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Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

bio_womenIf you are researching bi-identical hormone replacement therapy options, chances are you are experiencing changes in your body that result in a number of health problems. Some of these problems can be chronic and lead to other, more serious conditions.

Many women tell us hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) gave them back their lives. Clinical studies show Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is effective for treating hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, joint aches, muscle pains, vaginal dryness, and many other symptoms associated with menopause.

Many of the symptoms first appear during peri-menopause, when estrogen, progesterone and testosterone production decreases; or during menopause while the hormone levels diminish in preparation for the ovaries to permanently shut-down.

These symptoms can include the following:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Gain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor Exercise Tolerance
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Loss of Orgasm
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain with Intercourse
  • Mood Changes
  • Irritability
  • Changes in Clarity of Thought/ Complex and Critical Thinking/ Memory
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Dry Skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Thinning Hair

Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone imbalances can be corrected. That is the good news. With the overwhelming amount of information on the internet regarding the use of hormones, choosing the most effective and the safest therapy can be confusing. At Glow Medical Spa, we use the most natural method through bioidentical hormone therapy.
Bioidentical, unlike synthetically manufactured hormones, is more closely related to and consistent with the female body. By using bioidentical hormones, women will not only achieve effective results in relieving their symptoms but will also be combating other conditions such as osteoporosis and heart disease.

Hormone pellets

Hormone Pellets are the most convenient and effective hormone replacement, using hormones derived from natural plant sources that replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. These pellets are implanted just under the skin and consistently release small doses of hormones to sustain your hormone levels throughout the day and my increase delivery based on how hard you are working. These pellets generally last up to 3 to 4 months, eliminating the need for worrying about applying creams or taking a pill on a daily basis.

Hormone pellets for women

Studies have compared conventional hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical hormone therapy and shown a significant difference in results. Pellets have been much more successful in treating menopausal symptoms by improving energy levels, sex drive and sleep patterns, as well as restoring feelings of youthfulness and decreasing and often eliminating depression, anxiety and mood swings.

Many women in menopause experience memory loss or “brain fog.” Through hormone replacement therapy women find they are able to “think straight” and regain clarity they thought may be lost forever!

Many studies have found that increasing your natural testosterone levels is a highly preventative method against breast cancer, dementia and other life altering and deadly diseases. As a bonus, balancing your hormones and restoring testosterone levels also affects your appearance by increasing the elasticity in your skin, giving you a more youthful glow!

I’d like to Get Started. What is the Process?

First, we will sit down with you and discuss your symptoms and health history. You’ll receive a thorough examination and most likely a blood test that will help us determine your current hormone function. Together, we’ll determine a customized treatment plan that will be used for you and you only. It may include estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Once you begin your course of treatment, you’ll return for monthly follow-up appointments so that we can gauge your plan’s success and ensure that you are getting the full benefits of BHRT.

Don’t wait any longer! Call us at Glow Anti-Aging Center and Medical Spa today to see how hormone replacement therapy can improve your health and well being.

As with any medicine or medical procedure, results may vary from individual to individual.

Frequently asked questions involving hormone replacement therapy for women:

  • Is hormone replacement therapy covered by insurance?

Many forms of Hormone Replacement Therapy are covered by insurance companies to various extents. A few forms, such as pellets, are not covered by insurance.

  • Is hormone replacement therapy safe in women?

Hormone Replacement Therapy is generally very safe for most women. Although, there are some forms of hormone replacement (synthetic versions of progesterone or progestins along with oral estrogens) which do associate with adverse effects. Likewise, some women, though rare, do have individual factors that can make taking hormones less optimal.

  • Does hormone replacement therapy cause breast cancer?

One form of Hormone Replacement Therapy clearly associates with an increased risk of developing breast cancer. It is when women take progestin (synthetic progesterone) as part of their Hormone Replacement Therapy regimen. Estrogen alone, estrogen plus natural progesterone, adding testosterone to either estrogen or estrogen plus natural progesterone or testosterone alone do not increase the risk of breast cancer. At Glow Medical Spa we take extreme caution when determining each patient’s unique Hormone Replacement Therapy regimen to ensure it best suited for that individual.

  • What are the hormones that are safe in women?

The hormones that can be safely replaced in women are the normal hormones produced by the ovary which include estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

  • Do women need testosterone?

Women absolutely need testosterone, it is a primary function of the ovaries and adrenal glands to produce large quantities of testosterone. As women outlive their endocrine systems life span it is essential for most to add back some form of either testosterone or DHEA to maintain their health and optimize their survivability.

  • Does hormone replacement cause weight gain in women?

Hormone Replacement Therapy associates with weight loss in most women when prescribed appropriately. As long as progestin (synthetic progesterone) and oral estrogen are avoided it is rare to have women gain weight on Hormone Replacement Therapy. Adding testosterone and/or DHEA clearly lowers insulin, increases muscle metabolism and leads to weight loss in the vast majority of female patients.

*As with any medicine or medical procedure, results may vary from individual to individual.

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