Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is used to treat both men and women experiencing imbalances or drops in their naturally-occurring hormones. Hormones are responsible for most of your essential bodily functions, so when they are disrupted in any way, cascade effects across all your systems can ensue.
Most commonly, BHRT is utilized to ease symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, although we can use them to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Mental clarity
- Low sex drive or libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Insulin resistance
- Adrenal and thyroid disorders
Symptoms that are common with menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, memory loss, weight gain, sleep issues, and low libido can be dramatically improved with BHRT. For many other conditions, BHRT can improve vitality, energy, mental clarity, mood, weight loss, and even muscle strength!
BHRT comes in several different forms, and at Balanced Health Medical Center, we carefully take into consideration your symptoms, medical conditions, and history before making a recommendation for a specific treatment. Options may include:
- BioTE® pellet therapy
- Compounded natural hormones
- Nutraceutical supplementation
Delivery of BHRT depends largely on the specific therapy option, but include:
- Implanted pellets
At Balanced Health Medical Center, we are pleased to offer IV therapies to our patients. We offer a wide range of treatments, from simple hydration to more customized therapies, including unique combinations of vitamins and minerals. We tailor each IV therapy session to the individual, depending on their needs and existing conditions.
The primary benefit of IV therapy is that it delivers the needed products directly to the bloodstream. Rather than waiting for nutrients to be absorbed through the digestive system, our patients can quickly receive them where the body will actually utilize them. Most therapies take between 15 and 30 minutes to administer, and we even have some patients come in on their lunch breaks!
IV therapy can help with a wide range of concerns from weight loss to anti-aging and may ease the following symptoms and more:
- Common skin problems, such as dull skin and acne
- Muscle soreness or fatigue
- Common cold
- Low energy and fatigue
- Excess weight
Some of our patients receive regular IV therapy on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, while others come in only as needed. Our doctor will be able to cover the available options and create a custom treatment plan for each patient, depending on their specific desires, needs, and schedules.
- IV Hydration: 1 L Saline $100
- Myers’ Cocktail: 500 ml Saline, Vitamin C, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Niacinamide, Hydroxycobalamin, Dexapanthenol, Thiamine: $150
- Hangover IV: 1 L Saline, anti nausea, vitamin C, pain medication $175
- Immunity: 1 L Saline Vitamin C, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Niacinamide, Hydroxycobalamin, Dexapanthenol, Thiamine, lysine, zinc: $200
- Refresh and Rehydrate: 1 L Saline Vitamin C, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Niacinamide, Hydroxycobalamin, Dexapanthenol, Thiamine, Magnesium, Calcium, Zing, Manganese, Cooper, Selenium: $225
- Youth and Vitality: 1 L Saline Vitamin C, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Niacinamide, Hydroxycobalamin, Dexapanthenol, Thiamine,Glutathione: $225
- Athletic Recovery and Performance: 1 L Saline Vitamin C, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Niacinamide, Hydroxycobalamin, Dexapanthenol, Thiamine, L Arginine, Ornithine, L-Gultamine, Glycine, L-Leucine: $275
- Detox: 1 L Saline, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Glutathione: $300
- High Dosage Vitamin C: Above 25 G Requires G6PD testing
- 25 G: $175
- 50G: $250
- 75G: $350
- 100G: $400
Add-ons to a treatment
- Glutathione Push: 1,000 mg: $50
- Fat Burner Injection: Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Niacinamide, Hydroxycobalamin, Methionine, Inositol, Choline, Thiamine, L-Carnatine, Lidocaine: $50
In addition to helping men, women and families with general health, our team of diversely trained physicians at Balanced Health Medical Center also specialize in assisting men who struggle with their sexual performance. Almost all men have occasionally experienced some difficulty with becoming hard or staying firm, but this is not a diagnosis for erectile dysfunction. It becomes more of a cause for concern when the issue persists or happens multiple times.
Often times, it is a physical issue causing difficulty and erectile dysfunction. Some of these include, heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis, thyroid disorders, various diseases, smoking, substance abuse, injuries in the pelvic region or spinal cord, radiation therapy to pelvic region and several other smaller physical issues.
Some of the more serious issues can be vascular issues inhibiting blood flow, and neurological causes that affect nerve signals, often due to underlying disease processes of atherosclerosis and diabetes. To prevent these things from causing erectile dysfunction you can eliminate risk factors such as smoking, poor diet and minimal to no physical activity.
To treat erectile dysfunctions, first make sure your overall health is in good condition, and that you are taking the proper steps to naturally cure your erectile dysfunction as well as improve upon other areas of your life. Then discuss with your physician the proper treatment plan, whether it be natural or medicinal to help you recover and get back to your normal life.
Integrative medicine is healing-oriented and focuses on the person as a whole. At Balanced Health Medical Center, we strive to include the many aspects of your life and goals in order to find the best approach to improving your overall health. As an integral part of anti-aging medicine, integrative medicine may include the following:
- Wellness optimization
- Aesthetic procedures
- Sleep disorder treatment
- Stress management
- Nutritional planning and supplementation
- Lifestyle modification
- Fitness and exercise coaching
- Weight-loss support
- Regenerative medicine
- BHRT for men and women
- Body and mind regeneration
- Spiritual balance
- Meditation and prayer
Anti-aging medicine aims to slow the signs and conditions related to aging. Aging is inevitable, but helping you age well is our goal. We believe that through preventative screenings, early disease detection, optimal nutrition, and prompt intervention when necessary, we can help you achieve maximum health and longevity. Anti-aging medicine, in conjunction with integrative medicine, slows down biological factors on the molecular and cellular levels that contribute to disease.
Conventional medicine is reactive, but anti-aging medicine is proactive. We want to find and eliminate risks before they become a problem. Although medication is sometimes necessary to treat or manage conditions, we believe that in many cases, medication simply masks the underlying issues. At Balanced Health Medical Center, we don’t want just to manage your conditions, we want to help you achieve a level of health you maybe never even thought possible. Our emphasis is on improving health, optimizing performance, and increasing the quality of our patients’ lives.
Here at Balanced Health Medical Center, we are proud to provide GAINSWave® services to our male patients struggling with sexual dysfunction. This treatment uses low-intensity sound waves, also known as acoustic wave therapy, to help deliver increased blood flow to the penis and improve sexual function with harder and more sustainable erections. This procedure has even proven to be helpful for those men who have erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease.
While treatment times vary depending on your specific condition, most patients need 6 to 12 sessions for the treatment to be most effective. In each 15 to 20 minute session, we will be able to break up plaque that has formed in existing blood vessels, stimulate the generation of new blood vessels, and activate dormant stem cells that will also help with cell production. This process will increase blood flow and allow for enhanced sensitivity in the penis.
Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to
- Smoke and drink
- Make unhealthy or risky choices
- Put off regular checkups and medical care
There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face - like colon cancer or heart disease - can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It's important to get the screening tests you need.
Many men with low testosterone report improved energy levels, sex drive, and mood after testosterone treatment. If testosterone is low, why not replace it?
Not so fast. A low testosterone level by itself doesn't need treatment. Testosterone replacement therapy can have side effects, and the long-term risks and benefits aren't known. Only men with symptoms of low testosterone and blood levels that confirm this as the cause of symptoms should consider testosterone replacement. Talking with your doctor is the only way to know if testosterone therapy is right for you.