Hormone Replacement

Ultimate U Medical

Regenerative Medicine Specialist & Primary Care located in Henderson, NV

Hormone decline can trigger a variety of troubling symptoms in both women and men, including weight gain, low libido, hair loss, and more. Fortunately, Kathleen Smith, MD, the experienced regenerative medicine specialist at Ultimate U Medical in Las Vegas, Nevada, offers natural bioidentical hormone replacement derived from yams and soy. Beat your symptoms and feel better fast by requesting an appointment or calling the office today.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

What are the symptoms of female hormone depletion?

Female hormone depletion can change your life dramatically — and not in a good way. Some of the many symptoms you could experience include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Low libido
  • Weight changes
  • Hair loss
  • Bone loss (osteoporosis)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Forgetfulness
  • Focus problems
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Fibrocystic breasts (noncancerous breast lumps)

Symptoms can vary considerably, so it’s not unusual to have periods where the symptoms are nearly overwhelming followed by periods where you feel almost normal again.

What are the symptoms of male hormone depletion?

Men aren’t exempt from hormone depletion, and it’s quite common for men to suffer just as much as women. Some common symptoms include:

  • Hair loss
  • Poor muscle tone
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Focus difficulties

Symptoms often start gradually, and then increase in intensity and frequency as you age.

Why do hormone levels decrease?

In women, hormone levels decrease during menopause, but you can also experience hormone depletion at other times, possibly as early as your late 20s. If you ignore hormone imbalance in your 20s or 30s, the decrease during menopause can be even faster and sharper.

In men, hormone levels peak at around age 25. After that, your hormone decrease gradually until you reach middle age. Once you’re in andropause (sometimes called male menopause), the hormones decrease sharply, and that’s when most men notice symptoms.

Aging isn’t the only reason for hormone depletion, either. Your environment, diet, health, alcohol consumption, anabolic steroid use, and many other factors can potentially contribute.

What is the process for hormone replacement?

Dr. Smith performs a medical exam and takes a full medical history as well as discussing your lifestyle with you. Then, you’ll have a complete hormone blood panel to determine your specific hormone deficiencies. Dr. Smith creates a customized hormone replacement treatment plan based on your test results.

Ultimate U Medical uses bioidentical hormone replacements because they’re derived from botanical sources, including yams and soybeans. Bioidentical hormones are almost identical to the hormones that your body makes naturally. The bioidentical hormones bind to your body’s hormone receptors, and then trigger the very same effects that your natural hormones do to alleviate your symptoms.

Synthetic hormones are different because when they bind to your hormone receptors, they can potentially trigger harmful cellular changes. With bioidentical hormones, you’ve got no such risk so you can use them with confidence.

Dr. Smith closely monitors your hormone replacement therapy to ensure that you get symptom relief. You’ll have a reassessment after about 3-6 months, and then continue routine visits to Ultimate U Medical until your hormones are stabilized.

To get hormone replacement help, call Ultimate U Medical or request an appointment online now.

Individual results may vary.