Hormones in a Chronically Ill Patient
- How to evaluate hormone imbalances as a contributor to disease.
- What treatments does Dr. Connealy use to balance patient’s hormones.
- Does the treatment vary based upon a patient’s age, diagnosis and/or other factors.
The purpose of this presentation is to educate medical professionals about the importance of hormone balance in chronically ill patients. Many factors contribute to the dis-ease of the body and hormone imbalances can play a major role in those factors. Hormones, which are produced in the thyroid, adrenal, or pituitary glands, serve as the chemical messengers in the body. The role of these messengers is to bridge a form of communication between various organs in the body and to serve as a catalyst for many internal metabolic cascade reactions. Many endocrine disorders are the result of hormone imbalance. Diseases such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, thyroid cancer, and diabetes are the result of such imbalances. As medical advancements have progressed throughout the years, there has been a peaking interest in treatments such bio-identical hormone therapy. Bio-identical hormone therapy is a form of treatment that uses naturally synthesized hormones to treat patients with hormone imbalances. Join Dr. Connealy as she discusses the importance of addressing hormone imbalances in chronically ill patients.