Enjoy growing older! We specialize in a complete program in Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy – or BHRT for Women, restoring hormones to normal levels and helping you to renew your healthy, youthful lifestyle!
As women approach midlife, the body produces less estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, and other vital hormones, leaving her with a wide variety of complaints: hot flashes, mood swings, low sex drive, depression, decreased memory, poor sleep, dry skin, and vaginal dryness.
These conditions can severely impact your quality of life, and they don’t have to be a part of growing older. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is not a drug treatment. It is the process of replenishing the chemicals naturally made in your body that have diminished with time. BHRT can reverse symptoms caused by hormone deficiencies and make you feel younger, healthier and happier.
Bioidentical Hormones come from nature. Derived from nutrient rich plants, BHRT’s are more closely matched to the chemical structure our bodies naturally produce, unlike synthetic hormone treatments that are difficult for our bodies to metabolize and can promote the growth of cancer and have other harmful side effects. Because BHRT’s are plant based, they provide a host of health benefits that have been proven to slow down diseases such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart attack, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, colon cancer…even periodontal disease!
Perimenopause and Menopause
Perimenopause is the lesser-known precursor to menopause. It encompasses the 5-15 year span before menopause when ovarian hormone production begins to decline and when unpleasant symptoms begin to show up. Many physicians tell women they need to accept these symptoms as part of growing older. Rather than sweeping it under the rug, Renewed Vitality practitioners recommend thorough blood testing to determine if you are indeed in perimenopause or menopause. If hormones levels are found to be less than optimal for your individual health, Renewed Vitality physicians will guide you through the proactive options available to you on your path back to health and vitality.
There are many natural supplements and medications, including bio-identical hormones that our doctors and nurse practitioners have successfully used to restore youthful health, and prevent the onset of age related diseases. These can help you to lose weight, increase energy, restore sex drive, improve mood, reduce depression, eliminate hot flashes, alleviate night sweats, stop vaginal dryness, boost memory, strengthen the immune system, regain skin elasticity, soothe joint pain, and get back to being your best self! (Individual results vary) Some people are skeptical about hormone replacement from studies that have been published about synthetic hormones such as Premarin or Provera. Unlike synthetic hormones, bio-identical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the ones produced in your own body. They cause none of the dangerous side effects that frequently occur with synthetic hormones which only mimic human hormones. Many studies in prominent medical journals over the last twenty years have found bio-identical hormones to provide these wonderful short and long term benefits without the risks posed by synthetic hormones.
PMS occurs when the balance of estrogen and progesterone shifts towards higher levels of estrogen and less progesterone right before a woman’s period. In some individuals the condition is accentuated when the progesterone does not rise quickly enough. Symptoms of PMS include nervousness, irritability, bloating, depression, headache, fatigue, breast tenderness, and acne. PMS symptoms can be alleviated through individual laboratory analysis which will guide Renewed Vitality practitioners in treating your specific case with appropriate bio-identical hormones. Specific symptoms of PMS can also be alleviated through natural supplementation as well.
A decline in hormones occurs in women as they approach midlife which is known as menopause. As a result of menopause or perimenopause (its precursor), hormone glands produces less thyroid, progesterone, estrogen, and other crucial hormones. Subsequently, women experience a vast amount of symptoms such as vaginal dryness, poor sleep, fatigue, depression, mood swings, hot flashes, dry skin decreased memory, low sex drive, night sweats, and weight gain.
When a woman’s periods (menstruation) eventually cease it is called menopause and changes occur in the body that that no longer permit her to become pregnant. This natural event occurs to women between age 45 and 55. Before menopause a transitional stage called perimenopause occurs when women go from their normal menstrual cycle to no periods. Perimenopause starts as early as mid-thirties and continues until the last stage of menopause which is usually about mid-fifties. During this possible ten year time of perimenopause women commonly experience many of the unpleasant menopausal symptoms.
Most women consider the changes that occur with aging as unavoidable, when the true cause is decreased hormones. Bioidentical Hormone Therapy under our specialists, will adjust the hormone levels thus improving mood, lost sex drive, memory and mental sharpness, sleep, and hair and skin. The therapy also decreases or eliminates hot flashes, excessive body fat, and mood swings.
Are You Experiencing Menopause?
- Do you experience night sweats or hot flashes?
- Are you easily fatigued or frequently lack energy?
- Do you have a loss of libido, vaginal dryness, or painful sexual intercourse?
- Are you now struggling to concentrate on a single task or remember things?
- Are you more easily anxious, irritable, or sad?
- Are you putting on weight?
- Is your skin becoming less elastic or your hair thinning?
- Have you noticed increased achiness, stiffness, or leg cramps?
- Are you not as motivated as you once were?
- Have you noticed a decrease in enjoyment from work or relationships?
- Do you enjoy life’s pleasures less?
BHRT for Women can appear confusing. Many people have heard a lot of unclear terminology about hormone replacement therapy. Some of those words are natural, synthetic, and bioidentical. People think that natural means good and synthetic means bad, and most of the time this is correct for your body. However, the important issue is if the hormone is 100% human bioidentical. The structure of Bioidentical Hormones is molecularly identical to those produced naturally in a person’s body. In regards to hormones, the source, whether synthetic or natural, is less important than producing a compound that exactly matches the body’s own hormones. With a bioidentical compound, the body is able to easily heal itself.
At Renewed Vitality we work to balance the all of the following hormones: Progesterone, Thyroid, Adrenaline, DHEA, Human Growth Hormone, Estrogen, Testosterone, Insulin, Cortisol, and Pregnenolone. Through treatment with Bioidentical hormones we can help restore your health.
Benefits from BHRT for Women can include:
- Less Fat Accumulation
- More Energy
- Better Sleep
- Less or No Hot Flashes or Night Sweats
- Enjoyable Sex Once Again
- Better Mood
- Reduction of Depression
- Better Memory
- More Focus
- Stronger Immune System
- Increased Motivation
- Return of Skin Elasticity
- Less Muscle and Joint Pain
(Individual Results Vary from Person to Person)
What to Expect at Renewed Vitality
The practitioners at Renewed Vitality tailor and develop a unique treatment plan to each individual. Through a comprehensive set of laboratory blood tests, our physicians analyze hormone levels and identify anything else that may be slowing you down. We listen to your concerns, questions, and symptoms. Each individualized treatment plan will include the very best bioidentical hormones and natural supplements and we will be there every step of the way monitoring hormone levels and your progress towards a happier and healthier life.