Hormone Replacement Therapy And Menopause
The menopausal transition and menopause symptoms can be challenging for many women. Symptoms such as night sweats, weight gain, fatigue, and low sex drive can be hard to manage and can end up having a significant impact on your life. Hormone replacement therapy can be a highly effective and low-risk option to relieve menopausal symptoms and help women to feel like themselves again.
The menopausal hormone therapy available at Xanadu Med Spa has produced impressive results for hundreds of our female clients to boost their health and well-being and reduce their symptoms. Our clients have reported significant improvements and health benefits since starting treatment with us. Benefits have included improved energy and sex drive, better concentration and mental clarity, increased metabolism, smoother wrinkle-free skin, stronger hair and nails, reduced hot flashes, and better moods, to name a few.
Additional Benefits For Women
Many women can suffer from hormone imbalances and low estrogen at any point in their lifetime, which could be unrelated to menopause. Genetic conditions, eating disorders, medical treatments, and autoimmune diseases can also negatively impact estrogen levels. Alongside relieving menopausal symptoms, hormone therapy can be beneficial to balance hormone levels and improve the overall health of women with low estrogen with different causes.
Women who improve their estrogen levels through hormone therapy can expect to experience benefits such as improved cognitive function and memory, better sleep, relief from anxiety and depression, improved immunity, stable moods, more flexibility, and better weight management.
Benefits Of Hormone Therapy For Men
Boosting your testosterone levels through hormone therapy can have countless health benefits for men, improving their overall well-being, vitality, and quality of life.
Physically, men who regain optimal testosterone levels through treatment will experience an improved sex drive and better sexual performance, higher energy levels, more lean muscle and strength, lower cholesterol, increased metabolism, less fat storage around the stomach and vital organs, better sleep, and improved immunity.
The mental improvements of balancing testosterone through therapy are equally as impressive. Men can expect to notice a reduction in depression, anxiety, and low mood, improved memory, better concentration, and overall feeling mentally sharper and more on top of their game. Additionally, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease can reduce substantially with optimal hormone levels.
Risks Of Hormone Therapy
The general medical advice is that the benefits of hormone therapy for both men and women outweigh the potential health risks that could be encountered by a small percentage of individuals. Usually, individuals who are already suffering from existing health conditions are most at risk of side effects when taking hormone therapy. As such, your medical history should be thoroughly evaluated before starting treatment.
Combined hormone therapy can be associated with a small increased risk of breast cancer. However, there is little to no change in your level of breast cancer risk if you are on estrogen therapy alone. 20 years of data indicate that the pellet method of hormone therapy method offered at Xanadu shows no increased risk of developing breast cancer.
Many forms of hormone therapy, such as patches, show no increased risk of blood clots in women. Although, there is a slightly increased risk of blood clots associated with orally administered forms of therapy, such as tablets.
Research suggests that testosterone therapy could potentially worsen prostate cancer, although it is not thought to cause prostate cancer entirely. Hormone treatment could also worsen sleep apnea and benign prostatic hypertrophy but does not initially cause these conditions.
Some methods of testosterone therapy can also place some men at increased risk of developing blood clots. However, the pellet-based hormone therapy offered at Xanadu Med Spa shows no increased risk of blood clots. In fact, the pellet method at Xanadu actually provides benefits to heart health by improving the lipid panels that cause dilation of the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart.
Who Can’t Undergo Hormone Therapy?
Your personal medical history will influence whether you are able to undergo hormone replacement therapy. Treatment may not be suitable for breast cancer survivors or women who have previously had endometrial cancer or ovarian cancer or have a history of unmanaged high blood pressure and blood clots.
In men, the research is limited, but it is possible that testosterone replacement therapy can worsen already present prostate cancer and, as such, is not advised for men with this condition. Similarly, testosterone replacement therapy is not suitable for men with congestive heart failure or heart disease.
Is Hormone Replacement Safe?
Generally speaking, hormone replacement therapy is safe when administered under professional supervision and in line with medical guidelines. Some versions of hormone replacement carry higher risks than others.
For example, research suggests that when administered orally, excess testosterone in men can have implications for the health of the liver. As such, testosterone tablets, although available, may not be as safe for men as other methods, such as pellets or patches that bypass the liver and administer testosterone directly into the blood.
Other methods of hormone therapy, such as creams or patches, can carry an increased risk of hormone fluctuations and subsequent side effects as a result of inconsistent dosing.
The hormone therapy offered at Xanadu Med Spa in the form of pellets is considered one of the safest and most consistent methods of hormone treatment for both men and women. This method is guided by our body’s need for hormones and only administers a dose of the bioidentical hormone as your body requires it.
Similarly, as Xanadu’s hormone treatments use bioidentical hormones as opposed to synthetic hormones, this means that they are entirely natural and plant-based as opposed to created from synthetic ingredients. Synthetic hormones are patented and as such, are required to be engineered not to match. However, bioidentical hormones are specifically formulated to match the molecular structure of human hormones.
Another factor that can determine how the safety of a hormone replacement treatment is the quality of the provider where you undergo the therapy. High-quality professionals are more likely to identify the exact imbalances causing your symptoms and advise you on the best treatment to address your specific issues.
A reputable and experienced provider can also review your lifestyle, your aims for treatment, and other health conditions you may have to ensure your treatment is the best fit for you and doesn’t pose additional risks, such as severe hormone fluctuations or worsening of an existing condition.
What Is The Best Form Of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy administered through pellets is typically far safer and more effective than other hormone treatment options. Pellets are inserted under a patient’s skin and will administer bioidentical hormones into the body. These pellets deliver a controlled, consistent and steady dosage of natural hormones into your body at timed intervals. This significantly reduces the risk of overdosing and human error, which are more common with treatment methods such as creams and patches.
