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Bioidentical Hormone

BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

BHRT for Women

Hormones are regulatory substances produced by the body and transported in tissue fluids such as blood to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action. Acting like chemical messengers, hormones deliver their message to their respective receptors. Biochemically speaking, the structure of a molecule determines it’s function and properties.

The term bioidentical does not indicate the source of the hormone but rather the chemical structure. Bioidentical hormones are originally derived from a molecule called diosgenin in either soy or yam. Through a series of chemical processes the plant molecule, which is structurally similar to a steroid hormone, is converted to the specific human hormone molecule in a laboratory. The final product has no trace of the plant-just the pure biologically identical hormone. Bioidentical hormones convey the same action and effect, are metabolized into the same downstream metabolites, have same binding affinity, and are expected to restore normal physiology.

It is the molecular difference between non-biologically identical hormones and biologically identical hormones that is responsible for their different actions in the human body. It is especially important to note that different hormones do not have the same risk profile especially in regard to cardiovascular, clotting, and breast cancer risk factors. Confusion about different types of HRT is due to the lack of clear distinction between the molecular formulas and the lack of focus on their significantly different effects in the body.

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Restoring Hormones and Hormone Balance

Restoring Hormones and Hormone Balance

Symptom Relief

  • 55 Million women are in menopause
  • Women live 1/3 of their life beyond menopause
  • HRT has been shown to improve depression, anxiety, cognitive function, vasomotor symptoms, sleep, vaginal dryness, sexual health, sense of wellbeing, etc
  • accurate assessment of tissue hormone levels

Disease Prevention - Declining Hormones Are Associated with Risk Factors

  • Inflammation
  • Cognitive decline
  • Decreased bone density
  • Loss of anabolic supporting functions from reduced estrogen, progesterone, growth hormone, testosterone, and DHEA
  • Increase in catabolic processes from increased insulin and cortisol
  • International Menopause Society data states that menopause negatively impacts risk factors for CVD including: changes in body fat distribution, reduces glucose tolerance, abnormal plasma lipids, rise in BP, increases sympathetic tone, endothelial dysfunction, and vascular Inflammation

Supported by Scientific Evidence - Published Trials on HRT or ERT Demonstrate

  • Reduction on all-cause mortality
  • Reduction in Alzheimer’s Disease by 30 - 50%
  • Prevention of CAD via numerous Mechanisms
  • Reduces cardiovascular morbidity
  • Reduce risk of MI
  • Prevention of colon CA
  • Prevention of Osteoporosis
  • Prevention of age related Macular Degeneration by 90%
  • Reduction of deaths from MI and Breast Cancer
  • No increased risk of CA
  • No increased risk of Thromboembolism
  • No increased risk of Stroke

BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

BHRT for Men

1 in 4 men over 30 have low testosterone. Many men have no or minimal symptoms related to low-testosterone, and only 1 in 20 has clinical symptoms.

What Are The Symptoms of Low Testosterone?

If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy:

  • Lack of motivation and drive
  • Decline in athletic performance
  • Muscle loss and decreased muscle strength
  • Weight gain
  • Constant fatigue/ lack of energy
  • Lack of focus and concentration
  • Low sex drive
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Poor sleep
  • Joint pain
  • Crabby/irritable
  • Brain Fog
  • Erectile dysfunction
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What Are The Benefits of TRT?

When patients start TRT, they typically begin to see results in two to three months with optimal results after six months of therapy.

There are several types of testosterone treatments available, however, we recommend injections. Overall, patients see the best benefits from testosterone injections.

Benefits of TRT may include:

  • Restored confidence and swagger
  • Improved relationships and stronger family
  • Improved job performance and work relationships
  • Regain the desire for sex and intimacy
  • Increased energy
  • Renewed motivation and drive
  • Better workouts and recovery
  • Improved muscle mass and strength
  • Decreased weight and belly fat
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Better concentration and focus
  • Improvements in erectile dysfunction
  • Overall health improvement, reducing or eliminating the need for pharmaceutical treatments

What Can You Tell From My Blood Test?

With your report in hand, our physicians can take a deeper look at your test results and symptoms. A few of the key things we look for include:

  • Your total testosterone, the testosterone attached to the proteins in your blood may be normal, but the free testosterone, the testosterone that is not bound to proteins and is, therefore, available to your body for use, may be low.
  • You may have normal testosterone levels but your Estradiol (estrogen) levels are elevated, which means your body is converting free testosterone into estrogen.
  • Excess weight gain can lead your body to convert testosterone into estrogen, therefore giving you more belly fat and causing the cycle to spiral out of control.

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