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Hormone Replacement and Bio-identical Hormones

Hormone Replacement and Bio-identical Hormones

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to replace hormones that decrease as we age. Hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, pregnenolone and DHEA are found in BOTH men and women.When our hormones are out of balance we feel some or all of the symptoms listed below. When hormones are balanced and at optimum levels we look and feel younger, both mentally and physically and emotionally.

“Getting older is inevitable, but aging well is optional”

At ILIV, we primarily prescribe Bio-Identical Hormones.  Unlike synthetic or animal based hormones, bio-identical hormones are biochemically the same as those made in the body. Your prescription is personalized based on only those hormones your body needs. Overall, patients report an improved quality of life as the primary benefit of HRT.

Common symptoms of hormone imbalances are:

If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, a simple blood test can pinpoint your current hormone levels, allowing us to create a personalized treatment plan. While many physicians offer the basic menopausal hormone replacements of estrogen and progesterone, we take an ecological approach. We look at how all of the body’s systems work together and in doing so we can optimize all of the hormones, as need, not just those to relieve a few symptoms. Keep in mind that HRT is also for men!

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