Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men?
A low level of testosterone in a man means more than just a low sex drive or erectile dysfunction (ED). Symptoms consistent with low testosterone are:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Lower mental capacity
- Brain Fog
Additionally, studies have shown there are some conditions that are consistent with low levels of testosterone including:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Alcohol use
- High Cholesterol
What are the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women?
There are a variety of symptoms from hormone imbalance in women including:
- Night Sweats
- Hot flashes
- Decreased sex drive
- Weight gain
- Cold hands and feet
If your menstrual cycle has stopped before menopause, or if you are experiencing this or any other symptom of menopause, you may have low estrogen. An increase in UTIs, depression or painful intercourse may also indicate low estrogen in women.
Changing Lives One Pellet at a Time – You Breathe, You Eat, You Sleep, You Have Sex – You HRT.
As early as there 30’s, women and men can experience mood swings, fatigue, mental fog, depression, weight gain, night sweats and low libido, lack of mental clarity and loss of drive and jest for life. More often we complain of Mental fog, decreased mental clarity and difficulty focusing, memory loss, mood swings, irritability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, extreme fatigue (especially in the afternoon), just to name a few! These are all signs of hormonal changes.
On average, males begin hormone decline at age 35, losing up to 5% of testosterone production per year. Why is this important? Isn’t testosterone just for sexual health? Not necessarily. Testosterone, produced primarily by the male testicles and by the female ovaries, and to a lesser degree by the adrenal glands (yes ladies, females make and NEED testosterone!), has many functions in our bodies beyond sexual health. Testosterone is primarily a BRAIN hormone. As we age and testosterone production declines, we feel those brain symptoms!
When your hormones are unbalanced, this translates into many somatic symptoms. Low testosterone and high cortisol levels leads to increase fat around the waist in both males and females.
Several studies show bio-identical testosterone. Protects many disease states! Men with low testosterone are 3 times more likely to get Alzheimer’s dementia; women are at a higher risk. Studies show men over 55 with higher levels of testosterone demonstrated significant reduction in coronary artery disease and heart attacks. Testosterone builds bone by up to 8.3% per year, preventing and reversing osteopenia and osteoporosis. Additionally, testosterone has been proven to aid in the prevention of breast cancer.
The first step in hormone assessment is to obtain the right lab testing. We provide you with a detailed assessment at the initial consultation. You are then given a series of blood work at the follow up assessment. We take in consideration your current symptoms and try to match your replacement base on your individual symptoms. We use BioTE® pellets for hormone replacement because it removes the unreliability of topical absorption and the instability of testosterone injections or absorption form a patch.
One that address all major hormones. We aim to replace estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone when applicable. Additionally, we address the adrenals and other hormones. Progesterone is replaced in menopausal women who still have a uterus.
Estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman. It protects her against heart attack and stroke , osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s. It also keeps us looking young and healthy.
Testosterone is the third female hormone and is as essential as estrogen and progesterone. We need testosterone to keep our thought process quick and our libido healthy. It improves bone density, muscle mass, strength and prevents some types of depression. It is also the source of energy and solid sleep!
No. Metabolites of testosterone, Di-hydro-testosterone and estrone cause prostate enlargement and contribute to prostate cancer. Estrone increases and testosterone decreases as men age and gain belly fat. Testosterone pellets are the only replacement that reverses that trend.
For women: usually every 3-4 months. For men: usually every 5-6 months.
They are pure hormone that is not metabolized into by products by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone as the blood flow surrounding the pellets pick up what is needed.
The pellets are placed in the subcutaneous tissues of the upper buttocks or in the lower abdomen fat. Because they are pure hormone without fillers or synthetic ingredients, they completely dissolve.
24-72 hours. Optimal effect occurs three weeks after insertion.
That depends on your age, activity level and how much you exercise; Testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases your natural growth hormone production, thereby improving your stamina and increasing muscle mass.
We try to avoid complications by avoiding a one-dose fit all replacement therapy. Minor side effects such as fluid retention are temporary and treatable and occur less than 2% of the time.
A well-balanced hormone replacement therapy program is guaranteed to change you libido and you life for the better male or female.