Hormone Replacement Therapy

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY: TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED?



Worried about Your Hormones?
Constantly Tired?
Gaining Weight?
No Sex Drive?
Depressed? We can help.

Why Biocore Health:


  • • We offer state of the art Saliva, Blood and Urine hormone testing.

  • • We have your hormones custom compounded just for your needs.

  • • We use natural hormones in the smallest possible doses.

  • • Our goal is to treat your symptoms, not just lab values.

  • • We have a full line of natural supplements to complement hormone replacement.

WHY BALANCE HORMONES?

Hormones work together and balance each other to make you feel well. When one or more hormones begin to change, they can throw off the entire system and cause hormone imbalance. Hormone imbalance can be tested and treated with careful hormone replacement or hormone therapy.


WHAT ARE BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES?


BHT – Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
seeks to restore to the body what is missing in the face of stress or imbalance. As we age, hormone levels naturally decline, leading to various symptoms and a general decrease in the feeling of well-being.



Bioidentical Hormone Therapy


Makes use of hormones that are identical to what the body produces, instead of making use of synthetic medications. Drug companies cannot patent bioidentical hormones, so they synthesize artificial replacements. These commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals function differently from natural hormones and may lead to side effects and decreased potency. There is precedence for bioidentical hormones, as both Insulin and thyroid hormone are commonly-used natural hormones.


WHY BALANCE HORMONES?


Hormones are the chemical messengers in your body that control growth, energy levels, sexual function and mood.



How can Bioidentical Hormones Therapy help me?

By employing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, normal hormone levels can be quickly achieved in the blood, helping to remedy any problems you may be currently experiencing. Common hormones that are measured include estrogen, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, cortisol and thyroid. Conditions that we treat include premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovaries, menopause, andropause, adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. These are conditions that affect both men and women of all ages.


How does Hormone Therapy work?


Hormone therapy works by replacing the hormones your body needs to function, and that can help to change the way you feel from day-to-day. We use the smallest amount possible of bioidentical hormones to lessen symptoms and improve well-being. We follow-up your therapy with testing to ensure that you are getting the amount of hormones you need.

What are Hormone Imbalance Symptoms?


Our unique testing procedure will help you decide if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is right for you. Generally speaking, if you have a hormone deficiency and symptoms, you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Men come in saying they feel excessively fatigued, weaker, depressed, and that they have lost their sex drive and muscle mass — all common symptoms of low testosterone or Low T.

Female hormone imbalance symptoms:


  • • Breast tenderness
  • • Cervical dysplasia
  • • Cold hands and feet due to thyroid dysfunction
  • • Low or absent libido
  • • Early onset of menstruation
  • • Endometrial (uterine) cancer
  • • Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips and thighs
  • • Fibrocystic breasts
  • • Hair Loss
  • • Infertility
  • • Irregular menstrual periods
  • • Insomnia
  • • Osteoporosis
  • • Polycystic ovaries
  • • Premenopausal bone loss
  • • Uterine cancer
  • • Uterine fibroids
  • • Water retention, bloating

What should I do if I am interested in Hormone Therapy?

Please contact us for a free consultation. We can discuss your symptoms and how our bioidentical hormone therapy program works. Our Bioidentical Hormone doctors can prescribe an individualized treatment plan for you

How long does Hormone Therapy last?


Treatment is an ongoing process in nearly all cases, but we’ll design a customized plan to meet your individual needs. We will have the Bioidentical hormones you need compounded at a pharmacy. This is probably a life long process and many of these hormones have anti-aging properties.



Are Bioidentical Hormones safe?



Most natural hormones are extracted from plant sources. Since they are not manufactured by drug companies, we depend on compounding pharmacies to secure them. At these facilities, professional pharmacists compound natural hormones in different delivery systems. These compounds are then available by prescription for hormone replacement therapy. Synthetic hormones have many extra components that can increase the risks of certain cancers and blood clots. On the other hand, bioidentical hormones lack these extra components and are as a result, much safer. Just like pharmaceuticals, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement requires the continuation of the same cancer screening procedures (mammograms, pap smears, prostate tests, etc.). Furthermore, hormone therapy utilizes close monitoring of tissue levels. Instead of relying on symptoms, salivary testing allows us to use the smallest possible doses of hormones. We try to use bioidentical hormone cream as much as possible, as this avoids metabolism through the liver.




ESTROGEN DOMINANCE SUFFERING FROM SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE OR PMS?




Millions of women’s lives are disrupted by hormonal changes. They cause alterations of the mind and body that make life difficult and unpleasant. The good thing is that there is now easy and effective testing and treatment for female hormone imbalance.

Menopause isn’t just caused by a lack of estrogen, but by a bigger decrease in progesterone causing estrogen dominance. It is the estrogen dominance that causes the troubling symptoms of menopause.

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT FEMALE HORMONES?

Women depend on the balance of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone for optimal health. Estrogen is produced by the ovaries and functions to develop female sex traits, breast growth, growth of the egg and endometrial lining. Progesterone functions to mature the egg and endometrial lining as well as to modulate the effects of estrogen throughout the body. Testosterone boosts both libido and energy, maintains muscle mass, strengthens bone and ensures the nipples and clitoris are sensitive to sexual pleasure.

HOW DO WE TEST FOR ESTROGEN DOMINANCE?

These hormones circulate in the blood bound to proteins. Only their free forms are active. Blood tests cannot measure the free hormone levels. Salivary testing allows for the measurement of the free hormone levels that the tissues see. Salivary testing also allows us to look at multiple hormone levels at once.

HOW DO WE TREAT ESTROGEN DOMINANCE?

Armed with our salivary testing results, we can make intelligent decisions on balancing the hormone levels. Younger women experiencing PMS usually have normal to elevated estrogen levels and benefit from just progesterone supplementation. Menopausal women suffer declines in both estrogen and progesterone and require careful replacement and balancing of both

IS ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE SAFE?

Yes, when used in the proper form and dosage. The old way of hormone replacement was with high doses of synthetic oral hormones. These medications over stimulated hormone receptors and suppressed natural hormone production. They lead to higher risks of cancer and heart disease. There was no direct measurement of hormone levels nor balancing of their dosages.

Bioidentical hormone replacement utilizes natural compounds that are identical to the body’s hormones. They are applied transdermally (creams) to avoid any metabolism in the liver. We directly measure their levels and only replace what is deficient. We strive to balance their levels with each other.

SO WHAT DO I DO NEXT IF I AM CONCERNED I HAVE ESTROGEN DOMINANCE?

Contact us for a free consultation with our qualified medical professionals to discuss bioidentical hormone therapy. We offer salivary testing and replacement with compounded hormone creams, expertly tailored to your individualized needs.

CONCERNED ABOUT LOW TESTOSTERONE OR LOW T?

There has been a great deal of interest recently in low testosterone in men. Low T is a real problem that affects millions of men. It used to be written off as just getting ‘older’,’ or ‘winding down.’ It was pretty much ignored until recently. Everyone is familiar with the female hormone decline menopause, but not the male hormone decline, andropause. We now know that male testosterone levels begin to decrease in the 30s (1% per year)! We also know that these low testosterone levels can be boosted to more youthful levels. The good news is that the word is out about low testosterone and it is easy to test and treat!

WHAT ARE ESTROGEN DOMINANCE SYMPTOMS?


Lets look at some of the common
symptoms of female hormone imbalance


So we can see there is many common symptoms between these conditions. What they share is not an excess of estrogen but an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. Treating this estrogen dominance can resolve many of these PMS and menopause symptoms.