Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

As we age, women and men have decreasing levels of hormones, which affect our health and the way we feel. In women this is called menopause, whereas in men it is called andropause. Hormone deficiency symptoms for men and women are very similar and are listed below: 

Menopause Symptoms
  • Change in memory/thinking
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Weight gain
  • Irritability
  • Decreased libido
Andropause Symptoms
  • Memory disturbances
  • Decreased endurance
  • Night sweats
  • Decreased strength
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Central abdominal fat gain
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased erections

Bio-identical hormones are identical in structure and function to the hormones in our body. To boost your hormone levels, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can usually relieve symptoms of menopause and andropause. Both men and women need testosterone and estrogen for proper health and function. Scientific investigation has found that testosterone is converted to estrogen at the cellular level in our bodies, according to the specific needs of each organ. Women convert more testosterone to estrogen and men convert less. Because of this, testosterone alone as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can relieve the symptoms of aging due to low testosterone and low estrogen in men and women. It is also important to note that many scientific studies show the positive effects hormone replacement therapy can have on our cardiovascular and bone health and other body functions.

We offer testosterone pellets, which are implanted in the deep subcutaneous tissue, as an easy, painless treatment for hormone replacement therapy. The pellets release a small, constant amount of testosterone according to each person's individual need. The pellets last approximately 3 months in women and 4 months in men. They avoid the daily application of hormone cream or the repeated injections of testosterone shots.

What to Expect

You will meet with Dr. Clayton then proceed with your lab work. Dr. Clayton will review your lab results during your second visit and determine the appropriate course of therapy. If pellets are required, a third visit will be scheduled. You may need to return after 3-6 months depending on how you respond to the initial course of therapy.

Learn more about the health and wellness benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy today!

If you are feeling less than your usual self or seeking a boost in your vitality, call us today at (801) 375-4646 to schedule your appointment.