Hormone Replacement Therapy in Maryland
Balancing hormones to optimize your health.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is simply the balancing of your hormones in your body to optimize your health. This applies to both Men and Women. HRT has had a rocky road of mixed signals from the medical community over the last few decades. Simply put, when done properly HRT is safe, effective, and allows for the prevention of multiple disease processes in both men and women. There is good medical literature supporting the use of proper HRT. Formal evaluation and treatment to optimize results is key. (See the link on “Everything is Normal”). Understanding the difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones is important in proper HRT. This is where Atlantis stands out in your care.
Decline in hormone production is one of the major reasons for our deterioration as we get older, both physically and mentally.
Hormones are messengers that communicate with the cells in our body. They are an essential part of the functional metabolic process of living. Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, dehydroepiandosterone (DHEA), insulin, melatonin, growth hormone, and Vitamin D are some of the major hormones in our bodies. Hormone production declines as we age, suffer disease, and expose ourselves to toxins or trauma. Some people have a rapid decline in certain hormones at a younger age but are unaware and under-diagnosed. When this happens the aging process accelerates.
Relatively healthy individuals who follow an optimal diet and supplementation plan may still suffer from undiagnosed hormonal imbalance symptoms.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
We recognize it is important to evaluate each individual from a holistic and functional perspective. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), like many other medications, must be prescribed with experience and care. A complete and proper evaluation may find a simple underlying hormone issue. Treatment may help decrease cholesterol levels, decrease the need for diabetes medications and prevent diabetes altogether, help with weight loss, increase bone strength, and decrease risk of Alzheimer Disease. HRT will also improve Anemia, Sleep, Mood/Depression, PMS & Menopause symptoms, Energy & Sex drive, and Overall health