Hormone therapy involves the use of hormones to address hormonal imbalances of deficiencies in the body. Grassroots Healthcare works with individuals to assess their needs and work with you to help regulate your body.
Hormones are chemical messengers produced by glands in the endocrine system and play a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions, including growth and development, metabolism, mood, sexual function, and more.
Functions of hormones include:
Hormone imbalances can result in various health issues, and hormone therapy may be used to address such imbalances under the guidance of qualified healthcare professionals.
Hormone therapy works by supplementing or modifying the levels of hormones in the body to address hormonal imbalances or deficiencies. The specific mechanisms of action of hormone therapy depend on the type of hormone being used and the condition being treated. Here are some general ways in which hormone therapy may work:
Hormone therapy involves providing additional hormones to the body to compensate for hormonal deficiencies.
For certain types of cancers that are hormone-sensitive, medications may be used to block the receptors that hormones like estrogen or testosterone bind to, thereby inhibiting their effects on cancer cells and slowing down their growth.
In hormone therapy for thyroid disorders, medications may be used to stimulate or suppress the production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland, depending on the specific condition being treated.
Hormone therapy may also target the feedback loops that regulate hormone production and release in the body. When managing delayed or precocious puberty, hormones may be used to regulate the feedback loops that control the release of sex hormones, helping to normalize the timing of puberty.
Grassroots Healthcare takes a holistic approach to health care, and, in many cases, hormone imbalance may be causing some of your symptoms. Common conditions that affect hormone balance include:
Our team at Grassroots conducts blood tests to assess hormone levels and makes recommendations to improve your hormone balance. In addition to testing for individuals’ hormones, our team also tests for testosterone.
For a holistic approach to women’s health, call Grassroots Healthcare or schedule an appointment!
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