You knew that your hormones could throw you for a loop. This especially holds true with reproductive hormones as middle age approaches. A significant drop in reproductive hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone, can occur any time after the age of 40, making a person feel irritable, fatigued and weak. Fluctuations in these hormones can also lead to, or aggravate, depression. If you have been suffering from depression, bio-identical hormone therapy could help you to manage your condition.
Battling Depression with Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
As a woman, you can really be put through an emotional wringer when it comes to your hormones. You may feel like you are being dragged down as your body prepares for menopause. Anxiety is common as well while you battle hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain and insomnia. It’s enough to make you feel like you are going crazy.
This is a time in your life when you are at the mercy of your hormones, but you do have options that can make you feel better. Bio-identical hormone therapy can help you to manage depression and the other troubling symptoms that have been bringing you down.
How Do Bio-Identical Hormones Work?
Bio-identical hormones usually come from plant sources, such as soybeans or yams. They are natural and have the same makeup as the hormones that are produced by your body. When you opt for a hormone replacement regimen that uses hormones that match your own, your body will accept them more easily. In time, you will begin to feel relief from your symptoms. You will be able to restore balance to your hormone levels, improving your well-being in the process.
Getting Started with Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
To begin bio-identical hormone therapy to treat your depression, you need to schedule an appointment to see our physician at Cady Wellness Institute in Newburgh, IN. During this meeting, Dr. Cady will discuss your symptoms, look at your medical history and take a blood test. Your blood test will be able to determine if your hormones have dropped.
If you do have an imbalance in your hormone levels, our doctor can prescribe bio-identical hormones that are the proper dosage for you. In time, your mood will begin to improve. You can finally take charge of your emotions with a little bit of help from our experienced doctor. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more.