Dr. Simonson specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy 

At Arizona Wellness Center, we do more than just measure estrogen and progesterone and prescribe bio-identical hormones: We also see an intimate connection in the function of all hormone systems in your body. We call these systems The Three Pillars of Hormone Health.

The Pillars of Hormone Health involve proper function of:

THE ADRENAL GLANDS

  • Cortisol
  • Testosterone (in females)
  • DHEA

 

THE THYROID GLAND

  • T4 & T3 hormones

 

THE OVARIES AND TESTES

  • OVARIES producing estrogen, progesterone & testosterone
  • TESTES producing testosterone

If one system is out of balance, it will affect the other two systems.

Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the health of all three hormone systems. For example, you can correct a woman’s sex hormone imbalance, but if her thyroid or adrenal glands are not functioning properly, she may still experience undesirable symptoms. Our goal is to bring each pillar of hormone health into balance.

FEMALE:

Women can feel healthy, vibrant and sexy throughout their entire lives. Why suffer from the symptoms of PMS or menopause when we can bring you back to your balance and well-being of healthy hormone levels?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms then don’t hesitate and make an appointment today!

FEMALE SYMPTOMS:

 

 

  • Weight gain
  • Reduced Libido (Sex drive)
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal thinning/dryness / itching
  • Painful intercourse
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Tearfulness
  • Dizziness
  • Heart disease & Atherosclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thinning/sagging skin
  • Slow wound healing
  • Poor concentration/memory lapses
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections

Thyroid Deficiency

Thyroid is a hormone that affects almost every cell in the body. The thyroid is responsible for regulation of a person’s body temperature along with influencing metabolism and brain function of a person. When you get the attention of the best thyroid specialist, your life will change dramatically.

Estrogen Deficiency

Estrogen is secreted by the ovaries and halts production once menopause begins. Studies have reported that estrogen provides protection against heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's and other memory disorders. Estrogen additionally protects against vaginal atrophy, urinary incontinence, sagging skin of the breast, wrinkles in the face, increased fatigue, depression and decreased libido. Estrogen supplementation is typically balanced alongside progesterone supplementation to maintain the needed protection and results.

Progesterone Deficiency

Progesterone is secreted in the ovaries and stops being produced at menopause. Progesterone protects against uterine and breast cancer, osteoporosis, fibrocystic diseases, and ovarian cysts. Progesterone promotes overall mental well-being and anxiety and is beneficial in treating postpartum depression as well as premenstrual symptoms (PMS) such as mood swings and migraine headaches.

Testosterone Deficiency

Testosterone is typically associated with men; however, women also produce testosterone in their adrenal glands and ovaries. Testosterone levels contribute to muscle mass, strength, endurance, decreased fat, libido and a person’s psychological well-being.

MALE:

Every man experiences a gradual decline in hormone production as he ages. Now a man can feel healthy, sexual and look his best throughout his entire lifetime!

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms then don’t hesitate and make an appointment today!

MALE SYMPTOMS:

  • Fatigue
  • Reduced libido (Sex drive)
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Decreased sexual fantasies
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased morning erections
  • Decreased firmness of erections
  • Longer recovery time between orgasms
  • Loss of drive and competitive edge
  • Stiffness and pain in muscles and joints
  • Decreased effectiveness of exercise workouts
  • Irritability “Grumpy old men” syndrome
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Heart disease & Atherosclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Thinning/sagging skin
  • Slow wound healing
  • Poor concentration/memory lapses

Thyroid Deficiency

Thyroid hormones are responsible for regulating body temperature, metabolism, and brain function. These are metabolic hormones that affect almost every cell in the male body. Thyroid has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for lowering cholesterol.

Testosterone Deficiency

Testosterone is a hormone that is secreted in the adrenal glands and testes of men. Men rely on this hormone to help the development of muscle mass, strength, endurance and to decrease fat. Testosterone provides protection against cardiovascular disease, hypertension, body fat, and arthritis. Deficient testosterone levels may lead to decreased muscle mass, loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depression and an overall lower sense of well-being.

DHEA Deficiency

DHEA is a precursor to other sex hormones. It is secreted by the adrenal glands and works to improve the function of the immune system and brain function. DHEA been shown to increase energy, reduce visceral fat and decrease cholesterol levels. In recent studies, DHEA has even been used as an anti-stress hormone that helps fight the effects stress can have on a person’s immune system.

The Power of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormones can rejuvenate, regenerate and restore. They are powerful chemical messengers that circulate throughout the body and travel to specific cells to orchestrate many vital internal functions. But even a small fluctuation in hormone levels can cause big changes at the cellular level—or disrupt the delicate balance throughout your entire body. Too much or too little of a hormone can have serious consequences for your overall health and well-being.

Choosing Hormone Replacement Therapy

Maintaining this delicate hormone balance is one reason to be cautious when selecting hormone replacement therapy. The goal should always be the hormonal balance that is predicated on research rather than experimentation or guessing. Many therapies merely attempt to replenish estrogen and/or progesterone and testosterone, but they never achieve homeostasis.

Any endocrinologist will tell you that hormone balance is the foundation of health. Research continues to demonstrate that hormones are the key to the intricate interrelationships of the body's systems. They play a pivotal role in our overall health.

The Danger of Hormone Imbalance

You can see why hormone fluctuation and depletion during perimenopause, menopause, and andropause wreak havoc on the body. Research repeatedly points to the relationship between the hormone imbalance in perimenopause, menopause, and andropause and an increased risk of developing cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, thyroid malfunction and other age-related disorders.

It's considered the norm for men and women to experience a decline in health at this stage of the aging process. Both women and men are likely to experience problems such as depression, anxiety, memory loss, sleep disturbances, libido issues and sexual dysfunction, just to name a few of the issues.

Help for Hormone Imbalance

You do not have to suffer through these life-altering symptoms! Help is available—naturally and safely— You'll find a more thorough explanation about how hormone pellet therapy works to alleviate the common symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and andropause in the many articles on this site.