Burns Integrative Wellness Center

Hormone Replacement

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Women

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Although the thought of women being treated with testosterone replacement therapy may seem odd at first, what it does for women is incredible.

Those who benefit from testosterone replacement therapy tend to have low levels of androgen. Androgen plays an important role in the overall health of women, but it is also considered to be a sex-related hormone. Women who may benefit from testosterone replacement therapy include:

  • Women who have had their ovaries removed. When the ovaries are removed, there is a sudden drop in their testosterone level. This leads to reduced sex drive and satisfaction.
  • Those who have a low sex drive that is not caused by stress, a relationship, or by medication.
  • Those who have hypopituitarism.

If you have hypopituitarism, a considerably low sex drive, or have undergone surgery to have your ovaries removed and are experiencing low sex drive, call Dr. Burns today at The BienEtre Center. Dr. Burns works with patients to help restore and regulate their body in a natural way and can answer your questions if testosterone treatment is right for you. Together you can find a natural remedy in replacing what your body is naturally missing.

The Importance of Estrogen

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Hormones are vital to our health and vitality. One hormone that is vitally important for many reasons is estrogen. Physical functions and other biochemical parameters are affected with the amount of estrogen found in the body.

In women, estrogen is important during the time frame of puberty. It decelerates height increase, accelerates body fat burning, and reduces muscle bulk. It assists in regulating the menstrual cycle and developing breasts. It helps reduce bone re-absorption and increase bone formation. Good cholesterol (HDL) and triglycerides are increased through estrogen. LDL (bad cholesterol) is lowered and increased fat deposition is a result of having a good level of estrogen. Collagen content and quality is admired through the assistance of estrogen. It helps increase skin thickness and improves blood supply to the skin.

Fluctuating estrogen levels during the transition to menopause can take a toll on your health. There can be:

  • Hot flashes
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Tenderness of breasts
  • Intensified migraines
  • Mood swings

If you feel like may be suffering from an estrogen hormone imbalance call Dr. Burns at The BienEtre Center. Dr. Burns works with patients to heal and restore their body in a natural way including hormone replacement therapy services. For over ten years patients have been receiving holistic care from her specialty in hormone imbalance. Call today to schedule a consult and make the first step in healing your body and restoring your natural energy and vitality.

What are the Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance?

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Hormonal Imbalance is a big cluster of symptoms. Think of our bodies like a piano. It can play a sweet melody, until a key becomes out of tune. Just like a piano, something in our body can be out of tune, like our hormones. Generally, when our hormone levels are off it can affect a few things like our mood and sexual desire.

Is your body living with a hormonal imbalance? Here are the most common symptoms for males and females.

Female Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance

  • Hot flashes/night sweats*
  • Foggy memory*
  • Low libido*
  • Mood swings*
  • Fatigue*
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • PMS
  • Depression*
  • Vaginal dryness

Male Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Muscle loss or weakness
  • Constipation
  • Increased body fat
  • Increased Bowl movements
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart palpitations
  • Hair loss
  • Gynecomastia

*Symptoms noted with an asterisk are commonly found between both male and female.

If you find that you are suffering from any of these symptoms, schedule a consult with Dr. Burns. Dr. Burns works with patients to get their hormones back to a youthful balance, restoring energy, restful sleep and stamina, while reducing body fat, anxiety, joint pain and fatigue.

The Bien-Etre Center offers personalized hormone replacement and anti-aging programs for both men and women including testosterone and estrogen replacement therapy and growth hormone therapy, among others.