All of our hormones — including sex hormones, adrenal or stress hormones, and thyroid hormones — are interconnected. We take them for granted when balanced since they allow our bodies to function flawlessly. They literally run our bodies. However, as we age, our endocrine system produces fewer and fewer hormones which can lead to complex symptoms. Symptoms can be mild or severe, and may include: hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, increased fatigue, irritability, depression or anxiety, skin changes, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, PMS, painful periods, low libido, reduced muscle strength, poor hand-eye coordination, poor memory, poor concentration and focus.
On average our bodies produce hormones in the highest quantity between the ages of 15-40 which overlap our reproductive years. This is also the time when most of us have the best health. It’s after this time that most chronic disease processes appear or we start to feel “old”. We don’t have to accept our hormonal senescence as a part of menopause. If appropriate we can replace what is missing using bioidentical hormone replacement in normal physiological amounts to help maintain good health.
Dr. Threlkel takes an extensive health history, and listens both compassionately and knowledgeably to her patients, helping them carefully take stock of their lives, and defining what therapies will help lead them towards optimal health.
Common ailments seen in her practice:
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Fibrocystic breast changes
- Irregular periods, heavy periods, spotting
Her treatments include:
- adrenal support
- digestive healing
- bioidentical hormone therapy and botanical medicine
- allergy assessment
- functional laboratory testing
- nutritional supplementation for optimal health
- well-woman care
Depending upon your unique needs, Dr. Threlkel works with both herbal therapies and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore what is missing using normal physiological amounts to help maintain good health, even as you age.
Dr. Threlkel will work with you to create a roadmap to health, and schedule regular check ups to support you along the way.