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Hormone Balancing 
in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, ID

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Sandpoint & Coeurd’Alene Hormone Balancing at Signature Aesthetics

Hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid and cortisol affect many areas of your health. Hormonal imbalances can significantly impact your well-being. At Signature Aesthetics, we offer personalized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene to help you regain control, restore harmony and feel like yourself.

Your hormones influence hunger and cravings, whether you burn or store fat, your mood, memory, sleep, sex drive and much more! 

Reclaim Your Vitality

What is Hormone Balancing?

BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) utilizes bioidentical hormones structurally identical to those naturally produced by your body. This approach offers a safe and effective way to address hormonal imbalances, potentially leading to:

  • Enhanced Energy Levels: Combat fatigue and regain your zest for life.
  • Improved Mood and Cognitive Function: Experience greater emotional stability, focus, and clarity.
  • Boosted Sleep Quality: Enjoy restful nights and wake up feeling refreshed.
  • Elevated Libido and Sexual Function and health: Restore your intimacy and rediscover your confidence. Hormone balancing can improve vaginal dryness, increase pleasure and orgasms.
  • Overall Health and Wellness: Promote a sense of vitality and well-being throughout your body. Hormone balancing has been shown to have cardiovascular benefits, Alzheimer's prevention, increased bone density, diabetes prevention, BMI reduction as well as many other benefits backed by scientific evidence.

We work closely with you to understand your unique hormone needs and develop a personalized BHRT plan. We only want to replace the hormones that you are deficient in so we can bring you back into balance. We closely monitor you to make sure there is an improvement in your symptoms and not having adverse side effects.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are hormones that have the same chemical structure of the hormones that your body makes. This allows them to function biologically the same as the hormones produced in your body conveying the same actions and effects. Because the “bio-identical” hormone is an exact match that your body makes, they do not have the same risk profile (cardiovascular, clotting, and breast cancer risk) that synthetic hormones can have. 

Potential Causes of Hormonal Imbalances

Potential Causes of Hormonal Imbalances

Hormonal imbalances can be caused by various factors including:

  • Food allergies
  • Inflammation from the food we eat can cause hormone imbalances
  • Gut flora imbalances
  • An imbalance in our gut microbiome can cause an imbalance in our hormones. Sometimes in our gut we can have too much of the wrong bacteria (or yeast also known as candida). Helpful bacteria or probiotics
  • Weight gain
  • Excess fat cells can produce excess estrogen, cause insulin resistance and create inflammation.
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammation can lead to various hormone imbalances especially with cortisol and insulin
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Certain genes can affect how the body breaks down estrogen and how the body metabolizes toxins. Sometimes hormone problems run in the family.
  • Toxin Exposure
  • Every day we are all exposed to thousands of man made chemicals. These toxins can interfere with how your hormones work.
  • Stress
  • Cortisol which is your main stress hormone is a large cause of hormone imbalances.
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Poor nutrition, lack of exercise and inadequate sleep negatively affect your hormone balance.
  • Age
  • We experience a change in our hormones throughout our life. Hormonal decline happens to women as early as their 30’s and continues through menopause. 

Overall Well-Being

What are the benefits of Hormone Balancing?

With aging, men and women may experience decreased hormone levels such as testosterone and estrogen levels (17-beta estradiol (E2), respectively. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy offers a solution to alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal decline, particularly in postmenopausal women and older men. Benefits include improved sleep, mood regulation, reduced cardiovascular risk, osteoporosis symptom alleviation, and libido maintenance.

Additionally, it can alleviate menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes, as well as muscle pains and body aches. Customized dosing is essential as hormone decline varies among individuals. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, known as compounded BHT, allows for tailored treatment to address specific patient needs and responses.

Is Hormone Therapy right for you?

Ideal candidates typically experience symptoms of perimenopause or menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and weight gain. Perimenopause, often mistaken for menopause, signals hormonal imbalances exacerbated by stress and lifestyle factors. Menopause, defined as a year without periods, sees declines in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels. While a natural phase, early onset is increasingly common due to heightened demands, stress, and environmental toxins.

Enhance Your Golden Years

Your Hormone Balancing Consultation

Hormone balancing therapy can benefit individuals experiencing symptoms related to hormonal imbalances, such as menopausal or perimenopausal women, individuals with hypothyroidism, and those with low testosterone levels. It can alleviate symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, low libido, and weight gain, leading to improved quality of life and overall well-being. Your symptoms, medical history and lifestyle factors are taken into account during your consult to help determine if hormone-balancing therapy is suitable for your specific needs.

Don't let hormonal imbalances hold you back. Schedule a consultation with Signature Aesthetics today and rediscover the vibrant, confident you! Call us at (208) 627-6869 or visit our website to learn more.

