BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR WOMEN
K3 NOW in Tampa provides Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help women comfortably transition through life changes that occur because of aging and hormone imbalance and or decline.
If you don’t have proper hormone balance, you’re not going to feel your best. Your hormones affect almost every aspect of your overall health, so you need optimal hormone balance for your body to function well. But it is a balancing act; it’s easy for your hormones to become imbalanced. We understand this and that is why we customize our treatment plans around each woman’s individual needs.
Every medicine we use in our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Plans stand alone and are not combined with any other medicine. We do this because most women on hormone replacement need to have their medications adjusted in order to achieve the right balance. This is especially true during the beginning of your therapy. This type of protocol allows us to fully customize your dosing without having to increase or decrease other medications you may be on, maximizing the effectiveness of your treatment.
FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE
With our extensive panel of laboratory testing and medical supervision, we can discover the current status of all of your hormone levels. We then use a combination of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutraceuticals and lifestyle guidance to restore and improve the balance of your hormones naturally. Our team is focused on providing exceptional care to make you feel better and live a happier and healthier life.
Schedule a free consultation, complete diagnostic testing, or an in depth review with physician to define treatment goals and treatment plan.
SYMPTOMS OF HORMONE IMBALANCES
Hormones can become unbalanced at any time in a woman’s life, although the most common time of onset occurs during your mid-30’s to early 40’s. Factors that heavily contribute to experiencing unbalanced hormones include aging, extended periods of stress, poor diet, nutrient deficiencies, not enough exercise, pending menopause, and other adrenal or thyroid hormone disorders.
Due to all of these hormonal changes, women may experience several uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms such as:
The ovaries, which are responsible for producing the major sex hormones, start to decline in production in the years leading up to menopause. When this occurs, it also affects the adrenal glands. They are unable to produce enough of the cortisol hormone to make up for other hormone deficiencies. This causes women to react poorly to stress and feel a chronic sense of fatigue, among other things. The problem is even worse for women with a demanding lifestyle that includes a lot of stress already.
K3 NOW Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) programs can help symptoms related to hormone decline. It can also help to improve several health conditions.
CONDITIONS SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY AT K3 NOW
Perimenopause is the several years before menopause when the ovaries undergo dramatic changes to prepare for the cessation of menstruation. Some of the symptoms associated with perimenopause include irregular periods, mood swings, low libido, weight gain, and migraines.
Menopause occurs after a woman hasn’t had a menstrual period for an entire year. BHRT helps to relieve symptoms of painful intercourse, low libido, hot flashes, night sweats, extremes in mood, and sleep disorders.
Women with hormone imbalance may skip periods, go a shorter or longer time than usual between cycles, or have flow that is much lighter or heavier than normal. Pre-menstrual symptoms such as bloating, breast tenderness, cramping, headaches, and mood swings may worsen. Hormonal decline can also affect fertility.
The main causes of PCOS are too much of the male hormone testosterone and not enough estrogen. This leads to the development of small sacs filled with fluid on the ovaries. BHRT helps to alleviate PCOS symptoms such as hair loss, infertility, depression, facial hair growth, and acne.
PRIMARY FEMALE HORMONES
This primary female sex hormone, which a woman’s body manufactures in the ovaries, is essential for sexual and reproductive functioning as well as healthy bones, nails, hair, and skin. There are several different types of estrogens; estrone, otherwise known as E1; estradiol, known as E2; and estriol, known as E3. When estrogen levels are low, women may experience loss of bone density, uncomfortable intercourse, low libido, problems regulating mood, dry skin, dry hair, and brittle nails.
actually becomes the dominant hormone as a woman ages. Estrone is made from your fat cells. If you have excess fat, you have excess estrone. Another reason for excess estrone is that estrone is converted into a form of itself that is stored.
is the Powerhouse when it comes to the estrogens. It is 10 times more potent than estrone and 80 times more potent than estriol. As estradiol becomes deficient, menopause occurs. Once estradiol starts to decrease, aging starts to accelerate. Higher levels of estradiol that are balanced with the other two sex hormones keep a woman feminine. Deficiencies in estradiol can cause roundness, wrinkle formation, low energy and exacerbate the effects of normal and environmental changes to the body. The symptoms that women complain about the most when estradiol becomes deficient are hot flashes and night sweats.
is the weakest of the three estrogens. It is the estrogen that keeps the vagina lining heathy. When estriol becomes deficient the vaginal wall becomes thin. This causes pain on intercourse. This epithelial thinning also causes menopausal incontinence-small amounts of urine will be expelled upon sneezing and coughing. Urinary tract infections will also become more frequent with the thinning of the vagina’s epithelial lining. The symptom that women complain about the most when estriol is deficient is vaginal dryness.
Progesterone plays an essential role in reproductive functioning, particularly menstruation and maintaining a pregnancy. This is the happy hormone and also helps to stabilize moods, regulates sleep, causes women to have a healthy sex drive, and fight inflammation. Progesterone is the hormone that makes you want to be touched. It is the make-out hormone, it is the foreplay hormone, the cuddle hormone. Progesterone is what makes you want to allow others in your space. Progesterone begins to decrease in women in their thirties or after having children. BHRT helps to alleviate these symptoms while allowing for normal sexual experiences and the ability to procreate.
Testosterone is sex drive! If you have high levels of testosterone, you will have a high sex drive. If you have low testosterone levels, you will have a low sex drive. It is also belly fat, self-confidence, self-esteem, and success. Women have low levels of testosterone in comparison to men, just like men have low levels of progesterone compared to women. Testosterone drives energy, motivation, concentration, confidence, sex drive, weight loss, stronger healthier heart, lean muscle, definition, and tone.
Balanced levels of melatonin help women fall asleep and wake up at regular times. Melatonin is a great hormone. God made it so melatonin turns on when the sun goes down and turns off when the sun goes up. The problem today is we have florescent lights, computer screens, and televisions. Melatonin is not a sleep aid! It is a rhythm aid. Melatonin is the hormone associated with the circadian rhythm. Many of us today are ‘out of rhythm.’ Melatonin helps with putting us back into rhythm. It is also a great anti-oxidant. Insomnia is the biggest effect of not having enough melatonin in the body. The sex hormones may also be affected. Typical symptoms of insufficient melatonin levels include faster aging, mood swings, inability to fall or stay asleep, and even an increased risk of some types of cancer.
The physicians and hormone specialists at K3 NOW offer advanced and tailor made BHRT treatment which can help you improve your quality of life. Thousands of women have already gotten help for their hormone imbalance problems and reclaimed control of their lives in the process.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can transform the way you look & feel – for good.