Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
As you probably know, hormone levels decrease as we age. A tiny change in hormone levels can lead to major problems.
Hormones are messengers that travel throughout the bloodstream, transmitting messages from cells to glands concerning development, growth, and energy. When your hormones are in balance, your body can function at an optimal level. However, aging causes hormone levels to decline. Total Hormone Replacement Therapy, or THRT, can restore hormonal levels to optimal concentrations.
Some of the advantages of THRT include:
- Achieving a leaner, strong physique
- Increased energy levels
- Stabilize blood pressure
- Increase bone strength
- Normal cholesterol levels
- Boost memory
- Improve skin tone
- and much more!
BIO-IDENTICAL THRT AT Palm Springs Life Extension Institute
Bio-Identical Hormones are identical to the molecular formula of hormones created by your own body. The use of bio-identical hormones can increase the levels of hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone to youthful levels.
Human Growth Hormones are key to maintaining a youthful appearance. The decrease of HGH levels are often associated with aging, and can lead to obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and decreased immunity. These can be reversed using the proper hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause sees the onset of declining hormones that can negatively impact your day-to-day life, as well as your overall feelings of well-being. Menopausal women often feel “out of sync” as their levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone decrease.
Male Menopause is an age-related “change of life” experienced by men. Men can suffer changing hormone levels and lowered testosterone levels that can lead to mental and physical changes.
Testosterone is responsible for muscle mass, libido, and energy levels in both men and women. Restoring testosterone to proper levels can lead to a more healthy sex drive, higher energy levels, increased muscle mass, and better mental focus.
Thyroid levels will decrease with age, leading to metabolism and body temperature to lower. This can contribute to depression and low energy. By implementing a hormone replacement therapy plan, these symptoms are easily and inexpensively counteracted.
How Do We Work?
Dr. Chein, a leader in anti-aging medicine and author of Living to 120 and Beyond, understands that each patient’s hormonal requirements are different, so he will carefully evaluate your need for any of these therapies through an in depth analysis and evaluation, review of symptoms, medical history and a series of diagnostic tests.
Before prescribing hormones, it is necessary to determine if hormone replacement is right for you. The first step is getting a full panel of lab work to get a valid assessment of where your levels are. This blood test and urinalysis will check baseline hormone levels, lipid levels, metabolic panel, and chemistry profile to evaluate your current levels. (The price of labs through our office is $555 for a male panel and $650 for a female panel). We are a cash practice and not an insurance provider; however we will gladly provide you with a list of all the required labs if you wish to request your primary care physician to order them. The consultation fee is $750 with follow-up consults at $125.
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It is also an option for patients to complete their blood test and urinalysis during the first consult, but it is recommended to complete this before the appointment. If the patient decides to complete the labs before the consult as recommended, we will schedule a consultation for In Office or Skype once we receive the results. Dr. Chein will review your lab report, comprehensive medical history, lifestyle questionnaires, and make treatment recommendations based upon all of these factors.
If your evaluation indicates that you would benefit from hormone therapy treatment or other treatment that needs to be monitored, you will begin the specialized treatment plan, which is supervised and monitored by Dr. Chein throughout the year and can be renewed with a simple call to the office.
Identifying deficiencies and prescribing appropriate hormones and supplements at proper levels requires careful supervision and on-going monitoring of your treatment. Your personalized plan includes a variety of specific paths to reach your ultimate goal of a balanced lifestyle in foundational areas such as hormone replacement therapy, alternative and complementary therapies, and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements.
Our integrative approach includes a medical history and goals, lifestyle evaluation, bio-markers of aging testing, cardiodynamic testing, comprehensive body analysis, physical exam, medication information, and injection lessons. Based on this information, Dr. Chein then creates a unique anti-aging treatment plan based on your health history, goals, symptoms, and laboratory test results. Please call Jordan, Dr. Chein’s patient care coordinator, to understand how the program works and answer all your questions, 760-327-8939.
Please contact Palm Springs Life Extension Institute using the form at the bottom of the page or call 760-327-8939 today to schedule a hormone replacement therapy consultation.