What is Healthy Aging?
Today's society wrongly links such symptoms as aches and pains, elevated cholesterol, fatigue, weight gain, low libido, insomnia, and memory loss to the "aging" process. The wisdom of being wiser, more grounded, more resolved, and better in touch with who we are gets lost among all the negative connections that again elicits. But aging does not have to mean any of that. You can feel vital, sexy, happy, and ready for your next decade as you age. Rejuvenate Med Spa's compassionate and well-trained integrative practitioners disagree that these ailments are part of the natural aging process. While these symptoms are common, they do not have to be "NATURAL". As we age, the needs of our bodies change. Thus, how we treat the body needs to change as well. At Rejuvenate Med Spa, we teach you to listen to the body's symptoms to identify its needs and correct any underlying imbalances.
While hormones do naturally decline with age, other variables such as diet, lifestyle, mindset, environmental toxins, stress, past medication use, gut health, and liver health all contribute to a less optimal aging process. As part of a healthy aging protocol and after determining if hormone replacement is the right choice for you, our providers may prescribe bio-identical hormones. This is in addition to promoting a low allergy, anti-inflammatory diet while also supporting the adrenal glands, thyroid, liver health, and digestive tract. An exercise regimen and mindfulness are also prescribed to help support the balance of mind and body. Our talented team of practitioners are passionately committed to helping you age with vitality.
What are Bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are identical to the hormones our body produces. Plant based sources are derived from soy and yams and made into hormones that have the same molecular structure as our own hormones. Because they look the same as our own hormones, our body cannot tell the difference between the hormones we produce naturally and bio-identical hormones. They naturally integrate into our body's physiology and help to restore hormonal and metabolic balance.
Are Bio-identical hormones safe?
Given in the right dosage, proper route of administration, and following all established safety protocols, current research has found bio-identical hormone therapy to be a safe and effective way of restoring both hormonal and metabolic imbalance during the aging process. Much of the concern about hormone safety stems from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), which studied the non-bio-identical hormones, Premarin, Prempro, and Provera. This study showed a increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, and pulmonary embolism. Premarin and Prempro (synthetic estrogens derived from horse urine) and Provera (a synthetic form of Progesterone) are not identical to our hormones, yet they bind to the same cells as our own hormones. Yet, these risks do NOT apply with bio-identical hormone therapy.
At Rejuvenate Med Spa, our team of providers will work together to improve your quality of life using the most natural methods.. Brianna Weathers, NP and Kim Pickett, RN have attended extensive and rigorous bio-identical hormone therapy. Brianna Weathers APRN- CNP is a board certified bio-identical hormone therapy provider, who offers a holistic approach to treat your specific needs.
We can treat a variety of conditions such as peri-menopause, menopause, thyroid imbalance, andropause in men, infertility in men and women and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
We offer several routes of therapy to include pellets, capsules, tablets, creams, injections, and dissolvable melts.
Studies show women who do not initiate bio-identical hormone therapy after oophorectomy, partial/complete hysterectomy, or menopause have an increased risk of developing weight gain, insulin resistance, diabetes, osteoporosis, fractures, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, vasomotor symptoms, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism blood clot and death.
Studies show men who do not initiate bio-identical hormone therapy who are in need due to low levels have an increased risk of developing weight gain, insulin resistance, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, fractures, erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, blood clot, pulmonary embolism, and death.
At Rejuvenate Med Spa, we integrate bio-identical hormone therapy into a comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle program aimed at decreasing the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. In addition to addressing hormones, we may also recommend a strict diet, fasting, exercise plan, stress management, and/or an appropriate nutritional program. In addition, we monitor your hormone levels as needed to make sure your levels stay within a healthy protective range and ensure your liver is metabolizing the hormones optimally.