Kane Lai, M.D. – Bioidentical Doctor Denver

Denver Bioidentical Doctor Kane Lai, M.D. of  BodyLogicMD in Denver Colorado specializes in functional medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy as an integral part in total wellness. Dr. Lai has  years of experience providing Denver area residents with a safe and natural solution to their hormone related ailments in the form of custom tailored Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Take charge of your wellness and learn more about how a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy offered by Kane Lai, M.D. of BodyLogicMD in Denver Colorado can provide you the relief you need.

What Makes Functional Medicine Different?

Functional medicine differs from traditional medicine in many ways, especially in its treatment approach. At BodyLogicMD of Denver Colorado, Kane Lai, M.D. works closely with his patients on a personal level, acting as a partner in your long term goal of wellness. For people who are used to a disease model of medical care always treating symptoms as they arise and never addressing the root cause of the issue, this patient-centered approach can take some getting used to. Getting to know patients and understanding the underlying causes or contributing factors to all of their ailments is the way Dr. Lai is able to provide the most effective Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program to each patient every time.

The reactionary approach of traditional medicine left Dr. Lai looking for a better way to help his patients live the best life possible. He believes a whole-body, customized and preventive approach to medicine, rather than merely reacting to illness as it occurs, is the best way to attain and maintain an optimal quality of health.

Why Acute Care Treatment is Quickly Becoming Outdated

Acute care, which is the diagnosis and treatment of short-term problems such as a broken arm or a ruptured appendix, is ill-equipped to handle issues related to aging and hormone imbalance. As a result, you’re unlikely to get the help you need to deal with your symptoms and feel your best. Even if your doctor does write you a prescription to help make you more comfortable during menopause or andropause, it usually isn’t enough to improve your quality of life to the standards you used to enjoy. That is because the medication is the same for anyone who complains of similar symptoms. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy on the other hand is customized for each patient’s unique needs, providing relief where it is needed without unwanted or undesirable side effects.

BHRT is an Important Part of Functional, Patient-Centered Care

Just because you don’t have a diagnosable disease, it doesn’t mean that you are feeling the best that you can. Women may experience frequent mood swings, bloating, insomnia, and low energy due to having too much estrogen in relation to progesterone. Men who are low on testosterone may feel frustrated with an unfulfilling sex life and not have the career ambitions that they once had due to an unrelenting feeling of apathy. While most doctors will tell you there isn’t a lot they can do to help you feel better, an experienced functional medicine practitioner such as Kane Lai, M.D. of BodyLogicMD in Denver Colorado welcomes the challenge.

One of the tenets of patient-centered care is doctors who truly listen to their patients in order to understand their history, current lifestyle, genetic factors, and physiological makeup that affects how their hormones interact with one another. Dr. Lai is just as interested in your mind and spirit as he is in the dysfunctions of your body. Along with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, he works with you to improve your diet, encourage exercise, reduce stress, and other practices that improve your well-being while reducing symptoms commonly associated with aging.

How Functional Medicine Providers Work with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy differs from medication your regular doctor may prescribe for hormone related conditions in a few important ways. The compounds are created from plants, which means that they are natural and safe, also their bioidentical structure matches exactly the cellular and molecular structure of hormones already present in your body. In contrast, synthetic hormones are manufactured in a laboratory and often do not match the hormones they are designed to replenish. Men and Women are able to benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy because the body favors natural replacement hormones over artificial ones.

Conditions Treated With Bioidentical Hormones

Perimenopause
During perimenopause, the ovaries production of estrogen and progesterone begins to degenerate, and women begin to experience symptoms that include low libido, fatigue, migraines, increased PMS symptoms, headaches, amenorrhea, irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, and infertility. This transitional phase typically lasts from three to ten years before menopause begins.