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Hormonal Harmony

Your Hormone Balancing Procedure

Expect a comprehensive assessment to determine your hormonal needs during your hormone-balancing procedure. Your provider will review your medical history, conduct relevant tests, and discuss symptoms to tailor treatment.

Treatment may involve hormone replacement therapy, which replenishes declining hormone levels to achieve balance. Bioidentical hormones, resembling those naturally produced by the body, are often used for their compatibility and effectiveness. Your provider will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan, including the appropriate dosage and administration method.

Regular monitoring ensures adjustments are made to optimize results and minimize side effects. With a commitment to your well-being, our team guides you through the process, supporting you every step of the way toward hormonal harmony and improved overall health.

There are a wide range of bioidentical therapies options available including:

  • Pills
  • Topical creams
  • Patches
  • Vaginal creams or suppositories
  • Sublingual lozenges
  • Pellets inserted under the skin

Restoring Your Rhythm

Hormone Balancing Results

Results from hormone balancing therapy vary among individuals. While some may experience improvements in symptoms within a few weeks, others may require several months to notice significant changes. Post-treatment life typically involves a renewed sense of well-being, improved mood, energy levels, and overall quality of life. Patients should adhere to their treatment plan as their provider prescribes to maintain results. This may include regular follow-up appointments for monitoring hormone levels and adjusting treatment if necessary.

Patients should also prioritize a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition, regular exercise, stress management, and adequate sleep. While downtime is minimal, patients should avoid excessive stress, alcohol consumption, and smoking to optimize results. With proper care and maintenance, hormone-balancing therapy can provide long-lasting benefits for improved health and vitality.

Hormone Solutions

Hormone Balancing Recovery and Aftercare

After hormone balancing therapy, patients may experience minor side effects such as fatigue, headache, or nausea, which typically resolve within a few days. It's essential to follow any post-treatment instructions provided by your provider, including rest and hydration.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and stress management is crucial for supporting hormone balance and overall well-being. Attend follow-up appointments as recommended to monitor hormone levels and adjust treatment if necessary.

Avoiding tobacco, excessive alcohol consumption, and stress can help optimize results and minimize complications. Your provider will provide personalized guidance and support to ensure a smooth recovery and long-term success in achieving hormonal balance.

Hormone Balancing

Frequently Asked Questions

Hormonal imbalances can manifest in various ways, depending on the specific hormones affected. Some common signs include:

  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Poor memory
  • Irritability, mood swings, and anxiety
  • Weight gain or appetite
  • Decreased libido and sexual dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort
  • Brain fog and difficulty concentrating
  • Depressed mood
  • Hot flashes and night sweats (in women)
  • Dry skin, thin or aging skin including wrinkles
  • Dry eyes

If you are experiencing several of these symptoms, you could be experiencing hormonal imbalance.If you are not feeling good, please don’t blame it on your age! It’s time for an evaluation to understand how your body is working and discuss the possibility of hormonal imbalance to explore potential treatment options.

While Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can be effective for some people, it's important to understand that it's not without risks. BHRT is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Your consultation will help us determine if it's right for you and discuss the potential risks and benefits in detail. Regular monitoring is essential throughout treatment to assess your response and identify any potential side effects.

Current literature demonstrates that Bioidentical Hormones are associated with decreased risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease and are more efficacious than synthetic and animal derived hormones. 

After the age of 30, men start producing less testosterone. The decline in testosterone is gradual and drops about 10% per decade. However some men may have a more rapid decline in their testosterone levels leading to some unwanted symptoms sooner than expected.

Symptoms of low testosterone:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Poor memory
  • Poor focus or concentration
  • Lack of motivation or competitive drive
  • Decreased muscle mass or strength
  • Slower post-exercise recovery
  • Increased time to recover after injury
  • Increased upper body or belly fat
  • Increase risk of pre-diabetes or diabetes
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Osteoporosis

The ADAM (Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males) questionnaire consists of several questions the help determine if you suffer from low testosterone which require further testing. Please answer yes or no to the following questions:

  • 1. Do you have a decrease in libido (sex drive)?
  • 2. Do you have a lack of energy?
  • 3. Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
  • 4. Have you lost height?
  • 5. Have you noticed a decreased “enjoyment of life”
  • 6. Are you sad and/or grumpy?
  • 7. Are your erections less strong?
  • 8. Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
  • 9. Are you falling asleep after dinner?
  • 10. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?

If you answer “yes: to questions 1 or 7 or if you answer “yes” to more than 3 questions, you may have low testosterone.

Men can suffer from low testosterone that can be subtle and similar to other medical conditions thus it can go untreated. Symptoms such as fatigue, decreased sex drive and unwanted weight gain can impact daily life including work performance and personal relationships. Clinical research has shown that low testosterone levels can be associated with: increased cardiovascular risk, increased cholesterol levels, reduced bone density and increased insulin resistance.