Hormone Replacement Therapy
What is a hormone?
A hormone is a substance or molecule that regulates or signals specific tissues or cells into action, basically hormones tell our bodies what to do and when to do it! As you can imagine this is vital to our functionality as human beings and overall health and wellness. Hormones may fluctuate depending on gender, physiologic changes in our bodies (i.e. puberty, menstruation, pregnancy), disease processes, and most dramatically with age. As we age, our bodies begin to change, become less efficient and a lot of this has to do with a deficiency in your hormones that no lifestyle factor can change. At Revitalized Health we utilize hormone optimization treatments through bioidentical sources to improve your overall health and wellness. We do not use synthetic products with management of any hormones.
We focus on management of Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone, and Thyroid to create a healthy balance of hormone levels to improve your health and wellness. Each patient will receive an individualized treatment plan based on gender, age, past medical history, and past surgical history.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a natural hormone produced in both men and women in different equivalents. Testosterone is responsible for the development of sex organs, physical characteristics, as well as mood and behavioral properties.
These hormone levels typically peak in our early adulthood, however begin to decline as early as age 30 on average. Many factors contribute to this decline, however the symptoms that result in low total and free testosterone typically affect men and women relatively equally.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Fatigue or low energy
Reduced sexual drive and performance
Decreased muscle mass and tone
Decreased bone density and osteoporosis
Body hair/skin alterations
Intramuscular Injections: Testosterone cypionate is used in a dose appropriate level based on lab values and personalized needs. This method provides replacement therapy that is relatively short acting requiring quick and near painless injections every 7-14 days.
Bio-Identical Pellet insertion: Contains bio-identical hormones derived from plant based natural sources and is compared to our natural testosterone found in our bodies. Pellets are dosed appropriately based on your lab values and personal needs and inserted just under the skin in a quick in-office procedure and are left in place for 3-6 months depending on your gender.
Intramuscular Injections. Self pay option is $200/month for men and $100/month for women. Most insurances are accepted for this treatment as well.
Bio-Identical Pellet. Female procedure is $350. Male procedure $675 or $750 depending on required dose.
What is Estrogen?
Estrogen is a hormone found in both men and women, however is the primary sex hormone found in women that is responsible for the development and function of the reproductive system. Estrogen is also responsible for healthy function of breast tissue, uterine tissue, the brain, bone, heart, and other tissues in the body. In premenopausal women the ovaries are typically producing adequate levels of estrogen, however as menopause approaches the ovaries begin to decrease the production of this hormone resulting in multiple symptoms within the body. Disease, surgical procedures such as a hysterectomy also will affect the production of estrogen.
Symptoms of Estrogen Deficiency
Reduced sexual desire
Bio-Identical Pellet Insertion: Contains bio-identical hormones derived from plant based natural sources and is compared to your natural estrogen found in your body. Pellets are dosed appropriately based on your labs and past medical history. The Pellets are placed just under the skin in a quick in-office procedure and is typically combined with testosterone in women. Estrogen is never administered to men through the pellets.
Weekly Intramuscular Injections. Self pay option is $10/week.
Bio-Identical Pellet. Female procedure is $350 (Total procedure with testosterone pellets as well is $350)
What is Progesterone?
Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries in women. It’s function plays an important role in menstruation and pregnancy. Progesterone compliments estrogen as well to maintain an appropriate hormonal balance and is necessary if estrogen is administered with functioning ovaries.
Symptoms of Low Progesterone
Irregularities in menstrual cycles
Headaches or migraines
Progesterone is administered orally in capsule form, taken daily at bedtime. You will be given a prescription for the progesterone if needed.
Varies depending on insurance
What is Thyroid?
The thyroid hormone is one of the most important hormones in our body. It regulates the body’s metabolism and many other cellular processes in our body. It is important in maintaining body temperature, body weight, as well as heart rate and other nervous system functions. Thyroid hormone deficiencies known as hypothyroidism, are prevalent among men and women of all ages however more common in women.
Symptoms of Low Thyroid
Cold all the time
Thyroid hormones are administered orally in tablet/capsule form, taken daily in the morning. You will be given a prescription for the thyroid hormone if needed.
Varies depending on insurance