Bio Identical Hormones

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Bio-identical hormones are non-synthetic, plant-based hormones that are identical biologically to human hormone, which allows the body to metabolize them in the way it is designed to do, minimizing side effects.  U. Med Spa is proud to be one of the few local providers of bio-identical hormone pellet therapy, which is the most widely studied, effective and safest method of natural hormone therapy available because it delivers bio-identical hormones in exact individualized doses.

As we age, men and women begin to suffer from hormonal imbalances.  Benefits of bio-identical hormone therapy include enhanced sexual desire and performance, decreased body fat and increased muscle mass, increased energy and reduced fatigue, greater mental clarity and a general sense of well-being.

Therapy for Women:

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using the pellet method has changed the manner in which women age.  Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone.  Without hormone replacement therapy, the loss of estrogen puts a woman at an increased risk of premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision and diabetes.  The longer a woman is without the protection of her own estrogen, the greater the risk for the serious health consequences of these conditions.  Hormonal imbalance also produces symptoms such as loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage, mood swings, and cognitive decline.  Within the brain, estrogen increases the amount of serotonin available and acts as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer.

Testosterone hormone therapy for women gives her mental clarity, restored libido and increased muscle tone and mass.  When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle growth even with regular exercise.  The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance.  When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability, increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances and depression.

Therapy for Men:

Men begin losing testosterone at the rate of 1-3% per year beginning at age 30.  Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving or sustaining erection.  Men find themselves lacking in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass and feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable.  Yet they believe they must endure these body and hormonal changes as a part of aging.  Bio-identical hormone therapy can help slow down or even reverse the aging process and is the only method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels.

Improve your quality of life and call U. Med Spa at 972.943.UMED (8633) to find out if you could be a candidate for Bio-identical hormone therapy.