Anti-Aging Treatments, Low Libido
Hormone Replacement therapy available in Warwick, Rhode Island. Whether it is the thyroid, the pancreas, or some other endocrine organ, it is common practice in medicine that when a gland starts to malfunction and not produce enough hormone, to replace the hormone to maintain health. Why is it so different when it comes to the glands known as your gonads (ovaries and testicles) and the hormones they produce such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone?
Many of the symptoms of aging can be attributed to the inevitable decline of sex hormones. The result is decreased muscle mass, thinning bones, shrinking and drying genitalia, decreased sex drive, decreased mood, decreased mental faculties. In the world of medicine there is a risk/benefit to every decision that we make. It is our view that conventional medicine has disproportionately emphasized the risks of hormone therapy, while neglecting the enormous benefits. By choosing the expert clinicians at Intellectual Medicine to guide your hormone therapy, benefits can be maximized, and risks minimized.
Intellectual Medicine in Warwick, RI specializes in natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We have years of experience and expertise helping clients get back their quality of life lost due to symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Dr. Stephen Petteruti has attained a Fellowship from The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
If you’re ready to look and feel more youthful and reclaim your life, you can give us a call to book a consultation. Unlike treatment with traditional hormone therapy, BHRT is not a one-size-fits-all. You will be medically assessed and evaluated to determine if bioidentical hormones are right for you. Assessment may include blood, saliva, and urine tests to diagnose the severity of the condition and gather material to make custom-compounded hormones to suit you.
At Intellectual Medicine we use natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to safely and effectively restore your hormones to healthier levels. This results in preserved brain function, better quality sleep, restored sexual function, healthy muscle development and protection against osteoporosis. But the most important change is in your quality of life in general. You’ll look and feel better than ever!
Bioidentical hormones offer a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits to both men and women. Here are some ways you can benefit from BHRT:
Physical Benefits: Clients treated with BHRT notice an improvement in energy levels, improvement in muscle development, increase in muscle mass, enhanced sex drive, and a reduced risk of osteoporosis. Women experience fewer hot flashes and night sweats, improvement in vaginal dryness helps reduce pain during sexual intercourse, improved energy levels, increase in muscle mass, weight loss, and enhanced sex drive.
Mental Benefits: Short-term memory loss or memory fog is another common symptom caused by hormonal imbalance in men and women. Many people treated with bioidentical hormone therapy reported an improvement in memory functions and the ability to stay focused. Doctors believe these benefits may be linked to an increase in energy that promotes cell growth and allows blood to circulate better to the brain.
Emotional Benefits: Feeling overwhelmed, sad, or irritable are emotional symptoms often associated with hormonal imbalance, particularly during menopause. Bioidentical hormones have the ability to improve moods and sleep, as well as reduce the risk or symptoms of anxiety and depression.
For women especially, the old-style hormone replacements included products manufactured out of horse urine and other substances that did not have the identical molecular structure to the hormones they were intended to replace. In addition, some hormones have a greater risk when given orally and should be administered by injection, implanting hormone pellets, or using topical cream.
We believe that the right hormones, given at the right time, by the right route of the administration, can prevent or diminish many of the negative aspects of aging.
How Hormones Affect Every Area of Health
The process of aging eventually takes a toll on your body, resulting in medical conditions to visible signs of aging, such as sagging skin or hair loss. Sex hormone levels may also drop in men and women, leading to severe hormonal imbalances.
For example, perimenopause and menopause in women are associated with imbalances due to a drop in the levels of the hormone estrogen or progesterone. Symptoms such as hot flashes, irregular periods, low libido, mood swings, trouble sleeping, anxiety, and osteoporosis due to bone loss may result.
In men, a decrease in testosterone levels is tied to andropause—the male version of menopause. Symptoms of low testosterone in men include fatigue, decreased sexual performance, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, depression, and muscle weakness or loss of muscle mass.
Certain other risk factors could also lead to hormonal imbalance which may eventually require hormone replacement. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is the traditional form of treatment. However, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) has become a choice option due to its natural composition and benefits it offers.
Erectile & Sexual Dysfunction
Enjoying a fulfilling sex life is part of the human experience. It keeps us connected to our loved ones and contributes greatly to our sense of overall well-being. However, proper sexual function depends on hormonal balance, which can be thrown off as we age. Even less-than-ideal lifestyle choices can have a negative impact on a healthy sex life.
Low libido is a common symptom experienced by men who are going through andropause. As a result of decreasing testosterone levels, men may begin to have difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, or they may even lose interest in sex altogether. With the use of natural bio identical hormone replacement therapy, we can replace the hormonal equilibrium a man’s body needs for healthy sexual function.
But aging and hormone levels aren’t always the only culprits! Even an unhealthy lifestyle punctuated by poor nutrition, low physical activity, smoking and drinking alcohol can negatively impact a man’s sexual health. Improved nutrition, increased physical activity and smarter lifestyle choices can help increase blood flow, supply energy and contribute to a feeling of overall wellness which will naturally improve libido and erectile quality.
Women also experience a decreased interest in sex as well as vaginal dryness, difficulty achieving climax and other barriers to healthy sexual function. These troubles often come during menopause, perimenopause and post menopause when the levels of progesterone, testosterone and estrogen are on the decline.
With the use of natural bio identical hormone replacement therapy, we can restore the hormonal balance a woman needs to relieve the symptoms of aging and help her feel “sexy” again.
However, just as it is with men, a woman’s lifestyle choices can also contribute to sexual dysfunction. This makes it important to be mindful of and make improvements to her nutrition and fitness choices as well as her hormonal equilibrium.
When combined, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and improved lifestyle choices can reverse the symptoms of sexual dysfunction in both men and women.