Women’s Hormone Therapy
As long as you are going to get older, you might as well do it in style!
If, like so many other people, it is time for you to make a change and regain your vitality, we have a plan for you. Our $99.99 special (regularly $299.99) includes:
- Initial consultation with medical provider
- Initial lab work
- Analysis and review of lab work
- Follow-up visit
For $169.99 per month we offer an all-inclusive package that includes:
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Women are lucky in that we generally have other women to guide us down the path of perimenopause and later, menopause. By the time we experience the first signs of hormone loss, we often recognize them because a dear friend or relative has told us what to expect. We understand that any of these symptoms signal a loss of hormones:
- Irregular periods
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness or discomfort during sex
- Problems with memory
- Urine leakage when coughing or sneezing
- Breast tenderness
- Urinary urgency
- Worsening premenstrual syndrome
- Trouble sleeping
- Lower sex drive
- Weight gain
While we frequently understand why we are experiencing these symptoms, we are unsure of treatment options. It helps to have a clear picture of what hormones are and the role they play in our bodies. When we were younger, our hormones drove us – gave us the stamina to do it all. As those hormones diminish, so do many of the benefits we derived from them. We may feel tired, gain weight, and be less interested in sex. Our grandmothers might have considered these symptoms a way of life, issues that simply had to be accepted, but we don’t have to!
Those hormones we value so highly are produced in the endocrine glands, located in various spots around our bodies. They are produced in the brain, thyroid, pancreas, pituitary gland, adrenal gland, and ovaries. As women, we naturally produce both estrogen and testosterone in order to feel “balanced” and both play a vital role in our wellbeing. Estrogen helps thicken the lining of our uterus in preparation for potential pregnancy. It also impacts how our bodies uses calcium, which is important in the management of cholesterol levels and bone strength. Testosterone is important because it helps us develop muscle mass, boosts our sex drive, sharpens our minds, and improves energy. It is natural to feel the loss as these important hormones begin to wane!
Our bodies are so accustomed to the perfect balance of estrogen and testosterone that the smallest decrease in hormone production can leave us reeling. That is where hormone replacement therapy comes into play.
You may be tired, feel overwhelmed, or even believe that you are not as important as other members of your family!
The truth is, you are important! You cannot properly care for others until you care for yourself. All it takes is one call to our office to get started. After a physical exam and review of your medical history we will order blood tests. The results of these tests will clearly indicate where your hormone levels are and help us understand where you need help.
Everybody is different. Your treatment plan will be specifically related to what your body needs.
We may introduce one or several of the following:
Though fertility may be a thing of the past, estrogen is still important due to its role in increasing bone strength and controlling cholesterol levels. Ask any woman in her 70s what she fears most and you may find that she names the inability to fully care for herself. According to the CDC, by the year 2030, the number of hip fractures in the U.S. is projected to reach 289,000. Three-quarters of those fractures will occur in women. Estrogen is a key ingredient in the tool against hip fractures by helping to make those bones stronger.
The American Cancer Society explains the importance of progesterone therapy in this way: “although estrogen alone improves the symptoms of menopause, it increases the risk of cancer of the uterus. Adding progesterone protects the lining of the uterus, so this combination is given to women who have not had a hysterectomy.” Prior to menopause your natural levels of progesterone acted as protector for your uterus. In fact, it was progesterone that triggered your menstruation each month. Now, we add the progesterone so that uterine protection will be uninterrupted.
While testosterone is often thought of as a “male” hormone, it plays a huge role in how our female bodies operate. Everything – from our libidos, moods, and sleep patterns – is impacted by our testosterone levels. Getting those levels back to “normal” improves hair growth, energy levels, and bone density. It simply gives us our “oomph!” back.
*Is Hormone Therapy Right for ME?
It is natural to ask this question and actually, a healthy thing to investigate. We have found that hormone replacement therapy is right for anyone who suffers the symptoms of hormone loss. Our clients tell us that therapy has allowed them to feel more like themselves, to sleep better, lose unwanted pounds, to feel sexier and more vibrant than they have felt in years!
*Are There Any Benefits to HRT?
It is due to the benefits of hormone replacement therapy that we offer this service. Treatment can relieve vaginal dryness, night sweats, and dry, itchy skin. Hot flashes can become a thing of the past. Therapy improves bone density and can prevent fractures. Studies also show that when it is taken within five to ten years of the onset of menopause, HRT can also decrease the risk of heart disease.
*Are Bio-Identical Hormones Safe?
Our bio-identical hormones have the same precise chemical structure as the natural hormones once produced by your body. In fact, they are like identical twins. Even your body cannot tell the difference. Made from soy and yams, our bio-identical hormones do not pose the health risks associated with some of the older, outdated hormone replacement formulas.
*How are Bio-Identical Hormones Administered?
We tailor your hormone replacement method to you and what will be most effective. We may recommend creams, gels, tablets or lozenges containing the important hormones your body craves.
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