Jennifer Lococo, N.D. – Hamilton Ontario Bioidentical Specialist
Hamilton Ontario Bioidentical Specialist, Jennifer Lococo, N.D. at Lococo Wellness Clinic utilizes Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to supplement deficient hormones in women to correct imbalances. As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Lococo’s mission is to heal the body by treating the root cause.
She believes that once the root cause of the disease is healed all symptoms will resolve. Taking a patient centered approach, her philosophy is to take the time to listen to patients and work with them as a team in developing their treatment plan. Treating hundreds of women with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, countless patients in Hamilton have been able to increase their quality of life with Dr. Lococo’s expert treatment plans.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the glands in our bodies. Hormones secrete from our glands in much the same way that sweat secretes from the pores on our skin. As hormones are released into the bloodstream, they travel to tissues and organs where they bind to specific receptor sites.
Receptor sites and hormones send messages throughout the body to perform various functions that are critical to keeping our bodies at optimum health. A balanced flow of hormones keeps us healthy and lengthens our lifespans. With age, this healthy, balanced flow of hormones can deteriorate and, in some cases, stop all together.
Hormone levels can drastically decrease as we get older, wreaking havoc on our bodies and resulting in accelerated symptoms of aging. Hormone therapy works to reestablish the way the body sends messages to organs to keep them healthy. It also helps return hormone levels to their original balance and strength. Women of any age can experience the challenges and discomforts of an imbalanced endocrine system, as well as the long-term health benefits that come with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Symptoms of Female Hormone Imbalance:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Dry skin
- Excessive weight gain
- Facial hair growth
- Hair loss
- Hot flashes
- Irregular/missed periods
- Low libido
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Uterine fibroids
How are Bioidentical Hormones Better than Synthetic Hormones?
Synthetic hormones have extra molecules that are not recognized by the body, so they are not broken down as easily by the body’s enzymes. This means that they can stay in the body longer, and over time could turn into toxins or carcinogens. The body has an easier time assimilating bioidentical hormones because they are identical in molecular structure to the hormones made in the body. This allows them to be quickly accepted and used by the body.
Bioidentical hormones fit like a lock and key with the body’s cell receptors, whereas non-identical hormones are often only partially recognized in the body and will take up cell receptor sites that they should not be attached to. Because bioidentical hormones are an exact fit to cell receptors and they mimic the body’s hormones, most patients do not experience unpleasant side effects.
Another positive side to bioidentical hormones is that they can be dosed to meet exact and specific needs. Previous forms of hormone replacement therapies prescribed the same dosage to different patients. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, each person’s unique levels are considered and the exact amount needed of a hormone is prescribed.
Getting Started With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Jennifer Lococo, N.D., will check all major hormone levels. She will take the patient’s personal goals, stress levels, and health conditions into consideration when designing a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Lococo offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy prescriptions in several convenient methods; prescriptions can be tailored to match patient’s preferred method of administration. Upon beginning a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Dr. Lococo will provide continued support throughout the treatment process. Patients will follow up with Dr. Lococo to let the doctor know how the plan is working and if changes need to be made.
Jennifer Lococo, N.D., has helped women to reverse the signs of aging and live healthier lives. To learn more about her Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program and her Naturopathic programs, contact Lococo Wellness Clinic in Hamilton Ontario today to schedule a consultation!
Call Hamilton Ontario Bioidentical Hormone Specialist, Jennifer Lococo, N.D, directly at 800-775-4902 Ext. 733 to schedule your consultation to discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.