At NEXT|HEALTH, we use bio-identical hormone pellets that the body recognizes as its own testosterone. Pellet therapy differs from common hormone injection therapies in several ways, the most important being how the hormones are released into the body. Injections, which are mostly synthetic, are released instantly and can create hormonal “roller coaster” effects. Over time, injection therapy can cause your own testosterone production to decrease. Conversely, pellets are released based on cardiac output, meaning your body controls how quickly the hormones are released to maintain optimal hormone levels.
Bio-identical hormone replacement is considered “natural” because it uses hormones that are chemically identical (according to molecular structure) to those produced by the human body. Bio-identical hormones are more compatible with the body which creates a more natural hormonal response and lessens the chances of experiencing unwanted side effects.
Many of the negative symptoms associated with decreased hormone levels (weight gain, irritability, decreased libido, decreased energy, thinning hair, and changes in skin) can be relieved by restoring these hormones.
WHO IS A CANDIATE FOR HORMONE REPLACEMENT?
- Aging skin
- Bone density loss
- Dry / Painful intercourse
- Emotional reactivity and sensitivity
- Frequent night urination
- Hair thinning
- Hair thinning
- Hot Flashes / Night Sweats / Day Sweats
- Loss of libido
- Loss of vitality
- Weight gain unresponsive to diet and exercise
- Nervousness / Anxiety
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HORMONE OPTIMIZATION?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy has numerous benefits for both women and men. Age-related decline in hormone production is one of the most common causes of hormone imbalances, however, hormones can also become imbalanced at any age due to stress, lack of sleep, or poor nutrition/lifestyle choices.
In addition to managing the body’s fight-or-flight (stress) response, hormones also play a critical role in regulating hunger and mood. Because hormones are produced in small amounts within our cells , even low-dose replacement can have dramatic results.
We know that a significant part of the aging process involves the diminished production of hormones, which begins in our early 30's and accelerates dramatically into our 50's and 60's. If left untreated, this can contribute to the development of chronic disease. Restoring hormonal balance with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can not only relieve these symptoms, but modern research indicates that it can also slow down the aging process. This can help prevent the occurrence of common age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, which is the number one killer of both men and women.