Hormonal Optimization Services Questions and Answers
RejuvaMed in Wesley Chapel offers hormonal optimization treatment for men and women in and around Wesley Chapel. To find out more about our treatment options, give us a call or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 28945 State Road 54, Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543.
What is hormone optimization?
Hormone optimization is all about balancing out hormonal levels in the body through one of several forms of hormone replacement therapy. Hormonal imbalances can cause several symptoms such as stress, foggy thinking, exhaustion, sleep disturbances, weight gain, irritability, and many others. When a person undergoes hormone replacement therapy, their hormone levels are brought back up to normal, balanced levels. While there are several different forms of hormone replacement therapy, one of the most popular is called bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy. This form of hormone replacement therapy uses small pellets built of bioidentical hormones at the same molecular structure as the naturally produced hormones found in the body. They are inserted underneath the skin through a small incision, usually in the top of the buttocks. The pellets slowly release the hormones into the body at a continuous rate, creating a consistent delivery of hormones unlike other methods such as pills, injections, creams, or gels that can cause spikes, followed by crashes.
What should my hormone levels be?
Normal hormone levels will be dependent on several factors and will vary based on your gender, age and the type of hormone. There are three different types of hormones – estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. Estrogen is primarily a female hormone made up of estriol, estradiol and estrone, but is also found in men. Menopause is a result of the natural decrease in estrogen levels as women age, causing symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweat, decreased libido and vaginal dryness. Testosterone is primarily thought of as the male hormone. It is the main hormone found in men, but it is also present in women, produced through their ovaries. Testosterone production naturally decreases as people age and in men can lead to exhaustion, brain fog, anxiousness and mood swings. While there are optimal ranges for each hormone, every person’s normal hormone level will be different and defined as the levels at which their body performs the best. The professionals at RejuvaMed in Wesley Chapel can help you determine your optimal hormone level through a discussion of your symptoms and by performing a blood test to analyze your current hormone levels.
How do you optimize female hormones?
Working with a health professional such as the team at RejuvaMed in Wesley Chapel will find the best method of hormone optimization for women who are experiencing symptoms of decreases in hormones. Estrogen naturally decreases as women age, leading to symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, loss of libido and vaginal dryness. Women can also experience elevated levels of estrogen. Both increased or decreased levels can be controlled through medication, topical creams, pellet therapy and injections. Your health care team will perform a physical exam as well as a blood test in order to properly diagnose a hormonal imbalance and provide the most appropriate treatment plan. Each woman’s optimal hormone levels will be different based on her unique genetic makeup and the team at RejuvaMed will build a custom hormone therapy plan to suit her unique needs.
How do you optimize male hormones?
Male hormones can be optimized through several different treatment methods, depending on which delivery option is the best resolution for each person. The health professionals at RejuvaMed in Wesley Chapel work with their patients to determine if a hormonal imbalance is present through the performance of a physical exam and additional blood tests to measure current hormone levels. These levels are compared against the normal hormone levels based on gender, age and any other relevant factors and then analyzed with the symptoms the patient is experiencing to determine if the levels need tweaking. Hormone therapy can be performed through injections, medications, topical creams or pellet therapy, based on the needs of the individual.
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