Hormone Replacement Therapy
Make an appointment or walk in to see a licensed Hormone Replacement Therapy doctor today at EZCare Clinic in San Francisco!
Our highly-trained and experienced medical professionals will provide a consultation for $150 to determine if you suffer from unbalanced or low hormones. Symptoms of hormone imbalance include fatigue, anxiety, lack of sexual desire, hot flashes, and more! Don’t live with these symptoms as a normal part of aging. They CAN be treated!
We’ll work with you to determine which hormones are lacking and develop a treatment plan that will make you feel like you did in your prime! Book an appointment with one of our professional HRT physicians today to begin your journey to better health!
Why Do Hormones Become Imbalanced?
As both men and women age, their bodies go through a number of changes that affect how they think, feel, and behave. One of the most challenging parts of this process is when hormones begin to decrease and trigger uncomfortable symptoms that can have an overall negative effect on quality of life. For women, this usually begins happening around age 40 and intensifies as menopause occurs. For men, testosterone levels begin dropping by approximately 1 percent a year after age 30 and they begin noticing negative side effects of this around middle age.
What Are the Symptoms of Low or Unbalanced Hormones?
Hormones can regulate everything from sexual function to sleep and mood. If hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone are too low or out of balance, it can cause a number of negative symptoms including irritability, fatigue, low sex drive, impotence, brain fog, night sweats, depressed mood, insomnia, inability to build muscle, increased belly fat, and more. What’s even more frightening is that hormone problems can also lead to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, or heart disease as well as predisposing you to conditions like diabetes, tooth decay, and osteoporosis.
Though many people think the above symptoms are simply signs of aging and that nothing can be done about it, nothing is further from the truth. You can do something about your hormonal issues and EZCare Clinic is here to help! Hormone Replacement Therapy can be the difference between living a life of pain, fatigue, and chronic health problems or living a life filled with activity, joy, and fulfillment.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone Replacement Therapy is exactly what it sounds like: bioidentical hormones are specifically formulated for your unique needs and introduced into your system to replace the ones your body is no longer naturally producing. Hormone replacement therapy was stigmatized in the last few decades due to studies that showed it increased the chances of stroke, cancer, and heart attacks. However, these were side effects of synthetic hormones. Modern HRT is referred to as bioidentical HRT because it is not synthetic. Bioidentical hormones are natural and identical to the hormones being produced in your own body.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, or BHRT, can be administered in a number of ways including injections, gels, creams, patches, or pills. The makeup of this treatment is specially compounded based on each patient’s individual needs. This means that no excess hormones are given where they are not needed.
What Benefits Are There to Hormone Replacement Therapy?
For those going through perimenopause or menopause or those men who are experiencing a drop in testosterone during middle age, the benefits of BHRT are numerous and can include:
- Improved mood.
- More energy.
- Restored memory.
- Weight loss.
- Better sleep.
- Increased sexual desire and performance.
- Decrease in night sweats and hot flashes.
- Improved skin appearance and elasticity.
- Decreased risk of diabetes and cataracts.
- Decreased risk of colon cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, and periodontal disease.
- Decreased bone loss and bone thinning.
BHRT can also help those who are undergoing cancer treatments. Studies have shown that hormone replacement can help cancer patients improve their moods, reduce migraines, increase their quality of sleep, and increase their libido.
Who Should Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy?
There are a number of reasons why your hormones may be depleted or unbalanced. The most common cause is the simple act of aging. Hormones deplete for both men and women as we age, but it does not have to be a normal part of getting older that we all just accept. Other causes of depleted or unbalanced hormones include:
The use of medications such as birth control pills. Birth control pills and some other medications have direct effects on your hormones and can interfere with your body’s ability to naturally produce the hormones you need in the correct amounts. If you have taken birth control pills for a number of years, you have probably done damage to your natural hormone levels and may want to consider HRT.
Chemicals and pollutants. Pollutants common in our environment as well as the chemicals and other synthetic ingredients found in skincare, makeup, haircare, and cleaning products can have a negative effect on our hormones and cause imbalances.
Poor diet. A diet high in fatty, sugary, or processed foods and low in fruits and vegetables can cause hormones to fluctuate as well as triggering weight gain, fatigue, and a number of other conditions. If your nutrition is not where it should be, you may want to get your hormones tested to see if HRT is recommended.
What Types of Hormones Are Included in Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The types of hormones that will be included in your treatments will be based on your unique needs. Common hormones that are used in treatment include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These are compounded to provide the right amounts for your body’s needs and changes can be made to dosages or types of hormones depending on your reactions to them.
Why You Should Choose EZCare Clinic for Your Hormone Replacement Needs
At EZCare Clinic, we care about the health of our patients as a whole. We offer treatments that include stress management, treatment for anxiety and depression, ADHD treatment, weight loss, smoking cessation, and more. When you come in to see us about possible hormone replacement therapy, our skilled doctors and support staff will evaluate you and thoroughly examine your health records to determine the best treatment plan. This may result in exclusive hormone replacement treatment or it may involve a more holistic approach with other services integrated into the treatment plan. At EZCare Clinic, we know that taking a holistic approach to health is the best way to ensure the greatest success.
Knowing if Hormone Replacement Therapy is Right for You
There is only one way to know for sure if hormone replacement is the correct choice for you and that is to be evaluated by a physician who is experienced in this type of therapy. At EZCare Clinic, we can provide an evaluation for $150 that will measure your current hormone levels, take an inventory of your current symptoms, and make a recommendation for a personalized treatment plan that will help you achieve your wellness goals. This is the first step toward taking control of your physical, emotional, and mental well-being by managing your hormones and we can help you on that journey with our professional guidance. Ready to start on the road to a happier, healthier life? Contact us today for an appointment or walk into our San Francisco location so we can evaluate your needs.