Every individual has a unique biochemistry. The slightest imbalance may cause disruptive and life-altering health issues that cannot be addressed with standard commercial solutions.
We specialize in partnering with healthcare providers to offer compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy solutions that are precise and tailored to each individual patient*. This method recreates optimal hormonal balance and addresses concerns including sexual health, menopause and andropause symptoms.
There are “normal” ranges for hormone levels at each age, but an optimal level is what can really improve quality of life and wellbeing. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can be compounded to replace the inevitable hormone deficiencies experienced with time. Hormone levels are usually checked by a qualified clinician using blood, saliva, or urine samples. The test results in combination with a complete medical history allow the medical provider to establish a plan for optimal health and wellness. This typically includes thyroid and weight management, lifestyle edits and disease prevention.
Low libido. Erectile dysfunction. Menopausal symptoms. These issues can directly impact a patient’s quality of life, whether they are due to stress, diet, weight, hormone imbalances or the natural processes of aging. By identifying the root cause, and working with a patient’s prescriber, we can develop compounded preparations that work to improve a patient’s total wellbeing.
A blood test panel, which can be performed by most of the major labs is all that is needed to identify imbalanced testosterone levels. An essential hormone that if left unaddressed can plague both men and women with a host of symptoms including erectile dysfunction (males), low libido, loss of lean muscle mass and lethargy. Testosterone replacement is available as topical creams, gels and intramuscular injection (IM).
Estrogen & Progesterone Therapy
Bioidentical sex hormones provide naturally derived solutions to address menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms, vaginal atrophy, dryness, pain during intercourse and urinary tract infections. Pre and perimenopausal women often benefit from replacement if suffering from severe PMS or PMDD. Optimal levels of female hormones are a critical component to sleeping well, mood stability and feeling an overall zest for life.
Thyroid and Adrenal Medications
Countless patients across the nation experience a thyroid disorder, with women experiencing the symptoms five times more than men. Yet, very few patients are aware that they have a thyroid condition. How often do you hear complaints about the “blahs”? The thyroid gland works like Grand Central station when it comes to hormones by controlling metabolism, temperature, growth, and more. We work closely with all prescribing physicians to collaborate and advise on educating patients about hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, proper replacement protocols and hormone administration so that a patient can feel more balanced and better overall. We offer:
- Bioidentical Thyroid Replacement Therapy (T3 and/or T4)
- Essential thyroid hormones that work in tandem to control your body’s metabolism.
- Commercially available thyroid hormones including slow release, Nature-Thyroid and Armor Thyroid.
*All of our BHRT preparations are plant-based rather than synthetic in order to best replicate the natural hormones produced in the body including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Our expert teams are continually available to advise on supplementation and administration.
A note from one of our physician partners:
“Plain and simple, bioidentical hormones cannot be patented as they come from plant sources and are identical to the same hormones produced by our body. Our body cannot tell the difference. On the contrary, synthetic hormones are chemically altered to purposely be different than what our body produces allowing them to be patentable and as a result a quite lucrative business. When our body metabolizes many of these synthetic hormones, the byproducts are chemicals our body does not recognize. This foreign chemical has lead to concerns such as cancer in the female hormone replacement arena. No such risk exists with bioidentical hormones. Unfortunately, drug companies do not invest money in supportive research on this because there is no financial reward. Luckily, technology has developed a more intelligent consumer, and their due diligence has helped show them the way to a healthier being.”
Scott Blyer, MD, FACS