Hormone Replacement Therapy

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

At LKN Weight Loss & Wellness, our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses all-natural hormones that are identical to the hormones made by your body to ease the degenerative side effects of aging and other medical issues. The goal of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is to balance your body’s hormones, bringing them to the optimal levels your system was initially designed to maintain.

LKN Weight Loss & Wellness provides experienced hormone therapies for both men and women to give you the solutions you need to live a more balanced life.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone And Hormonal Imbalance in Men:

A low level of testosterone in a man means more than just a low sex drive. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Symptoms consistent with low testosterone and other cases of hormonal imbalance include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Mood changes
  • Low mood
  • Irritability
  • Brain fog
  • Elevated blood sugar
  • Stress
  • Anxiousness
  • High cholesterol
 

Signs And Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women:

Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body. There are a variety of symptoms of hormone imbalance in women including:

  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes or flushes
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Anxiousness
  • Mood swings
  • Low mood
  • Discomfort during intercourse

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Everything You Need To Know About Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may be able to provide relief from common, debilitating symptoms that doctors often overlook. These symptoms include fatigue, stress and sleep disturbances. These symptoms are often caused by hormonal imbalance. The root cause can be addressed and the patient returned to normal hormone levels. BHRT is a simple treatment that can correct complicated hormonal issues through hormone optimization.

How is Pellet Therapy Performed?

LKN Weight Loss and Wellness offers bioidentical hormone therapy through subcutaneous pellets. Subcutaneous pellets can be used to replace estrogen and testosterone.

Why Are Bioidentical Hormones So Effective In Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The molecular structure of hormones in the body and their function are closely related.

How Long Do The Pellets Last?

The length of the pellets will vary depending on gender, weight, absorption rates, and the amount of hormones present in the patient at the time of insertion. The pellets are typically inserted 3 to 6 times per year for females, and 2 to 4 times per year (for males).

What Is The Best Way To Get Started With Hormone Replacement Therapy?

To determine if hormone replacement therapy is safe, first call our office and arrange for lab work. Once the lab work has been completed, you will be invited in person to discuss your findings and to recommend treatment. If you are a candidate for pellet insertion, the next step is to determine if you qualify. Labs will test the dosage six weeks after the insertion to ensure it is effective. You can request a “boost dose” at no charge if the levels are not ideal. Once levels are optimized, pellets should be inserted every 3 to 6 month. Labs will be checked every year.

The Pellet Injection Method

In-office visits refer to patients being brought into the examination room. The usual insertion site is located in the upper buttocks. A small incision is made to insert the hormone pellet. A small bandage will be applied to the insertion site. Your body will absorb the pellet as it dissolves. Every patient is unique, so each journey will be tailored to your specific needs. Some patients report improvement in four weeks while others see full optimization over six months.

Post-Insertion Care

After the pellet-insertion process is complete, it is best to cease lower-body exercises. Walking is fine, but you should avoid strenuous activities. While you can shower, avoid bath tubs, hot tubs and swimming. After the bandage is removed, you can resume normal swimming and exercise. It takes about 3 days for women and 7 for men.

We all deserve to feel better, regardless of our age. If hormone imbalance is a problem, don’t despair! Contact LKN Weight Loss and Wellness today to schedule your hormone replacement therapy consultation.

