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Female Bio Identical Hormone Therapy

How to get started

 

It all starts with a physical assessment and a simple blood test which can be done in the comfort of your own home. The blood panel will be processed and results available two days later. A copy of your results will either be faxed or emailed to you and a licensed physician or nurse practitioner will call you, or come to you in person to discuss your results at length. If applicable, an assessment of symptoms will be discussed.

A bio-identical hormone replacement plan will be thoroughly discussed and agreed upon between the patient and provider before implementation. An appointment will then be made by phone or through our website. Get ready to start living and stop suffering!

Low Estrogen in Women

 

Estrogen is the dominant female sex hormone mainly produced by the ovaries.  It is also produced in lesser amounts by the fat cells and the adrenal glands. Estrogen’s main function is in the development of female sex characteristics such as the growth of breasts during puberty, widening of the hips, and other secondary sex characteristics.  This same hormone is instrumental in bone formation, along with vitamin D, calcium and other hormones to effectively break down and rebuild bones. As a woman ages, her ovaries produce fewer amounts of estrogen. This underproduction of estrogen can lead to menopausal symptoms such as irritability, night sweats, and hot flashes, and other issues.  Bio-identical estrogen replacement reduces or eliminates the symptoms of perimenopause.

Estrogen as well as testosterone place an important role in protecting the female brain.  Women are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease at a rate of almost ten times that of their male counterparts.  At the time that a woman enters the perimenopausal state, the ovaries may be producing little to no estrogen greatly increases the risk for the development of Alzheimer’s Disease and osteoporosis.  Other symptoms of decreased estrogen include vaginal dryness, vaginal tissue atrophy, reduced mood, pelvic floor muscle changes, urinary incontinence, increase in body fat mass, anxiety, and insomnia.

Low Progesterone in Women

 

Progesterone is an important hormone for both men and women, especially women that are perimenopausal and postmenopausal. Men produce this hormone as well but in much smaller amounts. Progesterone has been shown in medical studies to kill cancer cells making this hormone breast cancer-protective. Coronary artery or cardiovascular disease is currently the number one cause of death among women in the United States.
Progesterone is also protective against cardiovascular disease by raising HDL (high-density lipoprotein), heart-healthy cholesterol that is commonly named in medicine as the “good cholesterol” that helps protect against heart attack and stroke. This hormone also blocks foam cell formation further reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke, especially in women.

During perimenopause and menopause, decreased progesterone can result in hot flashes, heavy menstrual cycles with cramping, general anxiety, inability to remain asleep all night, migraine headaches, and night sweats. After menopause, the female body has little to no progesterone production which can result in many common symptoms such as insomnia, headaches, as well as increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and female cancers.

Ten Years Younger promises to only prescribe bioidentical natural progesterone only. Your health is of our utmost concern.

The benefits of bio-identical progesterone replacement therapy include:

  • Improved symptoms of PMS (heavy bleeding and heavy cramping).
  • Protective against osteoporosis and bone density loss
  • Improved depth and length of sleep
  • Helps with bloating during menstruation
  • Reduces headaches before and during menstruation
  • Reduces the risk of coronary artery and cardiovascular disease
  • Natural calming effect (well-being benefits)
  • Helps and possible reverses post-partum depression

Low Thyroid Hormone Levels in Women

 

Our goal at Ten Years Younger is to improve the natural body’s hormone function. Thyroid hormones help to regulate our body’s temperature, fat metabolism, memory, and energy levels. The thyroid gland makes a combination of hormones, T3, and T4. T4 is the inactive form of thyroid hormone. The human body takes T4 and converts it to T3, the active form of the hormone that gives us the thyroid health benefits of the thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland itself decreases its hormone production over time due to a decreased conversion of T4 to T3 resulting in the decreased effects of the active thyroid hormone.

There are many common symptoms of non-optimal thyroid hormone levels:

Fatigue, especially morning fatigue
Hair loss or thinning hair
Loss of hair or thinning hair to the outer third portion of eyebrows
Slow weight gain
Depression
Thin fingernails/ridges in fingernails
Dry/flaky skin
Physical weakness
Poor concentration
Memory loss
Foggy memory
Cold intolerance
Cold hands and feet
Poor sense of well-being due to lack of energy and motivation

Low Testosterone in Women

 

Testosterone is the dominant male hormone, but it also plays a detrimental role in women’s health and overall wellbeing. The production of testosterone decreases over time in the female as well as her male counterpart. Women between the ages of 25–50 years old lose 50 % of their testosterone production. Low testosterone levels in women lend to increased risk of Alzheimer’s Dementia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.