As we age, women tend to produce fewer and fewer hormones each year after the age of thirty. Females are predisposed to experience an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone, which can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, brain fog, weight gain, loss of muscle, irritability and bone deficiency. Bone loss in women can exacerbate stress fractures caused by osteopenia or osteoporosis.
Hormonal levels can be adjusted through bio-identical hormone therapy, which alleviates or in many cases eliminates the associated symptoms and life fluctuations surrounding hormones. There are even studies now that suggest bio-identical hormones can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
In the U.S., bio-identical Hormone Therapy (BHT) has been used since the 1930s. And based on hundreds of current medically thorough studies, the results for patients overall quality of life and dramatic changes in their hormonal symptoms are astounding.
Bio-identical hormones are equal to our body’s natural hormones on a molecular level. The difference between synthetic and identical hormones is that synthetic hormones do not match human hormones on a biological level.
Bio-identical hormones are made from plant sources and are readily received by the body as natural and normal. They are much more therapeutic and effective than synthetic hormonal substances.
Females need a steady level of testosterone and estrogen in their bodies for overall health and well-
being on many levels. However, a common misconception is that women need high levels of flowing estrogen. This is not the case. Consequently, female bodies need circulating testosterone, which enables the body to produce and regulate how much estrogen is necessary. In short, testosterone naturally regulates estrogen levels within the cellular structure.
Many women are skeptical of testosterone therapy for menopausal symptoms because they believe it’s just for men. But testosterone is vital for females, and your physician highly regulates the dosing. It is essential for women to have appropriate testosterone levels to naturally control their estrogen because as we age, our testosterone levels are continuously decreasing.
Low Testosterone Can Lead To:
• Heart Disease
• Metabolic Syndrome
• Cognitive Decline
• Lack of libido
Hormonal Pellet Therapy
Pellet Therapy is a bio-identical hormone treatment that is time-released. It’s a small pellet the size of a grain of rice, and is placed in a very tiny incision in the upper buttocks region of the hip. Females need approximately one pellet, which lasts for about three to four months. Most patients have their pellets replaced just four times per month.
Other Forms of Hormonal Replacement
When hormones are injected, you receive a large dose into your body immediately, and that can be overwhelming to your cells. When taking the pill form of hormones, the levels are broken down in the liver and never fully reach the bloodstream to make a significant impact. When using creams, the dose is not well regulated, since absorption is dependent upon the individual’s skin and various health factors.
The most effective form of bio-identical hormone therapy is in pellet form. Dr, Nwaubani, runs in-depth hormonal lab panels on all of her patients before and throughout treatment to determine any imbalance, and also to track the patients progress.
Dr. Nwaubani states, “The passion for the preservation of femininity and female sexuality has never been stronger than now, and as I look back to the last 18 years, I am both exhilarated and completely awed by the advances and strides the sub-specialty has made. I am really humbled to be a part of it all.
I treat all my patients the way I love to be treated, or, even more so, the way I’d love my mother or sister to be treated: like a woman, a very special woman. The impact I am able to make to enhance the quality of the lives of these women is PRICELESS.”
For more information on pellet therapy or other Urogynecological issues, please contact Dr. Nwaubani’s office today.
Uzoma Nwaubani MD – “Add Life To Your Years”
Dr. Nwaubani is a Nigerian born medical doctor. She obtained her medical degree (MD) from the University of Nigeria and completed an OB/GYN residency at New York University, followed by a Fellowship in Urogynecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Mt. Sinai College of Medicine. Prior to starting her residency training, she worked as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and Tobago, and also as a Clinical Instructor in Histology/Pathology at St. Georges’ University School of Medicine.
Dr. Nwaubani’s professional interest include Urogynecological surgery, minimally invasive pelvic surgery, prolapse and incontinence management, Gynecological evaluations and surgery, female pelvic medicine and wellness, menopausal medicine and urogynecological research and education.
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