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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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BHRTIf you are prepared to rebuild normal hormonal levels and lessen hormonal imbalance symptoms, contact Young For Life Medical today. Dr. Bob Porzio is an established hormone doctor specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Discover if you have high testosterone or low testosterone levels, progesterone inefficiencies, or estrogen variations.

Whether you are suffering from symptoms of aging or more distinct conditions such as menopause, perimenopause, andropause, thyroid disorder, or adrenal fatigue we offer a hormone treatment solution intended solely for you.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) vs. Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Initially, let’s clarify the vagueness of… what are hormones? Hormones are the body’s vigorous chemical messengers. While traveling through the bloodstream all the way to the tissues and organs, hormones contribute to the function of mood, sexual performance, metabolism, growth, and development. Even trivial changes in natural hormone levels can have sizeable outcomes.

When these natural hormones become unbalanced, often due to the innate aging process, an accumulation of issues can arise. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an efficient and verified solution to natural hormone imbalance.

Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is founded on the science of using synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones are contrived, chemically-produced hormones that are patented. Therefore, treatment for all patients is undifferentiated and not modified to their specific needs.

On the other hand, there are bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are hormones derived from plant resources and designed to have the matching molecular structure as the natural hormones formed by the body. This identical structure safeguards that bioidentical hormones fit the body’s receptors flawlessly, introducing the same practical sequence as endogenous hormones, offering better-personalized hormone treatment outcomes, and reducing the risk of side effects.

Opting for a more natural hormone program such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (as opposed to a synthetic hormone replacement therapy) offers patients an improved overall bioidentical hormone experience with scarcer hostile reactions and only meek side effects. Some of the greatest evident benefits of using bioidentical hormones include:

What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?

After hormone levels become imbalanced, due to the aging process, toxic exposures, or a health disorder, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a practical solution for replacing hormones that the body is no longer capable of producing on its own.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Women who have gone through perimenopause or menopause often experience a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms associated with hormone imbalance. Throughout these transitions, levels can vary substantially leading to high testosterone in women (as well as low testosterone in women), estrogen dominance, progesterone deficits, and thyroid symptoms in women can become apparent too. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can reestablish natural hormone balance and women can anticipate some very positive and dramatic benefits such as:

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

With men, the symptoms of hormone imbalance often transpire slowly and are typically dismissed as signs of aging. The most widespread form of hormone deficiency is low testosterone in men. Symptoms of low testosterone in men can occur as hair loss, low libido, muscle loss, and fatigue. These signs of low testosterone in men start to compile around midlife, cheating men of vitality and impairing health. Men are largely affected by drops in testosterone that are an outcome of the aging process, but men can also experience comparable symptoms due to fluctuations in cortisol or thyroid hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy presents men with the opportunity to repair natural hormone levels and enjoy numerous health and quality of life benefits, including:

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Patients continue to testify substantial improvements to their health and quality of life in the wake of bioidentical hormone treatment plans. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy addresses a number of inevitable conditions of maturing, such as menopause, andropause, and the accompanying symptoms which include hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and fatigue. Men and women tolerating various forms of hormone imbalance like thyroid disorder, insomnia, mood swings, and hair loss, profit from a comprehensive treatment plan created by a hormone doctor specially trained in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy methods.

Pellet Therapy

The most effective way to receive bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is through pellet therapy. This approach involves implantation of bioidentical hormone pellets into fatty tissue under the skin through a minimally invasive, 15-minute, in-office procedure. Bioidentical hormone pellets are about the size of a tic-tac and made of bioidentical testosterone or estrogen and a natural cholesterol binder. They are usually implanted just under the belt line in the upper buttocks, just behind the hip. The pellets are designed with a specific density and hardness, so they dissolve slowly over a 3 to 4 month period. As the pellets dissolve, the hormones are steadily absorbed into your system in a way that most closely mimics your own body’s release of hormones.

Other bioidentical hormone approaches, such as hormone creams or pills, cannot match the effectiveness of pellet therapy for treatment of menopause symptoms, low libido, fatigue, and many of the other symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance. Although there are many intricacies in managing hormone therapy, pellet therapy is the cornerstone of Dr. Porzio’s bioidentical hormone replacement therapy practice.

Optimal levels of testosterone can help you:

Testosterone implants have been used since 1938, are convenient (no need to worry about creams or injections), and provide the body with a steady-state of hormone replacement. Pellets in women typically last 3-4 months; in men, 4-5 months.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Young For Life Medical

Dr. Bob Porzio at the Young For Life Medical has helped hundreds of men and women restore their youth, increase their vitality and feel in good health. Because helping his patients achieve optimal health is Dr. Porzio’s top priority, all situations are carefully assessed with advanced diagnostic hormone testing and a thorough one-on-one consultation to establish the best course of treatment.

A comprehensive hormone plan at Young For Life Medical may include the latest medical therapies, like bioidentical hormone therapy and lifestyle changes, including eating a healthy diet and increasing physical activity.

Experience what it feels like to live a vibrant and balanced life. Schedule a consultation at Young For Life Medical today.





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  • Working with Laura and Dr. Bob Porzio on the Ideal Protein diet has been life changing.  Not only have I felt supported and encouraged throughout the process, but comfortable and successful as well.  Coach Laura has helped me work through many of my own food issues, come up with great alternatives to eating for dealing with stress, and other such…Read More
  • I always felt like there had to be a way for the body to shed its reserved fat without a ton of exercise.  The Ideal Protein program is that solution.  I put my faith in following the rules of the program and it worked.  I started at 184 lbs. and had a goal weight of 150 lbs.  20 years ago,…Read More
  • Why isn’t [Ideal Protein] in the national news and on the front page of every paper? It is a diet that works and works quickly. I am 51 and at the age of 47 gained 20 pounds in approximately 6 months while exercising 6 days a week and eating on average 1000 calories a day.  I tried 4 different well…Read More
  • Dr. Bob has completely transformed my life!  I went to Dr. Bob a year ago, 150 lbs over weight and experiencing extremely horrible migraines daily.  I was non-functioning as a wife, mother and person.  I was depressed, exhausted, sick and just unhappy.  I came to Dr. Bob, did the testing and found out I had a ton wrong with me,…Read More
  • BodyLogicDO and Dr. Bob Porzio have changed my life. I am 51 years old and at age 47 I started to gain weight, feel tired as well as experience many premenopausal symptoms that were taking over my life. Dr. Bob understood exactly what was going on and has helped make the necessary changes to balance my hormones which has resulted…Read More


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