Brian Rodgers, D.O. – Bioidentical Doctor Salt Lake City
The main focus of The Family Wellness Clinic is Regenerative Medicine. We take the time to sit down with each individual patient to get to the root cause of an ailment or disease. One of the key components of Regenerative Medicine is balancing all hormones with Bio Identical Hormone Replacement.
Balancing hormones can and does lead to a more harmonious life. Hormones support more than just sexual function. Hormone therapy improves relationships for both men and women, and testosterone aides in cognitive function, maintaining bone support and health, muscle strength and mass, an overall improved sense of well-being, decreased abdominal fat, and better overall control of cholesterol levels. Estrogen also has many benefits for both men and women, including decreased bone reabsorption, and decreased risk of heart disease, increased bone formation, collagen production, skin thickness, blood supply, and cholesterol metabolism. While these are the two hormones used in Bio Identical Hormone pellet therapy, the doctor also monitors and supplements the levels of progesterone, vitamin D, and thyroid hormone.
Bio-identical Hormones For Men
In men, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can be used to help reduce the effects of male hormone decline, which usually happens in a man’s mid to late forties or fifties. Starting in a man’s 30’s, hormones begin to decline around 1% each year, and when hormones take a steep drop during middle age, the phase known as andropause begins. While male hormone decline happens more gradually than female hormone decline, it can still inhibit the quality of life for men. Some of the symptoms that can occur during andropause include hair loss, muscle atrophy, increased body fat, depression, poor workout performances, anger, reduced stamina or endurance, irritability, insomnia, thinning bones, slower metabolism, and reduced immune function.
Bio-identical Hormone Supplementation For Women
In women, hormone decline begins during the phase of perimenopause, which can happen anytime during the 30’s or 40’s. During this time, the ovaries begin to produce less estrogen and progesterone, and women can suffer from symptoms that include irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, anovulation, increased PMS symptoms, fatigue, acne, migraines, water retention, and bloating. Supplementing waning hormones can reduce these symptoms and improve health.
After twelve months without a menstrual period, the phase of menopause begins, which marks the end of the fertile years. During this time, the ovaries no longer produce adequate amounts of female hormones, and ideally, the adrenal glands are supposed to supply the body with the needed hormones. However, most women have depleted their adrenal glands by the 4th or 5th decade, and they cannot produce the needed hormones. For this reason, women experience symptoms that include weight gain, low libido, vaginal dryness, anxiety, depression, fatigue, lack of motivation, thinning bones, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and wrinkling skin.
As a population people are living longer, creating a case for proactive, functional medicine. As aging occurs, men and women want to live with the same vigor they had in the twenties and thirties. By balancing hormones and the metabolic system, removing toxins and supplying the body with sufficient vitamins and minerals, patients can be led to a longer healthier life full of liveliness and vitality.
Call the office today to schedule an appointment to get started on a Personalized Care plan. The doctor will review medical history, obtain the needed tests, listen to concerns, and together come up with the best course of treatment to get the patient on track to a long, healthy, functional life.
The clinic looks forward to providing you with health and wellness for life.