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Cortisol Hormone Replacement Therapy in Montgomery, AL

Cortisol Hormone Replacement Therapy in Montgomery, AL

Everyone deals with stress, from minor issues to major life crises. Cortisol, also known as hydrocortisone, is a steroid hormone that dictates the body's energy and stress levels. Cortisol is the motivating factor for what is typically called the “fight or flight” response.

While cortisol is good for the body as a whole, imbalanced cortisol levels can have lasting, damaging effects on health. If you'd like to have your cortisol levels checked, please call (334) 781-7319 or contact Dr. Ryan McWhorter online.

Why Get Cortisol Replacement Therapy

Imbalanced cortisol can cause a host of serious health risks. Cortisol helps your body and mind deal with high-stress situations, but when it's overproduced it may hamper your body's other systems.

Symptoms of high cortisol, also called Cushing's syndrome, include:

  • Weight gain
  • Easily bruised skin
  • Muscle loss
  • Bone weakness
  • Low libido
  • Miscarriage
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Bloating
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)

Cortisol also regulates your body's blood pressure, energy and blood sugar levels. This means that low cortisol also carries a number of debilitating and health-damaging risks.

Symptoms of low cortisol, also commonly referred to as adrenal fatigue or Addison's disease, carries these symptoms:

  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression

How Cortisol Replacement Therapy Works

Cortisol replacement therapy is a form of hormone replacement therapy, which is commonly referred to as HRT. To determine if cortisol replacement is necessary, your doctor will perform a simple test to measure your body's hormone levels. Cortisol levels are most commonly checked with a saliva test.

There are a variety of ways to rejuvenate your body's cortisol levels. These include:

  • Pills
  • Tablets
  • Pellets
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Patches

HRT typically uses synthetic hormones that are similar to those your body naturally produces. A safer, more natural alternative is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT. BHRT uses cortisol that's biologically and chemically identical to what naturally occurs in your body.

Before & After Your Cortisol Hormone Replacement

Your doctor will likely recommend stress reduction to go with any cortisol replacement therapy treatment. This can include things like yoga, weight loss, increased exercise and changes in diet.

Treat Your Chronic Stress

BHRT provides a proven, safe method to combat chronic stress and adrenal fatigue caused by imbalanced cortisol. If chronic stress is interfering with your life, it's best to take action immediately. Please call (334) 781-7319 or contact Dr. Ryan McWhorter online.

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