Hormone Optimization in Men
The primary goal of Ashland Integrative Medicine is to help optimize the hormone levels of men. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy pellets are inserted under the skin to assist you with hormone balance. Learn about our process and how to experience wellness with optimized hormones below!
How can I get started with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Getting started with BHRT with Ashland Integrative Medicine is easy as scheduling an appointment with Ashland Integrative Medicine! Simply contact Ashland Integrative Medicine, a certified BioTE Medical provider, at (606) 393-6193 to get started.
What is the goal of Hormone Optimization Therapy in Men?
The goal of hormone optimization therapy is to provide all our patients with a sense of wellbeing. This could mean a return to the balance they once knew or it could also mean providing a balance never felt by the patient before. In addition to feeling great, hormone optimization may be able to help reduce the risk of certain diseases as well as the severity of certain afflictions.
What is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
After only a few minutes during an in-office visit, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for men begins to work to optimize hormones within 7-10 days. BHRT pellet therapy is customized to your unique physiology based on your test results. Because of this, every treatment is tailored to the patient and will have the greatest possible success in helping achieve balance. Furthermore, BHRT uses bio-identical hormones derived from plants, not animals, which more closely resembles the hormones naturally present within men and women than synthetic or animal derived hormones. This could mean that BHRT may be the closest thing to having your own natural hormones produced and may have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.
What can I expect from BHRT?
While everyone’s results are different, the process for considering, getting, monitoring and continuing with BHRT is typically the same with all our patients. Your first appointment with Ashland Integrative Medicine, your certified BioTE provider, will include hormone testing. The next appointment will be to review your tests, in which BHRT pellet insertion can be done during the visit or following. The next round of BHRT pellets can be inserted in 3-6 months, depending on a variety of factors that determine absorption rates and needs as every patient’s path to optimization is unique to them.