Think fast — what influences your growth, mood, appetite, libido, energy level, weight, sleep quality, and more? That would be your hormones!
Your endocrine system is an amazingly sensitive messaging system that regulates many processes. Some of the most recognizable organs that manufacture hormones include your thyroid, pituitary gland, and adrenal gland. Since the endocrine system is so specialized, it impacts your health and wellbeing significantly when it gets out of whack.
The integrative approach to wellness that Dr. Jacob Holdren and Dr. Steven Foley have built their practice on is evidence-based and focused on the patient. Because of this, Regenerative Health & Wellness Medical Center has earned praise and trust from our grateful patients.
We thoroughly examine every aspect of your physical and mental health, not simply a set of isolated symptoms. Our holistic approach means that no stone is left unturned when it comes to establishing and supporting your wellness.
Your hormones regulate countless critical aspects of your body’s functions. In addition to those mentioned above: your reproductive system, muscle and joint health, blood sugar levels, and organ function.
Just from considering the overarching nature of your hormones’ influence, it’s easy to understand how noticeable and even life-altering it can be when your hormones shift into a state of disequilibrium.
Common problems associated with imbalanced hormones include insomnia, sexual dysfunction, weight gain or loss, mood swings, joint inflammation, and fertility problems.
There are steps that both you and we can take to help with your hormone imbalance, so you can start feeling better again, no matter what hormone-related problems you’ve been experiencing:
What does this mean? You should concentrate on eating a fiber-rich diet that’s heavy in whole rather than processed foods and that includes plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, healthy fats (think olive, canola, and other monounsaturated or polyunsaturated oils) as opposed to trans-fats, which are often found in highly processed foods.
Foods high in healthy fats include omega-3-rich oily fish like salmon and sardines, seeds, and nuts.
Exercise is a critical component of good health for many reasons, but in the case of your hormonal health, studies have shown that regular exercise has all kinds of positive effects, including regulating the hormones that control your appetite and lowering your risk for insulin resistance and diabetes.
Stress causes your body to produce too much adrenaline and cortisol, which you definitely don’t need on a day-to-day basis, since it can lead to mood swings, obesity, and cardiovascular problems.
Skimping on sleep disrupts your hormones and can contribute to appetite problems, obesity, and diabetes. Try to get a good seven hours of high-quality shuteye per night. To get better rest, go easy on alcohol and keep your bedroom screen-free.
In addition to these self-care recommendations, we offer bioidentical hormone replacement (BHRT), which replaces hormones you’re not making enough of anymore for various reasons. During menopause, estrogen production plummets, for example, and hormonal shifts come from simply getting older as well.
As their name implies, bioidentical hormones are plant-based versions of estrogen and testosterone that your body recognizes as identical to its own.
When we recommend BHRT, we make sure that you’re a good candidate for treatment by learning about your medical history in detail and performing blood tests that reflect your hormone levels so we can customize treatment.
Receiving a BHRT treatment simply requires a short, 30-minute visit to our office. We carefully and gently deliver your treatment via tiny pellets that we insert under the skin around your hip or buttocks after we have numbed the area. The pellets release hormones in a time-released method, so you receive them slowly and as needed. Patients report noticing a difference in how they feel from several to 10 days after the BHRT treatment.
We are gratified by the patients we see who come in with appetite, libido, weight, mood, and energy level challenges — and others — whose quality of life is transformed after receiving BHRT treatment. It can happen for you too!
Call our Colorado Springs or Holly office to schedule a BHRT consultation, or book one online.