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Leah Miller
Leah Miller
14:14 28 Jun 22
Shannon and the rest of the staff at LKN Weight-Loss are awesome! Shannon would not prescribe the weight loss medicine... until I was able to control my high blood pressure. She offered alternative solutions in the meantime. Everyone is very patient with my daughter when she has to come with me-letting her “help”.read more
Melissa
Melissa
14:31 29 Apr 22
Every visit is a wonderful experience! Shannon is fantastic and always takes the time to discuss results and best... practices, as well as offering advice in the areas where improvement is needed. Helping me with accountability on my weight loss journey is critical for success and this team is hands down the best!read more
jolee longshore
jolee longshore
11:39 09 Mar 22
Absolutely love the office!! Everyone I meet was super sweet. I am so happy that they took the time to answer all my... questions and provide a lot of information!!read more
Michelle Elegy
Michelle Elegy
15:00 25 Feb 22
Shannon and all the ladies at LKN are amazing. I trust them completely and I hope they know how much they are... appreciated. Shannon is a great doctor. This is an wonderful practice and I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done to care for me and to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend LKN Weight Loss.read more
Hayley Hudspeth
Hayley Hudspeth
12:30 25 Feb 22
if you’re looking for starting your weight loss journey/healthy living this is your place. The staff are so friendly... and helpful in so many ways than one. Sharon is great and helpful when it comes to reaching your goals with your body and wants to help you in anyway she can it’s a no judgement zone there. Great place Great people. it’s not like a DR office that you don’t like going to this office is more like you’re catching up with your girls 10/10 recommend the Lake Norman Weight Loss/ wellness! Make your appointment now you won’t regret it!! If you do the work and as your dr say you’ll see results quick I did!read more
Genita Edwards-Nashville
Genita Edwards-Nashville
10:24 25 Feb 22
Shannon is truly a lifesaver. When I contacted her for her services my life was literally spinning out of control. Due... to this horrific pandemic and working in healthcare was a nightmare. My comfort was found in “FOOD” ! That all changed with Shannon’s accountable change of life plan. Not diet CHANGE OF LIFE! I’ve managed to follow her recommendations and though it hasn’t always been easy. A year this coming May and I’ll have reached my desired goal. 40+ pounds and counting thus far. Shannon and her staff are awesome and truly care for their patients! Thanks Shannon for changing my LIFE..read more
Bethany Graham
Bethany Graham
19:13 24 Feb 22
I have been very pleased with LKN Weight Loss! Their communication and customer service is amazing. I fully appreciate... someone always picking up the phone whenever I needed to call. I have had a terrible time losing weight and Shannon and her staff have been so sweet and non-judgmental, especially when I had to take a break due to high stressors in my life that was impacting my goals. I would highly recommend them!read more
Dana Duvernay
Dana Duvernay
19:04 24 Feb 22
Such a welcoming and kind place! They really care about your success and want everyone to reach their goals. I can tell... them all my concerns and ask any questions without feeling judged. I’m so grateful I found LKN ❤️read more
Dianna Byers
Dianna Byers
16:16 04 Feb 22
“I can’t say enough about the staff and process at LKN Weight loss and Wellness. From the moment I walked in the door... the staff was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. I didn’t know a lot about EMSculpt Neo but the staff explained all about the tool, how it works and what to expect before, during and after the process. After 4 sessions I’m looking forward to the final results. I would highly recommend the team at LKN and the EMSculpt!”read more
jackie dillion
jackie dillion
13:18 16 Sep 21
Fake practice. Never called in medication as promised twice. 200 dollars for absolute nothing. Contacting bbb as well.
Andrea Price
Andrea Price
01:54 04 Sep 21
I made a last minute appointment to start my services and Shannon did everything she could to accommodate me. Giving me... 1st class service and excellent follow up. I’m looking forward to my weight loss journey with LKN.read more
Rachel Skirvin
Rachel Skirvin
20:22 16 Jul 21
Shannon and her Staff are the most caring people I have ever met. I feel like I’m going to visit my friends vs a Dr.... She truly is a blessing. I can go to her with any concern and she advises me and is never judge mental of my situation or circumstance. I won’t go to anyone but her for my weight loss journey. Thank you guys for being everything I need in my darkest hour.read more
Kylie Muellemann
Kylie Muellemann
01:58 26 May 21
Shannon is terrific. She is very thorough and listens to your concerns. Highly recommended!
BRENDA Lesley
BRENDA Lesley
03:45 12 Oct 20
The ladies at LKN Weight Loss are amazing! From my first visit Shannon was open and informative and always willing to... be personable and never judgmental. Whatever questions and concerns I have they are there and willing to make answer or seek the answers which is amazing. My weight management can be difficult with other health restrictions but Shannon has been very encouraging and provides plans that’s tailored to each individuals needs. I’m so happy with the progress that’s being made currently down over 15 pounds and have loss inches in all areas in less the 3 months.read more
chiquita walker
chiquita walker
14:29 11 Oct 20
Shannon and her team have been amazing to work with. I never feel like they are trying to “sell” me because their... programs speak for themselves. While losing my baby weight (40 lbs.) is a huge accomplishment, my biggest achievement was changing my eating lifestyle. I feel like I eat to live instead of the other way around and for that, I can’t thank the LKN team enough!read more
Jesikah McNeil
Jesikah McNeil
12:25 11 Oct 20
Dr. Shannon is so personable and knowledgeable. Everyone in the office is to be exact. The level of service and care I... receive there is impeccable. I’ve never had a bad experience. Oh, and did I mention I’ve lost so much weight under her care. Results Results Results!!!read more
Velita Degraft
Velita Degraft
06:18 11 Oct 20
LKN Weight Loss & Wellness offers the total package: great results and great service with a smile and at an affordable... price! What I really enjoy is the way they make me feel from the time I walk in until the time I leave.A weight loss journey can be a struggle both physically and mentally, but the LKN Weight Loss & Wellness staff are my personal cheering section who reassures me that they are with me all the way! I look forward to every appointment!read more
Kaleigh Stovall
Kaleigh Stovall
16:46 10 Aug 20
I’ve been a patient at Shannon’s practice for a little over a month now and not only am I super happy with my weight... loss results, I’m also very thankful for the care she and Briana take of their patients! They’re both friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and they make you feel completely comfortable from the very first meeting. You can tell they love what they do and they enjoy cheering on their patients as they gain back their health and confidence. I would recommend this practice and this program to anyone looking for a holistic view at weight loss and accountability from a medical professional who truly wants to see you succeed.read more
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