Both men and women can see significant hormone fluctuations as they begin to approach the middle years of life. These changes can result in a number of unpleasant symptoms, including:
To bring back the energy and vibrancy of youth, many adults are now turning to bio-identical hormones for help. These hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones in a man or woman’s body, so they are not typically accompanied by the same side effects as synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones prescribed at Passer Restorative Therapies can effectively alleviate many of the symptoms listed above that have been attributed to a “natural” part of the aging process in the past.
Bioidentical hormones for women consist of a combination of progesterone, estrogen and testosterone. The specific amounts included in the formula will depend on the unique hormonal makeup of each individual patient. Bioidentical hormones are compounded to a patient’s specific needs, ensuring the patient only receives the hormones she is lacking – nothing more, nothing less.
Bioidentical hormones for men are not as well known, but they can be equally effective in combating some of the uncomfortable symptoms men can begin to experience in the middle years of life as well. Reduced testosterone levels can begin to affect men approaching the age of 50, resulting in low energy levels, moodiness and low libido. Bioidentical hormone therapy for men may replace energy and sex drive. Some men even find the additional dose of testosterone decreases joint pain and reverses hair loss.
Bioidentical hormones may be administered through a variety of methods. The most common are topical creams that allow the hormones to enter the bloodstream naturally. Transdermal creams also allow for slower entry into the bloodstream, which may minimize side effects from treatment.
For more information about the potential benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for both men and women, contact our office today.
Jeff Passer has been my primary care doctor for more than twenty-years. I am a 60-year old man, and now I feel and act like I am 35. Jeff has always been there to counsel, help, monitor and treat me through the years and continues to do so now. He is an excellent Physician, and, just as importantly, a caring human being.
I had accepted that I was a middle age woman at 45. I had accepted that I was tired and gained 18 pounds overnight. I had accepted that I was on an anti-depressant for the rest of my life and that it was as good as it gets. My doctor never even checked anything else. Then I went to Dr. Passer’s office. I needed thyroid replacement. Of course my hormones were that of a 45 year old! I needed testosterone. I needed estrogen and progesterone. I needed dhea and a multi-vitamin hormone activator. I did not need an anti-depressant. It took almost two months. I lost 24 pounds. My energy came back!
My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Passer. We travel from our home in KC for our appointments -- that's how good he is! I'm especially grateful to Dr. Passer for being so proactive and innovative when it comes to treating women. And thank you to his staff for their always pleasant and caring demeanor. They are the best!