Hormone Regulation

Danielle Lewis, NMD -  - Fertility Specialist

Harmony Integrative Healthcare

Danielle Lewis, NMD

Fertility Specialist & Women's Health Specialist located in Midtown, Phoenix, AZ

Hormone deficiencies and imbalances can negatively impact your life, causing many common and debilitating symptoms. Luckily, Danielle Lewis, ND, of Harmony Integrative Healthcare in Midtown Phoenix, Arizona, specializes in holistic approaches for effective hormone regulation. Dr. Lewis utilizes an integrative approach to help her patients regulate their hormones naturally, allowing them to regain balance in life. To find out how this therapy can help you, call Harmony Integrative Healthcare today or book an appointment online.

What are hormones?

Hormones are your body's natural chemical messengers produced by the glands in your endocrine system. Hormones influence all of your bodily processes, including:

  • Reproduction
  • Growth
  • Metabolism
  • Sexuality
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Menopause

Hormones also regulate your mood and can significantly affect mental well-being. Hormone levels decrease as part of the aging process, and you may also have a genetic predisposition to hormone imbalance.

Why might I need hormone regulation?

The balance of hormones in your body is critical to its efficient function. Impaired hormonal regulation is associated with certain health conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
  • Adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease)
  • Acromegaly (gigantism)
  • Cushing's disease

Hormone imbalance or deficiency also causes a wide variety of physical and mental symptoms, including:

  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Digestive upset
  • Loss of libido
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Skin problems
  • Heart irregularities

It's crucial to figure out what's causing symptoms like these to receive the most effective treatment. Dr. Lewis uses the latest, most effective diagnostic tools to determine whether a hormone imbalance is to blame.

How are hormone imbalances treated?

Hormone replacement therapies produced by pharmaceutical companies are usually synthetic, which means they've been created in the lab. Although they're almost the same as natural hormones, there are differences.

Many doctors feel that bioidentical hormones are less likely to cause side effects and could be more effective than synthetic hormones, which is why Dr. Lewis endorses this particular therapy.

Bioidentical hormones are extracted from plant materials and are the same as those produced by your endocrine system.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an exciting new way to administer hormone replacement treatment.

The therapy starts to work 5-10 days following the procedure. Because the hormones are bioidentical, the treatment is a safe and effective way of addressing deficiencies.

Dr. Lewis strives to incorporate natural treatment options and holistic alternatives that are long-lasting and require little maintenance. To discover more about hormone regulation, call Harmony Integrative Healthcare today, or book an appointment online.