Renew Total Body Wellness Center

Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine & Regenerative Medicine Physician located in Decatur, IL

Neverending fatigue, impaired sexual function, and weight gain can all be signs of a hormone imbalance. Both men and women are vulnerable to changing hormones as they age or experience notable stress. At Renew Total Body Wellness Center in Decatur, Illinois, the team provides a thorough evaluation of your hormone levels and treats you with a customized blend of bioidentical hormones, so you get back to feeling like yourself again. To learn if you have a hormone imbalance and if bioidentical hormone therapy is for you, call the office today.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Who benefits from bioidentical hormone therapy?

Women going through perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause) or menopause and men going through andropause, a natural aging process in which hormone production decreases, are good candidates. These effects of aging often result in a host of unpleasant symptoms that include:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Abdominal weight gain
  • Inability to concentrate and fuzzy thinking
  • Loss of self-confidence
  • Irritability and cyclic moodiness
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleep disruption
  • Sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness)
  • Decreased libido

These symptoms often arise as a result of an imbalance in the sex hormones of estrogen and progesterone in women or testosterone in men. However, other hormones can also fall out of balance and cause unpleasant symptoms. These hormones include thyroid, cortisol, and DHEA.

How are my hormone levels evaluated?

Your provider reviews your medical history, health timeline, and physical wellness at your first consultation.

He then takes a sample of your saliva and blood to be evaluated in a laboratory to test your hormone levels. He also takes into account your symptoms to create a treatment plan to address your unique bioidentical hormone needs.

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy can relieve many of the symptoms of hormone imbalance and help boost your quality of life. As a result of bioidentical hormone therapy, you may experience:

  • Increased energy and muscle strength
  • Greater mental clarity
  • Higher sex drive
  • Easier weight loss 
  • Improvement in mood and happiness

The treatment also may ease symptoms of anxiety and depression as well as take care of hot flashes and help you sleep easier.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are replacement hormones made from all-natural plant ingredients. They’re formulated to exactly match the molecular structure of your body’s own hormones, meaning your body can efficiently use them. Bioidentical hormones may be used to balance existing hormones in your system, including:

 

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Cortisol 

When replenished and restored, these hormones revitalize your system – reducing or completely eliminating troublesome symptoms.

If you’re ready to get your life back, call the office of Renew Total Body Wellness Center to schedule an appointment today.