If you don’t have the energy you used to, the aging process may be to blame, but what if your symptoms are a sign of a more complex problem? The symptoms that have come to define your life may actually indicate a hormonal imbalance. At Cady Wellness Institute in Newburgh, IN, we offer hormone therapy as a way for men and women to restore balance to their hormones so that they can increase their energy and enjoy life unhindered by imbalance.
What Drugs Are Used for Hormone Therapy?
There are some drugs that can be specifically prescribed to address specific hormone imbalances. For example, if you have thyroid problems, certain drugs can alleviate those symptoms and restore normal functioning to your thyroid, which can help balance hormones. Drugs that contain Levothyroxine, including Levothroid and Synthroid, can help patients with hypothyroidism.
If your hormone imbalances extend beyond an under-active thyroid, you can receive a prescription for bioidentical hormones that will help restore your levels to where they need to be so that you can maintain optimal hormone levels and experience balance and vitality. From estrogen and testosterone to progesterone and thyroid hormones, there is a prescription that can restore balance, reduce symptoms, and live an energetic life unhindered by a hormonal imbalance.
Balancing Hormones With Customized Prescriptions
When you choose hormone therapy to help balance your hormones, you will be treated with individualized care. Each patient has different needs and different hormone deficiencies. For that reason, we can help by prescribing you the optimal dosage of the hormone that you are deficient in.
Your prescription will be unique to your needs and will help increase your hormone levels so that your symptoms decrease and you experience all of the benefits that come with balance.
Testosterone is the primary male hormone that plays a role in everything from male sex drive to the ability to gain lean muscle mass. Testosterone levels typically decline in men in their 40s and 50s with the onset of andropause, the male version of menopause. However, men in their 20s and 30s can also suffer from low testosterone levels due to factors unrelated to age.
With testosterone supplementation, we can prescribe the necessary dosage for your needs to help increase your levels to what is considered optimal for health and wellness. Prescriptions can come in the form of pellet implants, topical creams, and injections, among others.
Estrogen is one of the primary female hormones. Estrogen levels typically decline around menopause, leading to unpleasant symptoms, including mood changes, brain fog, an inability to concentrate, sudden depression, temper changes, and other symptoms.
When estrogen levels decline, women can suffer mentally, emotionally, and physically. Luckily, there is a way to supplement estrogen levels through pellet implants, creams, tablets, and other prescription-based dosages.
Many women experience a decrease in progesterone during their 30s and 40s. This can result in negative symptoms, including emotional instability, poor quality sleep, and hot flashes, among others. If your symptoms indicate low progesterone confirmed by a blood test, there are different ways to promote an increase in progesterone levels through supplementation. Prescription progesterone comes in different forms, including creams and oral supplements.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Hormone therapy is designed to treat men and women suffering from hormone deficiencies. It allows those men and women to reach hormone optimization through different methods prescribed during therapy. During hormone treatment, doctors prescribe bioidentical medications alongside pharmaceutical-grade, high-quality compounded bioidentical hormones, including testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone.
How Does It Work?
This process begins with an initial consultation with one of our hormone experts. During this consultation, you will describe your symptoms and your ultimate goals. We will review the treatment process and perform the necessary diagnostic testing to determine your hormone levels. These test results will confirm the hormones you are lacking, which hormones need to be restored, and the dosage of hormones you need to achieve optimal balance.
Next, we will create a treatment plan to help you achieve hormonal balance. This plan looks different for patients based on their hormone levels, lifestyle, and ultimate goals. The benefit is that once we prescribe your hormone supplement, your prescription can be adjusted as needed. We will schedule follow-up treatments along the way to check your levels and make the necessary adjustments so that you can maintain hormonal balance long term.
The Benefits of Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy not only alleviates symptoms but allows you to age with energy and vitality. It helps alleviate the symptoms of both menopause and andropause so that you can age well. You don’t have to suffer through the aging process. Hormone therapy offers you a solution to aging and can help increase your energy so that you can find joy in everyday life, not resign to live with symptoms.
What Is Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy is a form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that is growing in popularity for its ability to balance hormone levels and deliver consistent hormone levels on a daily basis for an extended period of time. Pellet therapy comes in both estrogen and testosterone form and is prescribed for men and women of all ages who have low hormone levels that require attention so that they can function optimally.
These pellets contain bioidentical versions of estrogen and testosterone and are smaller than a grain of rice. These compounded hormones come from plant sources and are bioidentical versions of the hormones that your body produces naturally. They provide an effective way to balance hormone levels because they are immediately absorbed into the bloodstream upon insertion and deliver a steady stream of hormones to the body, giving it exactly what it needs.
How Does It Work?
Pellet implants are typically inserted just below the surface of the skin in the fatty tissue in the hip. During treatment, one of our medical professionals will begin by disinfecting the insertion site and then numb the area with a topical numbing agent. Once the skin is numb, he will create a small incision in the skin, insert the pellet, and close the insertion with a small, dissolvable suture.
Why Pellet Therapy?
This method of hormone therapy has so many benefits because it takes all of the guesswork out of treatment. Patients don’t have to administer hormones on a daily or weekly basis at home. We perform this process in our office, and you won’t have to do anything but show up. Your prescribed dosage will be absorbed by your bloodstream and will give you the hormones you need right when you need them.
When your body is experiencing more stress, the hormones will increase as needed. Follow-up treatments are few and far between, and you will only need to undergo additional treatments three to four times a year at the most. Another benefit of this treatment is that it delivers stable hormones so that you don’t have that roller coaster up-and-down effect. Typically, these pellets deliver steady hormones for up to six months at a time.
Am I a Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
If you are suffering from the symptoms of a hormone imbalance, you are most likely deficient and are a candidate for hormone replacement therapy. An initial consultation complete with hormone diagnostics testing is the best way to confirm that your levels are not where they should be and that you require treatment.
While age does play a role in hormone treatment, it is not the only factor that can cause deficiencies. If you’re in your 20s and 30s and feel that your hormone levels are less than optimal, we can help.
The Symptoms of Hormone Deficiency
Some of the symptoms of hormones in balance are very telling. These symptoms can affect your life in many negative ways. If you have any of the following symptoms, a hormonal imbalance may be to blame, making you an ideal candidate for hormone replacement therapy treatment. Typically, female candidates for hormone replacement therapy experience some of the following symptoms:
- Changes in the menstrual cycle
- Anxiety and depression
- Mood changes
- Bone density changes
- Dry and thinning skin
- Hair loss or poor quality hair
- Weight gain
- Night Sweats
- Appetite Changes
- Chronic Fatigue
- Hot Flashes
In the same way, testosterone deficiencies in men create symptoms that affect daily life. These often affect men during andropause but can happen at any age. These symptoms include:
- Inability to recover well after workouts
- Memory loss
- Brain fog
- Muscle and joint pain or stiffness
- Mood changes
- Low libido
- Weight gain
- Loss of concentration
- Loss of motivation
- Inability to maintain lean muscle mass
Balance Your Hormones and Your Life
There is a solution to a hormone imbalance, and we can help restore balance and vitality to your life. You don’t have to let your hormonal imbalance control your life. There is an effective solution, and we can help you feel your best regardless of your age. Contact the experts at Cady Wellness Institute in Newburgh, IN, to learn more about hormone replacement therapy and how it can benefit your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.