A perfect sense of inner well-being is important to reflect the best version of you outside. And one of the most integral parts of functional medicine is the art of mastering the secretion of chemicals by endocrine glands, commonly referred as Hormones.
Aesthetic Wellness & Functional Medicine Expert at Metabalance Healthcare
What Is The Role Of Endocrine Glands In Your Body?
Endocrine Glands in our body secrete chemicals controlling our moods, metabolism, growth, reproduction and development of the body. Endocrine glands make these chemicals travel through the bloodstream to tissues and organs, and control most of our body’s major functions. Our bodies produce a variety of hormones every day, but these hormones can get easily knocked out of balance due to various factors. Imbalance in Hormones occurs when there is more than required or little than required, secretion of these chemicals from the endocrine system.
Problems in Endocrine Glands?
1 in every 10 people in India suffers from Hypothyroidism. Other thyroid dysfunctions are seen in at least 12% of adult population while a considerable number of cases go undetected. Most of the people are unaware of what is going inside their body and then there are a few who miss-out on the important signals that the body is trying to communicate to them. Consult your doctor if you are seeing any of the mentioned changes in your mind or body.
|Low Energy Level and Fatigue||Difficulty in Sleeping||Mood Swings|
|Anxiety||Depression||Weight Management Issues|
|Irregular Monthly Cycles||Persistent Acne, Adult Acne||Premature Hair loss|
|Aging Signs||Poor Concentration||Forgetfulness|
|Infertility||Low Libido||Premature Menopause|
|Menopausal Disturbances like Hot flushes, Central Obesity||Andropause (Male Menopause)||Mood Irritability|
What Causes Disharmony In Secreation Of Endocrine Glands?
- Extreme Stress
- Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
- Birth Control Pills
- Poor Diet and Nutrition
- Cushing Syndrome occurs when too much cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands. People with Cushing’s syndrome often have other endocrine-related disorders, including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, kidney stones and osteoporosis.
- Endocrine Gland Injury
- Allergic Reactors
- Exposure to Toxins, Pollutant and Chemicals that disrupts the functioning of endocrine glands like Pesticides and Herbicides.
- Gordon’s Syndrome where patients develop hypertension and hyperkalemia (high potassium levels)
- Liddle’s Syndrome a rare genetic form of hypertension where patients have very low levels of aldosterone.
- Licorice Ingestion, Bartter’s Syndrome, Gitelman’s Syndrome and Apparent Mineralocorticoid Excess, a rare genetic form of hypertension and many more.
Hormone Conditions We Treat At Metabalance
Thyroid Gland has an important role in regulating numerous metabolic processes. The chemical secretion from Thyroid Gland is what determines Hypothyroidism (insufficient amount of chemical secretion from thyroid gland) with symptoms like Fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness or Hyperthyroidism (more than required chemical secretion from thyroid gland) with symptoms like excessive sweating, heat intolerance, weight loss, palpitations, anxiety and irregular menstruation in an individual.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a health problem that affects every 1 out of 10 woman of childbearing age. With reduced levels of Progesterone normally produced after ovulation in the menstrual cycle, woman suffering with PCOD produces higher-than normal amount of male hormones. The common symptoms include facial hair, Thinning of hair, irregular menstrual cycle, infertility, diabetes, heart disease, difficulty in weight management, skin tags and acne.
Diabesity is the clinical expression of the Cardiometabolic syndrome which presents as obesity, type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, fatty liver, gout, and neuro-degenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. In addition, diabesity is a major cause of chronic diseases and decreased life expectancy. Learn More…
Obesity & Weight Management
Obesity & Weight management becomes harder for any person witnessing hormonal change. Imbalance in hormones like Leptin can make it hard for one to manage their weight making them hungry more often. You will find in difficult to either gain or lose weight. Weight if not managed the right way can lead on to low self-esteem, lifestyle and chronic heart diseases.
Premature ejaculation, neurologic causes, Increased prolactin (a hormone made by the pituitary gland), too much or too little thyroid hormone, mental stress, performance anxiety, along with low testosterone levels can result in Erectile Dysfunction. Ed can be treated. Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction works better with a range from lifestyle changes, psychological help, advanced therapies along with hormone replacement. Learn More…
With age, reduction in estrogen levels can lead to the symptoms of menopause. The end of fertility and menstrual cycle of a woman’s life comes with a lot of symptoms like hot flashes, irregular menstrual patterns, painful periods, change is flow, night sweats, vaginal dryness, dry skin and hair, fluctuations in sexual desire, forgetfulness, fatigue and trouble sleeping.
