HORMONE REPLACEMENT FOR WOMEN
Many people believe that hormone levels in women remain normal until menopause, which most commonly starts between the ages of 45 and 55. In reality, these hormones may start to decrease as early as 30 and will continue to decrease over time. Symptoms of hormone deficiency may include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep disturbances
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Vaginal dryness
- Heart palpitations
- Thinning bones
Rocky Mountain Hormone and Weight Loss Clinic will treat the actual cause of your symptoms and will restore your depleted hormone levels. Your hot flashes should be reduced and may possibly be eliminated. Your overall risk for osteoporosis and heart disease may also be reduced.
B12 injections are shots that contain high doses of vitamin B12 and will quickly elevate levels in a person who is deficient. Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world, especially among people taking stomach acid-altering medications and antibiotics frequently, along with the elderly and sometimes vegetarians or vegans. B12 injections are sometimes used to offset the many symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, such as fatigue and weakness, poor moods, and low concentration.
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that’s critical for many hormonal and metabolic functions. It’s needed for well over 100 daily functions Including the production of digestive enzymes and carrying important nutrients into and out of cells.
Roles of vitamin B12 include:
- Forming red blood cells
- Playing a role in DNA/RNA synthesis
- Facilitating metabolic conversion of protein and fats
- Carrying out neurotransmitter functions and helping with production of hormones
- Helping convert amino acids and make creatine
- Producing myelin sheath (the coating of nerves)
- Helping with synthesis of hemoglobin
- Playing a role in fetal development during pregnancy
Foods like beef, dairy products, and fish will provide a good dose of vitamin B12, however, some people abstain from eating these foods or have a hard time absorbing this nutrient.
So are B12 injections the answer to restoring health in those with low levels?
Benefits of receiving B12 injections can include improved moods, protection against cognitive decline, and higher energy levels.
Vitamin B12 levels are usually tested with a blood serum test, and a value below approximately 170–250 picogram per milliliter in adults is considered a sign of deficiency.
Vitamin B12 shots are normally available by prescription only and are administered into a patient’s muscle tissue about once monthly, although dosage varies depending on age and medical history.
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR WOMEN
What are bioidentical hormones and how can they positively impact your health?
Hormones are messengers that move through the bloodstream, hormones transmit messages from cells to glands. When in balance, your hormones allow your body to function at an optimal level. When levels of hormones decline, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, can restore hormonal levels.
As we age, hormone levels decrease. Unfortunately, a tiny change in hormone levels can cause bigger issues with your health. It is important to get your hormone levels checked as you get older. If a decrease is detected, bioidentical hormone replacement could be a possible remedy.
Health advantages of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include:
- A leaner, stronger physique
- Improved energy levels
- Stabilize blood pressure
- Increase bone strength
- Improved skin tone
- Boost memory
- Normal cholesterol levels
Bioidentical hormones are identical to the molecular structure of hormones that are created by your own body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can increase hormone levels such as estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone to normal levels.