Menopause
Menopause can occur for women as early as the thirties or as late as the fifties. At the onset of menopause, the ovaries have ceased adequate production of progesterone and estrogen, and the body is no longer fertile. Due to this change, women can experience a number of uncomfortable symptoms, which can include thinning bones, vaginal dryness, osteoporosis, night sweats, hot flashes, low libido, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Andropause
Around the age of 30, testosterone begins to decline in men at a rate of 10% each decade, and by the time men reach their forties or fifties testosterone takes a steep drop. While this decline is not as sudden as what occurs during female menopause, it still can lead to unpleasant symptoms, which can include, night sweats, decreased workout performances, insomnia, anxiety, increased abdominal fat, low libido, erectile dysfunction, muscle atrophy, depression, and irritability.

Hypothyroid
Thyroid hormone is responsible for countless metabolic functions in the body, and it helps to synthesized fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. There is no substitute for thyroid hormone, and when it is imbalanced, it can give rise to numerous diseases, such as Hashimoto’s Disease. In instances of Hypothyroid, the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, and a person can experience symptoms of intolerance to cold, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, heavy periods, spontaneous sweat, depression, and muscle aches.
Hyperthyroid
Hyperthyroid occurs when the thyroid gland produces high levels of thyroid hormone. Often the conventional treatments for this involve shutting down the gland’s production of this hormone completely, which can lead to a thyroid hormone deficit. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to rebalance thyroid hormone and reduce symptoms that include an increased heart rate, thinning skin, weight loss, anxiety, increased bowel movements, nervousness, bulging eyes, and irregular periods.

Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is a stress related syndrome that occurs when a person has experienced high levels of stress for a long period of time. Ongoing stress can cause the adrenal glands to release cortisol, which helps the body to counteract the effects of stress. When the demand for cortisol rises, the body may begin to convert vital sex hormones into cortisol, which can cause an imbalance of hormones. When this occurs, a person may experience symptoms that include mental and physical fatigue, thinning hair, increased difficulty getting out of bed, headaches, no motivation, insomnia, body aches, and cravings for salty foods.

Low Libido
Imbalanced levels of important sex hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can lower a person’s sex drive. These essential hormones can become imbalanced at anytime, but low libido is most commonly experienced during menopause, perimenopause, and andropause.

Fibromyalgia
Decreased levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can promote the chronic pain that is involved in fibromyalgia. Common symptoms of fibromyalgia involve tender points, muscular pain and inflammation, fatigue, mental fogginess, bladder issues, and irritable bowel syndrome. Balancing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve pain by decreasing systemic inflammation.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The main symptom in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is both mental and physical fatigue that can occur even after a person has had a long period of rest. A person suffering from chronic fatigue can also feel tired for longer than twenty-four hours after completing minor amounts of physical or mental activity. Other symptoms can include headaches, swollen lymph nodes, body aches, depression, and a lack of motivation.
Hypothyroid
Thyroid hormone is responsible for countless metabolic functions in the body, and it helps to synthesized fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. There is no substitute for thyroid hormone, and when it is imbalanced, it can give rise to numerous diseases, such as Hashimoto’s Disease. In instances of Hypothyroid, the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, and a person can experience symptoms of intolerance to cold, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, heavy periods, spontaneous sweat, depression, and muscle aches.
Hyperthyroid
Hyperthyroid occurs when the thyroid gland produces high levels of thyroid hormone. Often the conventional treatments for this involve shutting down the gland’s production of this hormone completely, which can lead to a thyroid hormone deficit. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to rebalance thyroid hormone and reduce symptoms that include an increased heart rate, thinning skin, weight loss, anxiety, increased bowel movements, nervousness, bulging eyes, and irregular periods.

Kane Lai, M.D. of BodyLogicMD Denver will evaluate your symptoms using state-of-the-art diagnostic tests, such as, saliva, urine and blood tests to determine your hormone levels and your unique hormonal needs. After starting a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Dr. Lai will monitor and re-evaluate your hormone levels, meeting with you regularly, to ensure that your hormone levels are maintained at their optimum balance. Do not wait any longer to overcome your hormone related condition, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lai of BodyLogicMD in Denver, Colorado to learn more about how a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you achieve optimal hormone levels and wellness.

Do you have questions about Bioidentical Hormones? Call Denver Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Kane Lai, M.D. to schedule a personal consultation and take your first steps to getting your spark for life back!