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HORMONE MANAGEMENT

Dr. Caroline Turek welcomes you!

Dr. Turek’s expertise is in women’s hormone balancing. After more than thirty years in medical practice she uses both conventional and functional medicine to help you find answers for the cause of your condition, examining nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be making you feel ill.

 

Dr. Turek will search for underlying triggers that are contributing to your illness through various testing and tailor a health program specific to your individual needs.

 

She seeks to restore hormone balance, improved overall wellbeing, in addition to preventing long term health issues. 

HORMONES - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is hormone imbalance?


An imbalance occurs when there is too little or too much of a hormone. Your hormones are important for regulating many bodily processes including appetite, metabolism, sleep, reproductive cycles, sexual function, temperature and mood.




How to restore hormone imbalance?


The most effective and safe way to balance hormones is to restore them to physiologic levels with adequate nutrients and personalized bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. However hormone replacement is only one piece of the puzzle. Lifestyle factors such as exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress all affect our hormones and are important components of our overall well-being.




What are Bio-Identical hormones?


These are hormones that have the same molecular structure as our own natural hormones. As we age, our hormones decline, causing imbalances and unpleasant symptoms such as low energy, reduced memory, loss bone mass, loss of skin resilience and lowered mood and metabolism along with increased risk of various chronic illnesses. Bio-identical hormones can help to restore our hormones back to optimal levels resulting in improvement in symptoms and increased vitality. Non-bioidentical hormones like Premarin or provera, may be natural eg Premarin( extracted from pregnant horse urine) but have a different structure than our own hormones. Our Bodies aren’t equipped with the machinery to properly metabolize non-bioidentical hormones which can create unpleasant side effects and create certain health risks.




Are there advantages to Bio-Identical hormones and any anti-aging benefits?


-They are safer than non-bioidentical versions -The body can utilize and metabolize them in a similar way to our own natural hormones. -each formula is customized unique to the individual -hormones increase stem cells which help with repair and regeneration -A major culprit for skin thinning, wrinkling, and dryness associated with aging is the decline in hormones such as estrogen and progesterone in women, and testosterone in men




How do I know if BHRT is right for me?


You will require a physician assessment to determine your hormone health. Contact us at info@restorative-medicine.ca for consult/booking information.




Are there studies about the safety and efficacy of Bio-identical hormones?


There are reputable published studies over a period of many decades confirming the safety of using bio-identical hormones. There is even some data available that suggests bio-identical hormonal replacement may offer protection from osteoporosis, memory loss and cardiovascular disease. These materials are available on request.





 
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Dr. Turek's intervention restored my hormone balance, my health and my sanity. If you are struggling with symptoms that affect sleep, memory, weight, hair loss, libido, bone density loss, anxiety, depression, premature aging, then I recommend you start by gathering information and book that consult. It could be life-changing!"

Sara, CRM Patient