As women and men approach mid-life, many often wonder whether or not hormone therapy is the right option for them. Countless studies have shown that traditional (synthetic) hormone therapy can increase the likelihood of various types of cancer and heart disease. However, many are now taking a natural approach to hormone balance with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
With natural bioidentical hormones, women and men can find relief from symptoms of hormonal imbalance without the risks that come along with synthetic hormones.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones – or bio identical hormones – are derived from naturally occurring sources, such as yams and soy, and are designed to replicate the same chemical structure as the hormones that are produced naturally by our bodies. Based on your hormone levels, a specialized compounding pharmacy can individually tailor a bioidentical hormone regimen specifically designed for you.
On the flip side, synthetic hormones are intentionally different. Pharmaceutical companies can’t patent bioidentical hormones because each regimen is specifically formulated to treat each patient on an individual basis. Instead, they manufacture synthetic hormones that are patentable and applied to everyone ina cookie cutter fashion. We are not all one size fits all.
Are Bioidentical Hormones Safer, More Effective than Synthetic Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are more appealing to the masses when dealing with menopause or andropause because they are derived naturally and our bodies can metabolize them properly. Another advantage of using bioidentical hormones is that they are specifically designed to match your individual hormonal needs – unlike synthetic hormones, which use a one-size-fits-all approach to symptom relief.
There is an overwhelmingly large body of evidence that supports the claim that bioidentical hormone therapy is safer and more effective than synthetic hormone replacement. However, it’s important to remember that no drug, supplement or herb is 100 percent safe – there is always a chance that you may experience an adverse reaction. That’s why it’s critical for women and men to consult with a hormone specialist before beginning any hormone therapy regimen, to safe-guard themselves from side effects.
Are Bioidentical Hormones the Right Choice for You?
Our goal is to help women and men live the best life possible. Remember: the human body is resilient. When you give your body the attention and support it needs, you’ll look better and feel better because of it. Dr Rubbani does not rely solely on bioidentical hormones to restore your overall health and beauty.
Millions of women in the United States are suffering from hormonal imbalance, whether it is early menopause, perimenopause symptoms, perimenopause weight gain, adrenal fatigue, menopause, or premenstrual symptoms (PMS). In many cases, bioidentical hormone therapy is the solution.
We can also incorporate a variety of pharmaceutical grade supplements and medicinal herbs, as well as fitness regimens. With bioidentical hormones and the help of a highly trained physician, you can be on your way to feeling and looking better in no time.
The signs of menopause and related hormonal issues include:
- Weight Gain
- Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
- Mood Swings
- Low Libido
- Memory Loss
- Premenstrual syptoms
- Vaginal Dryness
Hormone therapy programs aren’t only for women. Men experience a more gradual loss of hormones, mainly testosterone. The result is andropause, known as the “male menopause.” Andropause can make daily life feel like an uphill battle, and because men are living longer, more active lives they are seeking and finding relief from the serious symptoms of hormone imbalance with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men.
The signs of andropause and related hormonal issues include:
- Muscle Loss
- Weight Gain
- Sleep Problems
- Hot Flashes in Men
- Night Sweats in Men
- Low Testosterone blood levels
- Lower Sex Drive
- Hair Loss
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Urinary Problems
- Memory Loss
LOW TESTOSTERONE (LOW T)
Men, like women, experience an age-related “change of life.” Men also suffer with fluctuating hormone levels and testosterone deficiencies that lead to the physical and mental changes. Colloquially known as “Low T,” the medical name for this condition is andropause or male menopause
- While men don’t experience menopause in the same way that women do, they may experience symptoms such as:
- Body fat gain, particularly abdominal
- Loss of lean muscle tissue
- Bone and hair loss
- Wrinkling and drying of skin
- Fatigue, poor sleep quality and insomnia
- Decreased libido and Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Hot flashes, blushing, sweating
- Aches and pains
- Nervousness, anxiety, irritability, and depression
- Memory lapses
- Reduced motivation, apathy
The symptoms of andropause occur gradually and are the direct result of an age-related decline in testosterone and progesterone production, along with an increase in estrogen production. Symptoms can be further exacerbated by declining levels of human growth hormone and DHEA.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of low testosterone, please call Tucson Cosmetics to schedule your Low T treatment consultation today.
HORMONE PELLET THERAPY
At Tucson Cosmetics, our priority is to help patients not only look their best with various cosmetic services, but feel their best with anti-aging services, such as Hormone Pellet Therapy. Hormone pellets are one of the most natural and optimal ways to deliver hormones for both men and women.
WHAT IS HORMONE PELLET THERAPY?
Hormone pellet therapy inTucson and New York, uses a pellet implant placed under the skin that gradually releases small, physiological doses of bio-identical hormones, providing an optimal delivery of essential hormones, such as estradiol or testosterone.
Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, including oral and transdermal, hormone pellet therapy avoids the “up and down” effects on hormone levels. This method reduces in more consistent mood and energy levels. With hormone pellet therapy, individuals can provide sustained hormone levels throughout the day for up to five months.
WHAT ARE HORMONE PELLETS?
Pellets are small implants that contain a natural source of hormones. Pellets are placed in fatty tissue under the skin. The function of pellets closely mimics the function of healthy testicles or ovaries in regards to hormone release into the bloodstream. Hormone pellet placement is easily performed during an in-office procedure. Additionally, pellets do not need to be removed, and completely dissolve on their own.
RECEIVING PRECISE DOSES
During your consultation for hormone pellet therapy with Dr. Rubbani, proper hormone levels for the pellets are determined with comprehensive blood work testing. Every patient is different, so at Tucson Comsetics and Glow New York, we treat each patient with a unique dosing customized for what your body actually needs. Pellets are an ideal way to deliver hormones to the bloodstream that patches, pills, and other methods cannot accomplish 24/7.
BENEFITS OF HORMONE PELLET THERAPY
An optimal delivery of hormones significantly reduces the risk of serious health conditions, including osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more. After hormone pellets are inserted, patients will also notice an increase in energy, happiness, and overall well-being. Some report that they sleep better too! Other benefits of hormone pellet therapy with Dr Rubbani include:
- Increase in Muscle Mass & Bone Density
- Increased Strength
- Better Coordination & Physical Performance
- Improvement in Skin Tone & Hair Texture
- Improvement in Memory & Concentration
- Improvement in Overall Physical and Sexual Health
COST OF HORMONE PELLET THERAPY IN New York and Tucson
The cost of hormone pellet insertion will vary based on the dose of hormones and number of pellets necessary to see results. Pellets are very cost-effective compared to other treatments for hormone deficiency. A consultation with Dr. Rubbani is necessary to determine the exact cost of hormone pellet therapy.
Individual Results may vary and no guarantees can be made.