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Myths and Facts About Hormone Therapy

Myths and Facts About Hormone Therapy

If you have questions about hormone therapy, relax: You're not alone. There are so many myths and facts surrounding this topic that it can certainly be difficult to know whether hormone therapy is right for you.

Fortunately, Deborah D. Viglione, MD, an integrative and internal medicine physician at Living Waters Regenerative Medicine Center in Gulf Breeze, Florida, specializes in using hormone therapy to relieve a variety of frustrating symptoms in her patients.

Your body has more than 50 different hormones — chemical messengers that carry information throughout your body. Hormones play a role in almost every bodily process, including digestion, reproduction, brain function, sleep, and energy use. When hormones are out of balance, so is your body. 

Don't let myths and facts about hormone therapy prevent you from receiving treatment that can improve your quality of life. Here, Dr. Viglione sets the record straight on this beneficial treatment.

Myth: Hormones stay in balance on their own

Fact: Although your body usually does a good job of balancing hormones, various situations — such as aging, disease, weight loss or gain, and lifestyle factors — can alter your hormone balance. Most people experience a hormone imbalance at some point in their lives.

Myth: Hormone imbalances usually don’t cause symptoms

Fact: Hormone imbalances can cause many different types of symptoms — or no noticeable symptoms at all. Virtually any symptom can occur as the result of a hormone imbalance or disorder. These include, but are not limited to:

Because hormone disturbances can cause so many different symptoms, patients do best when working with an experienced physician with extensive expertise in recognizing hormone problems. Dr. Viglione trained with one of the country's top endocrinologists and has more than 30 years' experience helping patients with hormone imbalances.

Myth: All types of hormone treatments are the same

Fact: There are different types of hormone treatments with different formulations and results.

Some hormone replacement products are animal-based or made with man-made synthetic ingredients. But here at Living Waters Regenerative Medicine Center, we prescribe all-natural bioidentical hormones made from plants, rather than animals.

Dr. Viglione believes that bioidentical hormones give you the best of all worlds: exceptional treatment with fewer side effects. She trusts bioidentical hormones because they have the same molecular structure as the hormones in your body.

Myth: Hormone therapy is risky

Fact: Hormone therapy is safe when managed by an expert care provider using high-quality hormones. To optimize your results and your health, Dr. Viglione uses safe, effective bioidentical hormones delivered through the safest pathways, including pellets implanted under the skin and transdermal patches. This helps ensure minimal side effects.

Is hormone therapy for you?

Dr. Viglione and her team can assess your situation to determine whether hormone therapy is right for you. She works with you to create a customized treatment plan designed to address your symptoms, boost your health and well-being, and improve your quality of life.

Because hormone imbalances can be the result of health conditions such as thyroid disorders, diabetes, or even cancer, Dr. Viglione also investigates the source of your hormone issues. She and her team are fully committed to your health and wellness. To schedule an evaluation, call our office at 850-290-4806.

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