Why don’t more doctor’s suggest bio-identical hormone therapy?
Most doctors in the past trained using synthetic hormones and are more comfortable prescribing them. In addition, many doctors are unaware of natural bio-identical hormones. Since natural hormones cannot be patented, manufacturers lack the financial incentive to fund research and development to market these substances. Doctors receive little information on bio-identical androgens, estrogens, and progesterone.
How will bio-identical hormones help me?
Bio identical hormones will:
- Enhance the quality of your life
- Increase mental sharpness
- Enhance muscle tone
- Restore sense a sense of well-being
- Diminish mood swings
- Restore libido
- Improve energy levels
How are bio-identical hormones compounded?
Each bio-identical hormone prescription is compounded individually to meet the specific needs of each man or woman. Hormone pellet prescriptions are based on results of laboratory blood work and symptoms. They are adjusted as necessary until hormones are completely balanced and all of your symptoms disappear.
What are the possible side effects of bio-identical hormone therapy?
Due to bio-identical hormones being identical to what the body naturally produces, there are relatively few side effects. Side effects can occur, but they are usually temporary and will resolve with adjusted dosage. Dr. Wright evaluates his patients closely through blood tests to assure they have balanced hormones. A review of possible side effects will be discussed during your individual consultation.
What is anti-aging medicine?
Anti-aging medicine is a medical specialty focused on the prevention and treatment of age-related diseases. Anti-aging medicine involves slowing down or reversing the consequences of aging such as chronic disease, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, etc.
What is involved?
Anti-aging medicine involves the replenishing and re-balancing of the body’s basic chemistry by correcting less than optimal levels of hormones. Hormone deficiency is responsible for many of the symptoms that occur as we get older. Dr. Wright is proficient at diagnosing, treating, monitoring, and adjusting hormones.
Will it make me feel better?
By restoring a patient’s hormones to optimal levels we endeavor to bring the body back to optimal function and performance.
If I get HRT, is that all I will ever need to feel better?
Not exactly. The basics for optimal health and longevity are proper diet, exercise, and natural hormone replacement; if needed.
The benefits of HRT are dramatically enhanced with exercise. Hormone replacement along with a strength training program greatly enhances exercise tolerance, muscle strength, endurance, and prevents fatigue. Exercise enhances a sense of well-being, decreases weight, and helps lower cholesterol. Many people complain that they see no weight loss, strength improvement, fat reduction, or better endurance despite consistent exercise. This is frustrating. However, when hormones are added to the formula, improvements can be seen. Hormone replacement assists in gaining energy and enhancing the desire to exercise.