Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Swan Wellness Centers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy offers customized hormone balancing programs for men and women. We analyze your blood test results, your symptoms, your personal preferences, your medical conditions, your medical history and your lifestyle into account to develop for you a personalized Hormone Therapy program that will yield highly successful results.
A decline in hormone production is a natural part of the aging process in both men and women. Hormone Decline typically starts in your mid 30’s, but most people don’t feel the full effects of declining hormones until they are in their 40’s.
For men, the first signs of hormone imbalance are usually problems with sexual performance, weight gain and lack of energy and ambition. Women, usually complain of mood swings, weight gain, and a lack of sex drive.
At Swan Wellness Centers, we will create a customized Bioidentical Hormone program that fits your individual needs, improving your overall health and wellness.
Bioidentical hormones are an exact chemical match to the hormones that are naturally occurring in your body. The Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is synthesized to be identical to the molecules of the hormones naturally produced by men and woman.
Hormone replacement therapy is designed to boost your hormone levels to mimic the way you felt in your 20’s. This therapy can help make you feel younger, stronger, vibrant, more self-confident and reenergized.
Bioidentical hormone therapy can treat many symptoms and will help to:
• Make you feel younger
• Make you feel happier
• Restore optimal hormonal balance to your body
• May help you regain vitality
• Helps with your sleep patterns
• Helps Slow down the aging process
• Maintains your Bone density
• Helps your body Burn Fat
• Helps Improve your muscle strength and tone
• Helps with your sex drive and sexual performance
• Help Improve your focus
Studies that support the Benefits of Balanced Hormones
There are a number of benefits of balanced hormones for men and women, such as more energy, better sleep, and better mood. Also, research has shown that hormone therapy can help improve overall health by reducing the risk of disease.
In 2015, the Veterans Database Study found that men who treated hormone imbalance with testosterone therapy, experienced a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.
In 2016, another study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that testosterone therapy helped improved mood, sexual health, and physical fitness in men.
In 2016, results from the ELITE study were published in New England Journal of Medicine, finding that women who began hormone therapy early in their menopausal years experienced a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
How Do I Know if I Need Hormone Therapy?
Hormone imbalances usually show up in Men and Women between the ages of 35 and 55. The most common signs of low hormones are:
• Feeling Old
• Energy loss
• Mood Swings
• Lack of Ambition
• Weight gain, especially around the belly
• Muscle loss
• Bone loss
• Thinning Hair
• Trouble Sleeping
• Loss of Sex drive
• Hot flashes (women)
• Erectile Dysfunction (men)
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Men
Testosterone is the most significant and commonly known hormone that relates to men. A decrease in Testosterone usually occurs in men ages 35 to 55 as a natural process of aging.
This process is usually much more gradual than the process of menopause for women and may be harder to detect. A decrease of Hormones in Males is called Andropause, which is also known as male menopause, where the levels of testosterone gradually decrease.
It is typical for a man to experience Andropause starting at around 35 years old. Bioidentical hormone therapy for men can treat many of the symptoms of Low Testosterone. The benefits of hormone therapy for men are all about testosterone replacement. The principal male hormone is testosterone.
If you are experiencing some of the symptoms listed below, you may be dealing with Male Andropause. Call us to setup a free consultation so we can help diagnose and possibly treat you.
• Weight Gain – As you age, your testosterone levels decrease. This usually equals less lean muscle mass and an increase in body fat.
• Gynecomastia – Is also referred to as “man boobs”. As your testosterone levels decrease, the estrogen in your body can increase, which will give you unwanted side effects.
• Feeling Fatigued – You feel tired or sluggish.
• Not Sleeping Well – You have trouble falling asleep and wake up often during the night.
• Moody – If you are feeling agitated, angry, defensive, withdrawn, anxious or sad, this may be caused from a hormone imbalance of estrogen and testosterone in your body.
• Loss of Muscle – Can be due to the decrease of testosterone. Testosterone binds to muscle cells in order to help build muscle. As your testosterone decreases, your muscle mass decreases.
• Erectile Dysfunction – experiencing difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection.
• Decreased Libido – Your drive desire for sex is reduced. This may be due to the drop-in testosterone, the hormone most responsible for giving men their male characteristics.
• Osteoporosis – As men age testosterone decreases and your body’s ability to maintain bone mass is weakened.
• Depression – Low levels of testosterone can contribute to a feeling of unhappiness, sadness and unease.
• Hair Loss – Thinning hair or baldness are common symptoms during andropause. As your testosterone levels decrease, the ability for hair follicles to regenerate weakens.
• Urinary Problems – Your prostate gland is regulated by hormones and when it enlarges, it squeezes on the urethra preventing the release of a regular flow of urine.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women
Hormone therapy is a good option to treat women going through menopause as well as women who are not yet menopausal, but do suffer from hormone imbalances.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for women is remains the optimum choice to deal with the most challenging symptoms of menopause such as mood swings, depression, weight gain and hot flashes.
• Hot Flashes – are a very common symptom for women as they enter menopause.
• Weight Gain – Weight gain especially around the belly happens, due to a decrease in estrogen levels causing cortisol levels to rise.
• Insomnia – is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep for a long enough time to feel rested and rejuvenated.
• Low Libido – The drop-in estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels can lead to lower energy and decreased sex drive.
• Fatigue – is a common symptom due to the decrease in hormone levels which affect the quality of sleep.
• Vaginal Dryness – During menopause the level of estrogen decreases which causes thinning of the vaginal walls resulting in less lubrication and elasticity. This can cause irritation, itching and pain.
• PMS – Women who experience stronger symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome such as mood swings, food cravings, irritability, bloating, tender breasts and depression, have a more difficult time during menopause.
• Mood Swings – Serotonin in the brain is responsible for the stability of emotions. Estrogen has direct influence on the amount of serotonin produced. Mood swings and depression can be experienced due to the drops in estrogen levels that are responsible for production of serotonin, the mood regulating hormone, in the brain.
• Endometriosis – when endometrial tissue forms in places other than the uterus such as surrounding the ovaries, it hardens and causes cysts and blood stagnation resulting in premenstrual pain.
• Incontinence – is the inability to keep urine in the bladder during sneezing, laughing or coughing. Also feeling need to urinate often due to an overactive bladder. Estrogen is the hormone that helps with the strength of the bladder muscles. As estrogen decreases during menopause, so does control of your bladder.
• Aching muscles, tendons, joints – Estrogen can have an anti-inflammatory response to the joints. During menopause, the estrogen levels drop and greater inflammation is experienced in the joints.
• Osteoporosis – is common in women during menopause because of the decrease in estrogen, which is associated with bone density. Symptoms include bone pain and tenderness, fractures, neck and back pain.