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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy Atlanta

Dr. Michael Carter proudly offers the most comprehensive hormone replacement treatment and hormone replacement therapy available today in Atlanta.

The Dzugan Method is a thorough analysis of your personal medical history and body chemistry in order to create a customized program of bio-identical hormones, supplements and vitamins. To begin your assessment, complete your personal health history online at http://dzugan.com from any computer.

Naturally, your information is kept 100% confidential.

To restore your body’s hormone and nutrient levels in balance, an assessment of where you are today is essential. Your results will be returned within 10 to 14 days to Dr. Carter who will customize a program consisting of bioidentical hormones, supplements, and vitamins. The overall benefits to the patient are outstanding.

You will have 24 hour access to your chart and recommendations. Your progress will be managed by Dr. Carter, your primary functional medicine physician and world renowned and published physician, Dr. Sergey Dzugan, M.D., Ph.D. and his medical team with 30 years experience in functional and integrative medicine.

What are Bioidentical Hormones or BHRT?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is known as BHRT.  Bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones produced in your body. In women, the main hormones replaced are estradiol, progesterone, testosterone and thyroid. In men, the hormones replaced are mainly testosterone and thyroid.

Goals of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

The goal is to alleviate symptoms caused by progressive decrease in production of hormones by the body, protective benefits originally provided by naturally occurring hormones and re-establish a hormonal balance.

BHRT Hormones are made by your compounding pharmacist based on your specific symptoms and test results. The therapy may be delivered in the form of pellets, topical creams, pills, capsules, lozenges, or sub-dermal implants.

The method of delivery is based on the specific hormones in your preparation and your preference. This therapeutic plan is individualized and personalized to meet your needs. There are pharmaceutical FDA BHRT options for estradiol, progesterone and testosterone that are less personalized.

With Bioidentical it is important to note that one size does not fit all.

Benefits Of Achieving Hormone Balance With BHRT

  • Decrease or cure hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia.
  • Improve mental clarity and focus.
  • Accelerate fat burning and increased capacity to lose weight and get in shape.
  • Calm anxiety and decrease depression.
  • Alleviate foggy thinking and memory lapses.
  • Restore sexual function and increase libido.
  • Reduce hormonally triggered headaches and other PMS symptoms such as irritability, bloating, and fatigue.
  • Regulate menstrual bleeding and decrease painful periods.
  • Possibly avoid surgical interventions for bleeding irregularities and pelvic pain caused by hormone imbalances.
  • Optimize fertility in men and women.
  • Hormones and Weight Loss.

Insulin and Cortisol – The Other Offenders

While estrogen and progesterone are central, there are other facilitating hormones that may be acting up also – most often, insulin and cortisol. Many women in their thirties experience never before known food cravings and the target of those is sweets. There is a very significant connection between estrogen and progesterone levels and insulin.

Insulin is the hormone made in the pancreas. This long thin organ is neatly tucked away under the left side of your rib cage and controls blood sugar levels. When insulin is released into the blood stream, blood sugar level drop instantly. If too much insulin is released, blood sugar level overshoots and drops too low. This sudden drop in blood sugar may leave you feeling weak, queasy, shaky, sweaty and craving sweets.

With the setting in of “Low blood sugar” things begin to compound. As the body’s production of progesterone decreases and circulating estrogen becomes dominant, insulin is released more rapidly and more often. So we are both unable to properly metabolize calories and, at the same time, taking more in.

Cortisol, is the “stress hormone” produced in the adrenal glands that sit right above the kidneys. When you are under stress and have high levels of cortisol, your body is physiologically unable to go into a weight loss mode. Elevated cortisol levels trick the body into believing danger is ahead. Your body is programmed to conserve all your fat reserves for impending crisis. Cortisol can also affect the proper production of other hormones.

To learn more about hormonal balancing, read about the Dzugan method here.

Read About Balancing Hormones

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