Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
When it comes to treating symptoms of hormonal imbalance, Kane Lai, M.D. of BodyLogicMD in Denver Colorado uses natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). He has helped thousands of women and men find relief from hormone related conditions and symptoms commonly associated with menopause, andropause (the male menopause), adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorders. Using a combination of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, functional medicine and customized nutrition and fitness regimens, Dr. Lai treats each and every patient as a whole, not just one symptom at a time.
As an active member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine and with high level training in regenerative and anti-aging medicine from the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Kane Lai, M.D. has the knowledge, experience and expertise to provide the very highest quality of treatments and therapies to his Denver Colorado area patients.
Hormones Used in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement:
Balancing blood sugar is the main function of insulin, which is produced and made in the pancreas. In cases of Type I Diabetes, the cells that produce insulin are attacked by the body, which makes this illness not preventable. However, Type II Diabetes is often brought on by poor lifestyle choices, such as diets high in sugar, lack of exercise and sleep, and high stress levels. In Type II Diabetes, the body stops recognizing the presence of insulin, making it ineffective. Improving dietary and exercise habits while balancing hormones can greatly improve insulin levels and prevent developing Type II Diabetes.
Functioning to protect the integrity of the nervous system, pregnenolone also builds estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. A lack of pregnenolone can increase moodiness, inflammation, fatigue, mental fogginess, and arthritic pain. Balancing pregnenolone with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can reduce deficiencies in sex hormones and improve the health of the nervous system.
Serving as a building block for testosterone and estrogen, this adrenal hormone works to reduce body fat, triglycerides, cholesterol, and insulin resistance, while boosting energy levels, longevity, and overall health. Dwindling levels of DHEA often occur during a person’s forties or fifties; however, levels can be replenished with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
- As the second essential female sex hormone, progesterone works to counteract the many effects of estrogen. Progesterone works as a natural diuretic to prevent water retention and bloating, while regulating ovulation, pregnancy and birth, and the menstrual cycle. A lack of progesterone can lead to estrogen dominance, infertility, irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and frequent miscarriages.
Working as a primary male sex hormone, testosterone helps men and women to have adequate libido, muscle tone, strength, stamina and endurance, and energy. In men, healthy levels of testosterone may prevent erectile dysfunction and thinning hair. Restoring and balancing testosterone levels can help men and women to look and feel healthier.
- Existing in three different forms in the body, estrogen is a primary female sex hormone that performs thousand of functions in the female body. Estrogen helps to detoxify the brain and promote healthy brain chemistry; therefore, it may prevent dementia, short and long-term memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and mental fogginess. Producing collagen is another function of estrogen that works to reduce wrinkles, grow strong nails, and promote lustrous hair. Deficiencies or imbalances in estrogen can lead to symptoms that include hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, sagging breasts, thinning hair, wrinkling skin, and thinning bones.
Acting as a steroidal hormone released by the adrenal glands to reduce inflammation from stress, cortisol is an essential hormone. When a person feels emotional or physical stress, the adrenals release cortisol in order to wipe out the negative impact stress has on the body; however, in cases of chronic stress, cortisol can become deficient. Insufficient levels of cortisol can lead to increased infections, slower healing time, intolerances to stress, fatigue, weight gain, reduced metabolism, insulin resistance, and lower immune function.
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.