Hormones for Women
As women age, their hormones decline rapidly. This process can begin as early as their 30’s. Perimenopause (the time leading up to menopause) and menopause can last for many years resulting in havoc with the body’s chemistry. Symptoms include weight gain, anxiety, depression, hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, fatigue, insomnia, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, and low libido. Decreased hormones can also trigger inflammation, increase blood sugars, and elevate cholesterol.
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? With our customized hormone plan these symptoms will improve and your quality of life will return. We will assess your symptoms, monitor your labs, and construct a hormone plan that is easy to follow.
Hormones for men
Andropause, the male menopause, is known as low testosterone. According to a study published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, nearly 40 percent of men over the age of 45 suffer from low testosterone. Testosterone levels begin to decline in a man’s late 20’s and reach low levels around middle age. Symptoms include hot flashes, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, depression, muscle loss, low libido, and joint pain. Clinical evidence reveals low testosterone plays a role in common co-morbidities such as diabetes and heart disease. A recent Veteran Affairs Database study showed that men who restored their testosterone levels were at a reduced risk of heart attack or stroke.
At The Wellness Room we offer a variety of delivery methods including creams, gels, injections, and pellet therapy. With our customized plan you can decide which form of delivery works best for you and your lifestyle.
Forms of Therapy
Hormone therapy has reached new heights of safety and effectiveness over the years as advances in science have uncovered more accurate forms of testing hormone levels and administering hormone treatment. We offer our clients a variety of hormone replacement therapy options such as creams, gels, capsules, injections, troches, drops, and pellet therapy.
Hormone Pellet Therapy
Curious about pellet therapy? Pellet therapy is a great alternative to the traditional delivery methods of hormones. Pellet therapy is a great selection for those that don’t want weekly injections or those that travel often. The pellets are bio-identical compounds of either estrogen or testosterone that is placed underneath the skin to deliver a steady flow of hormones that last 3-4 months. The implants are the size of a grain of rice. A tiny incision is made in either the buttock or flank under local anesthetic. The incision is closed with steri-strips, no sutures needed. The procedure is less than 10 minutes and is virtually painless. Their may be a small risk for scarring so if you are prone to scarring discuss this with your provider.
Adrenals and thyroid
Our customized hormone plan doesn’t stop with just estrogen and testosterone. We also take an in-depth look at your adrenal glands and thyroid. Your adrenal glands respond to stress and produce hormones to regulate blood pressure and heart rate. Many people experience weight gain, decreased libido, fatigue, and many other symptoms when their adrenals become depleted due to stress. Addressing your adrenals is crucial to achieving hormone balance. Now let’s shift over to thyroid. Thyroid support can improve cognition, boost metabolism, increase energy, regulate elimination, and stop hair loss. Thyroid disease is often missed during routine assessments. Our thorough assessment will examine how well your thyroid is functioning and give it the support it needs.