Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

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Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Magnolia. TX

Bio-Identical hormone therapy rebalances hormone levels using hormones that are identical to the ones the body produces naturally. Patients with optimized hormone levels enjoy improvements in many areas of their lives. This can be hugely important for women looking to regain quality of life compromised by the erratic hormone fluctuations that accompany aging.

If you’re enduring the symptoms that arise before, after, and during menopause, you’re all too familiar with this taxing condition. Women that have undergone other reproductive system procedures also stand to benefit from a carefully tailored course of this groundbreaking hormone replacement therapy. At LVWellness and Aesthetics, we help women restore balance to feel empowered and achieve much-needed relief from the rollercoaster ride of hormone imbalances. Dr. Justin Hogan personally monitors patients’ existing hormone levels to design a treatment tailored to the individual, and to address the symptoms that can be so frustratingly disruptive. If you’re ready to take control and start feeling more like yourself, contact the team at LVWellness to schedule a personal consultation. You can reach our beautiful Magnolia, Texas facility by calling 346-703-2075. We can’t wait to meet you!

About Female Hormones

Hormones are produced by several glands in the endocrine system. These “chemical messengers” regulate the essential functions performed by our tissues and organs

The female endocrine system is like a symphony orchestra. However, instead of brass, string or woodwind sections, there are major hormones that play in concert. 

Estrogen and Progesterone

As women advance through menopause, the ovaries naturally produce less estrogen. (1) Unfortunately, changes in estrogen have significant effects on most tissues in the body. Estrogen deficiency has been shown to be associated with bone mineral loss, which often leads to the devastating hip fractures that threaten older women. (2) Estrogen and progesterone counterbalance each other to control hydration, water retention, and cardiovascular health. If you’ve ever been dehydrated, you’re familiar with the cascade of side effects that this causes. Estrogen and progesterone are also critical for mental clarity, memory, and mood stabilization. And, that’s not all these hormones do for us. As the body produces less of them and they fall out of balance, you may find yourself less inclined to making other kinds of music: low estrogen and progesterone can lead to weakened vaginal tissue, discomfort, itching, and the ability to produce the lubrication necessary for satisfying sex. (3)

Testosterone

The hormone testosterone’s name is derived from the Greek words for “man-maker”: but, women have it too (after all, they wouldn’t be here without us)! (4) Women with insufficient testosterone levels also find their libido compromised, or simply missing. This important hormone is responsible for muscle mass, body fat, and emotional wellness, and mental clarity in men and women alike. 

DHEA

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) allows for the production of other hormones like estrogen and androgens. High levels of this important hormone are associated with psychological well-being, muscle strength, and bone density. It also performs anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory roles in the body. Unfortunately, our production of this hormone declines with age, which can lead to the onset of frailty in older women. (5)

Cortisol

Cortisol is a stress-related hormone produced by the adrenal glands. During times of stress, our adrenal system produces it in order to regulate our response to stress. Imbalanced cortisol levels affect memory, mood, sleep, metabolic systems, and blood sugar levels.

At LVWellness & Aesthetics, we help our patients restore balance to their hormone levels to obtain optimal health and get back to feeling more like themselves. 

After all, libido, energy, mood, appetite, and sleep are some of life’s greatest pleasures. If you’ve been missing out, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy can help. 

Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Bio-identical hormone therapy is also known as natural hormone therapy. The hormones used in these treatments have a molecular structure identical to the hormones naturally created by the body. But unlike other synthetic hormones produced in a laboratory, bio-identical hormones are isolated from the natural chemical make-up of some surprising sources: yams and soybeans! These useful plants contain natural forms of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone that are used to balance out fluctuating hormone levels. You probably never thought you had so much in common with a sweet potato! 

Bio-identical hormone therapy can resolve problems caused by low hormones, including:

  • Loss of bone density and muscle mass
  • Weight gain and low energy
  • Fitful sleep and night sweats
  • Dreaded hot flashes
  • Erratic mood swings and brain fog
  • Decreased libido and vaginal dryness and discomfort

Other Unlikely Sources of Estrogen

Unfortunately, it’s becoming increasingly common for women to experience high levels of estrogen with low levels of progesterone and testosterone. Today’s lifestyles expose us to environmental sources of estrogen that can further throw things out of balance. Many of the foods we eat have trace amounts of chemicals that mimic estrogen, like toxic pesticides and herbicides on our produce, and growth hormones in our meat and dairy. Even more insidious: the chemicals in our everyday products containing plastics like BPA, and phthalates in detergents, cosmetics, furniture, and carpeting, are known endocrine disruptors. (6) While it may not be possible to completely eliminate our exposure to this constant barrage of chemicals, a few lifestyle adjustments and bio-identical hormone therapy can put you on the path to wellness. Dr. Hogan is dedicated to restoring balance. If you’re in The Woodlands or Magnolia, Texas, and are interested in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, LVWellness is here to help. To learn more and schedule a personal consultation, contact LVWellness at 346-703-2075.

