It seems inevitable. As we get older, our bodies begin to deteriorate, affecting our self-confidence and self-esteem. But that isn’t necessarily the case anymore. Because of tremendous advances in hormone therapy, this physical downslide of the human body is considered preventable — and, to a large degree, reversible.
Hormone replacement at Integrated Family Medical Center in Lady Lake, Florida can restore your hormones to the same levels you had in your 20s and 30s. This is important because, as we age, our hormone levels decline, which negatively affects the way our body functions. Ultimately, the loss of hormones influences our vitality both physically and mentally.
With hormone replacement, Dr. Kalpana Desai can give you a youthful boost and help your body fight the aggressors of aging. The staff at Integrated Family Medical Center is proud to offer hormone replacement to the men and women of our extended community.
How Does Hormone Replacement Work?
Hormones are the substances that control every bodily function, such as the metabolic system, the immune system, the reproductive system, the nervous system and more. Hormone replacement gives your body natural hormones that are exactly bioequivalent to your own hormones.
Presently, there is no more effective therapy to prevent the inevitable decline we experience as we get older.
When you undergo hormone replacement with us, you will receive a complete screening to test for the following:
- Free T3
- Free Testosterone
- IGF-1 (Growth Hormone)
- PSA (men only)
The procedure also includes a consultation with Dr. Kalpana Desai before the lab tests and a follow-up consultation after the lab tests to determine what hormones you require. Also, there will be periodic follow-up visits to adjust hormone levels if needed.
Our hormones are obtained through a compounding pharmacy, insuring a pharmaceutical grade of product. Some of the commonly replaced hormones include:
Progesterone — Natural progesterone is excellent for preventing osteoporosis. It can also help ward off breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. Because progesterone is wonderful for blood vessels, it can assist in the prevention of coronary artery spasm and migraine headaches. It is also thermogenic, meaning it helps fat to burn. In men, natural progesterone prevents cancer of the prostate.
Testosterone — Natural testosterone in both men and women promotes muscle growth, prevents osteoporosis and increases libido. It also helps prevent coronary artery disease and arthritis.
Estrogen — Natural estrogen is beneficial for the skin, helps prevent osteoporosis and eliminates hot flashes and vaginal dryness. It may also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
DHEA — Replacement with DHEA enhances the immune system and reduces body fat and cholesterol, thus helping to prevent cancer and heart disease. DHEA can also be extremely beneficial for people with arthritis.
Thyroid — Thyroid replacement enhances your metabolism by helping to get rid of excess body fat and giving you more energy. It also improves mental functioning, lowers cholesterol and enhances the appearance of your skin, nails and hair.
Melatonin — Melatonin induces youthful sleep patterns and has a strong influence on the immune system. Studies have shown that it slows aging and helps to prevent and treat cancer through its significant antioxidant effects.
What are Hormone Replacement Costs?
Because every case is different, it is difficult to offer blanket pricing for hormone replacement. For more details, and an assessment of what hormone replacement costs might be for you, please schedule a time to speak with Dr. Kalpana Desai and her knowledgeable staff.
Whether you live close to Integrated Family Medical Center in Lady Lake , or you are from out of state, you can start the process for hormone replacement today. A simple blood test can be taken at more than 100 approved locations across the United States — or we can have a phlebotomist come right to you! Please contact us and find out how hormone replacement with Dr. Kalpana Desai can benefit you.