Women’s Health

womens healthHORMONES AND YOUR HEALTH
If you are researching hormone therapy options, chances are you are experiencing changes in your body that result in a number of health problems. Some of these problems can be chronic and lead to other, more serious conditions.

Many of the symptoms first appear during peri-menopause, when estrogen, progesterone and testosterone production decreases; or during menopause while the hormone levels diminish in preparation for the ovaries to permanently shut-down.

These symptoms can include the following:

  • Weight Gain or inability to lose weight
  • Fatigue
  • Hot Flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Memory Loss
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Insomnia
  • Low Libido

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Hormone imbalances can be corrected. That is the good news. With the overwhelming amount of information on the internet regarding the use of hormones, choosing the most effective and the safest therapy can be confusing. At Azia Medical Spa, we use the most natural method through bioidentical hormone therapy.

Bioidentical, unlike synthetically manufactured hormones, is more closely related to and consistent with the female body. By using bioidentical hormones, women will not only achieve effective results in relieving their symptoms but will also be combating other conditions such as osteoporosis and heart disease.

HORMONE PELLETS
Hormone Pellets are the most convenient and effective hormone replacement, using hormones derived from natural plant sources that replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. The pellets are compounded by a compounding specialist who personalizes the pellets specifically to balance the hormones in your body based on your individualized dose prescribed by your physician.

These pellets are implanted just under the skin and consistently release small doses of hormones to sustain your hormone levels throughout the day. These pellets generally last up to 3 to 4 months, eliminating the need for worrying about applying creams or taking a pill on a daily basis.

HORMONE PELLETS FOR WOMEN
Studies have compared conventional hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical hormone therapy and shown a significant difference in results. Pellets have been much more successful in treating menopausal symptoms by improving energy levels, sex drive and sleep patterns, as well as restoring feelings of youthfulness and decreasing and often eliminating depression, anxiety and mood swings.

Many women in menopause experience memory loss or “brain fog.” Through hormone replacement therapy women find they are able to “think straight” and regain clarity they thought may be lost forever!

Many studies have found that increasing your natural testosterone levels is a highly preventative method against breast cancer, dementia and other life altering and deadly diseases. As a bonus, balancing your hormones and restoring testosterone levels also affects your appearance by increasing the elasticity in your skin, giving you a more youthful glow!

WHAT ABOUT HORMONE PELLETS FOR MEN?
While women have more symptoms, men can equally benefit from hormone replacement therapy. Men begin to see a decline in their testosterone levels beginning in their 30’s and should be tested in their early to mid-40’s. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, loss of libido, problems achieving and maintaining an erection and a decline in mental acuity.

By sustaining levels of testosterone that would normally be produced through fully functioning testicles, pellet therapy balances the levels naturally, without the drawbacks of a synthetic hormone form.

Whereas traditional forms of therapy produce blood levels that rise up and fall down, inconsistently, creating a roller-coaster effect, pellet therapy provides a much more attuned level to the natural hormone output which helps eliminate mood swings and fatigue. Additionally, pellet therapy includes preventative effects against heart disease, Alzheimer’s, prostate cancer and osteoporosis, as well as other conditions.

Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is the most effective process in closely duplicating your body’s natural hormones. Unlike synthetic or traditional hormone therapies that cause your levels to fluctuate, bioidentical pellets insure a more sustained level is released into your blood stream and is a much more convenient method, lasting up to 3 to 4 months.

The implantation is completed in your doctor’s office and your progress is closely monitored to assure the appropriate levels are in place and providing optimal results.

Azia Medical Spa offers naturally yam derived hormone replacement pellet therapy. Our therapy is customized to each individual patient. Our Medical Director, Dr. Elizabeth Owings, evaluates each patient and creates a customized dosing based on symptoms and blood work—- each visit. Your hormone levels are always changing and it’s important for dosages to be monitored. It is our goal to help you achieve optimal hormone levels where you can feel your best!

A hormone imbalance can cause a variety of symptoms. Many people are not aware of the many symptoms that can be related to a hormone imbalance. Symptoms that indicate an imbalance in Estrogen, Progesterone and/or Testosterone, can include:

  • PMS
  • Insomnia
  • Early miscarriage
  • Painful and/or lumpy breasts
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Cyclical headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Night sweats
  • Painful intercourse
  • Memory problems
  • Bladder infections
  • Lethargic depression
  • Hot flashes
  • Puffiness and bloatingCervical dysplasia (abnormal pap smear)
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood swings
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Anxious depression
  • Migraine headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Foggy thinking
  • Red flush on face
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Weepiness
  • Acne
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Excessive hair on the face and arms
  • Hypoglycemia and/or unstable blood sugar
  • Thinning hair on the head
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Mid-cycle pain
  • Debilitating fatigue
  • Unstable blood sugar
  • Foggy thinking
  • Low blood pressure
  • Thin and/or dry skin
  • Intolerance to exercise
  • Brown spots on face
  • Hormone imbalances affect each patient differently and therefore your individual symptoms maybe unique to your body.
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