Many health issues can surface due to an imbalance of hormones, and this is especially true for women. Balanced Body Image, a medical spa in Sugar Land, offers medical services that address hormonal imbalance, including bioidentical hormone replacement and pellet therapy. When hormones are balanced, many health benefits can be enjoyed.
How Do Hormones become Unbalanced?
Hormonal balance isn’t something most of us think about on a daily basis. However, as we go about our lives and run up against its inevitable stresses, we could be at risk for developing a hormonal imbalance. Our hormones are highly effective chemical messengers, but when we deal with chronic stress, we force them to work overtime, and sometimes they simply burn out. The result is that we might have difficulty relaxing, feel tired even after getting sleep, and suffer from wavering moods. And during certain stages of life, menopause, for example, we may be at an even greater risk.
Some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:
- Low energy and constant fatigue
- Inability to lose weight
- Foggy thinking
- Low sex drive
- Decreased bone density and increased risk for osteoporosis
- Weakened immune system
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Bioidentical hormones are not synthetically produced; rather, they are the product of natural sources (such as plants). Because bioidentical hormones are more organic, they are more similar to the hormones generated by our own bodies. At Balanced Body Image, Dr. Julia Ward offers bioidentical replacement therapy to help her patients achieve improved quality of life.
Pellet therapy is one way to safely and effectively administer bioidentical hormones. Every three to six months, a pellet is inserted just under the skin where it releases small and consistent doses of a bioidentical hormone. This form of hormone replacement is highly effective in sustaining hormone levels and improving health.
Dr. Ward specializes in holistic and functional medicine for both men and women, meaning that she diagnoses – and treats – the underlying causes of symptoms. Her goal is to improve overall health with natural and healthy alternatives, including bioidentical hormones and nutritional therapy. By identifying the underlying triggers that cause illness and premature aging, Dr. Ward assists her patients in achieving better health and vitality.
Learn how you can feel better, function more optimally, and age with grace. Contact Balanced Body Image at 281.710.3380 today.