Anti-Aging Services

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT

We Bring Balance back into your Life
We develop a customized hormone therapy plan to restore balance so you can begin to enjoy life more fully again. Our programs incorporate plant-based bioidentical hormones rather than synthetic hormones because they are chemically and functionally identical to human hormones and have been proven to be both safe and effective.
Hormone balance in women is not just about progesterone and estrogen. There are three major estrogens - estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Each has unique properties and functions. Estrogens only work best in concert with other major hormones such as progesterone, testosterone, and adrenal hormones such as cortisol and DHEA (dehydroepiandosterone). Of course thyroid problems are common and play a major role.

Hormones and the role they play in the female body

·      Progesterone - most of the receptors for progesterone are in your brain. It has a natural antidepressant effect and lowers anxiety. It improves sleep, libido, and mood swings. It reduces pain and inflammation, is a natural diuretic, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and improves bone density.

 

·      Estrogens- every cell in your body has receptors for estrogen and the effects are profound. In premenopausal women excess estrogen in relationship to progesterone can cause breast swelling and tenderness, premenstrual syndrome, and heavy painful periods. In menopause the lack of estrogen can cause fatigue, depression, poor memory and libido. You can get hot flashes, vaginal dryness, recurrent urinary tract infections, and joint pain. Estrogen can also affect the health of your skin, hair, and digestive tract.

 

·      Testosterone- yes, this hormone is also important in women.  We associate it most with libido; however it also helps you to maintain muscle, reduce body fat, and improves memory and the feeling of well being, confidence, and assertiveness.

 

·      DHEA- this adrenal hormone promotes weight loss and helps maintain and repair body tissues such as muscle and bone. It helps with stress, memory, and libido. It supports our immune system. Low DHEA levels are associated with heart disease and macular degeneration.

 

·      Cortisol-is an adrenal hormone that affects weight control, blood sugar, mood, and sleep. It can be too high in response to acute stress and it can become too low if our adrenals are fatigued from chronic stress.  It has to be balanced for appropriate immune response and thyroid function.

 

·      Thyroid- thyroid disorders are very common. As many as 25% of people over the age of 65 have a thyroid problem. This is the primary hormone that sets your metabolic rate or energy level. I'm very aggressive in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid deficiency and prefer to use natural thyroid replacement.

Bioidentical hormones stand in contrast to synthetic hormones such as Premarin, PremPro, Methyltestosterone, Progestins, bodybuilding steroids, and the various birth control pills. Synthetic hormones often carry significant adverse effects such as increased risks for cancer and blood clots while bioidenticals, when used at the proper doses, via the correct route, and in the correct combinations, are generally safe and beneficial to the human body. Of course every patient is unique and their regimen must take into account their medical history.

Some of the symptoms of Hormone imbalance:

Fatigue, Irritability, Insomnia, Depression, Decreased memory, Increased body fat, Loss of sex drive, Low energy levels, Hot flashes, Headaches, Heart palpitations, Fibromyalgia, Bone loss, Vaginal dryness/atrophy, Craving for sweets, Dry skin, Painful intercourse, Heavy, irregular menses, Mood swings, Gastrointestinal bloating,

These symptoms can all accompany the age related decline in hormone levels. Hormone depletion can make you more vulnerable to many chronic diseases hence decreasing your longevity.

Other conditions treated with Bio-identical hormones

Andropause is the period of a man’s life that occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, which is marked by a drop in the testicles secretion of testosterone. Men with testosterone decline may experience symptoms such as changes in attitudes and moods, weight gain, fatigue, loss of energy, low libido, lowered physical agility, hair loss, and erectile dysfunction.

Sexual Disorders may occur with testosterone, estrogen, or progesterone decline. Aging does not have to mean a decrease in sexual function, and BHRT can help Symptoms such as low libido, erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, and infertility.

Chronic Fatigue may be caused when the adrenal glands have been exhausted for an extended period of time. When a person is under stress for a long period of time, the adrenals excrete cortisol, and eventually, the body begins to convert sex hormones into cortisol in order to meet the body’s demands. A person may experience symptoms such as fatigue, sore throat, loss of memory or concentration, muscle pain, enlarged lymph nodes, and extreme exhaust after physical or mental activity.

Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-induced condition characterized by a set of common symptoms that indicate decreased function of the adrenal glands. Adrenal Fatigue affects every organ and system in the body, and the symptoms produced include chronic infections, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, body aches, and headaches.

 

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Bio-identical Hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help regain what you thought was lost forever. The benefits of BHRT in both men and women can be quite significant.

From decreases in body fat to increased stamina and muscle mass, you can reshape your body. From decreases in concentration and recall to increased brain function and memory you can regain mental clarity that you may have thought was gone forever. From decreases in desire and sexual ability, both men and women can regain lost libido and capacity for intimacy.  From low energy and constant fatigue, you can return to the vigor of youth, the optimism to move forward once again and the sense of well-being you may have thought had deserted you.

A carefully personalized prescription for BHRT by our physicians can help decrease your lifelong risk of many chronic ailments, pushing back the aging process and adding back healthy and rewarding years to your life. We welcome you to schedule an appointment with us to see how we can help you reach your goal of optimal wellness.



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Phone:  972.807.6016
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