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 replacement therapy (BHRT) 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. Unlike biosimilar hormones which hyperstimulate their receptors, bioidentical hormones behave exactly the same as your natural hormones.
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 prostate problems in men. A wide range of symptoms as discussed above can result when these hormones are out of balance. BHRT is not medically advised for all men so it’s 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 hormone levels in men have allowed us to further understand the interrelationship of various disorders and the important role that hormones play in correcting them. New combination therapies that utilize natural supplements in conjunction with BHRT have proven effective for sleep, anxiety, and chronic fatigue disorders. These natural replacements now allow us to treat the disorder rather than masking the symptoms through prescription medications. The opportunity now exists 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.
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 medication?
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 interrelationship of hormone deficiency and your health concerns are multifactorial, requiring other modalities of treatment in addition to replacing hormone levels to normal. Integrative medical therapies are used in the form of nutritional supplements to ensure your body’s biochemistry is performing at optimal levels. Diet, nutrition, and exercise are also prescribed if your condition indicates. In combination, these regenerative therapies allow for optimal health through the alleviation or elimination of your symptoms.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Leonardo will go over your various concerns and symptoms in a manner that will make sense to you. He will explain in detail the various biofeedback 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 therapy (BHRT). If BHRT is medically indicated for you, Dr. Leonardo will order a hormonal panel which may incorporate a number of various types of tests (saliva, serum, or 24 hour urine) to determine the probable causes for your health concerns. These tests may also uncover some other unknown health risk issues.
In addition, Dr. Leonardo will perform an 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 antidepressants and other prescribed drugs. If indicated after testing and receiving your hormonal panel, Dr. Leonardo 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 BHRT. 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 Therapy (BHRT) is safe and effective. The results are dramatic and immediate. BHRT is not HGH (Human Growth Hormones) but your body’s own natural hormones that have become “out of balance” through the aging process. These imbalances can be responsible for many of the symptoms associated with sexual desire, weight gain, fatigue, and many other health processes.
BHRT is very safe when the proper testing, protocols, and conjunctive therapies are applied to correct your hormone levels. 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 through consultation, education, and monitoring 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 BHRT is right for you and setup your initial consultation. Take control of your life!