Hormone Optimization & Ozone Therapy Specialist located in Centennial, CO
A hormone imbalance can cause significant changes to your physical and mental health, from mood swings to your libido. That’s whyAmy Maron-Martinez, ARNP, at Optimized Wellness take a clinically effective approach to hormone imbalance with bioidentical hormone therapy. If you’re ready to regain normalcy and vitality with hormone therapy, call the office in Centennial, Colorado, or request an appointment online.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is a hormone imbalance?
A hormone imbalance happens when the body doesn’t produce the optimal levels of reproductive hormones. For men, hormone imbalance refers to low testosterone levels. For women, a hormone imbalance occurs when estrogen and progesterone levels decrease.
Women may experience hormone imbalance during menopause, the time when the ovaries slow down hormone production. Symptoms of hormone imbalance in women include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal discomfort
- Bone loss
- Mood swings
Men’s testosterone levels may decrease as they age. Some of the symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Decreased sex drive and performance
- Mood changes
- Loss of muscle mass
Hormone imbalance can also affect the heart, brain, and mental health of both men and women and impacts your quality of life.
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) involves replacing some of the missing hormones from a source that has the same molecular structure as your body’s hormones.
Jordan Bernard, ARNP at Optimized Wellness use BioTE® hormone pellet therapy. The pellets release a steady supply of hormones into your system for several months.
Pellet therapy relieves many of the symptoms caused by hormone deficiency in a more natural, paced, and systematic way than other methods of hormone replacement. Because the hormones are delivered steadily, you don’t experience the roller coaster effect of other methods.
You may notice positive effects within one to two weeks, but the therapy may take up to six months to reach its full effect.
Is hormone therapy right for me?
Many factors influence how BHRT might affect you, so only you and your provider can decide if the treatment is right for you. However, you might be a good candidate if you:
- Experience moderate to severe symptoms of hormone imbalance
- Have tried other treatment modalities that didn’t work
- Aren’t at risk for osteoporosis, heart disease, anxiety, or depression
- Haven’t had certain cancers
The hormone specialists at Optimized Wellness customize your treatment for your particular situation and needs so you can be sure to get the most effective results. Inquire about BHRT at the Centennial, Colorado, practice by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.