HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement for Men & Women
Discover a New “Normal” with Patient-Specific Solutions
At Bentley Medical & Aesthetics we are committed to helping you achieve optimal wellness. Your current hormone levels may be “normal” for someone your age. But if you do not feel healthy and energetic, our goal is to get your hormone levels into the “optimal” range for you.
Achieve optimal levels of natural hormones for improved health and vitality.
Years ago, getting older meant saying goodbye to certain aspects of life. For many, that list included restful sleep, a healthy sex drive and a sense of well-being. As midlife hormone fluctuations become more pronounced, so do unpleasant symptoms that accompany hormone imbalance such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, chronic fatigue, brain fog, decreased libido and unexplained weight gain. We want you to know that you do not have to live this way. Help is available, and it’s easier than you think.
At Bentley Medical & Aesthetics we specialize in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and have great empathy and understanding for patients who have struggled with symptoms of hormone imbalance. Before undertaking BHRT, the Provider reviews all of your lab reports and all of your symptoms that you may be experiencing. For your convenience, all blood work is drawn in-office. Then, you will receive a complete physical exam and thorough review of your medical, personal, and family history. Additional tests may be requested — such as serum or saliva testing. After taking a comprehensive look at all these things, the Provider will determine what type of therapy will most benefit you. Bioidentical hormones can be introduced to the body in several ways. Methods include creams, drops, injections, oral capsules, or pellet therapy. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based, non-synthetic hormones that are identical in structure and function to the hormones your body is no longer producing and offer natural, balanced relief of symptoms.
Our Providers use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy coupled with diet and exercise, to help patients achieve renewed energy and vitality. Most patients start to feel better after only three weeks of treatment. We also utilize hormone replacement therapy to treat thyroid and adrenal issues, as well as cortisol issues. These non-sex hormones can also have a great effect on your life. If they are out of balance, energy and mental acuity are compromised. Patients respond well once these hormones are at proper levels and can’t believe how good they now feel!
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What is Andropause?
Andropause, or male menopause (“man-opause”) is the name given to the gradual drop in testosterone that typically affects men between the ages of 40 and 55. Low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, affects an estimated 13 million men in the U.S.
This decline in male hormones is a natural phenomenon; no man can avoid it. Due to lifestyle factors including stress, poor diet, a lack of physical activity and poor sleep habits, more men under the age of 40 are affected by low testosterone levels.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
When a man’s testosterone levels are low, he may experience the following symptoms:
- Decreased muscle and strength
- Declining ability to concentrate
- Lack of energy
- Increased body fat
- Low libido
- Weak erections
If you are experiencing symptoms of andropause and are concerned that your testosterone levels are low, the next step is to get your testosterone levels tested.
The test involves a blood draw in our office. For males, we measure testosterone, estrogen and other related hormones. The process is quick — it takes less than 10 minutes — and results are usually available within 24 hours. If you are diagnosed with clinically low testosterone, Bentley Medical & Aesthetics will discuss a course of therapy with you.
At Bentley Medical we use several methods to treat Low Testosterone such as testosterone injections, creams and pellet implants to correct low hormone levels. This therapy is designed to supplement what your body is not producing in sufficient quantities.
You do not have to decline as your testosterone levels decline. There are safe ways to increase your levels. It will make a world of difference in how you feel and perform in almost every facet of your life. Men often report that they notice a difference in the way they feel within the first three weeks of beginning therapy.
Like anything, your levels need to be monitored by a Provider who cares and knows how to treat hormone deficiency adequately. Follow-up is the key success for our patients at Advanced Medicine.
Signs of Menopause and Related Hormonal Issues:
- Weight Gain
- Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
- Mood Swings
- Low Libido
- Memory Loss
- Premenstrual Symptoms
- Vaginal Dryness
Patient Specific Treatment
At Bentley Medical & Aesthetics our customized approach uses patient-specific combinations of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and other bio-identical hormones to bring your body back in balance. As your symptoms improve, our Providers will closely monitor your progress, make adjustments as needed and help you restore your life. Everyone responds differently, but the overall success rate has been very impressive.
Pellet therapy involves placing small pellets painlessly in the subcutaneous fat, to deliver the perfect amount of hormones slowly over time. Our practice uses bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in the form of pellets for male and female hormone replacement therapy. Testosterone pellet therapy has been shown to have the most dramatic and profound change and can be prescribed for both men and women. Energy and vitality are increased, and typically, sexual drive is increased as well. Bentley Medical highly recommends pellet therapy for those who are low in testosterone.
Sermorelin Acetate is a Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) that stimulates the pituitary gland to produce more Human Growth Hormones. As we age production of growth hormone is significantly decreased. Increasing growth hormone production in the bodies of aging men and women to a more youthful level can reverse many of the effects of aging. Sermorelin is a bio-identical hormone, meaning it is a hormone identical in molecular structure to the hormones naturally present in the body. Unlike most other forms of growth hormone treatment, Sermorelin increases the body’s production of Human Growth Hormone safely and effectively.
The effects of Sermorelin therapy and the increased human growth hormone production can be quite profound, helping to optimize an individual’s overall feeling of vigor and well-being.
Benefits of Sermorelin
Typical benefits of Sermorelin Growth Hormone Therapy are:
- Increased production of human growth hormone
- Increased development of lean body mass through the development of new muscle cells
- Reduced body fat through lipolysis
- Increased energy and vitality
- Increased strength
- Increased endurance
- Accelerated healing from wounds or surgery
- Strengthened heart
- Enhanced immune system
- Improved sleep quality
- Increased calcium retention, strengthened bone and increased bone density
- Increased protein synthesis and stimulated growth of all internal organs (except the brain)