Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Hormone replacement therapy is designed to alleviate symptoms from the body not producing enough hormones naturally. In women, most commonly this occurs with menopause, either from aging process or surgical removal of the ovaries. In men, this can occur due to testicular damage, the aging process, or previous exogenous hormone use.
Symptoms of hormone insufficiency may include sleep disturbance, fatigue, irritability, depressed mood, anxiety, increased frequency or difficulty urinating, joint pain, reduced strength, worsening memory and concentration, increase in headaches, rapid hair loss/ thinning, feeling cold (particularly hands/ feet), weight gain or difficulty with weight loss, erectile dysfunction, and low libido. Certain diseases have been shown to worsen with hormone insufficiency. These include heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity, osteoporosis, certain cancers, and many more.
At Vitality Family Healthcare, we offer clinically indicated hormone replacement therapy by several methods. We work with our patients on natural ways to improve hormone levels, including through diet, exercise, and supplements. Oral, topical, injection and subdermal hormonal implants are available. In particular, we offer pellet therapy through BioTE. Pellets provide a steady release of hormone after being injected under the skin. Hormone pellets provide relief for 3-6 months at a time. This reduces the inconvenience of multiple injections a week or applications of gel products.
At Vitality Family Healthcare, we frequently monitor your therapy with lab analysis to make sure you are getting an appropriate dose of hormone replacement. We screen for developments of adverse reactions to your hormone therapy. Our highest priority is maintaining safety while alleviating your symptoms and improving your health.