Hormones are responsible for beginning and ending most processes within the body. They are a particular kind of molecule called a signaling molecule produced within the body to regulate physiology. Every hormone plays complicated roles within the body, but to simplify them: there are sex hormones, immune hormones, sleep hormones, stress hormones, growth hormones, cardiac associated hormones, digestive hormones, and Vitamin D (Yes, this is a hormone!). Sex hormones include testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. This is not a complete or comprehensive list of hormones and their functions.
Hormones are made by glands that belong to the endocrine system in the human body. The main glands are the hypothalamus, the thyroid, the thymus, the pancreas, the adrenals, the pituitary gland, the pineal gland, the ovaries and the testes.
Hormones can be tested in one of a few different ways. A preliminary way to get a feel for your hormone health is through our hormone health quiz! The best part is that you can do this from the comfort of your home with no lab work. If you score high on our quiz for likelihood that your hormones are unbalanced, then it may be best to schedule an appointment with AIM Wellness for follow up testing. In office testing may include saliva samples, blood tests, blood serum tests or urine tests depending on the hormones being tested. AIM Wellness, a certified BioTE Medical provider, will test through route bloodwork.
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Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT uses plant based hormones that are bio-identical to the hormones found within the human body.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT uses plant based hormones that are bio-identical to the hormones found within the human body. Studies have shown that they may have fewer side effects and greater benefits. The foundation of effective BHRT lies in its’ ability to provide people with the optimal amount of highest quality of hormones they were lacking. Understanding the levels of hormones needed is impossible guesswork without hormone testing.