Bioidentical

Hormone Replacement Therapy

The most effective way to bring your hormones into balance is by restoring them to youthful levels with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) 

 

What is Hormonal Imbalance?


One of the ways that the cells in your body communicate with each other is by releasing certain hormones. Aging may create severe hormone imbalances that may contribute to depression, inflammation, osteoporosis, coronary artery blockage, and loss of libido.

These age-related hormone imbalances can affect quality of life. As testosterone, estrogen, progesterone (in women), and thyroid hormone levels inevitably decline..... mood, energy levels, muscle mass, metabolism, memory, mental performance, and a fulfilling sex life can all go by the wayside.

Age-related declines in hormone levels can be extreme. Serious health problems often don’t get complete care, because many doctors fail to recognize that some of their aging patients' disorders may be caused by hormone concentrations that are up to 90 % lower than they used to be.

How to Restore Hormonal Imbalance

The most effective and safe way to bring your hormones into balance is by restoring them to physiologic levels with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy while concurrently incorporating a healthy lifestyle such as eating properly, exercising and managing your stress.

 

There’s no fixed dosage for these hormones. Our doctors will tailor the amount that’s right for you based on your history and careful monitoring of your blood tests and symptoms.

Those taking bio-identical hormones should consider taking certain nutrients that have been shown to help men and women optimally metabolize their hormones, protect against hormone-dependent cancers, and eliminate potentially carcinogenic compounds often found in our diet and environments.

 

Estrogen imbalance poses a major threat to both women and men. Clinical studies reveal that too much or too little estrogen puts men at greater risk for heart disease, atherosclerosis, stroke, prostate cancer, and osteoporosis.

The Doctors at VitalityMD have decades of experience with hormone replacement therapy. Our goal is to optimize your health by restoring your hormones in the safest and most effective way possible. At VitalityMD we have a patient centered approach. Recommendations are made on an individualized basis. Hormones are only one piece of the puzzle. We address lifestyle, nutrition, sleep and stress because they are all important components in health and wellbeing.

It's NOT Just About Hormones
Hormones are Just One Piece of the Puzzle

What Are Bioidentical Hormones

Bio-identical hormones are hormones that have the same molecular structure as our own. 

Bio-identical hormones are hormones that have the same molecular structure as our own. As we age, our hormones tend to decline, causing imbalances and unpleasant side effects. Bio-identical hormones can help to restore our hormones back to optimal levels resulting in more energy, better memory, stronger bones, improved metabolism and a youthful glow.

Non-Bioidentical hormones like premarin or provera, on the other hand may be natural in the case of premarin (extracted from the numerous estrogens excreted in pregnant horse urine). But, our bodies aren't equipped with the enzymes to properly metabolize them and risks may be higher compared with the bioidentical forms.

Dr. Shari Caplan and her team have perfected the program by using a very holistic approach to patient care. By combining both Conventional and Integrative Medicine and incorporating different types of tests,  we are able to find ways to improve your health and prevent disease.

Hormone balance is only one piece of the puzzle. When optimizing health, we look at nutrition, exercise, hormones, genetics, stress and relaxation.  At VitalityMD, we address all determinants of health, and this leads to a very personalized and individualized treatment plan. We believe that this is what sets our program apart from other Hormone therapists.

Some Advantages of Bioidentical Hormones:

  • Each formula is customized to your individual, unique physiology using either compounded or pharmaceutical forms.

  • The body can utilize and metabolize them in a similar way to our natural hormones

  • They are safer than synthetic versions

  • Regular testing & evaluation will help determine what is best for you

  • Hormones increase stem cells which help with repair and regeneration

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