Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormones play a crucial role in various bodily functions, and when imbalances occur, they can lead to a range of harmful symptoms and conditions. If you’re experiencing low levels or a hormone deficiency, understanding hormone therapy options can help you make informed decisions about your health.

We are excited to bring bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to the Quincy Illinois area as part of our Limitless focus on regenerative health!

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What are the Types of Hormone Replacement Therapy:

 

Depending on your genetics, symptoms and bloodwork, Dr. Felsman will work towards balanced health using 1 or more of 3, Bio-Identical hormone pellets. 

1. Combined HRT (oestrogen and progestogen):

Combined HRT involves the use of both oestrogen and progestogen hormones. Progestogen is added to protect the uterus lining from overgrowth and reduce the risk of developing endometrial cancer.

2. Oestrogen-only HRT:

Oestrogen-only HRT is typically recommended for women who have had a hysterectomy, as there is no need for progestogen in this case.

3. HRT and Hormone Imbalance:

Hormone imbalance occurs when there is an excess or deficiency of hormones in the bloodstream. This imbalance can lead to various symptoms and negatively impact overall health and well-being.

“I am a strong advocate of BioTE for several reasons. First, the pellets are bioidentical, mirroring the natural hormones produced by my own testes. My body literally cannot discern any difference between the two. Secondly, unlike injectibles, which result in erratic spikes and valleys, causing a tumultuous roller coaster effect, BioTE offers a consistent and steady hormone release. Thirdly, it eliminates the concern of creams that can inadvertently transmit hormones to others. Finally, unlike pills, which can impose strain on vital organs such as the liver, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys, BioTE presents a safer alternative with dosing provided from BioTE experts,ensuring that the patient is spared the risks of overdosing or  underdosing.” – Dr. J. Felsman

What is Hormone Therapy?

Hormone therapy is a treatment approach that involves the use of medications to adjust hormone levels in the body and alleviate symptoms caused by hormone imbalances. It is commonly used in the management of various conditions, including certain types of cancer and menopausal symptoms.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a specific type of hormone therapy that focuses on replacing deficient hormones with alternate sources, like plant derived hormones.

Hormone replacement therapy is primarily used to address hormonal imbalances in men and women, particularly during menopause or andropause. HRT aims to alleviate symptoms associated with low hormone levels and improve overall well-being.

What Are the Signs That You Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hot Flashes/Night Sweats:

These are sudden and intense heat sensations, accompanied by excessive sweating. These episodes can disrupt sleep and impact your daily routine.

Joint, Muscle, or Body Aches:

Persistent joint, muscle, or body aches that interfere with your ability to perform daily activities can be a sign of hormone imbalances.

Energy Loss:

Feeling chronically fatigued, sluggish, or experiencing a significant decline in energy levels can be a sign of hormone imbalance. Hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, contribute to overall energy regulation in the body.

Problems with Memory, Thinking, Speaking, or Working:

If you’re experiencing difficulties with memory, concentration, cognitive function, or verbal fluency, it may be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Hormones play a crucial role in brain function and cognitive abilities.

Problems with Sleeping:

Sleep disturbances, including trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or frequently waking up, can be linked to hormonal imbalances. Hormones, particularly estrogen and progesterone, play a significant role in regulating sleep patterns.

What are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?

  • Improves Bone Health: HRT plays a crucial role in preserving and improving bone health, especially for individuals experiencing age-related bone loss or those going through menopause. Estrogen, a key hormone in women, helps regulate bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Decreases Menopause Symptoms: Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life that brings about a variety of physical and emotional changes. Hormonal fluctuations during this time can result in distressing symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and sleep disturbances.
  • Restores Levels of Your Reproductive Hormones: Hormone imbalances can occur not only during menopause but also in other stages of life. For both men and women, hormone levels may decline or become imbalanced due to various factors such as aging, medical conditions, or hormonal disorders.
  • Gives Your Mood a Boost: Hormonal fluctuations can significantly impact mood, leading to irritability, anxiety, and even depression. Hormone replacement therapy can provide a much-needed boost to your mood by restoring hormone levels and promoting hormonal balance.
  •  Helps Manage Your Weight: Weight management can be a challenging journey, and hormonal imbalances can further complicate efforts to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Hormone replacement therapy can play a supportive role in weight management by restoring hormone levels and addressing specific hormone imbalances that may contribute to weight gain or hinder weight loss.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy is an outstanding treatment option for correcting hormone imbalances, helping individuals regain control of their hormonal health and enjoy a better quality of life.

Using natural hormones derived from plant sources that mimic the molecular structure of hormones produced by the human body, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) replaces your missing hormones to correct the imbalance.

Unlike synthetic hormones which have a slightly different structure, bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to the hormones your body produces.

Why Should You Choose Limitless Medical for Hormone Replacement Therapy in Quincy, IL?

Expertise in Hormone Replacement Therapy:

Limitless Medical in Quincy, IL, specializes in hormone replacement therapy and has a team of experienced healthcare professionals who understand the complexities of hormonal imbalances.

We will accurately assess your medical history, perform comprehensive blood tests, and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.

At Limitless Medical, we have chosen to partner with Biote because we believe our patients deserve the best treatment. Biote is the nation’s largest hormone optimization company and has been producing important hormones for over 12 years.

Comprehensive Approach to Hormonal Health:

Limitless Medical takes a comprehensive approach to hormone replacement therapy, considering factors such as hormone levels, lab results, age, lifestyle, and medical conditions. By addressing all aspects of your well-being, we can provide you with the most effective treatment options to restore hormonal balance.

Personalized Treatment Plans:

Limitless Medical is a Biote Certified Provider in Quincy, IL. We will treat your specific symptoms and hormone levels, allowing for a personalized approach that maximizes the benefits of hormone replacement therapy.

What Makes Limitless Medical Right for You?

Limitless Medical recognizes that each patient is unique, with their own set of symptoms and concerns. We prioritize individualized care, taking the time to understand your specific needs and developing a treatment plan that addresses your unique circumstances. With our guidance, you can navigate the complexities of hormone replacement therapy and achieve the healthy balance you desire.

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