Male menopause commonly famous as testosterone deficiency, androgen deficiency and late-onset hypogonadism brings with it, decreased self-confidence, difficulty remembering things, increased nervousness, reduced muscle mass and strength, decreased motivation and zeal for life, reduced body hair and breast enlargement.
A decreased sex drive has been associated with low testosterone in men and menopausal transition in women. These are results of various common symptoms like Psychological stress associated to any chronic illness, anxiety, low self-esteem, work related stress, anti-depressants, sexual trauma and painful intercourse.
As you age, you lose bone mass due to various reasons but reduction of endocrine chemicals like Estrogen in women and testosterone deficiency in men as they age leads to Osteoporosis with symptoms like back pain, loss of height, change in posture, weakened grip strength and a bone that breaks too often or too easily.
Resistance to Pancreatic Gland Secretion
Hormonal Imbalances can result in an inability for your body to produce the right amount of pancreatic gland secretion to convert glucose into energy. The symptoms will include extreme thirst or hunger, frequent infections, feeling hungry post meals, fatigue, unexplained dark skin patches and tingling sensations in hands or feet.
At Metabalance Healthcare, to bring harmony to your hormones we offer Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. A natural therapy compounded as per the need and requirement of each individual.
What is BHRT (Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy)?
All you should know about BHRT
With the evolution of medicine in the 21st century the best approach to deal with the changes in chemical messenger molecule in your body is the use of Bio-identical hormones. As the name suggests, these hormones are the exact replicas of our Mother hormones. Various scientific publications have validated efficacy and safety of the treatment approach for over 2 decades. These supplements are not available over the counter in a generic form but rather especially compounded and aligned with requirements of the individual in a special compounding pharmacy approved by the PCCA – Professional Compounding Centers of America. These, when administered in the form of creams, sub-lingual or mouth-dissolving tablets, oral capsules over a period of time significantly enhance one’s quality of health by diminishing long standing health issues and symptoms along with enhancing one’s protection to age-related (hair loss treatment, menopause treatment), lifestyle diseases like Hypertension, Insomnia Treatment, diabetes, Cardiac disorder, Cancer, thyroid treatment, best treatment for PCOS, etc.
How BHRT Benefits you?
- Better Concentration level and alertness
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis and improved bone density
- Reduced incidence of hot flashes and vaginal dryness
- Better maintenance of muscle mass and strength
- Reduced risk of depression
- Improved sleep patterns
- Improved sexual drive
- Enhanced energy levels
- Uplifts your mood
- Reduces symptoms of menopause
- Reduced Bloating
- Improved Blood Circulation
- Promotes Weight Loss
- Increased Cognitive Ability
Frequently Asked Question:
Is BHRT safe?
Since these hormones are identical to our mother hormones and not synthetically altered, they are well-compatible and well-absorbed in our body without any side-effects of chemically modified hormones. Also, we procure bio-identical hormones from special compounding pharmacies abroad approved by PCCA (Professional compounding centers of America) that benchmarks the quality and safety standards of these supplements.
Is BHRT only for women?
Both men and women undergo Hormonal disturbances like Thyroid disorders, diabetes, menopause, andropause, etc. BHRT offers its benefits to both men and women for all the mentioned indications.
In what form is BHRT taken?
BHRT is customized as per the individual needs. It can be given in the form of cream application, sub-lingual dissolving tablets or oral capsules as required.
What are the chances of relapse?
Every individuals lifestyle and body are different. Medical Science cannot ascertain a specific period of treatment to assure lifelong results. Likewise, BHRT does not claim a specific period of therapy for treating Hormonal imbalance. All it assures is, to significantly improve signs and symptoms of various hormonal imbalances in the most natural and safe way unlike, synthetic hormonal supplements that may result in long-term side effects.
Is the treatment lifelong or for certain duration?
One can safely undertake BHRT as a way of life for as long as one feels and functions the best with the treatment benefits. Also, if one wishes to continue reaping the benefits of the naturally identical hormones, one can have a sustained improvement in the quality of life always.