Hormone Replacement

As we age, our hormones decrease. As our hormones decrease we can experience symptoms such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, decreased stamina, low libido, and poor sleep. Dr. Frank has significant experience in understanding how these hormonal changes affect the body, and the best way to treat them. By using customized, compounded medications from a highly respected pharmacy, Dr. Frank can make you look and feel younger! Wouldn’t it be great to have more energy, more drive, and feel better? Dr. Frank uses an in depth lab panel and DNA testing to determine which hormones in your body are not at optimum levels, and then prescribes a comprehensive treatment system to get you back on track. Call the Frank Institute today to schedule your appointment!

Hormones play a key role in regulating our body functions. Its main function is to maintain a state of homeostasis, a state of equilibrium where our body keeps itself at balance physically, mentally, and emotionally when subjected to external and internal stimuli. Whenever something comes your way, hormones are doing their part to keep you functioning well by providing either positive or negative feedback to concerned parts of the body. Hormones also are responsible for the control of tissue development and reproduction. They are maintenance factors that preserve the integrity of your various organs and assure their proper development.

Hormones are present in different systems of our body since birth and are at the peak of production and function during our early adulthood. By the time we hit our 30’s and 40’s, a decline can be expected and more apparent as we age.

Because hormones play such an important role in our biological processes, any deficiency or decrease in their supply will cause an imbalance that will affect an individual’s function negatively. If left untreated, effects could be alarming and life-threatening; and, thus signs and symptoms should not be taken lightly.

In women, the most easily recognized bodily change brought about by decline in hormones is known as menopause. Though this is a natural occurrence, some of the changes brought about by this could be bothersome or even worse.

Though not as widely known as menopause, andropause exists as the male counterpart. It is expected much later in life than in women and affect only a smaller percentage of the population; but, the impact of andropause could be more drastic and the accompanying health concerns are graver.

The mentioned two cases are just examples of how hormone replacement therapy could help assist with the transition brought about by the sudden changes in both in men and women’s body. It could also help prevent severe medical conditions (like prostate and breast cancer) brought about by the decline in hormones and imbalance in our biological system.

For women, hormone replacement therapy could be by means of either topical creams or oral medication. In both cases, a specific blend of necessary hormones are used which may include estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone as needed. For men, the use of compounded creams and oral medications (estrogen blockers Anastrazole and Clomid) are also available. Injectable options for men to address testosterone, HCG, and HGH drop are also administered as necessary.

With the help of advanced clinical hormone replacement therapy by Dr. Frank, you can enjoy living your life to the fullest even as you age.