Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones control virtually all of the functions of the body. This includes your immune, reproductive, and metabolic systems as well as your mental and physical health. As you grow older, your hormone levels slowly decline, and you begin to lose your energy, vitality, and health.
The importance of hormonal stability
From metabolism to heart rate, sleep cycles, reproductive cycles, body temperature, and mood, hormones play an important role in the body as “messengers” that trigger essential functions. Because of this, hormonal imbalance can manifest in different ways, making it difficult to identify. Onset can occur as a result of aging, menopause, lifestyle, disease, and environmental factors.
For many years, medicine has recognized the health benefits of replacing these deficient hormones; however, for most physicians, synthetic hormones were the only option. Now it is possible to produce natural hormones or bioidentical (human identical) hormones, which match in every way those produced by the body. Most hormones can be derived from plants such as soy and yams. Now, we have grown to understand that synthetic hormones are chemically different to those found naturally in the body, and can cause a variety of side effects.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a specialized type of medicine that helps balance your hormones to optimize your health through the aging process. Hormones are the chemical messengers in our bodies. They affect mood, appetite, energy level, metabolism, weight, physique, sex drive, immune system and even behavior. As you grow older your hormonal system becomes less efficient and more imbalance generally leads to changes such as menopause in females and andropause in males. BHRT is a process that restores the body’s hormone balance using your body’s natural hormones
Bio-identical hormone pelleting is one of the most effective and safest methods of natural Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) available today. Hormone pellets are the only type of hormone replacement that will continuously deliver balanced hormones to your body.
Bio-identical hormones are non-synthetic, plant-based hormones made at a compounding pharmacy.
Pellets are prescribed for both men and women that experience a variety of symptoms including:
Loss of energy
Loss of muscle mass
Low testosterone in men and estrogen imbalance in women can lead to serious health issues.
With treatment, both male and female patients will experience:
Increased muscle tone
Enhanced energy levels
Greater mental clarity
Decreased body fat
Bioidentical hormones have helped millions of men and women regain vitality and quality of life. To find your return to a healthy hormone balance!
When you become a patient, you receive the dedicated attention you deserve. We will review your lab results, medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms to customize a bio-identical hormone program specifically for you.
This is the first step to determine what symptoms you have and what your goals are to fix them. Our hormone specialists will conduct a comprehensive history & physical examination to assess your symptoms, concerns and look for any other underlying medical conditions.
We will obtain a comprehensive laboratory panel to determine the underlying source of your problems. We recommend assessing contributing factors that can be related to your hormone imbalance including: thyroid function, complete blood count, lipid panel, vitamin levels, etc.
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS AND YOUR TREATMENT PLAN:
Our goal is to help you understand the if you have a hormonal imbalance, identify the root cause of your problem and develop a plan to treat the underlying source of your symptoms and correct the imbalances appropriately. We will review your laboratory results and determine the best treatment plan based on laboratory findings and your concerns about your hormones and your associated symptoms.
Hormone Pelleting: Testosterone and/or Estrogen pellets are implanted and last 3-5 months
Progesterone: Progesterone is replaced orally in capsules or troches (under the tongue)
Thyroid Management: Medications may be prescribed to help regulate your symptoms
Supplementation: Vitamins and/or supplements may be prescribed to help balance any deficiencies
POST-PELLETING FOLLOW UP LABS:
After hormone pelleting has been performed, a new laboratory panel will be obtained typically at 10 weeks post pelleting to assess changes in hormone levels and need for any change to dosages in pellets or other medications, including any need for other supplements. If on thyroid medication, you may need to have labs obtained every 6-8 weeks until optimal range and symptoms relieved.