Bio-Identical Hormone Treatment
NOW OFFERING Advanced Hormone Therapy for men and women. Hormones have been shown to regulate energy, weight, mood, sleep, mental clarity and libido. Feeling better can start with a simple test.
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As we age, so do the endocrine glands that manufacture our hormones. These include the pituitary, pineal, hypothalamus, ovaries, testes, thyroid and adrenal glands. Not only do our hormone levels decline, but the tissues that respond to these hormones also become less sensitive. This results in decreased cellular repair, lower cell reproduction, a decline in cell turnover, reduced cellular function, and less protein synthesis.
Women in their early 40’s will generally start to develop the signs and symptoms of ovarian failure including muscle loss, sleeping difficulties, mood swings, irritability, low energy and a general feeling of malaise (feeling unwell). The underlying cause for these symptoms typically originates in either the ovaries, the thyroid or both. Additionally these symptoms may occur after any pelvic surgery (including surgery on the fallopian tubes, endometrial ablations, or hysterectomies) from medications (birth control pills, anti-depressants, synthetic hormones) and with birth control devices.
In men, low levels of testosterone, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), thyroid or Human Growth Hormone (HGH) can contribute to weight gain, storage of fat, loss of muscle, low energy, poor sleep and sexual dysfunction.
In both men and women, correcting these deficiencies or imbalances reverses the signs and symptoms noted above and plays an essential role in permanent weight loss and restoring ones quality of life.
Conditions It Treats
The following are some of the symptoms of hormone deficiencies:
- Weight gain and difficulty losing weight
- Loss of muscle mass and muscle strength
- Degenerative diseases
- Depression and emotional outbursts
- Thinning of the skin
- Hair loss and brittle nails
- Cognitive decline
- Irregular periods or loss of menses
- Loss of sex drive/libido
- Fatigue and decreased resistance to infection
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Sleep disorders
How It Works
At FreshSkin, we take an in-depth health history and review a comprehensive set of blood hormone levels. Then we design a hormone and supplement program that will help you maintain good health and vitality.
What to Expect
In general, restoring hormones to a more youthful level is associated with little to no side effects. Most patients report a general improvement in their overall sense of well-being, improved energy, sleeping, libido, and memory. These improvements occur after a couple of weeks and continue to improve over time.
Types of Programs
Comprehensive Hormone Program—This has a number of elements, including: medical consultation (including review of a health questionnaire), body analysis, lab tests and a review of results, designing your hormone optimization and balancing program, monitoring hormone levels, and one year of visits.
Thyroid Program—If we determine this is what you need, here are the actions we will take: medical consultation, thyroid labs, a review of your lab work, body analysis, diagnosis and evaluation, a personalized hormone optimization and balancing program, monitoring your hormones levels, one year of visits, and supplying you with thyroid supplements.
Testosterone Program—Your treatment will involve these steps: medical consultation, a review of your lab results, a body analysis, diagnosis and evaluation, creating customized hormone optimization and balancing program, monitoring your hormone levels, one year of visits, and supplying you with an initial five-week prescription.