Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Without hormone replacement therapy, menopause and andropause are inevitable. As you age, your body generates lower and lower levels of important hormones. Without its formerly healthy levels of hormones, your body becomes more vulnerable to age related diseases like osteoporosis, heart disease, cardiovascular disease and other debilitating ailments. Not to mention disturbing symptoms like hot flashes, memory lapses, sexual dysfunction, lack of sleep, depression, fatigue and so forth are also present. It makes you yearn for times past and we can give that feeling again with natural hormone replacement therapy.
Symptom Free with Hormone Therapy
Now envision a new you hormonally balanced. You’re feeling vibrant, energetic and even sexy again. You sleep better, your headaches are gone and so is your grumpy attitude. Everyone around you notices that you seem more positive, more like your old self. Our bio-identical hormone pellet therapy can return you to hormonal balance, well-being and the physiologic state of your thirties.
History and Research on Pellet Hormone Replacement Therapy
In 1935, hormone pellet therapy was created in Europe to help alleviate the problems women experienced due to hormone production cessation or menopause. This modality was then brought to the United States in 1939 by Dr. R. B. Greenblatt. He introduced it to the Menopausal Clinic, where it is used today more than half a century after its introduction. Since then, Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in pellet form has been positively researched and accepted as the most effective delivery system available for men and women suffering from the side effects of menopause or andropause (male equivalent of menopause). When the body is in need of estrogen or testosterone, these tiny implants, placed under the skin, are found to consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy. For decades, these positive research studies have been reported in respected medical journals around the world.
In addition, human identical hormones have long been preferred in Japan, France and other European countries. Many women and men in this country and others have now switched from synthetic to bio-identical hormone therapy.
Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using the pellet method has changed the manner of how women age. In the past, women died more frequently in childbirth, PMS was an imaginary problem, and menopause, with all of its age related infirmities, was just another stage of life to be endured and lived with. Today, we know that we don’t have to accept hormonal imbalance as a grim reality. Natural hormone replacement therapy has helped improve not only the quality of our lives, but also how long we live them. Some doctors continue to say that women should stop whining and embrace our menopausal woes, but why should we when the remedy is as simple as replacing missing hormones?
Estrogen – Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Without hormone replacement therapy, the loss of estrogen puts her at increased risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. The longer a woman is without the protection of her own estrogen, the greater the risk for serious health consequences of these conditions.
There are estrogen receptors in a variety of organs throughout the body and brain. That’s why hormonal imbalance produces different symptoms such as loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage, mood and cognitive decline. On the other hand, when estrogen levels rise as they do in the first week of menses, their overall effect is to increase the amount of serotonin available in the spaces between the brain’s nerve cells. That improves mood. Within the brain, estrogen may in fact act as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. It is therefore essential that a woman suffering from premature ovary failure or surgical menopause receive treatment from a HRT physician who understands the many ramifications of the disease and is willing and able to meet her endocrine and emotional needs.
Testosterone – Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone hormone therapy gives a woman her mental clarity, libido and muscle tone and mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle growth even with regular exercise.
The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscle, bone, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women and dangerous to long term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.
The musculoskeletal system is also adversely affected by the loss of testosterone. By not having bio-identical hormone therapy the deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis and pain in the muscles and joints.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
It is a common misconception that women are the only ones who need hormone replacement as they age. However, more research is coming out showing that men too can benefit from receiving hormone replacement therapy. Hormonal balance from hormone replacement therapy can provide critical protection against osteoporosis, heart and prostate disease, among other health issues that can either kill you or drastically reduce your quality of life.
Many men are led to believe by their physicians that feeling constantly tired, having the inability to gain muscle mass and lose fat, decreased libido and foggy thinking is all a part of growing older. Accepting these symptoms as a part of aging can negatively impact your ability to perform at work, relationship with friends and family and most importantly, how you enjoy your life. You’d be amazed at how impactful hormones and hormone therapy are to your well being. And when they’re out of balance, so is everything else in your life.
Men Need Hormones Too!
Every man experiences a gradual decline in hormone production as he gets older. Beginning at age 30, his body starts to manufacture less and less testosterone, losing roughly one to three percent per year. Then, sometime between 40 and 55, testosterone levels drop dramatically and signal the onset of andropause, the medical term for the male equivalent of menopause. After this happens, a man finds himself deficient in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass and not feeling motivated, depressed and moody. Most men who don’t have hormone replacement therapy believe they have to live through these symptoms as part of “aging.”
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy is a remarkably simple, hassle free method of natural hormone replacement that can return you to the balance and well being of healthy hormone levels. With balanced hormones, you can once again look your best and feel healthy, sexual and alive!
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Forget the pills, patches and injections. In recent years, hormonal needs for men have received national media attention. The only hormone replacement therapy options available in Texas, however, have been marginal at best. Most are expensive, require daily consumption and in many cases, needs to be in sync with their partner’s desire for sexual activity.
Unlike other hormone therapies, Hormone replacement therapy works in partnership with your body day and night. Pellet therapy provides a steady, low dose of natural hormone that flows straight into the blood stream whenever your body needs it. Hormone therapy involves a brief visit to your practitioner a few times a year.
What is Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy.
Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy – which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient – Pellet Therapy, is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for up to 4 to 6 months, without any “roller coaster” effect.
Because the hormones used are completely natural, Pellet therapy is ideal for patients wanting the benefits of a natural hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic.
What are Pellets?
Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen and testosterone. The estrogen or testosterone utilized in the pellets is compounded by a professional compounding phamacist using strict federal guidelines. These pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, are then placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin and act as if an ovary or testicle is present. The implantation procedure is easily performed in the office.