Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Hawaii
Who Our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Is For
The benefits of bioidentical hormones can be life-changing for many. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of hormone imbalance for a prolonged period of time, especially if your symptoms impact your day-to-day life, bio-identical hormone therapy may be for you.
Hormonal Acne (Adult Acne)
Poor Sleep Quality
Large Weight Fluctuations
What Our Patients Have to Say About Our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy:
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies
Hormones are the chemical messengers that are released by our endocrine glands. They control much of how our body functions and responds to stress and life. An endocrine gland is made to release hormones into the bloodstream. When any of these hormones are imbalanced, bioidentical hormone therapy may be considered Some of the hormones are the following:
Thyroid hormones TRH, TSH, T3, and T4 control all metabolic functions with the help of the liver, pituitary, and hypothalamus.
Thyroid balance may be upset when there is a feedback loop inhibition, as the Hypothalamus releases TRH, thyroid releasing factor, which alerts the Pituitary to make TSH, which then signals the thyroid to make T3 and T4. This system runs via a feedback loop and is self-regulating when the system is in balance.
When there are thyroid antibodies in the body, this system can be disrupted. Also, when the liver is strained, overworked, stressed, or dealing with toxic substances of any kind, these pathways may be interrupted.
A stressed immune system and nervous system may make antibodies that attack the thyroid. These factors are sometimes known as TIA, thyroid immune antibodies, or TPO thyroid peroxidase. The presence of thyroid peroxidase or TPO in your bloodstream suggests that you may have an auto-immune disorder such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’s disease.
Adrenal Glands and The Nervous System
Adrenaline, Cortisol, and DHEA are produced in the adrenal glands and assist in the management of stress, along with a healthy nervous system function.
These systems are all controlled by the autonomic nervous system of the body, which is made up of our nervous cells.
The function of the nervous system is to manage our body’s finite energy budget. It is all controlled by our brain, which is our master regulator.
Excess stress, destructive, negative stress disrupts the nervous system, adrenal system, and entire endocrine system.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Follicle Stimulating Hormone or FSH, controls the release of the follicle for potential fertilization. If the egg is fertilized by a healthy sperm, implantation occurs. If not, the female body prepares for the monthly menstrual cycle, which is the release of the unfertilized egg, or corpus luteum. When women are feeling sad, tired, or depressed at this time, it is useful to understand that the body is experiencing death or a mourning process of what could have become a baby. Giving yourself time to rest, nurture, and nourish will assist you in accepting with greater grace and understanding what is going on at a microscopic and biological level.
Luteinizing hormone, or LH, is a hormone produced by gonadotropic cells in the anterior pituitary gland. The production of LH is regulated by a gonadotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus. In females, an acute rise of LH triggers ovulation and development of the corpus luteum, leading to potential fertilization or release with the next menstrual cycle.
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in response to darkness. The greatest action it is known to have is in enhancing sleep. That is why it is often easier to sleep in a dark room. Once a room becomes lit, melatonin production is suppressed. It is most beneficial to sleep during the hours when it is dark to keep the circadian rhythms balanced. When traveling across different time zones, melatonin production can be dis-regulated. Taking good quality melatonin from a plant or animal source may be useful and helpful. Melatonin production is necessary for the immune system to function.
DHEA, or Dehydroepiandrosterone, is a hormone that is a precursor to male and female sex hormones in the body. It may be low in people under enormous stress or when atrophy occurs in the delicate vaginal tissues. It is made by the adrenal glands with the support of the liver. Levels drop around age 40-50. This may contribute to skin aging, depression, a decline of muscle strength, erectile dysfunction, or ED, and cognitive decline when left untreated.
Hormones for menopause and hormone imbalances are an increasingly important medical concern. Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff, in Hawaii, is a bioidentical hormone doctor that offers full hormone screenings to test sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone), stress hormones (DHEA and cortisol), metabolic hormones (thyroid, T3, T4, and TSH), as well as melatonin, prolactin, pregnenolone and any other hormones in question.
