Hormone Replacement Therapy at LKN Weight Loss & Wellness
- Low Sex Drive?
- Weight Gain?
- Low Energy?
- Poor Concentration?
- Hot flashes/ Night Sweats?
If you are suffering from any or all of the symptoms listed, then you may have a Hormone Imbalance! LKN Weight Loss and Wellness offers Hormone Replacement Therapy with Testosterone Replacement, Estrogen Replacement, and Thyroid Replacement!
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
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Low mood
- Brain fog
- Elevated blood sugar
- 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:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes or flushes
- Decreased sex drive
- Weight gain
- Trouble sleeping
- Mood swings
- Low mood
- Discomfort during intercourse
About Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may offer relief for many common and debilitating symptoms that are often overlooked by medical providers. Some of these symptoms include exhaustion, stress, foggy thinking, weight gain, sleep disturbances, and so much more. Often, people with symptoms like these are suffering from hormonal imbalance. These ailments may be managed by getting to the root cause of these complex conditions and returning the patient to a state of hormone balance. BHRT may be a simple method for correcting these complex issues through hormone optimization.
What Is Pellet Therapy?
LKN Weight Loss and Wellness offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets. We offer testosterone and estrogen replacement through subcutaneous pellets. These pellets are inserted into the upper buttocks area during an in-office visit, after testing has been done to determine the exact quantity of the hormone the patient requires. Every dose is custom created based on a consultation and extensive lab work to ensure that a patient receives the exact concentration of hormones needed.
What Is the Advantage of Bioidentical Hormones For Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormones work with the chemistry of the body because they closely replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that normally occur within the body.
How Long Do Pellets Last?
Pellets last three to six months depending on gender, weight, absorption rates, and the amount of deficiency or surplus of hormones present within the patient at the time of insertion. Pellets are typically reinserted three times per year for women and two times per year for men. This leads to much more consistent hormone levels versus the roller-coaster of symptoms typically experienced with injectable and transdermal forms of hormone replacement.
How Do I Get Started With Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The first step is to call our office to schedule lab work to determine if hormone replacement therapy is safe and appropriate. Following lab work you will have an in-office appointment to discuss lab results and recommended treatment. If you are a candidate, the next step is pellet insertion. Labs will be checked 6 weeks post-insertion to ensure dose is effective. If levels are not fully optimized, you will return for a “boost dose” at no charge to you. Once levels are optimized pellets will be reinserted every 3-6 months based on metabolism and labs will be checked annually.
The Pellet Insertion Method
During an in-office visit, a patient is brought into the exam room, and the insertion site, usually somewhere around the upper buttocks, is numbed. A small incision is made, and the hormone pellet inserted. After, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage. The pellet dissolves, and the body absorbs the contents, leaving nothing behind. Every patient’s symptoms are unique, so each journey is customized to fit your needs. Some patients report seeing improvement in as little as four weeks, but full optimization can take up to six months.
After the pellet-insertion process is complete, it’s best to eliminate lower body exercise for a short period of time. Walking is fine, but more strenuous exercise is not recommended. Showers are permitted, but bathtubs, hot tubs, and swimming should be avoided. After the bandage is removed, you can resume normal exercise and swimming routines. This is typically 3 days for women and 7 days for men.
We deserve to feel better no matter what our age. If you are tired of dealing with the symptoms of hormone imbalance and want to take action, should contact LKN Weight Loss and Wellness today to schedule your hormone replacement therapy consultation.
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