Hormones are an important part of the body to keep all of our functions running in optimal condition. A normal and balanced level of hormones keeps us feeling young, healthy, and protects us from a variety of degenerative diseases. Unfortunately, as we age, our hormones can become unbalanced or diminished, leaving many people feeling fatigued, depressed, and hopeless.
At the Colorado Center for Health and Longevity, board-certified physician Dr. Ian Levenson believes that neither men nor women have to accept the physical and mental symptoms that accompany hormone imbalance. Dr. Levenson is proud to offer custom bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for his male and female patients in Greenwood Village, CO.
If you have any concerns or problems regarding aging or balancing your hormones, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Levenson at The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity in Greenwood Village.
If you’re a woman, your body gradually produces fewer hormones with age, and symptoms of menopause can interfere with your quality of life. Many of these symptoms can occur even before the onset of menopause.
Some common and sometimes debilitating symptoms of hormone imbalance in women include:
These changes also come with the increased risk of certain conditions, including:
However, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help to balance your levels and improve your symptoms. Dr. Levenson is a female hormone specialist, having studied under Dr. Gino Tutera, a pioneer in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
After a thorough consultation and medical examination (including blood tests to determine your current hormone levels), Dr. Levenson can create your custom bioidentical hormone replacement therapy plan. He can prescribe bioidentical female hormones in the form of patches, creams, troches (mints that melt in your mouth), and subcutaneous pellets.
If you have any of the above symptoms or concerns about aging, schedule a consultation with Dr. Levenson to learn more about a custom hormone therapy for women.
Optimal levels of the hormone testosterone are an important part of what helps a man feeling youthful, energetic, and masculine. When testosterone levels begin to dip, typically when a man reaches middle age, symptoms like weight gain, decreased desire, and tiredness begin to appear. In the past, this was generally accepted as a natural part of getting older, but with advances in modern medicine, some doctors are beginning to question if it needs to be.
Having studied under Dr. Gino Tutera, a pioneer in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), Dr. Ian Levenson has a special interest in helping his male patients improve their health by balancing their hormone levels.
A man’s testosterone usually peaks in his late twenties and will begin to decline slowly every year. Generally, by the time a man reaches his forties, he is experiencing various symptoms of low testosterone, including:
Unfortunately, many men have their symptoms dismissed by other physicians, simply because their testosterone levels are not below a certain level. Dr. Levenson provides male hormone therapy based on more than laboratory test values. During your consultation with Dr. Levenson, he will assess your medical history and symptoms before helping you develop a plan that matches your needs and goals.
If you have symptoms of a hormone imbalance or concerns about aging, it’s time to learn more about hormone therapy for men. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Levenson at The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity in Greenwood Village.
Each pellet, smaller than a grain of rice, will be implanted into the subcutaneous tissue of your lower abdomen or buttocks. There, they provide a slow continuous release of hormones into the bloodstream.
Dr. Levenson will discuss the pros and cons of each therapy with you and help you choose the option that best suits your individual needs. However, the medical literature does suggest that the subcutaneous pellet delivery system delivers consistent, physiologic levels of hormones, which avoids the fluctuation of hormone levels seen in other methods.
Pellets are placed approximately every six months for men and every 4 months for women to provide a steady level of hormones.
At The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity, we make it easy to get the hormone therapy you deserve. Just use our online tool to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Levenson today.