Bio-Identical Hormone Balancing Specialist

Progressive Medical Center

Integrative Functional Medicine & Health and Wellness Center located in Dunwoody, Atlanta, GA

If you feel sluggish, moody, or constantly tired, or you're worried about memory lapses or the loss of your sex drive, it's time to learn about bioidentical hormone balancing. Benjamin Johnston Sr., MD, and the team at Progressive Medical Center specialize in integrative medicine that treats the whole person. When an in-depth health analysis reveals low hormone levels, they provide natural treatment with bioidentical hormone balancing. To learn how this treatment can restore optimal health and wellness, call the office in Atlanta, Georgia, or book an appointment online today.

Bio-Identical Hormone Balancing Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone balancing?

Progressive Medical Center restores low hormone levels with bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones offer a safe, natural alternative to synthetic medicines. They're plant-based, yet they have the same structure and function as the hormones produced by your body.

When balancing hormones, Progressive Medical Center treats the whole person, not just your lab results. Your provider learns about your symptoms, creates a personal profile of your health, and identifies and treats all the aspects of your life that contribute to imbalanced hormones.

Why is bioidentical hormone balancing essential for my health?

Hormones regulate every cell, organ, and function in your body. They stimulate and stop growth, activate and inhibit your immune system, control your reproductive cycles, and regulate functions such as:

  • Mood
  • Stress
  • Metabolism
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Sexual function
  • Hunger and satiety
  • Bone strength
  • Muscle mass

You must have specific hormone levels in your blood. When your hormone levels get too high or low, physical, emotional, and psychological problems develop.

How do hormones get imbalanced?

You can develop a hormone imbalance due to a damaged endocrine gland or an underlying health condition. Maintaining normal hormone levels also depends on a fully functioning gastrointestinal tract and a healthy gut.

Hormone production is disrupted by many problems, including:

  • Chronic stress
  • Illness
  • Medications
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Environmental toxins

Age also significantly impacts hormone levels. The production of many hormones naturally declines with age, including DHEA, growth hormone, cortisol, insulin, and thyroid hormones.

Women face the dramatic loss of estrogen at menopause. As a result, they experience a range of problems, from night sweats, mood swings, and loss of sex drive to weight gain, memory loss, heart problems, and osteoporosis.

Men have a similar but more gradual loss of hormones. After the age of 30, their bodies produce up to 2% less testosterone every year. As a result, they slowly lose muscle mass and strength, as well as their sex drive. They also develop problems like fatigue, memory loss, and depression.

What happens during bioidentical hormone balancing?

Though hormone replacement often focuses on estrogen and testosterone, Progressive Medical Center restores normal levels of many different hormones using bioidentical hormones.

Your provider runs lab tests to determine your precise hormone levels, identify other problems that influence hormones, and determine how well your body metabolizes hormones. 

Your treatment begins with the lowest possible dose of bioidentical hormones. Then Progressive Medical Center carefully monitors your health with a blood test every month for the first three months.

Once your hormone levels are restored and stabilized, you have yearly lab tests. As you regain hormonal balance, your symptoms, energy, and overall health improve. 

To learn if you have a hormone imbalance, call Progressive Medical Center or book an appointment online today.