Hormone Replacement Therapy
As we age, our hormone production decreases over time. Although this is a normal aspect of the aging process, this drop in hormonal levels can have a significant effect on how our body operates. Lower hormone levels can bring on a host of unsavory side effects for both men and women such as:
- Weight Gain
- Mood Swings
- Lowered Sex Drive
- Difficulty sleeping
…and these are only just a few!
Today, there are many options to rebalance your hormone levels naturally. By restoring hormone levels many symptoms are greatly improved or eradicated entirely allowing you to regain your energy, metabolism, and youthful performance. At Tampa Rejuvenation our medical practitioners treat and assess patients as a whole – utilizing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to address hormone levels while also analyzing thyroid, nutrition, performance and so much more to really allow you to achieve your optimal potential and regained sense of self.
The Causes of Hormone Loss
The various hormones in our bodies work together to achieve a common goal, many hormones affect the impact of other hormone levels and functions within the body making it especially important to restore balance throughout. Some of the most common hormones are thyroid, testosterone, and estrogen to name a few; these occur naturally in both men and women with varying levels depending on gender and age. While many of these hormones are essential in reproduction their affects can reach far past that altering energy, hunger, sleep, mood, and even sexual performance.
As we age, the production of hormones slows down. Women experience a more marked change when their periods no longer occur, this is known as menopause which is typically accompanied by a rather quick onset of symptoms.
Men, on the other hand, have a more natural decrease in their levels which can make symptoms more difficult to detect – this process is known as andropause. At this point signs of aging become more evident, muscle mass decreases while fat increases, skin becomes thinner, energy levels drop, and sleep becomes difficult or less restful.
Although getting older is inevitable, dealing with the symptoms is not! At Tampa Rejuvenation our highly trained practitioners will assess and rebalance your hormone levels using natural medications allowing you to feel and perform at your absolute best.
HRT Treatment at Tampa Rejuvenation:
Rebalancing your hormone levels is only a call away – our practitioners create a customized treatment plan to best fit the needs of every patient. A thorough blood work panel is performed in conjunction with an in-depth analysis of symptoms, medical history, and family history where the practitioner is able to outline the primary concerns of the patient and create a treatment plan to best fit their needs. We assess each patient on an individual basis with the goal of helping them restore their energy, passion, and sense of self.
Treatment for Women:
As we age, women’s bodies undergo drastic changes as their hormones shift into perimenopause and menopause which can occur as early as 30’s for some women or as late as 50’s for others. Some women even experience an imbalance in their hormone levels before this as a result of having a child or due to some type of hormonal imbalance such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This leads to drastic alterations in the body’s chemistry that can affect anything from stamina and memory loss, to weight gain and sleepless nights.
Hormone Replacement Therapy essentially reverses the aging process by rebalancing the body, restoring hormone levels to their prior or optimal levels.
There are a variety of ways to administer HRT, at Tampa Rejuvenation our practitioners use natural hormone therapy also known as Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Bio-identical hormones are derived from natural sources, such as a yams or roots, that best mimic the molecular structure of the hormones we naturally create. This way our body is able to readily identify the hormones and levels are restored within the body. These bio-identical hormones, or BHRT, can be administered as a cream, sublingual, injection, or pellet.
A pellet is the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the skin into the flank or glute during a simple in-office procedure. Upon insertion pellets release a controlled rate of hormone levels lasting 3-4 months for women. Pellet therapy is often preferred by patients and practitioners alike due to the efficacy and consistency that it delivers.Learn more >
Treatment for Men:
As aforementioned, men also experience a decrease in hormone levels – although it is more gradual, the effects can be just as drastic as every aspect of life can be affected. Andropause which is more commonly characterized by the term Low Testosterone, progresses with age and there is a certain point where men just do not feel like themselves anymore.
Testosterone levels typically peak in your early 20’s and drop steadily every year afterwards by an average of 3% a year. As levels drop, so does metabolism and muscle mass, body fat increases, moodiness and irritability can begin as well as forgetfulness and foggy thinking. Libido and sexual performance can also be impacted which can cause stress and frustration.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for men works to improve energy, metabolism, and performance while alleviating other undesirable effects from the decreased hormone levels. Therapy is typically administered as an injection or pellet.
A pellet is the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the skin into the flank or glute during a simple in-office procedure. Upon insertion pellets release a controlled rate of hormones lasting 5-6 months for men. Pellet therapy is often preferred by patients and practitioners alike due to the efficacy and consistency that it delivers.Learn more >
Adrenals are the little pyramids that sit on top of the kidneys, they are responsible for the creation of many hormones including about 20% of the reproductive hormones. When we experience stress our adrenal glands secrete cortisol to help our bodies manage the stress – in moderation this is a normal and healthy response, but in excess this can cause adrenal fatigue and even failure.
Adrenal fatigue, also known as adrenal dysfunction, causes a reverse in the cortisol curve creating intense sluggishness in the day and a lack of sleep at night for many people. Sex drive and immune system are impacted while metabolism is slowed down. Adrenal function can be tested through a saliva or urine test to determine the extent of fatigue and create a customized treatment plan to restore healthy adrenal functionLearn more >
Sermorelin is the first 29 amino acids in the Human Growth Hormone (HGH) chain, sermorelin stimulates the pituitary gland to create the maximum amount of HGH that your body is capable of. HGH is an essential growth hormone that helps the body to heal, improving sleep, increasing muscle mass, decreasing body fat, and optimizing sexual performance. Implementing therapy using sermorelin and other HGH precursors can optimize your treatment with Tampa Rejuvenation.Learn more >
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the base of the neck, responsible for the rate of your whole body’s metabolic function. Thyroid levels play an integral role in metabolism and energy as well as producing hormones for growth and maintenance, moderating body temperature, levels of hydration, and hair or nail growth.
Often times the traditional testing performed by our primary care and sometimes even endocrinologists will not be able to identify or treat a sluggish thyroid. In the case low levels are acknowledged, treatment may be postponed until levels are bad enough to be considered out of range.
If you feel your thyroid is just not getting balanced or that you may have a slow thyroid your doctor is not catching then click here for more information.
Schedule HRT Treatment at Tampa Rejuvenation Today
To receive your no cost consultation, give the health specialists at Tampa Rejuvenation a call to schedule an appointment at any of our 6 conveniently located Tampa Bay clinics in North Tampa, South Tampa, Westchase / Oldsmar, Brandon, Lakewood Ranch and St. Petersburg. or stop by one of our Tampa Bay offices for more information.
A loss in hormones shouldn’t put a damper on your life, and with treatments at Tampa Rejuvenation, it doesn’t have to! Call us today to get started!