Similarly, it is easy to forget to take a hormone pill one day which can result in a rollercoaster of hormone fluctuations and cause unpleasant side effects. Many patients who use hormone therapy pills, creams, or patches for an extended period of time experience side effects because of their hormone treatment.
Pellets only respond to your body’s need for hormones and release small doses when your body is in need of estrogen or testosterone. This is a highly effective benefit that is not provided by most other types of hormone treatment. This means that you are not unnecessarily taking doses of hormones at points when you don’t need them.
Our hormones fluctuate daily, and your body may be more in need of hormone replacement at specific times. Consistently taking hormone therapy when your body may not need it can lead to a build-up and storage of these hormones in the body. Sometimes this build-up can release back into the body, lead to further hormone imbalances, and be counterproductive to your health.
How To Choose Your Treatment Provider
To negate any concerns you have over the safety of hormone therapy, choosing the right treatment provider is essential. The products and quality of treatment and advice you receive from your chosen provider will substantially impact both the safety and how effective your treatment is for getting you the results you want.
Factors such as the qualifications and standards of training an individual has undergone are crucial to inform your decision. Similarly, you should choose a practitioner with experience and a proven track record for successfully helping patients address their hormone imbalances.
Training And Qualifications
It is essential that your chosen provider is fully qualified to administer the method of hormone therapy that they offer. They should also be trained in dosing and utilize reputable scientific laboratories and diagnostic testing to gain insight into your health and hormone levels to inform your treatment.
At Xanadu Med Spa, every course of hormone therapy and treatment we provide is administered under the supervision of our reputable medical director, Dr. Eric Olsen, M.D. Our team includes both medical physicians and registered nurses who are fully qualified to administer the hormone therapies that we offer.
With something as important as your health and hormone levels, experience matters. Your provider should have previous experience helping patients through hormone therapy and a proven track record of delivering successful results.
Xanadu has been the leading med spa in Northern Colorado for many years, helping countless patients address their hormone imbalances and regain their health and vitality with our hormone therapy treatment plans.
Patient reviews are an excellent resource to understand the quality of treatment you will receive from a facility and the types of results you can expect from their method of hormone therapy.
The staff at Xanadu Med Spa are regularly praised for their knowledgeable and approachable attitude and the skills and resources we have to deliver high-quality treatments to help our clients achieve impressive results. Our extensive collection of five-star reviews testify on our behalf to the quality of care and treatment you can expect at Xanadu Med Spa.
Hormone Replacement Therapy At Xanadu Med Spa
At Xanadu Med Spa, the only hormone replacement therapy we provide is comprised of plant-based bio-identical hormones, as opposed to synthetic hormones. Our team is fully trained in both SottoPelle and BioTE dosing and methodologies. The hormone therapy options available at Xanadu have been developed using only top-quality natural ingredients in line with the highest industry standards for both safety and efficacy.
The process of hormone therapy at Xanadu begins with diagnostic laboratory testing, followed by the development of a treatment plan. When your treatment starts, your hormone pellet can be quickly inserted under your skin in a pain-free procedure. The pellet can then remain in place for 6 to 9 months and will deliver doses of hormones as your body requires them. This option eliminates the need to take a pill or apply a cream.
Xanadu’s hormone replacement therapy boasts benefits that many other methods of hormone therapy cannot compete with. For example, it can deliver a four times greater increase in bone density for female patients over oral estrogen therapy.
As part of the hormone therapy process at Xanadu, you will undergo comprehensive diagnostic laboratory testing to give us an overall picture of your health and hormone balance to inform your treatment. These tests can consist of blood, saliva, and urine tests. Your samples will be examined in the laboratory against many parameters and markers of health, to give you an overall view of how your body is functioning.
You will receive a detailed analysis and breakdown of these results to help you understand your own health and how your treatment will help to improve it. Many Xanadu patients find the results of these tests highly valuable to give them an insight into their physical and hormonal health that they were not previously aware of.
Tailored Treatment Plan
The results of your diagnostic lab tests will be reviewed and evaluated by our highly trained team to form the basis of your individually tailored treatment plan. To develop your plan, Xanadu’s expert team will take into consideration your previous medical history, lab results, health markers, the symptoms you have been experiencing, your lifestyle, and your health goals.
These factors will be reviewed to develop a detailed program to address your hormone imbalances and support you in regaining your full health and finding relief from your symptoms. Xanadu patients report improvements in their health and symptoms just days to weeks after starting their treatment programs. You will be supported with expert advice and guidance from the Xanadu team throughout the duration of your hormone therapy plan.
Call Us Today To Discuss Pellet Hormone Therapy At Xanadu Med Spa!
It is understandable that you may have questions about the safety of hormone therapy. Often the results of these highly effective treatments can seem too good to be true! However, here at Xanadu, we are here to put your mind at ease and reassure you that you couldn’t be in safer hands if you pursue hormone treatment with us.
The pellets used to administer bioidentical hormones at Xanadu are low dose, only release hormones as your body requires them, and are customized to your needs. This decreases the risk of hormone fluctuations and overdosing, which can carry risks and cause complications. This method of hormone therapy is also perfectly designed to respond to stress and support your body most in these times when more hormones may be required.
The advanced nature of the treatment we use, alongside our comprehensive expertise, means that the team at Xanadu Med Spa is best placed to help you manage your hormone imbalance and regain your health. At the leading Med Spa in Northern Colorado, our team of doctors, registered nurses, and highly qualified professionals are on hand to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
If you have any concerns about hormone replacement therapy or would like to understand if this treatment can work for you, book a complimentary consultation with a member of the Xanadu team.
Contact us today by calling 970-591-7919 to book your appointment and find out more about the most effective and safe hormone therapy currently available.