Hormones are messenger molecules that travel throughout our bodies and regulate much of our physiology. Hormones that are unbalanced can have profound negative effects, causing almost any combination of symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, obesity, etc.
Evaluating and treating hormone imbalance is more than just blood tests and prescriptions. At Bock Integrative Medicine we have decades of experience addressing the subtleties of regulating and balancing hormonal function, especially insulin, thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones. We not only employ individually prescribed compounded hormonal preparations, but also address the nutritional factors that optimize hormonal function.
Hormones – Male
Andropause refers to a decline in function in men due to a deficiency of testosterone or other androgens. Symptoms can include fatigue, low mood, low sex drive, and loss of muscle tone and vitality. Low levels of these hormones can also be involved in autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, and possibly heart disease.
There are a number of ways to normalize hormones and address the problems of andropause. As with any other hormonal therapy there is the need for careful monitoring by experienced professionals.
Hormones – Female
Sex hormone levels start to decline at age 35. By the time women reach menopause, symptoms can be severe and include more than just hot flashes. Memory, mood, sleep, sex drive, muscles and joints can all be affected.
Therapy involves a comprehensive assessment of hormonal levels, then the use of nutritional agents, herbs, and bioidentical hormones. The doctors at Bock Integrative Medicine have extensive experience in choosing the correct dose and route of administration for hormones, and even pay attention to the way our bodies metabolize and eliminate the hormones for optimal results.