Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. Your blood carries hormones to your organs and tissues to help control things like growth, metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, and even mood. As we age, our hormone production often shifts. This change can cause a shortage of hormones such as progesterone and estrogen in women experiencing menopause. And testosterone levels can drop in both men and women. About 80% of patients with a hormone imbalance are women and 20%. Women may notice hormone imbalance symptoms starting in their late 30s or 40s. For men, the symptoms may appear in their late 40s or early 50s.
Are you a candidate for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Take the quiz, check all that apply…
- Foggy thinking
- Memory loss
- Inability to lose weight
- Hormonal headaches
- Decreased libido
- Difficulty sleeping
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Decreased muscle tone
If you have 2 or fewer symptoms: you are currently not an ideal candidate. Talk to one of our experts to see if you’re a candidate to use BHRT as a preventative therapy for healthy aging. We begin treating with BHRT for healthy aging at 35 years old.
If you have 3-5 symptoms: you are still in good health but could benefit from BHRT. Discuss this quiz with our expert providers at your consultation. We will design a plan to mitigate your symptoms and get you on track with healthy aging.
If you have more than 5 symptoms: You might greatly benefit from BHRT. Don’t wait. Hundreds of our patients wish they had started sooner. BHRT can eliminate or significantly reduce your symptoms and give you back an excellent quality of life. Make an appointment for a free consultation to see if BHRT is right for you.
We believe that out of all the healthy aging products on the market, BHRT is the powerhouse that will deliver a lifetime of an immeasurable great quality of life.
What is bio identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?
Bio Identical Hormones are compounds derived from plants that are 100% identical to your body’s own hormones. BHRT can be used for individuals with low hormone levels, as well as those with normal, but not optimal levels. As a part of the normal aging process, our body no longer produces optimal amounts of key hormones that keep us feeling and looking youthful. A simple blood test and the right dose of bioidentical hormones under the care of an expert practitioner is life-changing for many of our patients.
How are hormones administered?
We offer pellet therapy which is the best method for slow, controlled delivery over along period of time. In a simple and quick office visit, a very small pellet(s) is inserted under the skin near your hip. Over the course of many months, your pellets release a consistent, optimal dose of hormones directly into your blood, no patches or creams to rub on the skin. This is the most effective delivery method and mimics the way your body naturally releases and absorbs hormones. Pellet therapy is precise, won’t cause unpredictable surges or drops that with other methods can occur.
What can I expect?
Replacing your hormones with 100% identical hormones gives many of our patients back the feelings of youth and vitality. We like to tell our patients, “you already know what you’re going to get, it’s just been a long time since you’ve been there.” Our patients use BHRT to restore optimal hormone levels then stay there for life. In some cases, individuals have never had optimal levels in their lifetime, and feel better on BHRT than ever before. We encourage our patients to commit to BHRT for one full year (about 3 pellet insertions) to realize the full benefits of what a healthy hormone balance can do.
I’ve already been tested; my doctor said I’m normal.
Most of our patient’s hormone levels fall within normal range before BHRT but they are still candidates. Hormones decline and become imbalanced as we age, most of that is normal, some is abnormal. Replacing your hormones or restoring balance does not require a deficiency or disease. Traditional medicine only treats if you are abnormal, anti-aging medicine aims to restore optimal health of the whole person throughout the body.
How do I start?
We begin with a 30 min complimentary consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate, go over what to expect and answer all of your questions. Then we do a blood test, two weeks after your blood test is your consult with our expert practitioner and medical director where you’ll discuss your labs, your health history, symptoms and goals. From there, we’ll make a recommendation and you can have your pellets inserted in that same appointment. Hormones doses are tailored specifically for you, we do not have a one-size-fits-all program.
Does pellet insertion hurt?
No. We will numb a small area on your hip. It will feel like a quick flu shot. From there you won’t feel anything. You’ll leave with a small bandage. The procedure doesn’t even require a stitch!