What You Need To Know About Hormone Therapy

What You Need To Know About Hormone Therapy

Biologically Identical Hormone Therapy

Synthetic hormone treat­ments are a thing of the past. Today we have the advantage of the safest, most effective approach to hormone therapy in bio­logically identical hor­mones. These hormones mimic the shape and func­tion of our body’s own hor­mones. As a result, the body treats and processes them the same as it pro­cesses natural hormones.

Unfortunately, many com­mercially prescribed hor­mones are not chemically and biologically identical to those found in the human body. These hormones may somewhat resemble our own hormones and may accomplish some of the same tasks, but are a far cry from what the body is accustomed to and needs. Synthetic hor­mones, in fact, can cause an array of side effects, (i.e. bloating, mood swings, water retention, cancer and heart disease).

The art and science of this new specialty of bio­identical hormone replace­ment therapy revolves around questions including: which hormones to replen­ish; and how much to re­plenish?

Goals of Hormone Therapy

As we age, our body suffers from hormone deficiency. This is be­cause our body gradu­ally decreases produc­tion of hormones. Hor­mone deficiency symp­toms may include:

  • Weight Gain
  • Muscle Mass Loss
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Compromised Immune System
  • Wrinkling and Thinning of the Skin
  • Depression, Stress
  • Hot Flashes
  • Cognitive Decline
  • Insulin Resistence
  • Loss of Sex Drive
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Disorders

Replenishment of hor­mones to optimal lev­els (within normal limits and not excessive) has been shown to allevi­ate many of these symptoms.

As hormone levels de­cline, so do our physi­cal and mental capabili­ties. By restoring hor­mones to their youthful levels, it is possible to feel an increase in our zeal and energy, as well as help strengthen our bodies and minds. Bio-identical hormones can help us regain some of our youthful resilience, which will protect us from the stressors of daily life.

How to Get Started

Dr. Remenson will con­duct an initial consulta­tion and draw blood to establish your initial hormone levels. Based on these results, Dr. Remenson will formu­late an optimal hor­mone replacement regi­men that is specifically tailored to your needs. The program includes prescriptions, dietary recommendations, ex­ercise and nutritional guidelines. With optimal bio-identical hormone replacement therapy you can feel healthy for years to come.

*Each person considering hormone replacement therapy should consult a physician and make a careful assessment of risks/benefits prior to initi­ating treatment.