Symptoms of Hormone Deficiencies
Low energy, difficulty sleeping, low libido, joint pains, muscle aches, night sweats, hot flashes, mental confusion--these are symptoms commonly experienced when testosterone and/or estrogen levels are low. If you're experiencing these symptoms, you may benefit from hormone replacement therapy. With blood tests and health screening, we can help you determine if this treatment is right for you.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
How do I know if hormone replacement therapy is right for me?
If you're experiencing the symptoms listed above and are concerned you may have hormone deficiencies, make an appointment with your provider.
Who is a good candidate for bio-identical hormone therapy?
The majority of people 30 years and older are good candidates. Medical history is examined and discussed with the patient; this treatment is not recommended for anyone with a history of cancer, especially breast and prostate.
What does the procedure entail?
The plant-based hormones are compressed into a small, cylindrical pellet a little larger than a grain of rice. The pellets are then implanted into fatty tissue, generally on the hips or abdomen where they deliver consistent levels of hormones for 3 to 4 months for women, and 4 to 5 months for men.
Why is this treatment better than synthetic hormones?
Because of the consistent delivery system, bio-identical hormones do not have the up and down fluctuations of other types of hormone therapy, critical for optimal health and the prevention of disease. Additionally, pellets do not increase the risk of blood clots associated with synthetic hormones.
How quickly will I notice results?
Most patients notice results right away with estrogen, and within one or two weeks with testosterone. As the pellet diminishes, the therapeutic effects gradually wear off, though we don't tend to notice until the pellet is depleted.