Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Hormone imbalance is more than just a nuisance and can diminish your quality of life. At Thriverock Active Healthcare in Las Vegas, Nevada, skilled osteopathic physician Lonnie Empey, DO, FACP, and his staff offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore hormone levels, so you can look and feel your best. Call the office to learn more, or use the online booking tab today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q&A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are identical to those your body naturally produces to increase levels and reduce bothersome symptoms associated with hormone imbalance. This type of hormone therapy is safe and highly effective for reducing numerous age-related symptoms. 

Hormone imbalance can negatively affect estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, thyroid hormone, human growth hormones (HGH), and many other hormones in men and women. 

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

The hallmark symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Thinning hair
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Low bone density
  • Dry skin
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Slowed metabolism 

Fortunately, simple hormone treatments restore normal hormone balance and can dramatically improve how your body looks, feels, and functions.

Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy right for me?

To determine if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy and which specific treatment is best, Dr. Empey discusses your symptoms, medical history, and desired results. He asks questions about your treatment preferences and medication regimen.

He also completes baseline tests, including blood and adrenal stress tests, to evaluate the current hormone levels in your body and determine how to best treat your condition. 

What should I expect during bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

After an initial evaluation, Dr. Empey reviews your treatment options. During bioidentical hormone therapy, you might receive pills, patches, injections, creams, gels, or pellets. 

Dr. Empey numbs the treatment area during pellet therapy and inserts tiny hormone-containing pellets underneath your skin. Over time, the pellets release a steady stream of hormones into your body. Repeat treatments offer long-lasting hormone balance and optimal quality of life.

Healthy lifestyle habits that maximize hormone activity include:

  • Eating nutritious foods
  • Getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep
  • Maintaining an ideal body weight
  • Not smoking
  • Taking dietary supplements if needed

Remember to also keep your stress levels as low as possible.

Dr. Empey follows up with you and uses periodic blood tests to make sure your treatment is effective.

To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Thriverock Active Healthcare and find out if it’s right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.