and groin area. When this hormone is unbalanced, it causes the follicles of your hair to regress and die. High levels of DHT can result in premature balding or thinning hair. If a full head of hair is important to you, remember that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can stimulate hair growth.
ANDROPAUSE
By the time men reach age 70, they may have only 10 percent of the testosterone hormone they had at age 25. This explains why many men begin experiencing symptoms associated with low testosterone around age 40. Andropause is a term that describes the many physical and emotional changes that occur due to the imbalance of hormones. Testosterone replacement is essential to help you experience long-term symptom relief.
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Low levels of testosterone cause an overall feeling of discontent in some men, which is the hallmark characteristic of hypogonadism. Balanced levels of this hormone are so essential that men with hypogonadism receive a diagnosis of clinical depression 400 times more often than men with normal hormone levels do. If you feel hopeless, low on energy, and irritable, ask Dr. Wills at Nava Health Center of Washington D.C. to check your testosterone level. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help balance your hormones and improve your outlook on life.
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
You have erectile dysfunction when you can’t get an erection at all or maintain one long enough for satisfying sexual activity. A diminished level of testosterone is the typical cause. This also happens when the brain fails to signal the release of nitrous oxide, which is responsible for blood flow to the penis. Too much of the stress hormone cortisol also plays a role in erectile dysfunction. Balancing testosterone and cortisol with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can eliminate or improve this problem.
GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS
Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, belching, and slow digestion may all be related to imbalanced hormones in your body. Specifically, these problems could originate due to problems with normal thyroid functioning due to too much cortisol or estrogen. Many traditional doctors don’t treat digestion problems correctly because they don’t understand the connection to hormones. When diet, exercise, and medication aren’t working, consider replacing lost hormones through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Nayo Wills, M.D., at Nava Health Center of Washington D.C.
INSOMNIA
Because testosterone normally replenishes itself while you are sleeping, struggling with insomnia lowers your testosterone production. This causes a vicious cycle because low testosterone levels cause many sleep disturbances, including insomnia and sleep apnea. While difficulty falling or staying asleep and decreased testosterone production are both normal signs of aging, you don’t have to allow them to affect your quality of life. Providing your body the testosterone it needs through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can greatly improve restful sleep.
LOW LIBIDO
The desire to have sex less often and erectile dysfunction are often related, but it’s possible to have one without the other. Testosterone stimulates the nerves in the brain to become sexually aroused, so this sensation naturally diminishes as you age. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, and a poor diet are additional reasons your libido may be low. When combined with a healthy lifestyle, therapy with Bioidentical Hormones helps to improve your sexual desire and functioning.
LOW TESTOSTERONE
Low testosterone, which your doctor may also refer to as male menopause, hypogonadism, or andropause, is the term used to describe the multitude of symptoms many men experience as they approach middle age. Your testosterone production actually starts declining one percent every year at age 30. Sexual dysfunction, mood problems, weight gain, and low energy are common problems associated with low testosterone that are correctable with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
THYROID DISORDERS
Low thyroid levels in men can cause cold intolerance, fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, dry skin, and constipation; as many as one in seven men struggle with hypothyroidism. When the thyroid produces an excess of hormones, hyperthyroidism is the result. This condition has many additional symptoms, including muscle weakness, trembling hands, insomnia, and heart palpitations. Having your thyroid level checked by our Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Nayo Wills, M.D., at Nava Health Center of Washington D.C. and completing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy are essential to help you feel better.

Nava Health Center of Bethesda will perform the appropriate testing to determine which hormones are out of balance and what dosages are needed to bring them back to optimal levels. Offering a variety of delivery options, Nava Health Center of Bethesda will provide Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans that are customized to fit personal needs. The Doctors at Nava Health Center of Bethesda have helped vast numbers of men and women to obtain great benefits from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

To learn more about obtaining a specialized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program to find relief from any of the above conditions, contact Nava Health Center of Bethesda today at 800-775-4902 Ext. 619 to schedule a consultation!