Dr. Sherman’s Secret to Health, Beauty, Longevity and Disease Prevention

Our hormones are the most delicately balanced system of our bodies. As hormone levels fluctuate throughout your lifetime, you may notice mood changes, body composition changes, your overall sensitivity changes, and your potential for various types of activity is different. Women with a healthy hormone balance tend to enjoy long, healthy and productive lives. Long-term hormone imbalance, however, can make life miserable for women and their loved ones. Hormone imbalance can contribute to such common problems as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), perimenopausal difficulties, infertility, miscarriage, osteoporosis, breast cancer, heart disease, fibroids, endometriosis, menstrual difficulties, mood disorders and ovarian cysts.

Hormone problems should not be seen as an inevitable part of being a woman or something that we should just accept. Hormonal problems that occur at different stages of life do not have to be accepted as “normal”. Whether it is PMS in their 20s and 30s, menopausal problems in their 50s, or osteoporosis in their 70s and 80s, women don’t have to accept these health problems as a normal part of the aging process.

Diet, nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction are some of the basic changes women need to make in their lives in order to restore hormone balance. Some women may need hormone supplementation to help bring their bodies back into balance.

The chart below shows menopausal symptoms related to hormonal imbalances:


menopausal symptoms chart


Benefits of Proper Hormone Balance

Restoring hormone balance has been shown to have a beneficial effect on quality of life. Estrogen and progesterone therapies are believed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, protect from heart attack, and reduce the bone loss associated with osteoporosis. Treatment with bioidentical progesterone and natural thyroid has been found to be effective in preventing miscarriages, solving some cases of infertility, and helpful in treating menstrual difficulties, mood disorders, and PMS. Obtaining the proper hormone balance may help you avoid minor health irritations, as well as major health concerns, throughout the stages of your life.

Specialized support is often needed to compensate for modern lifestyles or to meet increased nutritional demands during certain female life stages such as pregnancy or menopause. Integrative Medicine of New Jersey offers a complete line of women’s nutritional formulas and bio-identical hormone replacement to promote healthy hormone balance, vitality, and overall health.