HORMONE THERAPY FOR MEN AND WOMEN
Dr. Bethel and Dr. Mulligan have partnered with Hormone Therapy Centers of America to bring their solutions to the Norman / OKC area.
BENEFITS OF HORMONE PELLET THERAPY
Calmer, more stable mood
Reduced body fat
Increased energy levels
Higher sex drive
Stronger mental clarity
Improved muscle tone and mass
Increased sense of well-being
Increased erectile function (in men)
Reduced night sweats (in women)
Reduction in depression and anxiety
Improved confidence and motivation levels
What exactly is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is exactly what it sounds like. It is using hormones that are identical to the hormones naturally made by your body. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has transformed the healthcare of men and women as they enter the second half of their lives. It provides an alternative to hormones that are synthetic, like injectable testosterone, or concentrated from horse urine (Premarin). Patients taking BHRT usually prepared by compounding pharmacists can be given in dosages tailored to their individual needs; instead of the narrow choices available with mass-produced hormone therapies (one size fits all).
The interest in a more natural approach to hormone therapy has focused attention on bio-identical hormones — hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones men and women make in their bodies. They are not found in this form in nature but are derived and made from plant compounds extracted from yams and soy. Bio-identical hormone therapy is often called “natural hormone therapy” because bio-identical hormones act just like the hormones produced by your body.
On a blood test, your total estradiol or testosterone not only measures the bio-identical estrogen or testosterone you’ve taken but also the amount of those hormones your body makes. On the other hand, Premarin, the old standby estrogen used for decades is metabolized into various forms of estrogen that are dangerous and are not measured by standard laboratory tests. Proponents of bio-identical hormones say that one important advantage of bio-identical therapy is that hormone levels can be monitored more precisely and treatment individualized accordingly.