Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Billings Montana Bioidentical Hormone Replacement doctor, Roy R. Hall, M.D. at Mountain Health Functional Medicine clinic, works with patients who are experiencing decreased satisfaction in life because of problems caused by an imbalance in their hormones. The normal process of aging is the most typical cause of this, but there are also several other reasons your hormones could be out of balance.

Adrenal Fatigue

This condition is one that is most often overlooked and misdiagnosed by traditional doctors. The adrenals in your body are responsible for producing hormones that help you manage stress from physical, social, and emotional triggers. It also helps you fight off infectious diseases. When you experience high levels of stress, your adrenal glands can’t keep up. They literally become fatigued, hence the name of the condition. Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:

  • Cravings for salt and sugar
  • Extreme tiredness even when you’ve gotten enough sleep
  • Frequent infections and minor illnesses
  • Rapid mood shifts, including feeling depressed
  • Lack of focus and concentration
  • Low sex drive

Andropause

Andropause is the clinical name for male menopause. It typically begins in a man’s 40s due to decreased production of testosterone that started a decade earlier. Men who are dealing with hormonal imbalance typically exhibit these symptoms:

  • Fatigue or insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Lack of motivation
  • Weight gain
  • Erectile dysfunction and/or low sexual libido

Fibromyalgia

When a person has fibromyalgia, he or she has abnormal levels of chemicals in the brain. This interferes with nerve signals the brain sends to the rest of the body. The problems associated with fibromyalgia include the following:

  • Aching muscles
  • Fatigue, insomnia, and other sleep disorders
  • Changes in skin temperature
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Immune system deficiency
  • Brain fog

Menopause and Perimenopause

Menopause is the medical term doctors use to describe women who have not had a menstrual period for at least one full year. The average age of onset is 51 years old. However, symptoms of perimenopause can start up to 10 years before a woman actually stops menstruating. This can be a miserable time of life for women who experience several of the following menopause-related problems:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Irregular periods leading up to menopause
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Breast tenderness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Water retention
  • Incontinence
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Less interest in physical intimacy with partner
  • Weight gain and difficulty losing body fat

Thyroid Disorders

Roy R. Hall, M.D. sees many patients in the Yellowstone County, Montana area whose doctors have told them that their lab work is normal as far as thyroid function is concerned. Because your thyroid affects every cell in your body, it is crucial to balance your hormone levels to optimize the functioning of your thyroid. Symptoms associated with an underactive or overactive thyroid include:

  • Problems with digestion
  • Weight gain or unintended weight loss
  • Difficulty regulating body temperature
  • Liver function issues
  • Low blood count leading to anemia
  • High cholesterol readings
  • Unstable moods
  • Heart function problems
  • Infertility, including low sperm counts in men
  • Decreased sex drive

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Improve All of These Problems

Roy R. Hall, M.D. chooses to use bioidentical hormones over synthetic hormones for a few obvious reasons. One is that they match the cell structure and physical make-up of hormones your body produces very closely. Both women and men achieve symptom relief faster and experience fewer side effects when they undergo hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical hormones.

At Mountain Health Functional Medicine clinic, Billings Montana Bioidentical Hormone Replacement doctor, Roy R. Hall, M.D. offers customized programs that help men and women to reduce or eliminate the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances. Treating a wide number of conditions, Doctor Hall has helped countless men and women in the Yellowstone County, Montana areas to improve their overall health and quality of life. Doctor Hall’s personalized programs are designed to address men and women’s personal goals and challenges. Taking each patient’s medical history, genetic factors, stress levels, and lifestyle into account, Roy R. Hall, M.D. provides comprehensive and integrated wellness programs for men and women.

To learn more about obtaining a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, contact Billings Montana Bioidentical Hormone Replacement doctor, Roy R. Hall, M.D. at Mountain Health Functional Medicine clinic today to schedule a consultation!