Melatonin Hormone Replacement Therapy in Yorktown Heights, NY
The hormone melatonin regulates your body's sleep cycle, also known as a circadian rhythm. The sleep cycle can be upset by changes in lifestyle and habits, but may also deteriorate with a melatonin deficiency.
Melatonin hormone replacement therapy, a form of HRT, can correct your circadian rhythm. This can help you beat insomnia and return to normal, healthy sleep. If you're having trouble attaining restful sleep, please call (914) 352-5133 or contact Dr. Carol Harracksingh online.
Why Get Melatonin Replacement Therapy?
While its primary function is regulating sleep, melatonin has a profound impact on your body's other regulatory systems. In addition to sleep disorders such as insomnia and fatigue, low melatonin can cause or contribute to:
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Chronic stress
- High blood pressure
- Blood clots
- Neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
- Heart attack
Low melatonin can wreak havoc on your life. Loss of sleep can make every day a difficult trial and these conditions illustrate the important role melatonin plays in your body beyond sleep health. Melatonin levels can be upset due to changes in lifestyle, as a result of aging, or as a side-effect to certain medications and treatments.
How Melatonin Replacement Therapy Works
Melatonin replacement therapy is a type of hormone replacement therapy, which is often called HRT. To determine if HRT is needed, your physician will administer a basic test to check your body's melatonin levels. This may consist of a blood test, urine test or saliva test.
There are a variety of methods to rejuvenate and balance your body's melatonin levels. These include:
- Slow-release patches
Conventional HRT uses synthetic hormones that are close to those your body organically produces. A safer, more natural alternative is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT. BHRT makes use of melatonin that's organically and chemically identical to what naturally occurs in your body.
Determining the right treatment depends on your needs and comfort level. The correct course of action is to reach us online and speak with a doctor about BHRT methods.
Have Great Sleep & Great Health
Adjusting your melatonin levels through hormone therapy can make you feel right again. Whether you have trouble sleeping at night or suffer from low energy, melatonin may be responsible.
Low melatonin can also cause a host of other, serious medical issues. If you think you may be dealing with melatonin imbalance, please call (914) 352-5133 or contact Dr. Carol Harracksingh online.
New York Center for Progressive Medicine