Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Program
Hormones affect every facet of both men and women’s health from energy, mood, metabolism to longevity. Fertility, anxiety, depression, insomnia, migraines, anti-aging, low libido and disease prevention are all conditions in which balancing hormones are imperative. For women Peri-menopause, Menopause, Breast Health, and PMS are all areas of health that benefit from proper assessment. For men Energy (more drive) & Vitality rely on hormone regulation.
The physicians at Skintology Health and Wellness Centre understand that your quality of health determines many successes in your life, including both personal and professional.
Unlike some of the pharmaceutical manufactured hormones, bioidenticals hormones (BHRT) are derived from plants – including yams and soy. The molecular structure of a bioidentical hormone is identical to that of the hormones our body produces naturally and exert the same effect on hormonal receptors. Bioidentical hormones can also be compounded to customize your individual specific hormone replacement needs.
Balancing hormones is also combination of ensuring the organs that produce your hormones such as your ovaries, testes, adrenal gland, and thyroid are well supported as well as the actual hormones themselves. It is also important to support the organs that are associated with hormone production, such as the liver which is responsible for conjugating and recirculating your hormones and your digestive system which determines how many of your nutrients you absorb to support hormone optimization.
At Skintology Health and Wellness Centre, our program is integrative and takes into consideration the health connections to optimizing hormones that exist including: nutrition, optimal digestion, the body’s ability to detoxify, chronic inflammation, adrenal gland health and thyroid health. We focus on assessments including lab work with a goal of reaching “optimal levels” versus “normal levels”, especially if you are feeling less than your full potential.
Each program is customized to you, so that whether you have noticed that you just seem more “irritable” lately, can’t seem to budge your weight no matter how hard you try, have hot flashes , troubles sleeping, lost your interest in normal activities that once were your passions and or seem to have lost your “competitive edge” there is a solution.
The Program includes the following:
Complimentary initial visit
As each person’s wellness is unique to them, it is important that we understand your whole health first.
You will meet with Dr. Upadhyay for your complimentary consultation to review your goals, lifestyle, hormones, nutrition and medical needs providing you with a head-to-toe medical evaluation.
You may bring along any lab work, bone density, mammograms, PAP smears, pelvic ultrasound or other diagnostic tests you have had done in the past year. Once we review your past lab reports, we may find it necessary to have you complete additional labs including hormone testing to determine your current hormone support needs.
Should you decide to move forward with our program, you will be given lab testing to complete so we can evaluate where your general health & hormones are to begin with.
The Doctor’s report and plan will summarize all the clinical findings, get you started on the initial recommendations which may include nutritional suggestions, detoxification or other therapies help prepare you for optimal hormone absorption and care.
If it is determined that bioidentical hormone support is the right path for you, your physician will review this treatment with you.
The program is designed to address your hormone needs. If you have other health goals, specific separate visits or care may be suggested that is outside of the hormone program. This may include:
- Naturopathic Doctor
- Holistic Nutritionist
- Sex Therapist
- Mindfulness Coach
Follow up Appointment
We recommend a follow up every 3 months for the first year. This ensures your physician is following your progress and to make any changes, if needed.
All refills require a visit.
Each person is unique and only you and your hormone doctor can help you make the decision that is right for you. At Skintology Heath and Wellness Centre we work with you to find an optimal level of hormone balance, especially if the symptoms of menopause or andropause are making you feel “not yourself” and turning your life upside down.