“I believe the second half of one’s life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it.”
Growing old is something that well… happens to everyone. It’s unavoidable and inevitable because no matter how hard you try not to grow old, you will still grow old. The one thing that you can do, is to ensure that your old age is better and more enjoyable. As technology has become more advanced, so has your ability to practice a little something that we like to call age management.
No, age management is not physically managing your age (because you can tell yourself that you’re 30 for 10 years, and that doesn’t make you 30), but rather managing how old you and your body feel. You might be thinking “How is this possible?” “Is this about working out and staying in shape and eating healthy?”. While eating healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle is indeed a necessary part of maintaining how one feels, that is not what we are talking about.
What we are talking about is hormone replacement therapy. Sounds pretty cool right? As we grow older, we lose certain hormones that are beneficial to regulating your health and body systems, but hormone replacement therapy replaces these hormones that we are losing with synthesized hormones that your body will think are real. These hormones are known as bioidentical hormones, and they will do nothing but help you regulate your bodily functions, leaving you feeling youthful and healthy while your body better protects itself from sickness and disease. Sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it?
We are assuming that by now you are searching “hormone replacement Kansas City” on your favorite browser, frantically trying to verify our claims, but we will make it easier for you and instead give you all of the information that you need below.
Also, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions that remain unanswered after reading this because, at Rock Creek Wellness, we strive to provide our clients with the best hormone replacement therapy in Kansas City.
Bioidentical hormones are a synthesized hormone that has the same structure as a naturally produced hormone which is created or synthesized from the chemical extract of a plant. This means that bioidentical hormones are not found in nature, but they are “naturally” compatible with both the existing hormones and receptors that already exist in your body.
The word “natural” must be taken with a grain of salt when regarding bioidentical hormones because they are not fully natural. To assume the true meaning of the word natural, one would have to produce the hormones by themselves, but obviously, after a certain age, that is not a feasible bodily function. Instead, the word “natural” refers to the way that your body will recognize the bioidentical hormone, as the bodily systems will see no immediate difference between the bioidentical hormone and a traditional hormone. Another reason that bioidentical hormones are often referred to as “natural” is because they are synthesized from the chemical extract of plants rather than being derived simply from chemicals themselves.
Here at Rock Creek Wellness, we are excited to be able to offer the newer, more exciting technology of hormone replacement therapy in Kansas City, as it is an alternative hormone therapy to the traditional methods that we can provide to the residents of Leawood and Overland Park.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Versus Synthetic Hormone Therapy
Now that we have covered what a bioidentical hormone is, let’s talk about what a synthetic hormone is, as synthetic hormones are a large competitor to the bioidentical hormone market. The primary difference in these two types of hormones is in the process of manufacturing the hormones.
Bioidentical hormones, as we discussed, are primarily manufactured from plant materials like yams or soy. They are processed in a laboratory in order to make their chemical structure match that of the hormones and receptors in your body, so that they may more efficiently be implemented into the body’s processes. Because the body accepts these bioidentical hormones, the body does not react negatively, and all bodily functions resume at a rate that the body did when it was younger. While both bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones are slightly similar, the differences outweigh the similarities.
Bioidentical hormones are not ingestible like most hormones. Instead, bioidentical hormones are delivered through the user’s skin. This form of transfer, known as transdermal administration, can be applied in the form of patches, gels or lotions, and is extremely effective at quickly delivering the bioidentical hormones to the bloodstream, where they can start working immediately.
Synthetic Hormones are manufactured from animal sources, unlike the plant sources that bioidentical hormones are derived from. For example, some synthetic estrogen hormones are manufactured from the genetic material of pregnant mares. Synthetic hormones are different from the naturally produced hormones one makes, therefore not as efficiently cohering with the bodies bodily functions. An interesting fact is that since synthetic hormones are not identical to the naturally produced hormones of the body, they are able to be patented.
Synthetic hormones are also delivered differently than that of the bioidentical hormone and are instead delivered in pill-form. When the pills are ingested, the chemical structure will be altered due to the liver, often making it marginally less effective than anything absorbed through the skin. Bioidentical hormone therapy is not only easier, but it’s more efficient than its outdated counterpart known as synthetic hormones.
Benefits Of Using Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Both men and women have a significant amount to gain from the effective use of hormone replacement therapy. Age management is not an easy feat to overcome, especially when your body, over time, stops working for you, making you work twice as hard to feel half as healthy. A simple way of putting it is that hormone therapy replacement is the act of replacing the hormones in your body that you are losing so that your body stays hitting that perfect equilibrium hormone level long into old age. While there are an incomprehensible amount of reasons that this bioidentical hormone therapy can benefit you, we don’t have all day, so we will talk about a few benefits with you, and then you can schedule an appointment with one of our experienced professionals to hear about the rest in-person.
- Hormone replacement therapy can help you recover from hot flashes and night sweats. Nobody likes waking up in the middle of the night soaked in a puddle of their own sweat, or feeling like they are burning up. Especially when a short ten years ago you never once had to worry about hot flashes and night sweats unless you were sick. The thing is, you’re not all of the hormones that you used to be, but you can get them back with us at Rock Creek Wellness with our hormone replacement therapy in Kansas City!
- Weight gain is a fickle subject, as most people experience it with an increase in age. The difference is, some people gain weight because they don’t take care of their bodies, and some gain weight even if they take care of their bodies. If you take care of your body and you are still gaining weight, it is likely because you have a hormone imbalance that could easily be fixed by bioidentical hormone replacement.
