When your hormones are in balance, your body has the ability to function at an optimal level.
As it is well known, hormone levels have a tendency to decrease as we age. Even a small change in hormone levels can lead to significant health issues if left unchecked.
Hormones are messengers that travel throughout the bloodstream, transmitting valuable information from cells to glands concerning development, growth, and energy. When your hormones are in balance, your body has the ability to function at an optimal level. However, aging causes hormone levels to decline. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, can replenish hormonal levels to optimal concentrations.
PCHW – Hormone Replacement Therapies
Bio-Identical Hormones are identical to the molecular formula of hormones created by your own body. The use of bio-identical hormones can increase the levels of hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone to youthful levels.
Human Growth Hormones are key to maintaining a youthful appearance. The lace of HGH is often associated with aging, and can lead to obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and decreased immunity. These can be reversed using the proper hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause sees the onset of declining hormones that can negatively impact your day-to-day life, as well as your overall feelings of well-being. Menopausal women often feel “out of sync” as their levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone decrease.
Male Menopause is an age-related “change of life” experienced by men. Men can suffer changing hormone levels and lowered testosterone levels that can lead to mental and physical changes.
Testosterone is responsible for muscle mass, libido, and energy level in both men and women. Restoring testosterone to proper levels can lead to a more healthy sex drive, higher energy levels, increased muscle mass, and better mental focus.
Thyroid levels will decrease with age, leading to metabolism and body temperature to lowers. This can contribute to depression and low energy. By implementing a hormone replacement therapy plan, these symptoms are easily and inexpensively counteracted.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone produced during pregnancy. Interestingly, administering this hormone can increase the sex drive.
Dr. Pollard understands that every patient’s hormonal requirements are different. Therefore, he will carefully and systematically evaluate your individual need for any of these therapies via an in depth analysis, review of symptoms, evaluation of medical history, and a series of diagnostic tests.
Prior to prescribing hormones, it is necessary to determine if hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an answer for you. The first step is a one on one consultation with Dr. Pollard at which time he will outline his philosophy, identify your personal expectations, and define his treatment goals for you. If, after your consultation with Dr. Pollard, you are ready to move forward with treatment the next step will begin with fasting lab work which will enable Dr. Pollard to get a valid assessment of where your levels are. This analysis consists of the following:
A consultation to review your current concerns and any other health issues that may be relevant to your health.
Baseline blood tests, an adrenal stress test and human growth hormone (HGH) urine profile to evaluate and carefully measure your current hormone levels.
An evaluation analysis appointment where Dr. Pollard will review your lab report and comprehensive medical history and lifestyle questionnaires, will make treatment recommendations based upon your health profile, health status, lab results, symptoms concerns, lifestyle and hormone levels.
To learn more about the anti-aging and aesthetic services we offer, please contact our office at (702) 367-7500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pollard today. We serve patients in the greater Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin, and Henderson.