Carrie Wales, MSN, APRN-NP – Nebraska Bioidentical Hormones
Lincoln, Nebraska Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Carrie Wales, MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-C, of Lincoln Joint & Wellness Care, has years of experience treating patients and has successfully changed the lives of men and women in the Lancaster County area. Carrie feels it is important to help guide patients through the process of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and helps them to overcome the unpleasant consequences associated with aging. It is possible to recapture youthful energy and true wellness with bioidentical hormones.
Nebraska Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Carrie Wales, MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-C, develops a partnership with her patients throughout their healing process, and focuses a high level of attention on building a strong doctor-to-patient relationship in a warm and caring environment.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Structurally and functionally identical to human hormones, Bioidentical Hormones are unique to any other form of hormone replacement therapy; their identical nature allows them to be quickly accepted and used in the body. They fit like a lock and a key with the body’s cell receptors, whereas non-identical hormones are often partially recognized in the body and often take up cell receptor sites that they should not be attached to. Because Bioidentical Hormones are an exact fit to cells and 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 often prescribed the same dosage of a particular hormone to different patients, each with a varying degree of an imbalance. For example, a woman with a mild estrogen deficiency going through perimenopause may have received the same dosage of a hormone as a post-menopausal woman with a much greater deficiency. The excess estrogen would have put the woman with a mild estrogen deficiency at risk for estrogen dominance, and the insufficient dosage for the post-menopausal woman would not have been enough to reduce her symptoms of hormonal imbalance. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, each person’s unique levels are taken into account and the exact amount of a hormone that is needed is prescribed.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve numerous conditions related to hormonal decline. While imbalances typically occur with aging, wildly high levels of stress and poor lifestyle factors can lead to disproportionate hormone levels. Some of the age related conditions that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve include perimenopause, menopause, and andropause. Stress related conditions that can be improved include Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Autoimmune conditions that can benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s disease, and fibromyalgia. Restoring hormone balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy can reduce the many symptoms associated with conditions related to hormonal imbalances.
Some of the symptoms that can be alleviated include:
- Weight gain
- Wrinkling skin
- Thinning bones
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Erectile dysfunction
- Facial flushing
- Intolerance to cold
- Reduced immune function
Getting Started With Bioidentical Hormones
Carrie Wales, MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-C, will start by testing an individual’s hormone levels to check for imbalances. Upon determining imbalances, the patient will start on a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program. Carrie Wales typically prescribes Bioidentical Hormones in a pellet form. Pellet therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones that provide optimal therapy.
To learn more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs and to schedule your initial consultation, contact Nebraska Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Carrie Wales, MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-C, at Lincoln Joint & Wellness Care today!