HORMONE REPLACEMENT

WHAT IS HORMONE REPLACEMENT?

Almost all of us over the age of 40, and some in their 30’s begin to experience hormonal imbalance. Over the course of a lifetime we are exposed to environmental and dietary elements that contribute to the natural decline of hormones as we age. These may include adrenal fatigue, thyroid disease, metabolic symptoms, and sexual dysfunction. As a result of hormonal imbalance you may experience the normal symptoms of aging:

  • limited energy
  • weight gain
  • hair loss
  • mood swings
  • sleeplessness
  • depression
  • low sex drive
  • fatigue

Fortunately hormonal loss and deficiency is easily corrected. Following a comprehensive review of symptoms, medical history, family and personal history we utilize hormone testing procedures with saliva testing, urine and blood samples to determine your specific hormone needs.

Hormonal balance is absolutely necessary as we age to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They are a key element in the overall relationships of the body’s complex systems. There are two major hormone therapy products on the market today – pharmaceutical and bioidentical. Pharmaceutical hormones are synthesized in a lab and are derived from plant progesterone and animal estrogens. They are very near - but not identical - to the molecular structure of the hormones produced within the human body. The best analogy to understand bio identical from synthetic hormones is to look at the hormones and the receptors they activate as a lock and key. The hormone is the key and the receptors they work upon are the locks. Bio-identical hormones fit perfectly in the lock, and unlock all of the beneficial effects of hormones. When used with proper dosage, they have minimal to no side effects. Pharmaceutical produced hormone equivalents however, are generic in their structure and synthetic rather than being designed to match an individual’s need. The body recognizes that these synthetic hormones are foreign toxins and cannot metabolize their chemical make-up. This often times leads to a variety of unwanted side effects ranging from non-life threatening to more serious medical conditions.

Common side effects may include:

  • high blood pressure
  • blood clots
  • cancer
  • cardiovascular disease

Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are replicas of the body's own natural hormones. Derived from natural sources like yams and soy, they are specifically designed to match your natural hormonal needs. Since bioidentical hormones share an identical molecular structure to the hormones the body produces naturally, bioidentical hormone therapy may be a safer and more effective method of treating symptoms of hormonal imbalance without hormone therapy side effects.

With natural bio-identical hormones, men and women can reduce the symptoms caused by the natural decrease in hormone levels as you age and rediscover the youthful and energetic you. With over 70 years of research that has proven the benefits of hormone pellet therapy for men and women, get your life back on track and give us a call today.

TREATMENTS
  • Physical and Consultative Examination
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Treatments
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Stress and Exercise
  • Sleep disorders
  • Saliva Testing
  • Cosmetic Procedures

CONTACT US
Wilmington Proactive Medicine
1410 Commonwealth Drive Suite 100
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 679-4784

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:30 AM – 5:00PM
Friday
8:30am - 12:00pm
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