Most people have heard of hormones, but many people don’t know exactly what they are and what they do. Hormones are chemicals produced by several glands in your body that are part of your endocrine system. They have important roles in your sleep, moods, sex drive, and how you process food, to name a few.
At Creekside Family Practice, Hammad Qureshi, MD, provides high-quality family medical care in a safe and supportive environment. From family primary care to managing chronic conditions, Dr. Qureshi ensures that you get the information and treatments you need to live a full and healthy life. He offers hormone replacement therapy to rebalance hormone levels for both men and women.
What are hormones?
Hormones are chemicals produced by your body that act as messengers to regulate certain bodily functions. These functions include your metabolism, your moods, and your sex drive. Your hormones are so powerful that an imbalance in your hormones can have a big impact on how you feel physically and mentally.
Women may experience fluctuations in progesterone and estrogen levels, whereas men can experience changes in their testosterone levels. Both men and women can have imbalances in their steroid, insulin, adrenaline, and human growth hormone levels.
What causes hormone imbalances?
Hormone imbalances can be caused by a number of conditions, including:
- Intense, prolonged stress
- Gland injuries
- Chemical exposure
- Reactions to medications
Treatment for hormonal imbalances depends on what’s causing the imbalance to occur, but hormone replacement therapy is often prescribed to restore normal hormone levels.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy restores the hormones you lack. Bringing them in balance can eliminate your symptoms so you can feel like yourself again mentally and physically. Dr. Qureshi offers his patients bioidentical hormones, which are derived from plants and are a chemical match with the hormones your body naturally produces. This allows your body to accept them more easily and use them more effectively.
Bioidentical hormones don’t contain any chemicals, fillers, or manufactured ingredients. They come in a variety of forms, so you can find the one that best fits your lifestyle. You can get bioidentical hormones by way of injections, tablets, and creams. Furthermore, you can get them by way of pellets, which are inserted under the skin. Pellets, which are a low maintenance option, gradually release the correct levels of hormones over time.
Is hormone replacement therapy right for you?
In addition to providing the physical exams and testing needed, Dr. Qureshi will take the time to get to know you and what you’re experiencing, so he can find solutions that fit your needs and lifestyle. He’ll answer your questions and provide all the information and resources you need so you can make informed decisions. If he thinks that hormone therapy can help you, he’ll guide you in how to proceed.
Hormone imbalances can have a huge effect on your physical and mental well-being. You don’t need to suffer unnecessarily, because there are treatments that can help. Hormone replacement therapy is a safe and easy way to restore your hormone levels and resolve your symptoms.
To learn more about hormone replacement therapy and to see if it can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Creekside Family Practice today.