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Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Youthful Reflexion

Med Spa & Aesthetics located in Tarpon Springs, FL

Hormones are powerful chemicals that support many essential body functions. Though your body only needs a tiny amount of hormones for optimal performance, any change in hormone levels affects your health. At Youthful Reflexion in Tarpon Springs, Florida, Mark Greig, OMD, and Aaron Andrews, MD, offer bioidentical hormone therapy to help men and women who are experiencing changes in hormone levels. The natural hormone replacement optimizes hormone balance to alleviate symptoms and improve health. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today.

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemical messengers produced by the glands that make up your endocrine system. They travel through your bloodstream to various organs and body systems to direct their function.

Your hormones control:

  • Growth and development
  • Fertility
  • Digestion
  • Metabolism
  • Heart rate
  • Mood

Any change in production or secretion of your body’s hormones may affect these essential functions. 

Aging affects the production of sex hormones, including testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are a type of hormone replacement therapy. The hormones are created from chemicals extracted from plants, including yams and soy, and modified to have the identical structure of the hormones produced by your body.

When used for hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormones act just like your body’s own hormones to restore balance, alleviate symptoms, and improve health. 

Am I a good candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy?

When you come in to see the team at Youthful Reflexion for a bioidentical hormone therapy consultation, they conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine if it’s the best choice for you.

You may consider scheduling a consultation if you’re experiencing symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Unexpected weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Low libido
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Vaginal dryness in women

These symptoms may be signs that your sex hormone levels are decreasing. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, contact Youthful Reflexion. The innovative team offers bioidentical hormone therapy for men and women.

What happens during a bioidentical hormone therapy exam?

During your exam, the team asks questions about your symptoms, medical and family history, and the types of medications and supplements you take. They perform a physical exam and do blood work or other testing to assess your hormone levels.

If your hormone levels are low, then the team may recommend bioidentical hormone therapy. 

What can I expect from bioidentical hormone therapy?

The team at Youthful Reflexion creates a custom-tailored bioidentical hormone therapy treatment plan that matches your specific hormonal needs. They also offer many delivery methods, including:

  • Pills
  • Cream
  • Patches
  • Shots
  • Implanted pellets

The team schedules regular follow-up appointments to reassess your hormone levels and adjust your plan as needed. 

To learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy and how it can help you feel more like your usual self, call Youthful Reflexion or book an appointment online today.