Hormone Replacement Therapy
We cannot fully feel well if our hormones are not balanced. As everyone ages, our hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone in men and women will decrease. When these levels drop, women can experience menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, fatigue and low sex drive. Men can suffer from similar symptoms like low motivation and energy, low sex drive and ability. Typically, we check hormone levels through saliva, urine or blood then treat accordingly.
Bioidentical hormones are an exact chemical match to hormones that naturally occur in the body. Chemicals are extracted from soy and yam, which get synthesized in a lab to be identical to human estrogen and progesterone. Bioidentical hormones are best absorbed in topical cream form, and these prescriptions can be filled at a compounding pharmacy. Balancing hormones can reduce or eliminate menopausal symptoms like night sweats, memory and focus difficulty, and low energy and mood issues.
Men can also balance hormones, specifically low testosterone. As we age, testosterone levels drop. You add chronic stress, pain, and certain medications, and testosterone levels drop even faster. With improved testosterone levels, many notice better energy, sex drive, focus, muscle tone and even weight loss. We offer testosterone replacement in the form of bioidentical or synthetic creams or as injection form.