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How to Find Safe Hormone Therapy in Harleysville PA

April 21st, 2018

Key questions to ask to help you find a safe and effective hormone replacement therapy

Over the years, a lot of misinformation regarding hormone therapy has been disseminated, partly due to media coverage of flawed studies, and partly due to the practices of andropause and menopause treatment providers who take shortcuts with their treatment protocols.

At Renew Youth, we believe in providing men and women with accurate information about hormone therapy so they can feel confident in trusting their health to our treatment protocol. We have decades of experience providing hormone therapy in Harleysville PA in accordance with the latest proven science.

We welcome questions about our treatment protocol. Here are some examples of questions to ask when you are looking for hormone therapy in Harleysville PA.

What Hormones are Offered?

For men, testosterone is the most important hormone. For women, it’s estrogen. However, this does not mean that all you need for safe and effective hormone therapy is more testosterone or more estrogen. Replacing either one of these hormones without also considering other hormones like DHEA, progesterone, growth hormone, thyroid, and cortisol can lead to side effects. At Renew Youth, we offer comprehensive hormone therapy that includes measures to address all the vital hormones affecting your symptoms.

Are Bioidentical Hormones Used?

Synthetic hormones contain slight chemical differences from the hormones your body produces naturally. This can lead to issues with the proper absorption and use of those hormones in the body. For example, the synthetic form of progesterone, progestin, has been linked to cancer in women. At Renew Youth, we use bioidentical hormones whenever possible. These hormones fit the hormone receptors in your body like a key in a lock for safe and natural absorption.

How are Dosages Determined?

Hormones should not be administered in one-size-fits-all dosages. Nor should dosages be calculated based on what is needed to bring your levels up to an arbitrary “normal” value. Instead, dosages should be personalized to deliver the precise amount of hormones needed to bring your unique body chemistry into balance. Our hormone replacement therapy in Harleysville PA starts with lab tests to see where your levels are. Then, we adjust your dosages until we reach the point within the healthy range where you feel your best.

How Are Hormones Administered?

Not all hormone administration methods are created equal. For example, testosterone pellets can release an uneven supply of hormones that can leave men experiencing unpleasant side effects. Our hormone therapy in Harleysville PA includes the safest possible delivery method for each hormone prescribed.

How Often Will I See My Doctor?

Some hormone replacement programs require very little contact with a doctor. Of course, proper oversight by a qualified physician is very important for protecting your health. At Renew Youth, all treatments will be overseen by a board-certified doctor. You will have easy access to your doctor any time you have questions or concerns, and your doctor will send you for periodic lab tests to ensure your treatment remains safe and effective.

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If you would like more information about hormone therapy, contact us today.

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