Hormone Therapy for Women in Chandler
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) & Anti-aging Hormone Optimization
Starting from age 27 to 28, the hormones of women begin to steadily decline and continue to decline as we age. However, these drops in hormones generally need an average of 5 to 15 years before an accumulative loss is marked enough for you to realize that you’re not who you once were. A comprehensive lab (blood) work-up is first analyzed to reveal deficiencies in hormones that rob you of your energy, strength, vitality and health. Typical menopausal symptoms in women due to estrogen deficiency may include hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, irritability, anxiety & depression, bloating, and loss of libido.
Typical symptoms of adult growth hormone deficiency may include poor recovery, poor stamina, poor sleep, increased obesity (especially abdominal weight gain), sagging skin, poor energy, thinning skin, poor lean muscle and weakness.
Deficiency of DHEA may include anxiety, depression, and brain fog.
Symptoms of thyroid deficiency may include weight gain, fatigue (especially in the afternoon), dry hair, dry skin, cold hands, cold feet, and constipation.
Hormone treatments in the order of effectiveness can include topical creams, intramuscular injections, and subcutaneous implantation of testosterone and/or estradiol hormone pellets. Creams are not as highly recommended as shots or pellets since the transdermal administration (via the skin barrier) may disallow as effective dosing as intramuscular or subcutaneous administration that by-pass the skin. The net result is the restoration of your quality of life, more independence, improved energy, increased strength & stamina, enhanced mental clarity & acuity, and improved cardiovascular morbidity factors because of the increased lean muscle and decreased fat tissue.
Natural Hormone Replacement with Testosterone Pellet Implants
Subcutaneous implantation of testosterone hormone pellets in Arizona can increase sex drive, energy, focus, lean muscle tissue, drive, and decrease irritability in women while subcutaneous implantation of estrogen hormone pellets relieves persistent menopausal symptoms in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. The result is an enhanced quality of life and sense of wellbeing. These rice grain sized pellets are bio-identical hormone pellets have been around since the late 1940’s. They are making a come-back as more alternative and health-conscious minded adults are tired of “being tired” and who want more out of life. This anti-aging movement involving testosterone and growth hormone started in the 1990’s and has been more recently been popularized by Suzanne Somers and Sylvester Stallone.
The definition of menopause is the physical end of menses (menstruation) as a result of decreasing ovarian function. The diagnosis is typically not made until menses has not occurred for one year. Since this is not a sudden change, early symptoms of menopause are often overlooked. The transition to menopause is a process that can take years. In the two to ten years before the last menstrual period, and the year or so after, women may experience very difficult physical and emotional symptoms.
Conventional HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) consists of using standard doses of synthetic hormones without considering each woman’s hormonal profile.
However, an individualized approach to HRT, using biologically identical hormones, can pinpoint exact hormone levels, and what is needed to bring them back into balance. Often, Pellet Implants of both Estradiol and Testosterone are implanted for very effective treatment results. See Understanding BHRT Pellet Implants below for more information.
Biologically Identical (endogenous) Hormones – Safe and effective alternative to Prempro
Healthcare providers and their patients have been left wondering where to turn next in the wake of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) decision to stop their study regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Unfairly, the WHI has left the impression that all HRT is the same and poses the same health risks identified in the study. This is simply not the case. There are alternatives to the one-size-fits-all dosage and single product focus of WHI. They are also safe and efficacious.
The WHI study was initiated to determine any relationship between HRT and other health risks such as breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis to name but a few. The protocol involved thousands of women aged 50 to late 70’s and were given a single dosage regardless of their physical and physiological differences. For instance, there was no distinction made between participants with intact uteruses and ovaries and those without. This is an extraordinary assumption as it is widely held that hormonal requirements, and therefore dosages, vary substantially based on the specific patient’s unique chemistry. One dose does not fit all.
The distinction between the synthetic hormones used in the WHI study and BHRT is the molecular structure of the hormones. BHRT provides the patient with medications that are exactly the same chemically as that produced by the body. Additionally, the route of administration used in the study (oral) could increase risk to the patient due to the production of known high-risk metabolites caused by interaction of the medications with the liver. Non-oral routes of administration such as trans-dermal, sublingual, and pellet implants were not studied by the WHI. These alternative routes of administration are widely known to provide a more consistent and natural way to introduce medications into the body.
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