Candidates

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Magnolia. TX

It can seem overwhelming trying to determine what exactly is wrong while enduring the many exhausting symptoms of hormone imbalances. At LVWellness and Aesthetics, we take a comprehensive personalized approach to helping patients feel their very best. Candidates for bio-identical hormone therapy are looking for a natural way to restore balance and optimize their well-being so that they can return to all the pleasures that life has to offer. They understand that only a trained medical professional can determine whether they are suffering from a hormone imbalance, or whether their health is being impacted by another serious medical condition. 

Dr. Hogan gives his patients his complete, compassionate attention, and looks forward to getting to know his patients during their complimentary personal consultation.

Personal Consultation

When it comes to bio-identical hormone therapy, it’s personal! Everyone has unique hormone levels. After meeting with Dr. Hogan and discussing your symptoms and medical history, we’ll perform a hormone panel. This allows us to evaluate your hormone levels to determine if imbalances are present. Once we’ve identified which hormones are deficient, Dr. Hogan will design a customized treatment plan for you and your body.

Procedure

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Magnolia. TX

Hormone replacement therapy is a process. As you receive treatment, we’ll be carefully monitoring your hormone levels at regular appointments. In the meantime, Dr. Hogan and his staff are here to answer any questions and provide any support you need along the way. At LVWellness, we offer two treatment options for women: oral hormone supplements and vaginal cream. Dr. Hogan wants the very best for his patients and is unwilling to subject those seeking hormone therapy to the scarring, discomfort, and other risks that accompany pellet therapy. 

And, we make your therapy easy. You’ll be able to have any medication Dr. Hogan prescribes delivered directly to your doorstep. Order your hormone medication online at your convenience using your personalized Full Script portal. This allows you to purchase monthly or opt-in for Auto-Ship.

Results

After a few weeks of your bio-identical hormone therapy, you’ll notice improved energy levels and the quality of your sleep. As you continue your course of therapy, we’ll be carefully monitoring your levels to make any adjustments necessary and to ensure that you enjoy the very best results. 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps those with low or out-of-balance hormones restore healthy hormone levels and improve their overall well-being. Changes such as increased sex drive may take longer to become apparent. However, every individual has different hormonal needs, and results will vary depending on your course of treatment. Dr. Hogan will work closely with you to optimize your results.

How Much Does Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Cost in The Woodlands?

Your bioidentical hormone therapy will be carefully tailored to your needs. The cost of your treatment will depend on the many details of your unique chemistry. This includes the necessary testing, whether you are recommended oral or vaginal supplements, and the length of time needed to restore balance to your body. The best way to anticipate your cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hogan and learn more about what bio-identical hormone therapy can do for you. LV Wellness & Aesthetics offers an inclusive Hormone Membership package that allows you to take advantage of many of the complementary therapies and services we offer and enjoy savings at the same time.

References

  1. Stachenfeld NS. Hormonal Changes During Menopause and the Impact on Fluid Regulation. Reproductive Sciences. 2014;21(5):555-561. doi:10.1177/1933719113518992
  2. Morley JE. Hormones and the Aging Process. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2003;51(7s):S333-S337. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2389.2003.51344.x 
  3. Lethaby A, Ayeleke RO, Roberts H. Local oestrogen for vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016;2016(8). doi:10.1002/14651858.cd001500.pub3
  4. Harvard Men’s Health Watch. Testosterone replacement: A cautionary tale. Harvard Medical School. Published February 2011. Accessed May 6, 2021. https://www.health.harvard.edu/mens-health/testosterone-replacement-a-cautionary-tale
  5. Rendina DN, Ryff CD, Coe CL. Precipitous Dehydroepiandrosterone Declines Reflect Decreased Physical Vitality and Function. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2017;72(6):747-753. doi:10.1093/gerona/glw135
  6. Gore AC, Chappell VA, Fenton SE, et al. EDC-2: The Endocrine Society’s Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals. Endocrine Reviews. 2015;36(6):E1-E150. doi:10.1210/er.2015-1010