Throughout the aging process, our bodies change and we develop certain deficiencies that occur due to life changes and genetics. We develop various chronic or persistent symptoms that we put off to “old age” when in fact these conditions are a result of over/under glandular activity. Hormones decline as we age; bioidentical hormone therapy replaces the hormones that your body needs to function. Bioidentical hormones are molecule-by-molecule, exactly the same as the hormones present in the human body.
With men, the testes produce nearly 95% of all male testosterone. The balance is supplied by the adrenal glands. The brain produces the pituitary hormones follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) which trigger hormone production from the testes. As we grow older, testosterone levels fall and estrogen levels tend to rise. The lower testosterone levels affect bone density, muscle strength, body composition, and sex drive. Imbalances between testosterone in relation to estrogen contributes to prostrate problems in men and when these hormones are out of balance, these imbalanced interactions provoke a wide variety of symptoms as mentioned above. HRT is not medically advised for all men so it is crucial that the decision be made on an individual basis after a complete review and consultation of your medical history.
In recent years, the dynamics of replacing and correcting hormonal levels in men have allowed us to further understand the inter-relationship of various disorders and the important role that hormones play in correcting various physical disorders. New combination therapies that utilizes natural supplements in conjunction with HRT have proven effective for sleep, anxiety, and chronic fatigue disorders. These natural replacements now allows us to treat the disorder rather than mask the symptoms through prescription medications.
The opportunities now exist for you to delay and defer the symptoms of aging through a natural, safe replacement. Give your body what it is lacking and begin to experience the way you use to feel. Learn for yourself what millions of men are already aware of - take back control of your health! You are as young as you feel.
Tired of feelings that you are getting old and rationalizing that it is part of the aging process? Frustrated with conventional medicine where your symptoms are dismissed as psychological or treated clinically with prescription drugs? Get help!
Most healthcare professionals are not trained or have not taken the additional medical training and education necessary to effectively evaluate or diagnose the symptoms problematic with hormone deficiencies or to effectively treat your complaints and offer “real solutions”.
The inter-relationship of hormone deficiencies and your health concerns are multi-factorial which requires other modalities of treatment in addition to replacing hormonal levels to normal levels. Integrative medical therapies are used in the form of nutritional supplements to ensure your body’s biochemistry is performing at optimum levels. Diet, nutrition, and exercise is also prescribed if your condition indicates. In combination, these regenerative therapies allow for the alleviation of or elimination of your symptoms as well as optimal health.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Leonardo, he will go over the various concerns and symptoms you are suffering from in a manner that will make sense to you. He will explain in detail the various bio-feedback mechanisms that may help you understand why these symptoms are occurring. During this initial visit Dr. Leonardo will determine whether you may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement. If HRT is medically indicated for you, Dr. Leonardo will order a hormonal panel which may incorporate a number of various types of tests (saliva, blood spot, serum, or 24 hour urine) to determine the probable causes for your indicated health concerns and possibly some health risk issues you may not even be aware of.
In addition, during this time Dr. Leonardo will perform a self-assessment of your behavioral habits, nutrition, and stress factors that may be contributing to your health conditions. Our primary purpose of the initial consultation is to help empower you with the knowledge that there are real answers to your health concerns. Answers are not always forthcoming from a pill bottle. Real solutions come from lifestyle changes and correction of the root of your problems, not masking the issue with anti-depressants and other prescribed drugs. If indicated after testing and receiving your hormonal panel, we will educate you with all of the various options available whether it is a “naturopathic” type approach through natural supplements and lifestyle changes or through HRT. A full medical workup will then be administered and you will be part of the decision making process concerning your proposed treatment.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies are safe, effective, and the results are dramatic and immediate. HRT is not HGH (Human Growth Hormones) but your body’s own natural hormones that through the aging process are “out of balance”. These imbalances can be responsible for many of the symptoms associated with sexual desire, weight gain, fatigue, and many other health processes.
HRT therapy is very safe when the proper testing, protocols, and conjunctive therapies are applied and your hormone levels are corrected. We ensure our patient’s health through education of the aging process and preparation for your "lifestyle choices" to reverse or delay the aging process. The solutions we offer are natural, immediate and very effective. Feeling better from the inside/out makes for a healthy, energetic “new you” that you may have thought was no longer possible.
What makes us different is the standard of care you will receive from Dr. Leonardo and his staff. Our personal “one-on-one” approach to each patient in consulting with, educating, and in monitoring your progress ensure that the results you receive meet or exceed your expectations. We explain in great detail what you can expect and show you the path to a new healthier lifestyle. You are as young as you feel - make the most of your life! Join the millions of men that have made a difference in their lives. See for yourself if HRT is right for you and setup your initial consultation. Take control over your life!