As you probably know, hormone levels decrease as we age. A tiny change in hormone levels can lead to major problems.
Hormones are messengers that travel throughout the bloodstream, transmitting messages from cells to glands concerning development, growth, and energy. When your hormones are in balance, your body can function at an optimal level. However, aging cause hormone levels to decline. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, can restore hormonal levels to optimal concentrations.
- Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Vitamin Injection & IV Nutrition Therapy
- Skin Rejuvenation
BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY ADVANTAGES
Some of the advantages of HRT include:
– Achieving a leaner, strong physique
– Increased energy levels
– Stabilize blood pressure
– Increase bone strength
– Normal cholesterol levels
– Boost memory
– Improve skin tone
–Enhanced athletic performance
And much more!
BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPIES
Bio-Identical Hormones are identical to the molecular formula of hormones created by your own body. The use of bio-identical hormones can increase the levels of hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone to youthful levels.
Human Growth Hormones are key to maintaining a youthful appearance. The loss of HGH is often associated with aging, and can lead to obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and decreased immunity. These can be reversed using the proper hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause sees the onset of declining hormones that can negatively impact your day-to-day life, as well as your overall feelings of well-being. Menopausal women often feel “out of sync” as their levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone decrease.
Male Menopause is an age-related “change of life” experienced by men. Men can suffer changing hormone levels and lowered testosterone levels that can lead to mental and physical changes.
Testosterone is responsible for muscle mass, libido, and energy level in both men and women. Restoring testosterone to proper levels can lead to a more healthy sex drive, higher energy levels, increased muscle mass, and better mental focus.
Thyroid levels will decrease with age, leading to lower metabolism and body temperature. This can contribute to depression and low energy. By implementing a hormone replacement therapy plan, these symptoms are easily and inexpensively counteracted.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone produced during pregnancy. Interestingly, administering his hormone can increase the sex drive.
HOW DO WE WORK?
We understand that each patient’s hormonal requirements are different, so we will carefully evaluate your need for any of these therapies through an in depth analysis and evaluation, review of symptoms, medical history and a series of diagnostic tests,
Before prescribing hormones, it is necessary to determine if hormone replacement is right for you. The first step is a consultation with one of our providers who will go over our philosophy, your expectations and our treatment goals. If you are ready to take the next step, we begin with fasting lab work to get a valid assessment of where your levels are. We call this the Evaluation Analysis and it consists of the following:
A consultation to review your current concerns and any other health issues that may be relevant to your health.
Baseline blood tests, adrenal stress test and human growth hormone urine profile to evaluate to carefully measure your current hormone levels (Some labs are not covered by insurance).
An evaluation analysis appointment where our providers will review your lab report and comprehensive medical history and lifestyle questionnaires, will make treatment recommendations based upon your health history, health status, lab results, symptoms concerns, lifestyle and hormone levels.
The office evaluation is approximately $285.00, labs are billed separately (We are a cash practice and not an insurance provider, however we will gladly submit your lab work to your insurance. Whatever gets denied will be your responsibility. We can also provide a superbill after a diagnosis is determined which you can submit for reimbursement).
If your evaluation indicates that you would benefit from hormone therapy treatment or other treatment that needs to be monitored, you would begin the Treatment Program Phase, which is supervised and monitored by a certified provider throughout the year and can be renewed on a yearly basis.
Identifying deficiencies and prescribing appropriate hormones and supplements at proper levels requires careful supervision and on-going monitoring of your treatment. Your personalized plan includes a variety of specific paths to reach your ultimate goal of a balanced lifestyle in foundational areas such as hormone replacement therapy, nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, relationships and spirituality, as well as alternative and complementary therapies, and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements.
Our integrative approach includes a medical history and goals, lifestyle evaluation, bio-markers of aging testing, skin analysis, physical exam, medication information, injection lessons. Based on this information, our providers then create a unique anti-aging treatment plan based on your health history, goals, symptoms, and laboratory test results.
Women experiencing menopause often feel “out of sync”.
Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone
Women experiencing menopause often feel “out of sync”. They can experience hot flashes, weight gain, loss of libido, insomnia, and emotional changes. This is due to declining hormone levels as the ovaries start to decrease production of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. While some of the effects of this declining hormonal levels are considered temporary with many women thinking these symptoms can be “toughed out”, the reality is that these changes can affect your vitality, health, and even your longevity.
EFFECTS OF DECLINING HORMONES
During menopause, other hormones also decline, including human growth hormone and thyroid hormone. As hormonal levels decrease, metabolism and growth changes occur, affecting the following:
– GI tract
– Blood vessels
– Urinary tract infections
– Skin, brain, energy levels
– Cardiovascular system
BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Research has shown that disorders affecting women, including menopause, migraines, PMS, and depression can be treated with hormone replacement therapy. This treatment can using bio-identical estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone can give women who are approaching or experiencing menopause higher energy levels and heightened sexual desire.
Estrogen and Progesterone
We can identify deficient estrogen levels and if necessary, prescribe the proper bio-identical hormones. Proper levels of estrogen can help women feel energetic, have a sharper memory, and minds that are more responsive. They can also have stronger bones, healthier hearts, and glowing skin.
Many women say that they have felt their best during pregnancy. The reasons for this is that hormone levels are at their highest during pregnancy. The strength of these hormones provides women with energy, stamina, and a body that is strong enough to support a baby. However, after childbirth, some women can experience postpartum depression due to the decrease in hormones.
Estrogen hormone replacement therapy can help women relieve mood swings, infertility, premenstrual syndrome, fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis, weight gain, cellulite, vaginal dryness, low libido, frequent bladder infection, osteoporosis, and heart disease.
Progesterone helps balance the effects of estrogen and can relieve mood swings, prevent weight gain, restore libido and more.