There are blood, urine, neuropeptide, and saliva tests to test every kind of hormone to assist in proper regulation and hormone function. Your symptoms will tell you if you’re out of balance. If you feel fatigued, lethargic, moody, irritable, angry, dry, have hot flashes or coldness, PMS, sleeplessness, and weakness, to name a few, you are due for an assessment.
Dr. Diana Joy Ostrof will then recommend or prescribe the appropriate and necessary natural hormone replacement protocol, hormone replacement therapy, or supplements to treat your hormone imbalance and promote anti-aging.
*Results may vary from person to person.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Estrogen is crucial to women’s health ands is a female hormone that assists women in all functions related to menstruation, menses, fertility, giving birth, nursing babies, and caring for people in their life. A woman’s hormone production may slow down, change or diminish at different times in her life. After giving birth, while prolactin takes over for nursing purposes, a woman rallies all her defenses to nurse her baby and to recover from the pregnancy and birthing process. She may notice changes in her energy or mood, and these changes need to be respected and nurtured. She may have less sexual desire during this time. This is normal, as her body has just gone through so much.
Menopause and Women’s Hormone Balance
Menopause is the cessation of the fertility cycle. I think of the word, Men – o – pause and observe that once the fertility cycle comes to an end, some women lose interest in caring for others as they once did, as they need more energy to care for themselves. Often times that doesn’t happen. Women continue to be busy working and still caring for everyone and everything except themselves. This is common in our culture and creates unprecedented suffering for the women going through it and everyone around them who are affected.
When you are healthy and balanced, menopause is an easy and natural progression of the ever-changing life that we accept as normal. When we feel a sense of understanding of how our bodies are changing and go with our natural rhythms while enhancing our hormones and metabolism for maximal functionality, these changes are effortless and natural.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Women
During menopause, a woman may experience dryness of the skin and delicate mucus membrane lining of her vagina, vulva, and labia, causing dyspareunia or pain with intercourse. There are herbal and bio-identical (synthetic hormones designed to match the molecular structure and chemistry of original hormones) that may be used both topically and internally.
Hot flashes may occur, also as a function of diminished hormone production and release. I think of a hot flash as a quick release of toxins through the largest eliminatory organ, the skin. However, it can be quite disturbing when it occurs during sleep or at an office meeting, when excessive and disruptive.
What is actually occurring due to the decreased levels of estrogen is that your body’s thermostat, or hypothalamus in the brain, becomes more sensitive to slight changes in body temperature. It may be brought on by stress or hyperactivity, both on a conscious and unconscious level. When the brain detects this apparent rise in temperature, it triggers a chain of events resulting in a hot flash or a sudden drench in sweat to cool the body down.
Progesterone is a female hormone that also supports the reproductive system, as well as the brain, bones, and sleep. Adequate levels are required for its capacity to perform optimally. Healthy periods and healthy transitions through menopause require balanced levels to be circulating in the bloodstream.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone and anabolic steroid in males and is vital to men’s health. In humans, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testes and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle mass and bone density and the growth of body hair.
Your pancreas is also an endocrine gland that secretes hormones – insulin and glucagon that regulate blood sugar levels. These hormones are also controlled by the brain and the gut-brain connection.
Natural Healing and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Honolulu, Hawaii
Healing is a dynamic process going on at all times, that is…unless we are in a degenerative state. By the age of 35, for many, degenerative processes are also fighting to have their way with our bodies. However, our hormones do play a significant role, and it is important that we address them early on.
The Bioidentical hormones in Hawaii that we use are made from ingredients that are identical to the natural hormones in your body. Hormones are the chemical messengers that are released by our endocrine glands. They control much of how our body functions and responds to stress and life.
Hormones go through a detailed process to hit their target organs and to be able to do their functions correctly.
The key to ensuring that these processes occur, ultimately making us feel good, is to ensure that the underlying body, in its entirety, is capable of fulfilling these processes.
All of the Our Bioidentical hormones are created with ingredients that are identical to the hormones that are already produced by your body naturally to ensure they are safe and effective. There may be variations in the chemicals, ingredients, and fillers used in processing, so it is important that you check the quality control of the laboratory from which your bio-identical hormones originate and the doctor you receive them from. Not all bodies respond the same way to the same substances, and once again, how you feel will tell you when you are balanced.