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Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

Sleep Issues

Anxiety

Low Energy

Depression

Erectile Dysfunction

Decreased Sex Drive

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Weight Gain

Muscle Mass

Concentration

Hot Flashes

Mood Swings

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Overview

As we age, our hormone levels decline and can become problematic. We can experience negative effects on our health, energy, and appearance with the in-balance of these vastly important naturally occurring compounds. 

At R2 Medical Clinic, we believe every individual is unique, therefore requiring a customized treatment approach. We tailor a plan specifically to you by analyzing your blood work and listening to your unique goals and symptoms. 

Optimize your mind and body safely and naturally through the use of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) and targeted nutritional supplementation.

You have a choice. You do not have to live this way! Years from now you should not be asking why I didn’t rather you should be saying I am happy I did.

Hormones are molecules that carry instructions/directions from more than a dozen endocrine glands and tissues to cells all over the body. There are approximately 50 different known hormones, which vary in their structure, action and response that control a variety of biological processes including muscle growth, heart rate, menstrual cycles and hunger.

What are hormones?

Hormones travel throughout the body, either in the blood stream or in the fluid around cells, looking for target cells. Once a hormone finds a target cell, they bind with specific protein receptors inside or on the surface of the cell and specifically change the cell’s activities. 

The protein receptor reads the hormone’s message and carries out the instructions by either influencing gene expression or altering cellular protein activity. These actions produce a variety of rapid responses and long-term effects.

Hormones vary in their range of targets. Some types of hormones can bind with compatible receptors found in many different cells all over the body. Other hormones are more specific, targeting only one or a few tissues. 

For example, estrogens, the female sex hormones, can regulate function by binding to special estrogen receptor sites in uterine, breast and bone cells.

In addition, the same cell can act as a target cell for many different regulatory molecules. For instance, the same uterine, breast and bone cells that accept estrogens, also contain progesterone, androgen, glucocorticoid, vitamin D and vitamin A receptors.

Testosterone

Estrogens

Progestins

Thyroid

Bio-identical vs Synthetic HRT

There is much debated if one form is truly superior to the other in regards to efficacy and safety. According to a 2009 retrospective study, they concluded that:

Male BHRT

As men age, their hormone levels, including testosterone, decline. This can leave a man feeling tired, unmotivated, overweight or suffering from sexual dysfunction. 

Restoring testosterone and other hormones that have been lost over the years is not only important to a man’s health, but necessary to loose fat, build muscle, boost energy and enhance libido.

Symptoms Associated with Male Hormone Imbalance

Benefits of Male Testosterone Therapy

Female BHRT

Menopause is the end of ovulation marked by a sharp decline in estrogen, progesterone and testosterone in women. By the time women reach menopause, they have likely experienced many symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability, weight gain, deep wrinkles, arthritic pain and insomnia. 

It is important for women to begin BHRT as soon as symptoms begin, to take advantage of the window of opportunity to greatly improve their health and aging process. 

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can give a woman back her youthful energy, while preventing disease associated with hormonal decline. 

The average age of menopause is approximately 51y/o with symptoms usually starting around age 45y/o but some women experience Menopause much earlier, even in their late 20’s or 30’s.

Menopause, Peri-Menopause, Early Menopause

Benefits of BHRT in Women

There are many options available.

Consider the following:

Hormone Delivery Options: There is much debate on the efficacy of the different hormone delivery symptoms

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Injections: typically in males only

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Oral: pills, sublingual pills, troches, and BLA

Daily intake requirement BLA (Bio Lymphatic Absorption)

Traditional Pills

Sublingual Tablets

Troches

Transdermal Creams

An interesting 2015 study: “Comparison of the Effects of Testosterone Gels, Injections, and Pellets on Serum Hormones, Erythrocytosis, Lipids, and Prostate-Specific Antigen”