Most people strive to create balance in their everyday life, but few realize the need for balance within the body. Hormones play a significant role in this balancing act, and when aging takes effect and hormone levels begin to decline, we can feel the impact and see the effects in our energy, appearance and overall health. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with the negative symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance any longer and there’s a way to restore that delicate balance and rejuvenate the youthful feeling you once had.
The way to wellness is through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Preventive Wellness MD.
Hormone replacement therapy is an anti-aging treatment that can dramatically help improve and alleviate the unpleasant symptoms associated with aging in both men and women.
At Preventive Wellness MD, Drs. Anita Petruzzelli and Tatiana Fleishman specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones are compounded hormones derived from plant and natural sources, such as soy or yams. They are designed to be structurally indistinguishable from the hormones that our bodies naturally make, reducing side effects and risks that are often linked to their synthetic counterparts.
The production of sex hormones in men and women decline as we age. In women, this is commonly known as menopause, and in men, this is often referred to as andropause (also known as the “male menopause’). Even though this a normal part of the aging process, these periods are often accompanied by uncomfortable or undesirable symptoms that can affect and impact daily life.
For men, aging begins much earlier in life than many realize. The decline of testosterone levels in men can start in his late twenties and continue well into the golden years, with the imbalance becoming more noticeable in middle-age due to andropause. Common symptoms of low testosterone levels include fatigue, weight gain, muscle loss, depression, memory loss, and erectile dysfunction.
Research has shown that men who use testosterone replacement therapy to restore natural levels reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, and another study found that men experienced an increase in muscle mass and strength and a decrease in fat mass when using testosterone therapy.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy allows men to regain their vitality with reported benefits such as:
Hormone fluctuations are a natural part of the life cycle for women, starting with puberty and continuing through childbirth, perimenopause, and menopause. A woman is considered menopausal when she has not had a menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months, but women can experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance well before experiencing menopause. When hormone levels are out of balance, women can experience weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats, low libido, fatigue, insomnia, mood swings and vaginal dryness.
Menopause is commonly defined by widely fluctuating estrogen levels. According to an article published in The New England Journal of Medicine, estradiol therapy was associated with less atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on the artery walls and can restrict blood flow to the heart, when initiated within the first 6-10 years of menopause. Another study shows that estrogen and hormone therapy reduces the risk of cardiac death in women who underwent surgical menopause at a young age.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help women of all ages restore natural hormone levels with reported benefits such as:
There are many different forms of treatment for bioidentical hormones such as pills, creams, gels, pills, patches, and injections. Different hormones may require a different form of administration, but when available, pellet therapy is the preferred delivery method.
Pellets, which are comparable to the size of a grain of rice, are convenient, effective, and deliver a consistent dose of the compounded hormone to the body over a 3-5 month timeframe. During a short, in-office procedure, pellets are inserted into fatty tissue in the upper buttock area and mimic the body’s release of natural hormones. This helps reduce the risk of side effects and prevents a roller coaster of highs and lows that may occur at the beginning and end of treatment cycles with other forms of therapy.
Dr. Anita Petruzzelli and her medical team at Preventive Wellness MD have helped thousands of men and women restore their youth, improve vitality and enjoy a better quality of life. Because helping patients achieve optimal health is Dr. Petruzzelli and Dr. Fleischman’s top priority, they take a multi-tiered approach to wellness and begin every treatment plan by assessing hormone levels and other important biomarkers in the body. These results, plus a thorough assessment of every patient’s personal medical history, symptoms, and current lifestyle habits are carefully reviewed and discussed during an individual consultation to find the root cause of each patient’s health issues.
From there they will design a tailored treatment plan created to match each patient’s goals and health needs ideally. Plans often consist of a combination of healthy lifestyle changes and innovative therapies, such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Experience balance and a higher quality of life today. Contact Preventive Wellness MD to begin your journey toward better living.
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