Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men and Women
People who suffer from hormone imbalances can benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at any age. There are several different types of HRT treatments available to men and women. Since everyone is different with a unique biochemistry, it’s important to work with your doctor to determine the treatment that’s right for you.
HRT for Women
Women have two major hormones – estrogen and progesterone.
While both are important, estrogen levels are more likely to become imbalanced. A woman’s body produces a high volume of estrogen during puberty to generate breasts and start menstrual cycles. During menopause, the level of estrogen drops before reaching a new balance.
Women suffering from hormonal issues might experience these symptoms:
- Reduced energy and frequent feelings of fatigue
- Problems concentrating and remembering things
- Reduction in sexual desire and sexual sensation
- Difficulty regulating moods, including depression
Hormone replacement therapy is the most common treatment. Before treatment starts, it’s important to measure current hormone levels. Then, a customized, comprehensive, and scientific course of treatment can be designed.
Depending on patient needs, hormones can usually be administered through intramuscular injection or implantation of a time-release “pellet” that gradually and optimally introduces hormones into the bloodstream. In some cases, hormones are available as a pill or patch.
Women also have a small amount of testosterone, a male sex hormone, in their bodies. In some cases, it may be necessary to supplement the body’s testosterone. This can sometimes combat symptoms related to concentration and physical stamina.
HRT for Men
Like women, men have a vital hormone – testosterone.
It is produced in large quantities in the testes, though both sexes produce testosterone through the adrenal glands, near the kidneys. Testosterone is the “secret ingredient” enabling men to build muscle tissue relatively faster than women. It is also involved in physical strength, stamina, and libido.
Men can receive hormone replacement therapy using intramuscular injection, time-release pellet, or topical cream. The type used depends on the specific type of testosterone needed. Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is another type of hormone men may need to supplement.
We are always researching the latest innovative methods of Hormone Replacement Therapy.
What Is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
One of the best ways to introduce bio-identical hormones to the body is with the use of pellets. Pellets are about the size of a grain of rice, derived from yams, roots, and other natural resources, which are then compounded into a pellet. Pellets are bio-identical which means that they mimic the natural molecular structure of hormones already found in the body, such as testosterone and estradiol.
Pellet insertion is a simple in-office procedure where the hormones are inserted under the skin into the hip or buttock region. Although it is a relatively painless procedure, a local anesthetic is available and most compare it to receiving a shot or injection. Pellets are absorbed by the body at a controlled rate which allows them to remain active in the body for four to six months. Since they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream and are always readily available for the body to use, the hormone levels remain within the optimum range for the entirety of the insertion.
Hormone imbalance symptoms for men and women.
(Note: Symptoms and results may vary between individuals)
- Increased Body Fat
- Mood Swing
- Thinning Hair
- Sexual Disinterest
- Memory Loss
- Irregular Periods
- Reduced Libido
- Hot Flashes
- Reduced Cognitive Functions
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Loss Of Muscle Mass
What are the benefits of Hormone Therapy Men and Women?
- Increase Lean Muscle Mass
- Decrease Body Fat
- Increase Sexual Function
- Preservation of Bone Density
- Reduce Wrinkles
- Decrease Cardiovascular Risk
- Restore Energy & Vitality
- Reduction of Thinning Hair
- Improvement of Well-being & Mood