a woman discusses hormone optimization at an appointmentThe body’s endocrine system uses hormones to coordinate our metabolism, hair and nail growth, energy level, mood, stress responses, and reproduction. As we age, our bodies naturally stop producing hormones, causing unpleasant side effects. At A Better You, we specialize in customizing hormone replacement to meet our patients’ needs. Men and women use hormone therapy to help maintain the best versions of themselves.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy involves a diagnostic and patient-centric approach to hormone optimization. The term bioidentical means hormones that are chemically identical to those your body can no longer produce naturally. For patients who are not seeing benefits from using the suggested levels of hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) offers alternative combinations of the following hormones:

  • Estradiol
  • Estriol
  • Estrone
  • Progesterone
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone
  • Testosterone

Bioidentical hormone therapy means the hormones in the product are chemically identical to those your body should already be producing. While the hormones in bioidentical medications are the same as those found in traditional hormone therapies, bioidentical hormone replacement allows the physician to individually customize the patient’s medication to fit the patient’s unique needs. Dr. Clarke-Bennett specializes in treating the following conditions:

  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Hair loss
  • Mood swings
  • Low energy
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain

Other hormone therapy products approved by the FDA and prescribed by doctors also contain bioidentical hormones; however, the difference is in our ability to customize the medication to fit the patient.

Pellet Therapy

Pellet therapy is a convenient approach to hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Clarke uses timed-released pellets that are about the size of a grain of rice to regulate patients’ hormone levels. Because the hormones used are completely natural, pellet therapy is ideal for patients who want the benefits of natural hormone therapy without adding synthetic materials to their system. The pellets are inserted under the skin 2–3 times per year and offer the following benefits:

  • No pills or injections to deal with
  • No chance of the hormone rubbing off on a partner, child, or pet
  • Gradual absorption
  • Natural testosterone for men
  • Natural estrogen, testosterone, or both for women

The tiny pellets contain natural testosterone for men and natural testosterone, estrogen or both for women. Adjusting your body’s hormones can help people look better, lose weight, regulate hair and nail growth, and manage stress.

Hormone Therapy Can Improve Your Appearance

Hormones orchestrate the body’s metabolism, cellular repair, protein synthesis, and cell replication. When hormones begin to slow down, it can interfere with the body’s ability to heal and repair tissue. This results in hair loss, decreased muscle mass, sagging skin, and weight gain. Hormone optimization services can help prevent and reverse hormonal deficiencies, helping you maintain a youthful and radiant appearance.

Hormone Therapy Can Help You Lose Weight

As we age, the majority of people lose interest in physical activities as their metabolism slows. Hormone optimization therapy boosts metabolism and allows people to feel energetic and productive throughout the day. People with more energy burn more calories and have more energy to exercise. Maintaining a healthy weight gets harder as we age, but hormone replacement therapy can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Hormone Replacement in Laurel, Maryland

Contact A Better You to schedule a hormone therapy consultation by calling 410.204.2165.