Hormones are naturally-produced chemicals that regulate your body's functions such as energy, growth, sex, and most importantly, WEIGHT LOSS. Regulated hormones play an important role in your body's ability to lose and maintain weight loss.
As we age our hormone levels decline, which contributes to our decline. As a result of this, we gain weight, lose muscle and have less interest in sexual activity. Our bones become brittle and our minds do not work as well as they used to. For the best quality of life we need to keep these hormone levels at healthy levels.
Your hormones control everything! Hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, insulin, thyroid, cortisol and vitamin D (yes, it's a hormone!) are chemical messages that tell other body parts, like a gland or an organ what to do.
At Performance Medicine we prescribe a variety of bio-identical hormone treatment methods to help MEN and WOMEN maintain a healthy hormone balance. These include compounded creams, injections, capsules and pellets.
Hormone pellets are tiny rice grain sized pellets composed
of pure hormone that can be implanted under the skin. They are used to restore adequate hormone
levels and balance in individuals who are experiencing the signs and symptoms
of hormonal decline. They provide even
levels without the fluctuations of other methods.
The benefit of pellets is that they deliver a consistent,
healthy level of hormones for a period of months, avoiding the ups and downs of
hormone levels seen with other methods.
Studies have shown that pellets, compared with conventional
HRT, deliver superior relief of menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes,
disturbed sleep, poor libido and irritability.
Pellet HRT is extremely convenient. No need to remember to take a pill, to put on
the cream, or hassle with patches that never seem to fit well after showering
or bathing.At Performance Medicine, we have done hundreds of these
Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy is an attempt to "replace" some of the natural hormones in your body that have declined as a result of peri-menopause. One of the differences between the natural vs. the synthetic hormones is that the natural hormones are "bio-identical", meaning they are exactly the same as what your body produces.