Women’s Health and Bio-identical Hormones (BHRT)

 Hormone Balancing Through an Individualized Treatment Plans; focusing on the 4 Pillars of Health (Nutrition, Lifestyle Modifications, stress management, exercise, sleep etc.), Hormone Balancing (Proper lab testing; Nutraceutical supplementation, BHRT), and Detoxification (liver health))

Have you ever considered the link between your hormones and your health? Hormones are the little chemical messengers in the body, that play a large role in our overall health and feeling optimal. Hormone imbalances could be the root cause of why you aren’t feeling like the best version of yourself. Below are some conditions where hormone imbalances are the cause of feeling low energy, inability to sleep, irregular menses (long or short period, heavy bleeding and cramping etc.), peri-menopause and post-menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, brain fog, insomnia), weight gain, mood imbalances (anxiety, depression, short tempered).

Proper lab testing is key to determining root cause, and hormone imbalances. If hormone imbalances are occurring, they can often be treated through lifestyle modifications (stress management, improve sleep, diet), supplementation/herbal approach, or through the use of bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT)

Bay Wellness provides the most accurate lab tests for determining hormone imbalances, and works closely with Compounding Pharmacists to determine individualized treatment plans.

Peri-Menopause and Menopause

Declining female sex hormones, including progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and DHEA lead to a number of different symptoms felt in peri/menopause. Most commonly; stubborn weight gain, hot flashes, brain fog, insomnia and mood imbalances. In addition, these hormones are strongly linked to other hormone systems (such as thyroid and adrenal function), this means lifestyle (stress, nutrition etc.) can play a large role during the transition through perimenopause and menopause. Hormone levels should be properly checked either through the urine, saliva or blood to assess imbalances (lab testing available through the ND’s at Bay Wellness Centre). There are a variety of treatments available once baseline labs are assessed. BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy) can make you feel like you again (often even better than what you remember). Let us help you determine the right fit for you. We work closely with our local compounding pharmacies to have you feeling great again in no time!

PCOS, PMS, Ovarian Cysts, Fibroids and Fertility

Hormone imbalances don’t just arise as we go through peri/menopause. Many other conditions such as PMS, PCOS, ovarian cysts, fibroids and infertility are due to hormone imbalances. Lifestyle factors such as nutrition, stress, lack of sleep/exercise can contribute to these imbalances. Proper lab testing (urine, saliva or blood) will help us establish where these imbalances are occurring. Lifestyle modifications, nutrition, nutraceutical supplementation and BHRT can re-establish balance to have you feel like your best self again. Allow us to individualize a treatment plan specific for you, based on the most accurate lab testing (provided through the ND’s at Bay Wellness).

Thyroid Function

Have you ever felt like you fit all the symptoms of hypothyroid (or low functioning thyroid)- weight gain, constipation, low energy, cold intolerance, hair loss? Yet every time you get your thyroid tested you are told it’s FINE. TSH is typically tested, but at Bay Wellness we test a full Thyroid Assessment Panel (TSH, fT4, fT3 and antibodies) to give you the most accurate reading of your thyroid function, not only is it important to test the full panel, but it is also important to assess thyroid levels using optimal lab ranges  (where people feel best) versus the traditional lab ranges (safety profile). Let us fully assess your thyroid function to determine imbalances and root cause. From there we can individualize treatment plans using nutrition, lifestyle modifications, nutraceutical supplementation, thyroid replacement or pharmaceutical medication to treat.

Adrenal Dysfunction

Have you been curious about the buzz topic of “Adrenal Fatigue”, “Adrenal Dysfunction” or more properly termed HPA-Axis dysfunction (hypothalamus pituitary adrenal dysfunction)? In the modern world we are exposed to a number of different stressors on the daily (from high cost of living, to work stress, relationships, poor sleep, processed food, and so much more). The primary cause of Adrenal Dysfunction is stress, and now-a-days we are constantly surrounded by it. The overproduction of cortisol (stress hormone) can lead to a variety of different symptoms, such as feeling anxious, “wired by tired”, inability to cope with stress, emotional, weight gain, disrupted sleep patterns etc. Eventually our bodies can’t keep up with this high demand and cortisol production decreases, this is when we feel “burnt out”- often referred to as Adrenal Fatigue, or more properly termed HPA axis dysfunction. This often leads to symptoms of feeling tired or burned out, depression, low libido, weight gain, lack of motivation etc. At Bay Wellness we provide the most accurate testing for Adrenal Production, so we can determine root cause, and treat in an individualized manner with the use of lifestyle modifications, nutrition and nutraceutical supplementation.