Hormone Optimization for Women
Recent statistics show that 80% of women suffer from hormonal imbalance! Even worse, up to 70% of women are unaware of having conditions such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) that have occurred due to reproductive hormone imbalances. That might mean that YOU might be feeling tired, emotional, irritable, bloated, fatigued, lacking sex drive, & wondering why your hair isn’t as thick as it used to be RIGHT NOW – and all because of an undiagnosed hormonal imbalance.
Why suffer? We can help!
Feeling tired, lethargic, & wondering where your energy went?
If so, you are not alone. Tiredness & fatigue is just one common symptom of a hormonal imbalance. At the Doctors Studio, we are specialists in the treatment of women’s hormones. We are a medical practice which means that we take a clinically tested, scientifically proven approach to optimize your hormones – as well as a progressive, holistic approach – so we know exactly what we need to do to get you back on track as quickly as possible.
Testing, Treating & Optimizing
The ART of hormone management really comes into play at the Doctors Studio Team. We have over 13 years of clinically relevant experience & we know that when it comes to hormone balance, hormone replacement, and the monitoring of hormonal therapy interventions, you are UNIQUE and should be treated as such!
Our aim is to maximize and stimulate your body’s own ability to secrete hormones in an optimal way rather than simply focusing on the replacement of hormones. We look at lifestyle, diet, supplementation & exercise interventions alongside the use of hormonal therapies & we test for the underlying dysfunctions that might lie at the root of your hormone imbalance. Only then can we create a long-lasting, effective solution for you.
“What needs to be stimulated in order to get your own manufacture of hormones going?” – Dr. Lisbeth Roy
We know that pregnancy, menstruation, perimenopause, menopause & a whole host of dysfunctions, age-related variables & other factors can impact your hormones in a major way. That is why, alongside a comprehensive medical history & consultation, we test for a wide range of hormones, checking that levels of hormones are optimized in relation to each other. We then engage in medically-based, progressive, next-gen treatments & therapies (based on your specific & unique needs) to rebalance & optimize your hormonal balance, health & wellness. The range of factors that can impact hormonal balance is intricate and extensive but we are well-versed in recognizing them all!
The hormones we focus on testing & therapeutically treating include:
Estrogen. You have 3 types of estrogen in your body: estradiol, estrone, and estriol. Estradiol is the predominant form of estrogen in your body during your reproductive years, whilst estrone is most active during menopause. During pregnancy, estriol is most abundant. Common side-effects of low estrogen include painful sex (caused by a lack of vaginal lubrication), UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections), irregular periods, hot flushes, mood swings, depression, & headaches. Estrogen plays a major role in menstruation.
Progesterone. Progesterone is the other main hormone in your menstrual cycle, especially in the luteal phase. Low levels can cause irregular periods, headaches, migraines, hot flushes, weight gain, fibroids, endometriosis & infertility.
Testosterone. An essential hormone for women, low levels can cause a loss of sex drive & libido, lack of pleasure during sex, weight gain, mood swings, and, over time, heart disease, a loss of bone density & and impaired memory.
Cortisol. This hormone affects almost every function of the body. Whilst it is commonly thought of as the ‘stress hormone’ its role is generally incredibly positive & indispensable. It is responsible for functions as diverse as the control of blood sugar, the regulation of metabolism, as an anti-inflammatory agent, and in-memory formation & use. Primary, secondary, or tertiary adrenal insufficiency can be very serious, where low cortisol levels affect the body in potentially extreme ways.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). Suboptimal TSH levels generally signify either hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Low TSH levels indicate hyperthyroidism where you have an overactive thyroid, which secretes too many hormones, leading the pituitary gland to produce less TSH. This can cause a range of unpleasant side effects such as nervousness, irritability, fatigue, muscle weakness, tremors, rapid, irregular heartbeat, diarrhea & insomnia. Conversely, hypothyroidism can cause fatigue, constipation, dry skin, a puffy face, muscle weakness, weight gain & an increased sensitivity to cold.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) A lack of FSH can lead to incomplete physical development during puberty, and infertility via ovarian failure.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) deficiencies can cause weakness, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, & a decreased appetite. It might also contribute to infertility.
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) declines with age. Low levels can cause decreased pituitary and adrenal function, weakness, fatigue, difficulty in controlling body weight, irregular periods, and infertility.
Pregnenolone is considered a vital hormone to the overall endocrinological response of the body to stress, and in anxiety management, memory & concentration, amongst many other functions. A deficiency can lead to poor memory, declining attention spans and declining concentration, dry skin, fatigue, a loss of libido, and joint & muscular pain, alongside a compromised ability of the body to cope with stress & anxiety.
Insulin deficiency plays a major role in diabetes and can be very dangerous, causing osmotic diuresis (depletion of salt & water levels required for adequate physiological functioning), weight loss, vomiting, infections, low immunity, hypotension, tiredness, impaired consciousness, hyperventilation and can even the onset of a coma.
Melatonin. Sleep depends on a healthy level of melatonin in the body, so if you have a deficiency, you might be suffering from poor sleep quality, difficulty falling asleep, or frequent waking during the night (with a difficulty in returning to sleep), all of which can lead to major negative consequences in the body given the vitally restorative effects of sleep on all of the body’s processes.
Vitamin D… Few people realize that Vitamin D is, in fact, a hormone! Inadequate levels can cause fatigue, bone pain (osteomalacia), muscle, weakness, muscle cramps, mood swings, anxiety, stress & depression. It is vital for bone health – without it, we can experience major problems with our teeth and with conditions such as osteoporosis, or rickets in children – largely because Vitamin D is vital for the healthy intestinal absorption of calcium.
“We will absolutely look at genetics, & take your family history into consideration. We always take a holistic approach to hormone balancing using natural bioidentical hormones with a very comprehensive look at your entire neural, endocrine system. We respect who you are, what your risks are, & how to protect you…it will always make sense to you, or we won’t do it”. – Dr. Lisbeth Roy
Don’t Accept ‘Normal’ – Accept OPTIMALLY!
If night sweats, bloating, tiredness, anxiety, weight gain, poor sleep, bad skin, limp hair, and/or mood swings are making your life a misery, you might be suffering from hormonal imbalances. While they might be a major pain in the backside, affecting work, personal relationships, your general enjoyment of life & your physical and mental health, the great news is that we know exactly how to help you correct it. While your regular doctor might perceive your levels of hormones to be within the ‘normal’ range and thus not a cause for concern, we know exactly what you feel – that your hormones AREN’T okay. Don’t accept normal – only accept optimal – because it is only at the point when we have optimized your hormones that your symptoms will disappear and you will be free to feel like YOU again.
So if you would like to reach out and find out more, we’re always here to help. Contact the Doctors Studio today and let us become your partner in health & wellness!
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