- Another symptom that hormone therapy can resolve is the frustrating complication of having brain fog. When you have something on the tip of your tongue for 12 minutes, you’re either going to go insane or become incredibly angry. Much like the other symptoms that we have discussed, brain fog can develop due to a hormonal imbalance that is a naturally occurring aging process. However naturally occurring it is, we are trying to combat the effects of aging with our Age-Management Program.
- Something that is caused by hormonal imbalances that are quite noticeable in both men and women has increased moodiness. We understand that it’s an uncontrollable feeling, and that why we think that bioidentical hormone replacement can help.
- While it may seem like most effects of hormonal imbalance due to hormone loss mostly affect emotions, it truly is physiological. Most of the emotions exhibited by someone with a hormonal imbalance are a result of the physiological changes that their body has undergone, such as fatigue and depression. For example, someone may not know why they are depressed, but it may be a result of their chronic fatigue caused but hormone lose. Come Join us at Rock Creek Wellness for hormone therapy in Leawood or Overland Park.
- One of the last major symptoms that we will discuss today is the loss of libido and sexual pleasure from hormonal imbalances. Bioidentical hormone therapy can reverse these symptoms and have you feeling youthful again in no-time.
So the above symptoms are a sign of hormone imbalance that can be fixed with hormone replacement therapy, but there are more reasons than just the ones we listed today. If you feel different than you did ten years ago and there is no viable explanation for it, please contact us and set up an appointment with one of our medical professionals immediately. We hope to see you soon so that we can give you more information on our Age-Management Plan and have you feeling youthful in no time.
At Rock Creek Wellness, we have specially tailored Age-Management Plans that we form personally to your metrics so that we may be able to help you to the best of our ability. Through our Age-Management Plan, it is our goal to utilize hormone replacement therapy to increase your vitality, energy, cognition, libido, as well as your overall body function.
If you find yourself searching “hormone therapy Kansas City”, you’re not going to find a better place than Rock Creek Wellness to receive a personally tailored bioidentical hormone replacement therapy plan. At our local wellness center, we like to focus on the baseline metrics of our clients with extreme scrutiny so that we may ensure the best possible results. Here at Rock Creek Wellness, we have two popular programs in the arena of Age-Management Plans, The first being the Pellet Hormone Therapy Optimization Program, and the next being our Premier Age-Management Program. Below, we will briefly talk about what you can expect from either plan.
Pellet Hormone Optimization Therapy Program
Our pellet hormone therapy program is efficiently designed for those who are seeking a quick, easy and affordable way to combat the effects of aging, because here at Rock Creek wellness, we treat aging like a curable disease. In our pellet therapy program, we utilize the technology of pellet, a rice-sized natural plant source that is created by one of our compound pharmacists while following the strict federal guidelines. This rice sized pellet is chock-full of the hormones that you need, something that is determined during your initial screening and health exams with an Age-Management Physician. To top it off, the procedure takes as little as 30 minutes.
Once the physician has determined the proper pellet treatment for you, the pellet will be inserted into the fatty tissue of your upper buttocks while you experience local anesthesia. You’re probably thinking, “Why would I want to do this procedure? Can’t I just take a pill?”, and while you’re not wrong to wonder that, the truth is that oral forms of hormone therapy are both synthetic, and will cause a whirlwind of emotions for those experiencing treatment. By utilizing a subcutaneously (under the fatty lining of the skin) inserted pellet, we can ensure that our patients will receive a consistent, small, and physiologic dose of hormones for 4-6 months, without the emotional turmoil that one might expect to experience. If you want to know more about our Pellet Hormone Optimization Therapy, click here.
Premier Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Our Premier Age-Management Program here in Kansas City is one of our most comprehensive bioidentical hormone replacement therapy plans that we offer here at Rock Creek Wellness. With this plan, you may expect to have a series of tests and evaluations run so that we may establish a precise baseline so that we may better meet your precise individual needs. Below are some of the tests and evaluations that you can expect to participate in.
- A 4-hour consultation and testing session with a medical professional
- An advanced DXA scan to analyze your body composition and bone analysis
- An advanced cardio screening and echocardiogram
- A lifestyle modification plan that includes a diet plan, lifestyle risk assessment, exercise plan, supplementation, and bioidentical hormone therapy
If you are interested in a consultation, we urge you to schedule an appointment today.
So you’re interested in our Premier Age-management Program? We don’t blame you, in fact, we think it is great that you’re interested in getting your body back into the best shape that it can be with bioidentical hormone therapy. You’re probably wondering what you can expect from the extensive tests and time with the physician that we discussed above, so let’s talk about that a little.
We live in the age of information, making it a little less surprising what we are going to say next. Information. Information is what you can expect from the various tests and the consultation with the physician. After your 4-hour consultation, you will receive not only the information that we have found during the testing but also an individually tailored bioidentical hormone replacement therapy plan that will have you feeling youthful, energetic and healthy again.
If you are interested in hormone replacement therapy in Kansas City, we want you to contact us! We would love to help you in your endeavor to feel better.
Rock Creek Wellness, We Want To Help You With Hormone Replacement In Kansas City!
At Rock Creek Wellness, we are interested in two things. Helping our customers feel good, and helping our customers look good, as we believe they go hand in hand. We offer a variety of services including the Age-Management services we just spoke of, weight management services, and Skincare Treatments.We care about you, and we want to help you become the best possible version of yourself so that you may look good, feel good, feel confident and feel healthy. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of the products or services that we offer.
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