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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

COME INTO BALANCE

To look fit and feel fabulous, your hormones must be in balance. Bioidentical hormone restoration revitalizes and energizes, improving vitality and libido, alleviating hot flashes, sculpting your body, and building bone. At Agenixs, we use only bioidentical hormones, which are identical to the body’s natural chemistry. You’ll experience many positive changes: improved mood, memory, and ability to deal with stress; more energy; heightened sex drive; deep and restorative sleep. Live your life with zest, energy, and happiness.

Women need the perfect balance of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone to live well and feel great. After a certain age, most women experience an imbalance in these important hormones, which can create a host of negative effects. Bioidentical hormones have amazing anti-aging properties, and because they’re identical to the human body, are safe and even beneficial. With 20 years of experience evaluating and treating thousands of women, Dr. Savage understands the nuances within the female body. He and his team of experts determine what hormone levels are right for you, creating a complete, integrative program that includes bioidentical hormones, pharmacy-grade vitamins, and lifestyle counseling — always meeting your unique needs.

Bioidentical vs. synthetic hormones

Bioidentical hormones have the exact same chemical structure as those produced by the body, making them easily absorbed and put into action. Bioidentical hormones act exactly like a woman’s own hormones, because they are exactly like a woman’s hormones.

Non-bioidentical hormones, often called synthetic, are made of substances that are foreign to a woman’s body. Synthetic hormones are not exactly like a woman’s hormones — so it is not surprising that there are many unwanted effects from synthetic hormones, which are not experienced by woman using bioidentical hormones.

A large body of evidence shows that Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is safer and more effective than synthetic hormone replacement. At Agenixs, we regularly measure and monitor hormone levels along with patient symptoms to ensure optimum results.

“Menopause was ruining my life and my marriage. Bioidentical Hormone Therapy turned it all around. I feel like myself again, which is the greatest gift you can give someone. I am so grateful.”

Pellet Therapy

Pellets are the best method of bioidentical therapy to deliver consistent, physiologic levels of hormones, thus avoiding fluctuations in hormone levels — and in mood and energy — that can be caused by other methods of delivery. Benefits include an increase in libido, energy, mental clarity, bone strength, muscle strength, and an improved sense of well-being and mood. Comparing all methods of delivering hormones, pellet therapy is the best therapy for promoting sleep, heightening sexual desire, and treating bone loss. Lasting from four to six months, pellets are the most effective, safest, and convenient form of hormone replacement.
HOW PELLETS WORK
During a brief and painless in-office procedure, a tic-tac-sized pellet is implanted under the skin in the upper buttock area. The incision is so small it can be closed with a piece of tape. Once implanted, the pellet delivers a stable, steady dose of hormone, and need only be replaced about every four months.

Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone is not just important for men — it’s vital for women to live a healthy and fulfilled life. Testosterone Hormone Therapy gives a woman mental clarity, lean muscle tone, a better ability to manage stress, and a heightened libido. Pellets deliver the most gentle, consistent doses of hormones with few side effects. Testosterone can also be given as a cream or a pill based on a woman’s needs and preference.

“When my girlfriend first told me about her experience with testosterone, I was surprised, but not nearly as surprised as how great testosterone therapy makes me feel.”

Estrogen Therapy

Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Estrogen is a woman’s energy and builder. It improves bone mass, and within the brain, estrogen acts as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. Estrogen can be administered as a pellet, a patch, a vaginal ring, cream, or spray. Your Agenixs team will help you determine what works best for you.

Progesterone Therapy

Progesterone plays a major role in the body and has many vital functions in women of all ages. Bioidentical progesterone therapy helps balance estrogen, regulates blood sugar and thyroid hormone production, builds bones, converts fat into energy, and has a calming emotional effect. Progesterone is also a natural antidepressant, helps to initiate sleep, and is a natural diuretic. It can be administered by cream or a pill, and may be combined with estrogen and/or testosterone to help achieve overall balance.

Precise evaluation and dosing

To be safe and effective, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy must be administered correctly; too much of any bioidentical hormone may have as many overall health risks as lack of the hormone. Every woman has a distinct hormonal makeup, and therefore needs a completely individualized program in order to look and feel her very best.

Although there can be side effects to Hormone Therapy, Dr. Savage and his team are extremely experienced in determining just the right type and amount of hormones a woman needs, and therefore adverse reactions are rare. Dr. Savage, who was featured in Suzanne Somers’ bestseller “ Ageless,”  is a recognized national expert in the field of regenerative medicine: he is board certified by  the American Academy of Anti-Aging; a fellow of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine; certified by George Washington University Metabolic Medicine Program; accredited by the Ageless Institute; an active member of Suzanne Somers’ Forever Health Program; and a member of the Independent Research Board Approved by Institute for the Advancement of Medicine.

For Women

Testosterone Therapy

Men need testosterone to live well—not just for optimal mental and physical health, but to prevent chronic illnesses. With years of experience evaluating and treating low T, Dr. Savage customizes each treatment, using testosterone pellets or injections to optimize effective and safe improvements in health, energy, stamina, sex drive, and performance.

Testosterone Pellets

Testosterone pellets are the only method of testosterone therapy that delivers consistent, physiologic levels of testosterone, thus avoiding fluctuations in hormone levels—and in mood and energy—that can be caused by other methods of delivery. Lasting from four to six months, pellets are the most effective, safest, and convenient form of testosterone replacement.

How Pellets Work
Each Tic-Tac-sized pellet contains crystalline testosterone. During a brief and painless in-office procedure, pellets are implanted under the skin in the upper buttock area. The incision is so small it can be closed with a piece of tape. Once implanted, the pellets deliver a stable, steady dose of testosterone.

Proven Results
Studies show that pellets are the superior form of testosterone replacement therapy in increasing lean body mass—muscle strength and bone density—and decreasing fat mass; and in improving libido, sexual response, and performance. Proven benefits include increased strength, coordination and physical performance, and improvement in concentration and memory. The change starts within days. There is more data to support the use of pellets than any other method of testosterone therapy.

Injections

Injected into the thigh, glute, or deltoid muscles, testosterone is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. One advantage of injections is flexibility—dosages can be changed with each injection, if necessary, to achieve optimal concentrations. Administered weekly, biweekly, or bi-monthly, testosterone injections can boost energy, sex drive, and quality of erections; increase lean muscle mass; decrease body fat; boost memory and concentration; and relieve anxiety and depression.

Testosterone Therapy: Safe and Effective

What You Should Know
  • Low testosterone is a well-established medical condition that negatively affects male sexuality, reproduction, general health, and quality of life.
  • Symptoms and signs of low testosterone occur as a result of low levels of testosterone and may benefit from treatment, regardless of whether there is an identified underlying origin.
  • Testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone is effective and evidence-based.
  • There is no established testosterone level that reliably distinguishes those men who will respond to treatment from those who will not.
  • There is no scientific basis for withholding testosterone therapy to older adult males.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risks of heart attacks or heart disease.
  • Testosterone therapy has benefits for cardiometabolic disease, including diabetes
While there are risks associated with testosterone therapy, these are generally related to improper dosing; these risks include acne, blood clots, hair loss, and breast development. With decades of experience in administering appropriate testosterone therapy, we encounter these side effects in our patients infrequently.