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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Breton Village Pediatrics and Family Medicine

Pediatrics & Family Medicine located in Grand Rapids, MI

Hormones are absolutely critical for some of your body’s most important functions. That’s why hormonal imbalance has such wide-ranging, life-impacting symptoms. Fortunately, Peter Macfield, MD, and his team at Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine have a way to rebalance your hormones so you can get relief from those symptoms. To learn more, call their office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, or schedule your appointment online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

What are hormones?

Hormones are substances your body uses to regulate itself. Your body’s endocrine system creates and distributes these chemical signals throughout your body. As they travel through your body, hormones help it to:

  • Maintain a stable mood
  • Turn the food you eat into energy
  • Regulate your heart rate
  • Manage stress
  • Function sexually

Healthy, balanced hormone levels support a large number of your body’s most important functions. And that’s why a hormonal imbalance can have such far-reaching implications for your day-to-day life. 

What is a hormonal imbalance?

Even a small shift in the hormone levels in your body can have a major impact on your physical and mental well-being. That’s a problem because hormone levels change with age. Specifically, your body creates less of the hormones that regulate your sexual and reproductive health, including testosterone and estrogen. 

Some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Irritability
  • Decreased sexual performance 
  • Decreased sexual enjoyment
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Hair thinning

And that’s just to name a few. Fortunately, if changing hormone levels are causing any of these symptoms in your body, Dr. Macfield and his team offer effective treatment. 

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a medical treatment that replaces the hormones that your body is no longer producing naturally, thereby restoring your hormone levels to their previous state. In this way, hormone replacement therapy helps you feel like your old self again. 

Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This means the hormones they use are molecularly identical to the hormones your body creates naturally, so your body can’t tell them apart from natural hormones. This increases their effectiveness and minimizes the risk of side effects. These bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources (like yams).

At Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine, Dr. Macfield personalizes your hormone replacement therapy to you. He offers an eight-point program that supports the hormone replacement therapy with dietary and lifestyle adjustments that promote natural hormone balance. 

Fluctuating hormone levels don’t have to impact your life long-term. Get started with hormone replacement therapy by calling Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine or by scheduling your appointment online today.