Free Your Body From The Effects Of Aging
It is an inevitable fact of life that as we age, our bodies slowly begin to deteriorate. The production of key components that keep us fit and healthy begin to decline, especially as we grow into our middle to later years. As the drop-offs get more drastic, the effects also become more and more apparent. Fortunately, advanced medical science can give us options so we don’t need to just “deal with it”. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) allows men to evade the discomfort and low performance levels associated with aging.
At Revitalize You MD, we can help you recapture your body’s physiological peak. Our certified and licensed medical staff, with their wealth of medical knowledge and experience, provide HRT treatments that can correct hormone imbalance and restore your vigor.
The hormones are the body’s chemical messengers; they are delivered by the blood to the organs and tissues so they can assist in controlling metabolism, growth, reproduction, mood, and sexual function. As we grow older, hormone production shifts which leads to lower hormone levels. When the hormone balance is off or there’s a hormone deficiency, men and women undergo andropause or menopause.
Andropause: Women are not the only people who suffer from hormone problems as they age. Men also encounter their own form of menopause, called andropause, which is marked by testosterone deficiency. Around 20% of all men experience low-T (low testosterone) symptoms when they reach their early 40s or 50s, although a few can experience it as early as during their 30s. Symptoms of andropause include:
Menopause: Around 80% of women experience menopause symptoms when they hit their late 30s and early 40s, due to lower progesterone and estrogen levels. Some of the signs of estrogen reduction include night sweats, hot flashes, brain fog, hair loss, weight gain, osteoporosis or bone loss, vaginal dryness, or discomfort during sex.
Low levels of testosterone tend to be common among men as they age. Some patients also suffer from a condition called hypogonadism, where an unnaturally low level of testosterone is caused by a dysfunction of the testicles. Whichever the case, low-T can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy. In fact, an increase in testosterone can even help older men reduce the risk of stroke, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease, as their metabolism is better regulated.
The Revitalize You MD medical staff will first assess your needs before treating you with bioidentical hormone replacement products. This kind of procedure is called bioidentical because the hormones used are chemically identical to the hormones your own body creates. It’s much safer and more compatible. We also treat patients depending on their specific imbalance. If your testosterone production is low, we’ll formulate a custom dosage for testosterone therapy. Usually, we start from a lower dose and increase it as necessary.
As long as there is no underlying medical condition causing imbalanced hormones -- like natural problems with the thyroid gland, adrenal gland, or pituitary gland -- male patients can have long term hormone therapies. Within a few weeks, you can see improvements like increased bone density and more energy, to name a few.
Hormone treatments are a seemingly intimidating and unfamiliar topic for many patients, which is why there are a number of myths about it. Let’s debunk some of the more popular misconceptions here:
It is true that hormone therapies were originally meant to increase estrogen levels and treat symptoms of perimenopause or menopause in women. However, the technology we have now allows men to reap the benefits as well. Instead of suffering through andropause, men can avoid the fatigue, weight fluctuations, and other symptoms of low testosterone levels. Hormone regulation treatment can greatly help men regain their quality of life.
With bioidentical hormone therapy, there is no one-size-fits-all-approach. Any reputable provider should customize the treatment to address an individual’s specific hormonal needs and any age-related conditions. For bioidentical hormone pellet treatments, the medical staff can even adjust how the hormones will “flow” through the body.
As your body changes and your biological clock moves forward, you’re more and more likely to undergo hormonal imbalances. The key to addressing conditions associated with menopause and andropause is to regulate the hormones and keep hormone levels consistent. When your body achieves peak hormonal balance, you’re less likely to feel potential, unpleasant side-effects and other long-term problems.
The major difference between synthetic and bioidentical hormones are where they come from. Synthetic hormones are manufactured in a laboratory, while bioidenticals are sourced from plant materials. Bioidentical hormones are considered to be a better chemical match with your body, as they are made with natural substances. This means fewer risks, especially when compared to synthetic or animal-derived counterparts.
The hormones take charge over a number of bodily functions, including digestion, growth, immune function, metabolism, appetite, mood, sleep patterns, and libido. This means that if your hormones are down, you can experience a lot of fatigue -- even if you think you’re well-rested already. You may also have issues with sleeping and anxiety, digestion problems, and difficulty with weight loss, as these conditions are all interrelated. If you have a problem with the thyroid hormone, your skin and hair may undergo changes like an acne breakout or hair shedding. Lastly, you can expect a much lower sex drive or discomfort during sex. Hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate most of these symptoms.
Based on current studies, synthetic hormone replacement therapies may increase risk for blood clots, lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, or breast cancer. However, there aren’t enough studies on the long-term effects of bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. Rest assured, the BHRT industry is well-regulated. If there were any adverse reactions to treatment, they probably occurred in earlier years when hormone doses were not yet carefully tailored to each patient’s needs.
To stay on the safe side, we impose limitations on who should be a candidate for hormone therapies. The procedure is not ideal for someone who has a liver disease, has a history with blood clots, or has untreated high blood pressure.
Natural hormones in yam and soy are identical to human hormones, so the hormones from these vegetables are extracted and processed by a compounding pharmacy.
Growing older doesn’t have to feel like a chore; step up your game and renew your body at Revitalize You MD. Aside from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we offer a number of medical and aesthetic procedures, including Botox, IV therapy, weight loss protocol, Juvederm, microneedling, and P-shots. As the top med spa in Roswell, our experts guarantee to deliver safe, optimal results at every session.
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