Men and women have different symptoms, and therefore different needs. We pride ourselves on the ability to help both, offering an array of different hormone replacement therapies to give our clients the best possible results for their situation.
Women’s hormone replacement therapy differs greatly from testosterone replacement therapies that are used by men, as they need different levels of various hormones, including very low levels of testosterone. At Heart and Vitality, we customize the right hormone replacement therapy for all of our clients.
Bio-Identical Hormones are an exact match for the hormones that your body naturally produces, and are derived from plant sources. Depending on your initial test results, Bioidentical hormones may be best for you. Dr. Jacob will be able to determine the right treatment protocol once your results have been analyzed.
Synthetic Hormones are hormones that have been “synthesized”, or created. This does not mean that the hormones are not natural, which is a common perception for the word “synthetic”. Some clients respond better to synthetic hormones depending on multiple factors. Dr. Jacob will be able to determine what treatment protocol is best after your examination and tests results have been analyzed.
Intramuscular injections do not present the contact issues associated with gels and patches, and are usually administered on a weekly basis through a 15 minute office visit to Heart and Vitality.
Pellets are tiny “pills” that are implanted under the surface of the skin in the upper area of the hip that provide a long-acting, 3 month dosage of hormones. The procedure is painless, and only takes about 10 minutes.