Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Why Test My Hormone Levels?

As we age our bodies begin to experience certain changes due to decreasing hormone levels. Commonly known as menopause in women and andropause in men, these changes can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain and belly fat, brain fog, difficulty sleeping, decreased libido and sexual dysfunction. These undesirable changes resulting from hormone imbalance and deficiency can be successfully treated with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can help to relieve the symptoms of hormone imbalance by identifying and treating deficient hormone levels and balancing hormones as required. Synthetic hormones such as Premarin, Prempro and Provera are chemically different from our natural human hormones. By contrast, Bioidentical Hormones are biologically identical to our human hormones and are derived from natural ingredients such as soy, yams, and other plants. Bioidentical hormones are compounded by specially trained and licensed compounding pharmacists by prescription only.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for Me?

Listed below are the most common symptoms of hormone deficiency and imbalance for both men and woman. If you experience these symptoms, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement might be just the treatment you have been waiting for. Dr. Croland designs and individualizes your BHRT treatment based on the results of hormone laboratory tests which typically include: Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA, Cortisol, Thyroid and Vitamin D.

Symptoms in Women

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Increased belly fat
  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

Symptoms in Men

  • Muscle loss
  • Weight gain
  • Increased belly fat
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Low sex drive
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Hair Loss
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Urinary problems
  • Brain fog / Memory loss
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats

Before beginning Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) you will have a consultation, examination and a laboratory workup to determine your current hormone levels and overall health**During the course of your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Croland will closely monitor your hormone levels to ensure that you are receiving the optimal amount for your individual needs. Hormone levels will be re-tested every 7-8 weeks until optimal levels and symptom improvement is achieved.
If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of Hormone Imbalance and would like to find out if Bioidentical hormones could be right for you, contact the professional staff at Learn2Lose to schedule an appointment.

** People with a history of certain cancers may not be eligible for hormone replacement therapy.