WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR HORMONE IMBALANCE?
The root cause of a hormone imbalance often dictates the course of treatment. In many cases, hormone replacement therapy using natural bioidentical hormones is the best option. Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment option with the least number of side effects when compared to non-bioidentical hormone therapy treatments. In addition to treating hormone imbalance, BHRT has been shown to reduce risk of certain diseases, including some cardiovascular complications and breast cancer.
Hormone therapy options include testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid hormone therapies delivered as creams, gels, patches or pellets. Your plan will be paired with nutraceuticals to maximize efficacy and ensure your body has all the nutrients necessary to support optimal bioavailability and absorption of your hormone treatment. Each plan is tailored to meet your unique needs using integrative functional medicine practices that have been proven effective for better health.
WHAT IS HORMONE THERAPY?
Hormone therapy is the treatment of symptoms or disease with synthetic or naturally-derived hormones. When the body produces too little of a particular hormone, hormone replacement therapy is necessary to replenish stores and maintain natural production levels.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the natural option for hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources and designed to be structurally identical to the hormones produced naturally by the human body.
Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are an exact structural match to your own hormones. This feature allows the supplemented hormones to fit perfectly into your body’s hormone receptors thereby reducing possible side effects and increasing the effectiveness of the treatment. Efficacy and outcomes are further improved when hormone pellet therapy is the method of delivery.
HORMONE PELLET THERAPY
Hormone pellet therapy is the preferred method of hormone replacement therapy among both patients and providers because of its convenience and efficacy. When compared to other delivery methods, natural hormone pellet therapy offers numerous benefits including:
Convenient: EvexiPEL hormone pellets are inserted under the top layer of skin during a short, routine visit. Replacement is required just two to four times per year. No more hassling with daily pills or messy creams and gels.
Better bioavailability: Hormone pellets are absorbed through cardiac output, mimicking your body’s natural pathway for delivery.
Natural release: EvexiPEL hormone pellets slowly dissolve releasing just the right amount of hormone to support your body’s needs. You achieve steady, optimal dosing throughout each treatment cycle compared to injections, pills, creams, or gels.
Fewer side effects: Each custom-compounded EvexiPEL pellet contains bioidentical hormones designed to be structurally identical to the hormones made naturally by your body. This means your body can easily adapt to the supplement, improving the speed of treatment and effectiveness without fear of side effects commonly associated with non-bioidentical hormone therapies.
HOW MUCH DOES HORMONE PELLET THERAPY COST?
EvexiPEL® hormone pellets are an affordable option for many patients. In many cases, labs and consultations are covered by insurance. This superior form of pellet therapy generally costs between $2 and $3 per day—less than most people pay for a cup of coffee. And, unlike that cup of coffee, hormone pellet therapy will change your life.
Patients on EvexiPEL pellet therapy report feeling better within a few weeks of beginning treatment. And within just a few short months, the majority of patients report complete symptom relief as well as additional benefits.
TESTOSTERONE HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Testosterone therapy is effective for symptoms of hormone imbalance in men and women. Though commonly believed to be the “male hormone,” testosterone is extremely important to female health and well-being.
Testosterone plays a role in healthy weight management, brain function, cardiovascular health, as well as sexual function and desire. Low levels of testosterone in women or men can lead to undesirable symptoms making even simple daily tasks seem unbearable. Low testosterone can cause you to feel sluggish and tired all the time, as well as impact your focus, memory, muscle definition and libido. Testosterone hormone therapy effectively treats low testosterone in men and women.
ESTROGEN HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Many of the symptoms that affect women with hormonal imbalance are related to drops in estrogen. Low estrogen levels in women can contribute to low libido, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.
Estrogen replacement therapy is an effective treatment for estrogen imbalance. In many cases, bioidentical estrogen therapy paired with bioidentical progesterone and bioidentical testosterone supports complete symptom relief and helps reduce risk of disease.
A 2016 study found that estrogen hormone therapy effectively increased libido in postmenopausal women. When low-dose estrogen therapy was paired with testosterone therapy, sexual desire was further enhanced.
THYROID HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population is suffering from some sort of thyroid disorder, yet less than half of those individuals receive diagnosis and treatment. Most diagnoses occur in people over the age of 60 with women being five times more likely to be affected by thyroid dysfunction than men.
Ignoring symptoms of a thyroid disorder, like an intolerance to heat or cold, unexplained weight gain or loss, low energy and a sluggish metabolism, can put women at greater risk of other diseases, such as osteoporosis and heart disease.
Thyroid therapy is more complex than other hormone therapies. We test a patient’s T3, T4, and TSH levels, as well as thyroid antibodies, cortisol, and reverse T3 to get a clear picture of thyroid function. With that information, we can determine which combination of thyroid hormones will support you in reaching optimization and relieving your symptoms.