Hormone Therapy

Is Hormone Therapy Right for You?

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For men and women facing the pains of andropause or menopause, hormone therapy offers a way to diminish the discomforts and reclaim the vibrancy of youth. Menopause (known as andropause in men) is generally caused by a decrease in hormones, whether testosterone or estrogen, so replenishing these hormones is the primary goal of hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is a popular way to insert hormones into the body in as natural a way as possible. Playing with hormonal imbalance can be difficult, so choosing a type of hormone therapy that mimics natural processes is a priority when enduring menopause.

How DOES Pellet THERAPY Work?

Bioidentical hormones were developed in an attempt to create hormones that closely mirror the natural hormones found in our bodies. The majority of hormone therapy solutions are synthetic substitutes that actually act quite differently when placed in the body. Bioidentical hormones are developed in compounding pharmacies that generate formulas that specifically address your personal needs.

Pellet therapy is a technique for introducing new hormones to the body that incorporates bioidentical hormones. In this system, hormones are replenished naturally and gradually for a more healthy experience. Each pellet contains the appropriate amount of estrogen or testosterone for the patient.

The process for implementing bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is simple and quick. In a short outpatient procedure, the fleshy area around the hip is numbed and a nurse makes a small incision. The pellet is inserted into the fat pad of the hip and the procedure is complete. Over the course of the next few months, the pellet will slowly introduce the bioidentical hormones to the blood stream, closely mimicking the normal process of hormone diffusion in the body. The pellet releases a self-adjusting dose so that the patient receives the exact amount of hormones necessary.

Why Pellets Are Right For You?

The benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy are vast. Maintenance is simple, since the pellets last between 3 and 5 months for women and 4 to 6 months for men. Patients must no longer remember to dose themselves every day with pills or creams, as the effects of the pellets are constant. Many men and women experience immediate relief from their symptoms after the pellet is inserted.

Under the influence of bioidentical hormone pellet therapy, patients often enjoy a decrease of the symptoms caused by menopause. In most cases mood swings, irritability, and depression are reduced. Both men and women usually experience a return of their sex drive. In addition, pellets allow increased mental concentration and energy to perform everyday tasks.

Testing with Comprehensive Symptoms are Critical Factors for Success

To determine your hormonal needs, our providers thoroughly evaluate your symptoms using diagnostic tests to determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormonal needs. After starting a hormone replacement program, your provider will monitor and re-evaluate your hormone levels, meeting with you, to insure that they are maintained at their optimum balance.

FOR WOMEN:

Millions of women in the United States are suffering from hormonal imbalance, whether it is early menopause, perimenopause symptoms, perimenopause weight gain, adrenal fatigue, menopause, or premenstrual symptoms (PMS). In many cases, bioidentical hormone therapy is the solution.

The signs of menopause and related hormonal issues include:

·  Weight Gain
·  Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
·  Mood Swings
·  Depression
·  Insomnia
·  Fatigue
·  Memory Loss
·  Fibroids
·  Endometriosis
·  Premenstrual symptoms
·  Low Libido

Hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping and weight gain are the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance as a woman ages. Perimenopause weight gain is often times misdiagnosed and is one of the first signs of hormonal imbalance. These signs of menopause or early menopause and related conditions are also connected to your stress levels, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and the environmental toxins your body is exposed to on a daily basis.

These physicians provide bioidentical female hormone replacement treatment plans that support women suffering the symptoms of perimenopause, menopause whether due to age or a hysterectomy, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid disorders by using bioidentical hormone therapy to live the best life possible. Hormonal imbalances are the root of many chronic health problems and can increase your risk of serious disease. In women, the symptoms often first appear in perimenopause or menopause, when estrogen, progesterone and testosterone production begins to diminish.

The good news is that hormone losses and imbalances are correctable. Through the use of bioidentical hormones, women can not only be relieved of the symptoms, but also effectively protect themselves against osteoporosis and heart disease. And through supervised treatment, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can make women feel healthier, and younger than they have in years.

FOR MEN:

If you are experiencing the issues associated with low testosterone (also referred to as, low T), the first step to take is to visit your doctor to be sure that low testosterone is your problem. Other medical conditions such as depression or heart disease can create similar symptoms. Your doctor can order a blood test to definitively determine if you are suffering from low T.

After you are sure that low T is the problem, you can begin considering your options for hormone therapy.

As men age, their testosterone levels begin to decrease, usually at a rate of about 1% per year after the age of 30. Since testosterone affects key issues in men’s health, such as bone density, muscle strength and muscle mass, sex drive, and fat distribution.

Symptoms of low testosterone can lead to problems that might include the following:

·  Reduced sexual functions: Men with Low T may experience a lower sexual desire and fewer spontaneous erections.
·  Emotional shifts: Low T may cause depression or lack of motivation in older men.
·  Physical changes: Decreased energy may occur, in addition to lower muscle strength and diminished bone density.
·  Sleep issues: Men struggling with Low T may encounter problems with insomnia.

Some of the benefits that men undergoing hormone therapy will enjoy:*

·  A renewed sex drive
·  A more positive outlook on life
·  Restored energy throughout the day
·  Increased concentration

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