Hormones are biological messengers that travel the bloodstream to your organs and tissues. These messengers affect many of the body’s processes and are integral to overall health as they impact mental, physical, and sexual health on every level.
Most people are not aware that your sex hormones, mainly estrogen and testosterone, have wide-ranging effects in the body, and are not only involved in reproduction. They affect more than just your sexual functions, but also your bones, brain, and blood vessels.
Apart from sex hormones, our bodies also contain stress hormones, neurotransmitters, metabolic hormones and pre-hormones. As hormone levels decline as we age, this can potentially lead to multiple chronic diseases. Therefore, it is important to understand the health of your body, recognize certain symptoms, and be aware of the treatment options that are available.
Influence of hormones on quality of life
Hormones are vital in making us healthy. There are many hormones our body produces, setting daily rhythms for optimal health. However, as we age, our ability to do this slows and declines.
These changes are sometimes noticeable, but other times not so noticeable, and can lead to diseases in their own right or trigger chronic conditions (such as diabetes) that we pass off as “getting older.” On the surface, this can lead to weight gain for no apparent reason, disturbed sleeping patterns, and loss of libido and fertility.
Hormone imbalances could be the result of heavy metals or overexposure to synthetic hormones, or poor lifestyle patterns that causes your body to change with the way it responds to stress and premature aging.
It could also be that you are undergoing a more profound hormonal change such as Menopause or Andropause.
Generally, there are two big milestones for hormonal changes in women; pregnancy and menopause.
Menopause is a normal, natural event defined as the final menstrual period. It represents the permanent cessation of menses resulting from loss of ovarian follicular function due to aging.
For women going through menopause – mood swings, hot flushes, dry skin, cognition problems, a disrupted menstrual cycle amongst other things are a daily unpleasant occurrence and a result of this age-related hormonal change.
How to improve your hormonal health?
Hormone Replacement Therapy is available in both synthetic and bio-identical forms. Both have their proponents and opponents for various reasons. Ideally, you have an excellent doctor who is an expert in hormone therapy to guide you in your quest towards better-sustained health by balancing your hormone levels.
At Miskawaan Health Group, we provide an in-depth diagnostic analysis of your health, and one of the things we look at is hormone levels. By running our meticulous laboratory testing regime and treating with bioidentical hormones, we can help to minimize established disease signals or risks, or even eliminate them altogether.
If your test results show hormonal imbalances (Menopause), our doctors will start you on a treatment plan to help balance out your hormones. This will most likely involve using bio-identical hormones either through oral supplements, our proprietary infusions, placenta or peptides injection, or transdermal care (skin cream). We will continue to monitor the effectiveness of this treatment, with adjustment where needed.
Often, hormone problems go unnoticed when you are seeing several different doctors for symptom issues, so it’s crucial to see experts who can give you a full-body diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan tailored to your body’s specific needs.
A Treatment at Miskawaan Health Group, how does this work?
A combination of our natural therapies such as IV infusions and organ peptides that help to alleviate symptoms in menopause seen in older women. Based on our diagnostics, our doctors will prescribe a treatment plan to help balance your hormones, in a bio-identical form that works best for your body.
Your doctor will prescribe personalized MHG treatments
Our medical team will follow up with you for 2-3 months after your treatment
“I went to see Dr Wessolly at Miskawaan Health Group because I had not been feeling myself and my regular doctors told me it was all in my head. I saw other naturopaths also. After screening, I was told that I had heavy metals, and needed to start detoxing. Doc Wes gave me a treatment plan that I have stuck too, and my heavy metals are decreasing. It’s a long road, but my health is improving. Thank you Doctor Wessolly and the Miskawaan Health Group Team. My previous doctors just didn’t have any solutions, and it was very frustrating. I am so glad I found you and your team. I feel like I am finally on the road to recovery.”