For Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy is changing the way a woman ages. Studies have shown that optimized estrogen levels can improve mood, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer's disease, impaired vision, and Parkinson's disease. Women on estrogen are 50%-70% less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Don't forget testosterone! Testosterone can provide a woman with mental clarity, increased libido, muscle tone and mass. Compounded hormones can help a woman suffering from hot flashes and emotional imbalance. It can also aid in preventing muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and pain in the muscles and joints. These hormones are not "one-size-fits-all" and will be customized to each individual.
For Men, Studies have shown that men begin losing testosterone at a rate of 30%-70% per year beginning at age 30. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency may include fatigue, lack of mental acuity and loss of libido. Other results of low testosterone can include weight gain or difficulty losing weight, loss of muscle mass, feeling sluggish, depression, and irritability. Hormone Replacement can provide a more consistent delivery of testosterone vs injections.
HORMONE SYMPTOMS OF LOW HORMONES .
Extreme fatigue or hitting a wall mid-day .
Anxiety, tension, irritability
Lack of sleep or early waking.
Memory loss, lack of focus, brain fog .
Hot flashes and/or Night sweats
Migraine or Severe headaches
Decreased sex drive and/or Performance .
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
You will fill out an evaluation form and do a quick 10-15 minute consultation. Blood work and saliva testing will be ordered. Once the results of your hormone levels from the lab work come in [1-2 weeks), we will schedule a comprehensive evaluation of your report with our doctor or nurse practitioner. They will review all your levels and make recommendations based on the findings.
1. Initial Brief Consultation
2. Lab testing
3. Comprehensive visit
4. Follow up visit - 3 months after treatment initiation.
5. Follow up lab testing
*After initial 3 month follow-up, if no changes are necessary, appointments are only needed every 6 months. However, if changes are made, it is important to follow up in 3 months to evaluate and retest.
WHY DO I NEED LAB WORK? Lab work is essential for creating a customized plan for your unique body. It is not the only component we use when creating a complete hormone balance program but it is a major piece of information and gives us a baseline to look at when determining areas of improvement.
DO YOU RUN A SALIVA TEST OR BLOOD TEST?
BOTH. Saliva tests are great for measuring cortisol and other hormones found in the saliva. Blood labs give us a more accurate range of the hormones present in the blood. FSH, a key hormone component for dosing for women, is not detected in the saliva.
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING SPECIAL TO GET MY BLOOD WORK DONE?
It is best to get lipid testing when fasting for 9-12 hrs. If you are taking a thyroid medication, get the testing prior to taking the thyroid medication.
CAN YOU USE LAB RESULTS THAT I GOT AT A DIFFERENT CLINIC?
It depends. If your Iabs are no more than 2 months old we may be able to use the information. Not all offices will order the same labs as we do. We are able to look at your previous results and if there are additional tests we need to order, we can order those separately. You can have your provider fax us your results. That number is 435-529-3331
DO YOU BILL INSURANCE FOR THE LAB WORK? In short, the hospital lab can bill your insurance, and if drawn at our office we can bill through Quest. But, once insurance is billed we do not control the price at which the insurance will cover. We do not bill insurance for the office visit.
We do not guarantee insurance coverage.
WHAT COSTS TO EXPECT
Members - $100/Month
Non-Member - Initial consultation $200
Non-Member - follow up visit: $125
Saliva Testing Kit $130 (Typically)
Shipping $7.75 (If needed)
Blood labs - Range from $125-$300
Costs depend on insurance coverage and labs needed.