Hormone Therapy for Women

Between the age of 40 and 50, women will go through menopause. As women age, their hormones decline leading to cessation of menstrual cycles and an array of uncomfortable symptoms. The most common symptoms experienced are, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and a decrease in sex drive. Decrease in these hormones can also put women at risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help manage menopausal symptoms and improve overall health and wellness.

*Note: Pricing may vary for all Hormone Therapy 

What is estrogen?

Estrogen is a class of steroidal hormones that include estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Estrogens are primarily responsible for regulating fertility and youth in women.

What are the symptoms of estrogen deficiency?

The most common symptoms associated with deficient estrogen include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, skin laxity, and mood changes.

What are the benefits of estrogen replacement?

Estrogen is a woman’s feel good hormone. It helps reduce unwanted hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Estrogen has also been shown to improve osteoporosis, decrease bad cholesterol, protect neurological function and maintain skin elasticity.

How will A2U treat my estrogen deficiency?

An initial consult will be performed in order to obtain a medical history and symptom review. The physician will order blood work to determine your estrogen levels. Depending on your results, the physician will prescribe a recommended estrogen treatment according to your individual needs. After beginning the therapy, follow ups and routine blood work will be done to monitor values and improvement of symptoms.

What is progesterone?

Progesterone is a steroid hormone that is produced after ovulation during the second half of a female’s menstrual cycle. It is responsible for promoting a healthy uterine lining and pregnancies. As women go through menopause, ovulation diminishes along with progesterone production.

What are the symptoms of progesterone deficiency?

The most common symptoms of progesterone deficiency include migraines, anxiety, low libido, and hot flashes.

What are the benefits of progesterone replacement?

Progesterone helps minimize hot flashes and night sweats. In addition, it has the ability to promote a healthy sleep cycle along with stabilizing mood swings, primarily anxiety. Progesterone has also been shown to minimize the risk of osteoporosis and breast cancer.

How will A2U treat my progesterone deficiency?

An initial consult will be performed in order to obtain a medical history and symptom review. The physician will order blood work to determine your progesterone levels. Depending on your results, the physician will prescribe a recommended progesterone treatment according to your individual needs. After beginning the therapy, follow ups and routine blood work will be done to monitor values and improvement of symptoms.

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is part of a group of hormones known as androgens, which are responsible for sex drive, fertility, muscle mass and fat distribution, as well as red blood cell production. It is commonly known as a male hormone, but plays a significant role in the female reproductive system, simply in smaller quantities.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

The most common symptoms of low testosterone include decreased sex drive, fatigue, muscle weakness, weight gain, fertility issues, and loss of bone density. Low testosterone levels have also been shown to put women more at risk for depression and cardiovascular disease.

What are the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy?

For women, testosterone replacement therapy helps improve sex drive and energy levels. It also manages mood swings and increases general motivation. Women will find workouts are more efficient now having an appropriate amount of testosterone to support muscle production. Multiple studies show the benefit of testosterone for reducing incidence of cardiovascular disease and breast tissue abnormalities.

How will A2U treat my testosterone deficiency?

An initial consult will be performed in order to obtain a medical history and symptom review. The physician will order blood work to determine your specific testosterone levels. Depending on your results, the physician will prescribe a recommended testosterone treatment according to your individual needs. After beginning the therapy, follow ups and routine blood work will be done to monitor values and improvement of symptoms.

What is thyroid hormone?

Thyroid hormone is secreted from a small gland within the front of your neck and is responsible for an individual’s basal metabolic rate. It regulates most functions in the body including heart and digestive function, brain development, mood maintenance, and body temperature.

What are the symptoms of low thyroid?

The most common symptoms for low thyroid include fatigue, feeling cold at most times, dry skin, hair loss, constipation, and weight gain.

What are the symptoms of too much thyroid?

The most common symptoms for excess thyroid include irritability, nervousness, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping, weight loss without trying, racing heart, and frequent diarrhea.

What are the benefits to treating my thyroid imbalance?

Increasing low levels of thyroid can improve all regulatory functions in the body. In addition, it enhances quality of life by providing more energy, regulating body temperature, triggering regular bowel movements, and increasing mental clarity.

Decreasing high levels of thyroid help calm and regulate all body systems, reducing anxiety, heart palpitations, and promoting a healthy sleep cycle.

How will A2U treat my thyroid imbalance?

An initial consult will be performed in order to obtain a medical history and symptom review. The physician will order blood work to determine your thyroid levels. Depending on your results, the physician will prescribe a recommended thyroid treatment according to your individual needs. After beginning the therapy, follow ups and routine blood work will be done to monitor values and improvement of symptoms.

What is cortisol?

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland that helps regulate a variety of processes throughout the body. Some of these include metabolism, blood sugar and blood pressure regulation, inflammatory response, electrolyte balance, and immune response. In addition, cortisol is a key element in the body’s response and ability to manage stress.

What are the symptoms of low cortisol?

When levels of cortisol are depleted, the most common symptom experienced is extreme fatigue. Other symptoms include weight loss, mood changes, and general body weakness. Individual’s may also experience dizziness, particularly upon standing.

What are the symptoms of high cortisol?

When levels of cortisol are depleted, the most common symptom experienced is extreme fatigue. Other symptoms include weight loss, mood changes, and general body weakness. Individuals may also experience dizziness, particularly upon standing.

What are the benefits of treating my cortisol imbalance?

Correcting cortisol imbalances, whether high or low, improves overall health. It allows for optimal immune function, improved metabolic levels to help maintain appropriate weight, blood pressure control, and a better response to stress.

How will A2U treat my cortisol deficiency?

An initial consult will be performed in order to obtain a medical history and symptom review. The physician will order blood work to determine your cortisol levels. Depending on your results, the physician will prescribe a recommended treatment depending on whether your cortisol levels are too low or too high. After beginning recommended protocols, follow ups and routine blood work will be done to monitor values and improvement of symptoms.

FAQ

Bioidentical hormones contain the exact same structure as the hormones that the body naturally produces. Previously synthetic hormones were the only type available. Synthetic hormones vary in chemical structure and therefore often times are ineffective or result in unwanted side effects. Both synthetic and bioidentical hormones are manufactured in a laboratory, but the benefit to bioidentical products their chemical structure is exactly the same as what we naturally produce.

Both women and men can suffer from hormone imbalances, and therefore are ideal candidates for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Aging has a significant effect on hormones and can create symptoms that make individuals feel less like themselves. Common symptoms include fatigue, foggy brain, insomnia, muscle loss, and changes in sexual lifestyle. Women approaching, going through, or postmenopause suffering from mood swings, hot flashes, and weight gain can benefit from balancing their hormones. Aging triggers a process called andropause in men that can contribute to diminished testosterone levels, which can be supplemented.

Bioidentical hormones come in various delivery methods. Hormones can be administered through intramuscular injections, creams, oral pills, or sublingual tablets.

Bioidentical hormones can provide relief for nearly all of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause, andropause, and other various imbalances. BHRT provides an individualized treatment plan, therefore dosing will vary person to person. Though results are not guaranteed, many people who undergo treatment feel rejuvenated and more youthful.

Consultation for BHRT includes the practitioner collecting a previous medical history, as well as current symptoms. During the consultation, the practitioner will analyze your symptoms, history, and lifestyle to determine the appropriate laboratory testing that will be needed. A plan will be devised and discussed in order to set up an optimal and individualized protocol, tailored to your needs.

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