It happens right around age 50. Muscles start to lose their mass; bones, their density. That sprint across the park may become a gentle jog. What was once calculated or memorized in seconds may now take a minute or two. Sex drive and performance drop off, as anxiety rises.
You probably know menopause and andropause can upend your personality. But did you know it can also put you at risk for diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and even Alzheimer’s?
All these risk factors are often caused by testosterone imbalance – which can disrupt all your other hormone levels.
Dr. Truong is no stranger to debilitating perimenopause anxiety and male midlife crisis angst – she’s a compassionate hormone specialist with a solid handle on the latest hormone research and technology.
The most effective, clinically-validated and convenient hormone delivery method is bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy (BHRT). Once inserted, BHRT pellets mimic your body’s natural hormone release system, replenishing your bloodstream as needed, for up to 3 months at a time.
To schedule your consultation and discover how rebalancing testosterone can revive your energy, focus, sex drive and life joy call Dr. Truong’s team at Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians at (540) 374-3164, or contact us here right now.
Your glands secrete testosterone – along with 50 other biochemicals – directly into your bloodstream, through which it travels to target sites: every tissue, organ, and cell to control your growth, musculature, bone density, metabolism, and sexual response.
Testosterone impacts the effectiveness of the heart by improving muscle contractility and strength to generate energy, muscle mass, and libido. That’s why testosterone levels are just as critical for women as they are for men.
When men lose testosterone they may also lose:
When women lose testosterone they may experience:
When these changes are accompanied by poor diet, lack of exercise, environmental toxins and stress they can eventually lead to:
That’s a lot of symptoms to contend with – but only one root cause: hormone imbalance.
Testosterone is created from cholesterol, and helps command other hormones to generate energy, muscle mass, bone density, libido and emotional response. Here’s how your body produces it: cholesterol –> pregnenolone –> androstenedione –> testosterone.
Dr. Truong will explain which step of this process has been disrupted in your body. Then she’ll prescribe supplementation to help keep your level in the optimal free testosterone range.
Unlike synthetic hormone replacement therapy which carries cancer risks, bioidentical hormone molecules have the identical shape, make-up, and structure of your body’s molecules. That’s why BHRT provides the perfect “keys” to unlock your cells’ receptor sites and correct hormone imbalance.
Instead of synthetic chemicals, BHRT applies testosterone produced from natural plant sources like yams and soybeans, which match human hormones molecule by molecule, alleviating cancer risks and other side effects that make synthetic chemical hormones problematic.
BHRT can be delivered in many forms. After doing much research and seeing stellar results, Dr. Truong has determined that BHRT pellets are the optimal delivery method because they’re:
Subcutaneous (injected under the skin) pellets are able to deliver each hormone consistently, preventing the rollercoaster-like effects woman who use creams, pills, and tablets often report.
After Dr. Truong completes your hormone level testing and determines your custom prescription, it will be sent to an FDA licensed compounding pharmacy. There, skilled clinicians will compress your hormones into pellets about the size of a grain of rice, which will be tested for consistency and purity before they leave the lab.
Your insertion procedure is virtually painless and takes only a few minutes. Dr. Truong will insert each pellet beneath the skin and into the fat of your upper buttocks to gently and strategically deliver your custom doses. Your exact doses will depend on:
Remember: hormone testing results are not static – levels fluctuate throughout the day – so you should adhere strictly to your follow-up appointment schedule to get any required prescription tweaks.
After investing all this time, energy, and money into your health, be sure to maintain the regenerative effects of BHRT with a heart healthy diet and nutritional supplements – which Dr. Truong and her team are happy to prescribe and monitor.
Don’t put up with perimenopause weight gain, andropausal muscle flab and mid-life moodiness. Rebalance your testosterone levels with BHRT pellets. Put your trust in the highly skilled, compassionate hormone specialists on Dr. Truong’s team. Call Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians at (540) 374-3164, or contact us here right now.