As you probably know, hormone levels decrease as we age. A tiny change in hormone levels can lead to major problems.
Hormones are messengers that travel throughout the bloodstream, transmitting messages from cells to glands concerning development, growth, and energy. When your hormones are in balance, your body can function at an optimal level. However, aging cause hormone levels to decline. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, can restore hormonal levels to optimal concentrations.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Advantages
Some of the advantages of HRT include:
– Achieving a leaner, strong physique
– Increased energy levels
– Stabilize blood pressure
– Increase bone strength
– Normal cholesterol levels
– Boost memory
– Improve skin tone
– …and much more!
Hormone Replacement Therapies at Rejuvalife
Bio-Identical Hormones are identical to the molecular formula of hormones created by your own body. The use of bio-identical hormones can increase the levels of hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone to youthful levels.
Human Growth Hormones are key to maintaining a youthful appearance. The lace of HGH is often associated with aging, and can lead to obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and decreased immunity. These can be reversed using the proper hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause sees the onset of declining hormones that can negatively impact your day-to-day life, as well as your overall feelings of well-being. Menopausal women often feel “out of sync” as their levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone decrease.
Male Menopause is an age-related “change of life” experienced by men. Men can suffer changing hormone levels and lowered testosterone levels that can lead to mental and physical changes.
Testosterone is responsible for muscle mass, libido, and energy level in both men and women. Restoring testosterone to proper levels can lead to a more healthy sex drive, higher energy levels, increased muscle mass, and better mental focus.
Thyroid levels will decrease with age, leading to metabolism and body temperature to lowers. This can contribute to depression and low energy. By implementing a hormone replacement therapy plan, these symptoms are easily and inexpensively counteracted.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone produced during pregnancy. Interestingly, administer this hormone can increase the sex drive.
How do we work?
Dr. Berger, a leader in anti aging medicine and author of The Beverly Hills Anti Aging Prescription understands that each patient’s hormonal requirements are different, so he will carefully evaluate your need for any of these therapies through an in depth analysis and evaluation, review of symptoms, medical history and a series of diagnostic tests,
Before prescribing hormones, it is necessary to determine if hormone replacement is right for you. The first step is a consultation with Dr. Berger who you will be able to meet and will go over his philosophy, your expectations and his treatment goals. If you are ready to take the next step, we begin with fasting labwork to get a valid assessment of where your levels are. We call this the Evaluation Analysis and it consists of the following:
- A consultation to review your current concerns and any other health issues that may be relevant to your health.
- Baseline blood tests, adrenal stress test and human growth hormone urine profile to evaluate to carefully measure your current hormone levels. See below for fees if not using your insurance.
- An evaluation analysis appointment where Dr. Berger will review your lab report and comprehensive medical history and lifestyle questionnaires, will make treatment recommendations based upon your health history, health status, lab results, symptoms concerns, lifestyle and hormone levels.
The evaluation analysis is approximately $1050 out of pocket if using your insurance. (We are a cash practice and not an insurance provider, however we will gladly submit your labwork to your insurance. Whatever gets denied will be your responsibility. We can also provide a superbill after a diagnosis is determined which you can submit for reimbursement). (If you do not have insurance the lab tests are approximately $800 - $1000 over and above the evaluation analysis).
If your evaluation indicates that you would benefit from hormone therapy treatment or other treatment that needs to be monitored, you would begin the Treatment Program Phase, which is supervised and monitored by Dr. Berger throughout the year and can be renewed on a yearly basis.
Identifying deficiencies and prescribing appropriate hormones and supplements at proper levels requires careful supervision and on-going monitoring of your treatment. Your personalized plan includes a variety of specific paths to reach your ultimate goal of a balanced lifestyle in foundational areas such as hormone replacement therapy, nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, relationships and spirituality, as well as alternative and complementary therapies, and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements.
Our integrative approach includes a medical history and goals, lifestyle evaluation, bio-markers of aging testing, skin analysis, physical exam, medication information, injection lessons. Based on this information, Dr. Berger then creates a unique anti-aging treatment plan based on your health history, goals, symptoms, and laboratory test results. The fee for the treatment phase is done on a year by year basis. Please call Tracy, Dr. Berger's patient care coordinator to understand how the program works and can answer all your questions.
Please contact Rejuvalife Vitality Institute using the form at the right side of the page or call 310-975-3900 today to schedule a hormone replacement therapy consultation. Dr. Andre Berger serves patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.