Testosterone hormone therapy for men
Do you feel tired, irritable, depressed and feel like you’ve lost your sexual desire? It could be low testosterone. As we age, vital hormones decrease which increases the chance of illness as well as disease. Stress, chronic pain, not sleeping well, and environmental factors also can contribute to declining testosterone levels in men. As testosterone levels decline, your risk of death increases dramatically – in addition to causing other significant problems including:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Muscle loss/difficulty adding muscle
- Thinning or balding hair
- Low libido
- Weight Gain
Arcadia Wellness Center is the valley’s premier clinic for men with testosterone imbalances. Sarah Quinn, FNP has years of experience treating men with low testosterone. Many of Sarah’s patients return to their ‘old selves’ after receiving hormone therapy and wonder why they waited so long to get help in the first place. Sarah understands the nuances of low testosterone and how it can negatively affect men. During your consultation:
- The provider will sit down with you and review your symptoms to see if you’re a candidate for treatment.
- You will be sent to a lab to get a blood test performed.
- The provider will personally call you to discuss the findings and results of your blood test.
- You will be scheduled to discuss your options and will be prescribed any necessary medication needed to help correct low levels
- You only need to come in every few months during your treatment – Not weekly or monthly like other clinics.
- Many patients will experience nearly immediate results including increased libido and erectile function, increased sexual performance, loss of body fat, increase in lean muscle and increased energy and mood.
Hormone therapy for women
Could you benefit from hormone therapy?
If you suffer from fatigue, weight gain, depression, irritability or experience menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, mood swings, difficulty losing weight and low libido – you may have a hormone imbalance. For women, the most pronounced changes come in their 40s and 50s, but can been seen as early as their mid-20s. Many more women are having hormone imbalances earlier, which has a lot to do with not only our lifestyle and diet, but also the pollution and toxins that are found in our environment.
Hormones are incredible chemical messengers in our body that affect our brain, heart, bones, muscles, and reproductive organs and are an essential part of the workings of every cell in the human body. However, when they do become imbalanced, they can create havoc on the body.
What can be done?
Each woman is unique and so are her needs. A consultation with an experienced and trained professional is your first step. You will meet with Arcadia Wellness Center’s experienced practitioner to discuss your symptoms, concerns and goals. A blood test will be performed to look at your hormone levels. After we review your results, we will sit down with you and discuss a comprehensive treatment plan to help balance your hormones. If necessary, you will be prescribed the most effective treatment to help balance your body – including the use of bio-identical hormone therapy – the safest and most effective prescription to help get your body in sync.
Why is it so important to use bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are female hormones made in a laboratory and are based on compounds found in plants. Unlike supplements, bio-identical hormones are formulated by highly-trained pharmacists that prescribe a medically appropriate solution to meet a patient’s specific needs. Arcadia Wellness Center only uses bio-identical hormones that are an exact replica of the hormones that are naturally produced by the body; matching the body’s natural hormones molecule by molecule. These hormones are identical to the estrogen, progesterone, and androgen hormones produced naturally by one’s body.
How do I take bio-identical hormones?
These hormones come in various forms including tablets, under the skin pellets, creams, gels and shots. Your healthcare provider will discuss a hormone therapy that best meets your needs.
What are the next steps?
Many women that experience fatigue, weight gain, depression and irritability may have a hormone imbalance. The best way to determine if your hormones are out of balance is to get tested – you need to sit down with a qualified healthcare professional and get appropriate blood work performed. At Arcadia Wellness Center, we will test your hormones and determine if you are a candidate for hormone therapy. Patients that are found to have a hormone imbalance and are treated have experienced dramatic improvement to their life and overall well-being.