Jeanette Queen, M.S., N.P. – Calgary Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Calgary Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Jeanette Queen works closely with patients to jointly create a health care plan that addresses each individual’s needs and concerns. To create a personalized treatment plan Jeanette Queen asks her new patients to complete the following: a medical history, a hormone symptom questionnaire, and a physical exam.
Jeanette also sends for certain laboratory studies and other evaluations as needed to properly assess and treat hormonal deficiencies or imbalances for men and women. Through this work Jeanette Queen, M.S., N.P., helps her patients determine if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the best option for them.
Other treatment options may also be recommended as supplements to a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan. These could be dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements, or other therapies. Using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Jeanette has guided many patients back to health and wellness. Getting older does not have to be synonymous with getting old. Hormone supplementation may play a role in helping people look and act more youthful, well into old age.
At EvolveWell in Calgary, Alberta, their philosophy is simple. Although medical opinions and recommendations may change, physiology does not. As humans we face many challenges today such as increased toxins in our food and environment, poor diets and increased stress. All of these things affect our hormones and our health. They believe that you cannot manage what you do not measure.
Therefore, BHRT specialist Jeanette Queen uses many different testing modalities to test hormone levels. She then replaces deficient hormones with hormones that are identical to the ones produced by the human body while using the lowest doses possible.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) involves supplementing hormones that are identical to those manufactured naturally by the human body. This may help to maintain a higher level of functioning as we age, without the adverse effects commonly caused by synthetic hormone substitutes.
Calgary Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be used to treat:
- Adrenal Dysregulation
- Andropause (male menopause)
- Chronic Fatigue
The endocrine system is a collection of glands, which produce hormones; hormones in turn, regulate growth, metabolism, sexual development and sexual function. The endocrine glands release hormones directly into the blood stream where they are transported to organs and tissues throughout the entire body. The major glands of the endocrine system are the pineal gland, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries, and testes.
Bioidentical hormones are made from the plant version of cholesterol extracted from soybeans and yams. Since the human body cannot convert soy or yam extracts directly into natural hormones, the extracts must first be chemically processed. When the resulting hormones are applied to the skin as a cream or gel, inserted as a suppository, or taken orally as a capsule or sublingual troche (a lozenge designed to dissolve under the tongue), the body recognizes them to be identical to those produced naturally.
The body has many different types of hormones. Some of the more well-known hormones are estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, melatonin, insulin and thyroid hormone. Vitamin D is also a hormone! All these hormones work together to control bodily functions. Keeping them at optimal levels, balanced and properly metabolized is imperative for good health.
As aging occurs, hormone levels can change, and while some hormones may increase, many decline. These changes can create a state of hormone depletion and imbalance. Many age-related diseases and health challenges are commonly associated with hormonal decline, and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can prevent many of these health issues.
Symptoms of hormone imbalances may include:
- Brain Fog
- Dizziness Upon Standing
- Hot Flashes
- Loss Of Muscle Strength
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Mood Swings
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Thinning Or Loss Of Hair
- Weight Gain
Calgary Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Jeanette Queen, M.S., N.P. has decades of experience healing patients and helping them realize their best self. For more information about how Jeanette Queen at EvolveWell can help you balance your hormones with a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan, call her Calgary based clinic today for a FREE consultation!