Hormones & Addiction Treatment Q&A
This page is designed as a Hormones & Medical assisted addiction therapy Q&A… it is set up to answer some of the basics regarding our program. If you have other questions, please call us for details.
Hormone imbalances can start as early as our teenage years but are more common around our mid-thirties, which can then progress into menopause and andropause (male menopause). Environmental influences, emotional health factors, dietary habits, nutrition status, exercise habits, nicotine use, alcohol consumption and our own liver detoxification abilities are all important factors that can positively or negatively impact our hormone balance.
Here are a few Hormones & addiction treatment Q&A
What are symptoms of low addiction treatment?
- Muscle loss
- Decreased sex drive
- Abdominal weight gain
- Lack of energy
- Decreased concentration
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Trouble sleeping
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
What are symptoms of estrogen and progesterone imbalance?
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Irregular periods
- Weight gain
- Changes in hair
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary incontinence/leakage
- Decreased sexual enjoyment
- Osteoporosis/bone loss
- Decreased energy
If you are experiencing these symptoms, what is the next step?
If you are reading through these Hormones & addiction treatment Q&A and want to know more, Our office provides a free consultation with an experienced staff member to discuss your symptoms and answer your questions. If you decide you want further evaluation, blood work can be drawn that day for an additional cost. This cost will include a return visit to meet with the Nurse Practitioner to review your labs and develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
What kind of personalized treatment would be provided?
Your personalized plan would include bio-identical hormones in the form of creams, injectables, pellets or capsules. These are dosed and compounded according to your needs.
What are bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are hormones that have the same molecular structure as the hormones that our bodies produce. These are not to be confused with “natural” hormones. Bio-identical hormones have been scientifically proven to have fewer side effects than pharmaceutically produce hormones. The added benefit of bio-identical hormones is that each dose is tailored specifically for your needs, not simply what doses the pharmaceutical company offers (as is the case with synthetic hormones.)
What are the ingredients of bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are hormones derived from plants, such as soy or wild yams, and are designed to be structurally identical to the hormones produced naturally inside the human body. Additional ingredients in each prescription vary by hormone – addiction treatment, estrogen, and progesterone.
How long until I see results using bio-identical hormones?
Most patients begin feeling better within a few months of beginning the program, but some results may take a bit longer to achieve. You may begin to feel a difference within a matter of weeks, especially when it comes to sleep patterns and energy levels. Every patient has a different experience, but the end result is the same – a healthier, balanced life.
Changes like these take time to evolve. Remember, it took some time for you to lose balance of your hormones, so it will take your body some time to recover. Consistency and compliance every step of the way will improve your results.
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JoyRich Health Care Centers &
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2387 Professional Heights Plaza
Lexington, KY 40503