Bioidentical Hormone Testing

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Hormones have a powerful influence on our bodies and affect how we look and feel. They are the body’s way of communicating chemically among the cells and impact virtually every function in our body. Optimizing hormone levels protects us from the effects of aging, including preventing or postponing the onset of chronic diseases.

Common conditions that men and women face as they age are often the result of lifestyle and diet, but these conditions also may be caused by exposure to pollution, toxins, and xenoestrogens (synthetic chemicals that act as estrogen in our bodies). Often overlooked as a cause for these conditions is hormone imbalance, a frequent contributor to physical and mental health issues, illness, and disease.

Heart disease, high blood pressure, decreased good (HDL) cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and prostate health—some of which are major risk factors for death—are all related to hormonal changes. Many of these conditions can be reversed to a surprising degree when a proper balance of the hormones is achieved in the body and is combined with sensible diet and exercise.

Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

  • Weight gain
  • Belly fat
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Low libido
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability, depression, and anxiety
  • Poor sleep patterns and insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Digestive problems
  • Cravings
  • Issues with skin and hair

If you have any of these symptoms and an underlying cause has not been determined, it is time to look at your hormone levels. Measuring your hormone levels is a must before considering hormone replacement therapy. Before we can accurately and thoroughly assess your current condition, we need to know where you stand, hormonally speaking.

Call RevitaLife at 941-377-4555 or click here to contact us about hormone testing and replacement.

MIDLIFE CHANGES IN WOMEN

Every day in the U. S., approximately 3,500 women enter perimenopause, or that period of time prior to menopause when women begin to exhibit signs of life changes, such as hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, discomfort during sex, memory loss, mood swings, weight gain, panic attacks, migraine headaches, aching joints, and muscle pains. Actual menopause refers to the point at which a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 months and can no longer conceive.

At RevitaLife, we understand that significant hormonal changes, especially declining estrogen, begin during perimenopause and cause the symptoms mentioned above. The loss of estrogen is particularly concerning because it puts women at greater risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. Each female body is different, so we check all hormone levels and perform customized hormone therapy as the proper method to replace hormones safely and ensure a proper ratio of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone for optimal health and functioning.

For comprehensive women’s health, we also recommend regular visits with their physician and appropriate scheduling of gynecologic exams, bone density tests, pelvic ultrasounds, and mammograms.

MIDLIFE CHANGES IN MEN

Men also experience midlife changes. Andropause, the male menopause, is the term given to the natural decline of testosterone due to aging. This hormonal change, usually  beginning around age 30, can have profound effects on physical health and well-being in men, particularly on mood, libido, and sexual performance. Signs of andropause include:

  • Loss of sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Joint aches and pains
  • Dry skin
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss

At RevitaLife, we will help you identify the symptoms and patterns of male menopause and work with you to create an individual treatment plan to help you achieve optimal hormone levels for you. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach to restoring balance—it is as unique as you are.

ADVANCED HORMONE TESTING AT REVITALIFE

Conventional hormone testing is a one-sample blood test that often provides inadequate results. The conventional “normal” ranges for hormones are broad and nonspecific and appear virtually normal, so many patients who are clearly symptomatic and suffering from hormonal imbalances are often told that their lab results are normal and nothing is wrong. At RevitaLife we strive to make you feel better, so our goal is to restore your hormones to more youthful levels, not to the levels that are typically associated with your age.

We offer advanced hormone testing to determine if underlying hormonal imbalance is the cause of symptoms you are experiencing, and we check all hormones in the body with simple blood, saliva, and/or urine tests to:

  • Detect and identify hormone imbalances that may be associated with your symptoms
  • Establish hormone baselines prior to beginning therapy
  • Monitor and track treatment progress with follow-up reports

Call RevitaLife today at 941-377-4555 to schedule your advanced hormone test or click here to use our handy contact form. From there, we can determine if customized hormone therapy program is right for you.

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