A normal part of the aging process, our hormone levels decrease over time. We know this process more acutely as Andropause for men, and Menopause for women. Fluctuating hormones levels can cause a lot of undesirable changes in the body. Not surprisingly, weight gain is one of them. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can not only help combat that weight gain, but also improve other symptoms of hormone imbalance*.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Every person experiences changes in hormone levels a little differently. That being said, there are common symptoms that can indicate it is time to get your hormone levels checked and consider BHRT.
- Hot Flashes
- Night sweats
- Brain fog
- Hair loss
- Difficulty sleeping
- Decreased libido/Sexual dysfunction
- Weight gain
- Excess belly fat
- Mood swings, anxiety, or depression
- Muscle loss
- And more…
How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Works
Unlike synthetic hormone replacement therapy, BHRT uses hormones that are biologically identical to the hormones in our bodies. Derived from natural plant sources such as soy and yams, bioidentical hormones can be more easily assimilated by the body without the side effects commonly associated with synthetics.
BHRT is customized to the individual based on a simple laboratory test to identify hormonal imbalances. The bioidentical hormones are then prescribed and compounded by a specialty pharmacy that is trained in BHRT. Your Senara Doctor will prescribe a compound to address imbalances in estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, thyroid, and Vitamin D. Leveling your hormones can have a profound impact on your weight loss efforts, improving results drastically.
To ensure optimal results, your Senara Medical Weight Loss Doctor will monitor and retest your levels every 6-8 weeks. By continually monitoring your hormone levels and symptoms, we can adjust your prescription to your individual needs as your body adjusts and recuperates.
One of the most effective delivery methods of BHRT is Pellet Therapy. The BioIdentical Hormones are compounded into a pellet form and injected into the hip or buttock. The pellets are slowly dissolved into the body, providing consistent delivery. Every three to six months your Senara Doctor will insert a new pellet, adjusting the compound to your new needs. Pellet injections are low maintenance and convenient to administer. They provide consistent hormone replacement therapy delivery.
If you are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, contact us to set up an initial consultation to find out if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you.
Sermorelin, a growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH), can enhance overall health and well-being by stimulating the production and release of hormones by the pituitary gland. This kick-starts your sex drive so you can rule the bedroom again!
Benefits of Sermorelin
Sermorelin is a bioidentical synthetic hormone peptide that contains 29 amino acids and may be used in conjunction with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), weight loss programs, and erectile dysfunction treatment.
Sermorelin* and Sermorelin/Peptide blends have been known to support a variety of functions related to growth hormone levels and may:
- Enhance the quality of sleep
- Increase bone density
- Regenerate nerve tissues
- Strengthen the cardiovascular system
- Strengthen the immune system
- Increase muscle mass
- Enhance energy levels
- Improve ability to burn fat
- Improve cognition and memory
- Increase sex drive
- Improve bone and mineral density
- Improve recovery and repair from injuries
Getting Started on Sermorelin
Dr. Keith Kramer and his staff at Senara are experienced in BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Anti-Aging Medicine, and Functional Medicine. An initial appointment will include a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health history, your health goals, and review pertinent medical information. Blood tests will be required to determine levels of hormone imbalance and if Sermorelin is right for you.
Call (309) 693-9600 to schedule a consultation.
** People with a history of certain cancers may not be eligible for hormone replacement therapy.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. These products and services are intended to support, not replace, your current medical care. Individual results may vary.
* People with a history of certain cancers may not be eligible for hormone replacement therapy.