Age Management Medicine

Hormone levels are optimal in our early 20’s and they decline at a rate of 2% per year after age 30.

This age related loss is normal. However, normal is not optimal.

Hormone Optimization

  • Hormone optimization using Bio-identical Hormones (BHRT) is the answer to relieve these symptoms and restore vitality!
  • Hormone optimization goals are restored to your natural hormones to levels of those of a 20 year old female. This is the age when your hormones were at their optimal levels.
  • Conventional hormone goals are to use hormones to alleviate symptoms only.

 

Goal: Restore Hormones to Youthful Levels

  • Estrogen – Helps to prevent hot flashes and night sweats. Maintains healthy vaginal tissue, which
  • prevents pain with intercourse, vaginal dryness, and urinary symptoms.
  • Testosterone – Maintains sex drive, muscle mass, and bone density. Also, promotes a sense of well being.
  • Progesterone – Prevents cognitive impairment, anxiety, depression and reduces sleep problems.

 

Hormone Optimization Using Pellet Implants

  • Pellets have been used since the 1930”s. Studies indicate that pellet implants are superior in achieving optimal hormone levels to alleviate symptoms and restore vitality.
  • Conventional hormones are “one size fits all.”
  • Even women who have failed other types of hormone therapy have a high success rate with pellets.
  • Progesterone is prescribed in an alternative delivery system (oral or troches) because it dissolves too quickly to include in a pellet.

 

Pellet Implants

  • Implants are placed under the skin. They release small, consistent physiologic does of hormones providing for optimal therapy.
  • They avoid fluctuations in hormone levels as seen with other delivery systems.
  • Consistent release of hormones (avoiding fluctuations) is important for optimal health and symptoms relief.

 

Benefit of Pellet Implants

  • Following pellet implants most women “feel better” within 48-72 hours. It may take a few weeks before full benefits are felt.
  • Studies indicate that pellet implants of BHRT does not carry the same risk of breast cancer.
  • Studies suggest that balanced bio-identical hormones are breast protective.
  • Clinical studies show that bio-identical testosterone balances estrogen and is breast protective.
  • When compared to the cost to treat the individual symptoms of declining hormones, pellet implants are cost effective.
  • Studies indicate pellet therapy provides superior relief of vasomotor symptoms, restoration of sleep patterns, improvement of libido and sexual response.