Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Renewed Vitality
Your hormones are a vital part of a healthy, well-functioning body. At Renewed Vitality, our first priority is assisting our patients toward a life filled with energy and vitality. Most medical doctors consider the process of growing older, with its many aches and pains, to be an acceptable, normal process of life. The Renewed Vitality team rejects this paradigm.
Through an individualized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Renewed Vitality physicians work to restore hormone levels to their once youthful balance.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
- Hormones should be identical to what the body makes
- Some synthetic hormones are not well metabolized/utilized by the body
- It doesn’t matter if they are “natural” or synthetic, but they have to be Bio-Identical
- BHRT is not a drug treatment. It replaces and restores hormones naturally made in your body that have diminished over time.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy implements treatments that address the negative effects of aging. Under the supervision of our specialists, patients begin to look and feel more youthful. Many of the typical effects people associate with aging can be traced to a dysfunction of hormones. When most men and women are in their 40’s or 50’s many of their glands such as ovaries, testicles, thyroid gland and adrenals gradually produce less and less hormones.
Hormone levels can decline for many reasons. Stress, lack of exercise, poor eating habits, environment, obesity and smoking are some of the most common reasons. However, aging is usually the primary culprit. Aging can cause the body to produce an insufficient amount of the essential sex hormones: progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. These hormones along with other vital hormones such as DHEA, pregnenolone, cortisol, melatonin, and thyroid are all interdependent and a deficiency in one affects other hormones.
Side effects of hormone decline affect women experiencing perimenopause or menopause. Possible symptoms are low libido, wrinkling skin, infertility, vaginal dryness, weight gain, insomnia, night sweats, and hot flashes. Men see the same decline in hormones during andropause. The side effects may include insomnia, low libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of physical stamina, poor exercise performance, muscle atrophy, and hair loss.
Often in previous hormonal testing, some of the clinic’s patients were told their test results showed that they were within normal hormone ranges and so received no treatment. Some were prescribed medications which failed to remedy their symptoms. While others were told that these symptoms were “normal” for their age. With no apparent solution, one can feel hopeless about getting relief. However, solutions exist and the physicians at Renewed Vitality administer treatments that give lasting relief through careful listening to symptoms, close analysis of medical history, a thorough physical exam and appropriate lab work.
Quite a few physicians think that blood results can fall into a wide range to be considered “normal,” so people must accept undesired side effects. The physicians at Renewed Vitality know what blood tests to run and, even more importantly, how to correctly interpret the results.
Benefits of Replacing Vital Hormones using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
We will design an individualized Bioidentical Hormone Treatment plan that will put you on the road to a healthier, happier, and younger feeling life! The following are results can come from treatment:
For Men and Women:
- Restore/Increase Sex Drive
- Improve Mood
- Boost Memory
- Regain Skin Elasticity
- Increase Energy Levels
- Reduce Depression
- Strengthen the Immune System
- Soothe Joint Pain
- Decrease Hot Flashes
- Eliminate Mood Swings
- Decrease Night Sweats
- Alleviate Vaginal Dryness
- Increase Muscle tone
- Increase Muscle Mass
- Greater Stamina
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Are there Dangers in Hormone Therapy?
It’s important to understand some wording about hormones. We have all heard the words synthetic, natural and bioidentical. There is a lot of confusion surrounding these words in relation to hormone replacement. Most believe synthetic is bad and natural is good, and in most situations this is true. However, the most important issue is whether or not the hormone is 100% human bioidentical. The source of the hormone, whether natural or synthetic, is not as important as making sure the compound exactly matches what the body produces naturally. When a compound is bioidentical, the body can easily use it to heal itself.
The problem with most synthetics is that only synthetic hormones can be patented and sold at much greater profit. Because of this, pharmaceutical companies have created synthetic hormones that attempt to mimic natural hormone function. Yet, these synthetics are structurally and functionally different from the natural hormones they are attempting to replace. These synthetic hormones can help the initial symptoms, but often produce negative side effects such as bloating, headaches, fatigue, weight gain, increased clotting, heart disease and possibly cancer. Bioidentical hormones, by contrast, are substances that are structurally identical to those our bodies would normally produce. Bioidentical hormones, instead of causing disease, can actually prevent disease and help maintain a healthy body.
Bioidentical hormones such as Estrogen and Progesterone may be derived from wild yams or soy. There are a wide variety of bioidentical hormone replacement options. Our skilled providers will assist in determining which one is optimal for you
Over the past few years some of the larger pharmaceutical companies realized that there is a sizeable market in bioidentical hormones. While they cannot patent bioidentical hormones, they can patent the application method, such as creams, gels, patches, sprays etc. Individualized dosages are also available from compounding pharmacies. Our providers are happy to give you guidance on what works best for your health and your budget.
“My husband and I want to thank Dr. Spurlock and his wonderful associates for helping us find the road back to health. We both enjoyed good health in our younger years, but eventually began to encounter some medical challenges of our own. At first we tried the standard options through our insurance network providers, but were only offered “cookie cutter” type treatment plans and life-long drugs for symptom management. The breaking point for me came when I was offered anti-depressants when I told my doctor I didn’t want to treat just the symptoms, but find and treat the root cause of my issues. My husband, a pharmacist for over 35 years, experienced much of the same, and even he didn’t know where to turn. Thankfully, after a lot of research, we finally heard of Dr. Spurlock’s unique approach of diagnosing and treating patients. We were both impressed with the thoroughness of his evaluation of the root causes of our medical issues and the straightforward plan to help us return to optimal health. We are glad to feel so much better, and what is even more of a blessing, our children, family and friends indirectly benefit as well. My younger son commented that he felt like he got his mom and dad back!” – Mark and Kathleen *
“I had received standard treatments for low thyroid for 20 years, yet my energy and enthusiasm for life continued to dwindle away. I wanted to rest or sleep much of the time. My lack of energy was taking its toll on my work, marriage, and my family. Dr. Spurlock quickly determined the root cause of my fatigue and the best remedy. His cheerful personality and medical insight inspired hope. He is particularly skilled in treating chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. I lost 30 pounds, have much more energy, and now work out at the gym, swim, bike, and hike. I take joy in my renewed relationship with my wife, family, friends, and my revitalized energy for work. Marcus Spurlock is gifted medical doctor that helps his patients regain their joy and passion for energetic living. He takes time to listen, observe, and do the research to get to the root cause of his patients health issues..”– Will R. *
*Results may vary from person to person.
Renewed Vitality providers Doctor Scott, Nurse Practitioner Stephanie Cone and Doctor Marcus Spurlock are true leaders in Age Management Medical Services in the Dallas, Texas area.
Our staff and doctors can answer any questions you may have about hormone replacement therapy and assist you in finding the right treatments to restore you to the healthy, active person you want to be.
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