Kane Lai, M.D. – Denver Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
Kane Lai, M.D. of BodyLogicMD in Denver Colorado specializes in functional medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy as an integral part in total wellness. Kane Lai, M.D. has years of experience providing Denver area residents with a safe and natural solution to their hormone related ailments in the form of custom tailored Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Take charge of your wellness and learn more about how a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy offered by Kane Lai, M.D. of BodyLogicMD in Denver Colorado can provide you the relief you need.
What Makes Functional Medicine Different?
Functional medicine differs from traditional medicine in many ways, especially in its treatment approach. At BodyLogicMD of Denver Colorado, Kane Lai, M.D. works closely with his patients on a personal level, acting as a partner in your long term goal of wellness. For people who are used to a disease model of medical care always treating symptoms as they arise and never addressing the root cause of the issue, this patient-centered approach can take some getting used to. Getting to know patients and understanding the underlying causes or contributing factors to all of their ailments is the way Kane Lai, M.D. is able to provide the most effective Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program to each patient every time.
The reactionary approach of traditional medicine left Dr. Lai looking for a better way to help his patients live the best life possible. He believes a whole-body, customized and preventive approach to medicine, rather than merely reacting to illness as it occurs, is the best way to attain and maintain an optimal quality of health.
Why Acute Care Treatment is Quickly Becoming Outdated
Acute care, which is the diagnosis and treatment of short-term problems such as a broken arm or a ruptured appendix, is ill-equipped to handle issues related to aging and hormone imbalance. As a result, you’re unlikely to get the help you need to deal with your symptoms and feel your best. Even if your doctor does write you a prescription to help make you more comfortable during menopause or andropause, it usually isn’t enough to improve your quality of life to the standards you used to enjoy. That is because the medication is the same for anyone who complains of similar symptoms. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy on the other hand is customized for each patient’s unique needs, providing relief where it is needed without unwanted or undesirable side effects.
BHRT is an Important Part of Functional, Patient-Centered Care
Just because you don’t have a diagnosable disease, it doesn’t mean that you are feeling the best that you can. Women may experience frequent mood swings, bloating, insomnia, and low energy due to having too much estrogen in relation to progesterone. Men who are low on testosterone may feel frustrated with an unfulfilling sex life and not have the career ambitions that they once had due to an unrelenting feeling of apathy. While most doctors will tell you there isn’t a lot they can do to help you feel better, an experienced functional medicine practitioner such as Kane Lai, M.D. of BodyLogicMD in Denver Colorado welcomes the challenge.
One of the tenets of patient-centered care is doctors who truly listen to their patients in order to understand their history, current lifestyle, genetic factors, and physiological makeup that effect how their hormones interact with one another. Kane Lai, M.D. is just as interested in your mind and spirit as he is in the dysfunctions of your body. Along with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Kane Lai, M.D. works with you to improve your diet, encourage exercise, reduce stress, and other practices that improve your well-being while reducing symptoms commonly associated with aging.
How Functional Medicine Providers Work with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy differs from medication your regular doctor may prescribe for hormone related conditions in a few important ways. The compounds are created from plants, which means that they are natural and safe, also their bioidentical structure matches exactly the cellular and molecular structure of hormones already present in your body. In contrast, synthetic hormones are manufactured in a laboratory and often do not match the hormones they are designed to replenish. Men and Women are able to benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy because the body favors natural replacement hormones over artificial ones.
Hormone decline in women usually begins around the age of 35, and this initial phase of hormone decline is known as perimenopause. During this phase, estrogen and progesterone begin to decline, and women can experience symptoms that include fatigue, depression, acne, weight gain, mental fogginess, low libido, and irregular periods. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to slow down the process of hormone decline by replacing deficient hormones. It can help women to regulate their periods, have more energy, improve mental cognition, lose weight, and increase their sex drive.
Menopause results in the decline of ovarian function in women. This reduces the body’s reserves of progesterone and estrogen, which are both essential for many areas of mental, sexual, and physical health. Some of the common symptoms women experience during menopause include mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, depression, night sweats, vaginal dryness, anxiety, and the atrophy of vaginal and uterine tissues. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with progesterone and estrogen, helping to reduce the symptoms of menopause and reducing the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
As men approach middle age, testosterone levels begin to decline naturally. As testosterone declines, men often notice a reduction in libido, reduced muscle tone, weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, hair loss, and erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, men often feel like they have lost their virility, which often results in self-consciousness and anxiety. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may prove helpful for men dealing with androgen imbalances. By supplementing testosterone, men can regain libido and improve muscle tone, which offers many mental and quality of life benefits.
The thyroid gland is responsible for releasing hormones that control the efficiency and speed of the body’s metabolism. Hypothyroidism, which is often referred to as an underactive thyroid, often causes low blood pressure, cold sensitivity, goiter, weight gain, depression, thinning hair, and lethargy. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be used to effectively treat thyroid problems, particularly hypothyroidism.
An excessive production of thyroid hormone is known as hyperthyroidism, and this condition can have adverse effects of the heart if it is not treated. In cases of hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone speeds up the heart rate, which can lead to myocardial infarcts. Other symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include bulging eyes, excessive weight loss, muscle atrophy, nervousness, panic attacks, anxiety, and insomnia. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to greatly reduce the effects of hypothyroidism and help the body to maintain optimal thyroid hormone balance.
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is often overlooked and misdiagnosed by traditional doctors. The adrenal glands in the body are responsible for producing hormones that help men and women manage stress from physical, social, and emotional triggers. It also helps the body to fight off infectious diseases. When a person experiences high levels of stress, the adrenal glands cannot keep up, and they literally become fatigued. Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include cravings for salt and sugar, extreme tiredness, frequent infections and minor illnesses, rapid mood shifts, feeling depressed, lack of focus and concentration, and a low sex drive. Maintaining optimal hormone balance in the adrenal glands with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to treat adrenal fatigue syndrome and promote healthy energy levels in men and women.
Insulin is a hormone that works to balance blood sugar in the body, attaching to cells and helping cells use sugar in the blood for important metabolic processes within the body. Individuals with pre-diabetes or diabetes often suffer from insulin resistance or a lack of insulin secretion. For many diabetics Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with insulin to manage and treat this condition.
Kane Lai, M.D. of BodyLogicMD Denver will evaluate your symptoms using state-of-the-art diagnostic tests, such as, saliva, urine and blood tests to determine your hormone levels and your unique hormonal needs. After starting a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Kane Lai, M.D. will monitor and re-evaluate your hormone levels, meeting with you regularly, to ensure that your hormone levels are maintained at their optimum balance. Do not wait any longer to overcome your hormone related condition, schedule a consultation with Kane Lai, M.D. of BodyLogicMD in Denver, Colorado to learn more about how a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you achieve optimal hormone levels and wellness.