Our Health Optimization program can help you feel like yourself again. Through this program, you will optimize your body’s function, regain your energy and spark, and minimize many aging-related health problems.
The Health Optimization program provides a thorough assessment of your personal health goals, your blood hormone levels, and related medical history. Botanical medicine, nutrition and lifestyle changes may be the key to health optimization for some patients, alone or in combination with bioidentical hormone replacement.
If hormone replacement is needed, we customize a hormone restoration plan for you based upon your specific needs, using only natural bioidentical hormones. All aspects of safe and effective hormone balancing will be addressed, specifically for you.
More about Bioidentical Hormones
The bioidentical hormones commonly used for hormone restoration or balancing are estradiol, progesterone, testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Bioidentical hormones are made from compounds extracted from soybeans or Mexican wild yam. These compounds are then processed to create hormones that are identical on a molecular level to those the body makes. Bioidentical estrogens and testosterone require a prescription and are available from regular pharmacies or as prepared by compounding pharmacists. Compounded forms allow for customized dosing schedules and a wide array of delivery options, such as pellets, creams/gels, capsules, and lozenges.
It is the chemical structure of the hormone, not its source, that determines if a hormone is bioidentical or not. Hormones available from pharmaceutical companies can be bioidentical or not, synthetic, or derived from a “natural” substance (such as from pregnant mare urine). Pharmaceutical preparations are standardized, but are limited in dosage forms and combinations and contain additives, binders, adhesives, and/or preservatives which can cause side effects such as skin reactions, headaches, and digestive problems.