Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy2018-12-10T11:52:29+00:00

Are you suffering from hot flashes?  Do you have less energy than you used to?  Are you tipping the scales lately and don’t know why?  Are you struggling from brain fog or difficulty making decisions?  It may be due to critically low hormones.

As we age our hormones decline.  When they reach a critical level we age faster.  Bioidentical hormone therapy can help slow this process.  Dr. Karney can design a custom regimen for you to keep your hormones at their healthiest levels.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Hormones have important jobs to do, then they must be disposed of (metabolized).  Their function and disposal are dependent on their 3-dimensional shape, as a hormone and its receptor work like a hand in a glove.  Bioidentical hormones have the exact molecular shape as the hormones your body makes.  They are the safest hormones possible, both in their function and in their metabolism.

Women’s Hormones

Near the time of menopause, aka perimenopause, hormone levels can fluctuate widely.  Then, with the onset of menopause hormone levels decrease rapidly in many women.  These fluctuations can cause symptoms such as:

  • Weight gain
  • Hot flushes
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Decreased libido
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Hormone Replacement for Men

The decline of hormones, mainly testosterone, is more gradual in men, but still very significant.  It is happening at ever younger ages these days, likely related to toxins in the environment causing lower peak testosterone levels in younger men—therefore the decline doesn’t have to be as much to reach critically low levels. 

Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Muscle loss
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Lower sex drive
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
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A Customized Regimen

Hormone replacement can rebalance hormone levels, alleviate symptoms and restore vitality.  One size does NOT fit all.  Dr. Karney carefully evaluates hormone levels, hormone metabolism, lifestyle and inflammation in order to determine the best plan for hormone replacement.  She considers multiple options including traditional pharmacies (as long as the hormones are bioidentical), compounding pharmacies, injections and longer acting implantable subcutaneous pellets for continuous hormone release.

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