Hormones have an incredible effect on health, affecting mood, energy, libido, fertility, muscle mass, bone density, cholesterol production, digestion, skin integrity, and more.
The doctors at Natura Integrative Medicine work with women and men alike. We help people with known diagnoses (such as PCOS, menopause, Hashimotos, low testosterone, depression/anxiety) as well as those who “just aren’t feeling right.”
Each case is approached individually, involving a comprehensive intake and testing of hormone levels. Understanding the importance of nutrition on hormone health, we therefore also offer nutritional testing and nutritional counseling to our patients.
Treatment is unique to each patient, and may involve nutritional support, botanical therapies, conventional hormone therapy, and/or compounded bio-identical hormones.
About Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (bHRT)
Like conventional hormone replacement therapy, bio-identical hormone therapy (bHRT or bHT) addresses hormonal imbalances by providing the body with estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and/or testosterone.
bHRT is useful in managing complaints associated with perimenopause, menopause, low T, and andropause (also known as “manopause”). It is also essential in restoring hormonal balance in women who have undergone hysterectomy or who are struggling with primary ovarian insufficiency.
Bioidentical hormone preparations are made by extracting plant compounds to create an end product biochemically identical to the hormones made naturally in the body. Many patients report fewer side effects when taking bioidentical preparations versus conventional hormone therapy. Numerous studies have also associated bioidentical hormones with better outcomes when it comes to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer risk, and other adverse effects as compared to conventional HRT.
Our trained physicians will work closely with you and your pharmacist to formulate the right bio-identical prescription for you.