Sometime around middle-age, many people start to feel less like themselves. They may struggle with persistent cognitive, physical, sexual, and emotional issues. The variety of symptoms that tend to occur during this stage of life can often be traced back to hormone production.

Numerous studies have shown the adverse effects that can stem from hormonal imbalance. Likewise, and fortunately, numerous studies indicate that bioidentical hormone therapy can safely and effectively bring frustrating symptoms under control.

At Imago Medical Spa in Salt Lake City, UT, we are proud to assist our clients with their wellness goals. We do so by customizing bioidentical hormone therapy to their unique needs.

Bioidentical Hormones and Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormones provide a personalized and safe approach to hormone therapy, sourced from natural plant substances rather than synthetic hormones derived from laboratory processes. Clinically proven to replicate the body’s own hormones, these substances share structural similarities, allowing them to function identically and be metabolized in the same way.

Imago Medical Spa’s hormone therapy may involve Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) instead of pellets. TRT focuses on optimizing testosterone levels and may include additional customization, such as the use of progesterone when needed, with a tailor-made progesterone dose crafted by a compounding pharmacy.

If you’ve been experiencing symptoms affecting your well-being, a one-on-one consultation can determine whether imbalances in testosterone levels may be the cause.

How Do You Know If Your Hormone Levels Are Unbalanced?

Signs of hormone imbalance often manifest in symptoms such as reduced sex drive for women, and in men, erectile dysfunction. Additional indicators that bioidentical hormone therapy, including TRT, may be beneficial include:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increase in abdominal fat
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Memory problems
  • Mood irregularities
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia

Will I Need Blood Tests?

Yes, comprehensive lab testing is integral to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, guiding effective dosing. Initial lab work is performed after the first consultation and monthly until optimal hormone levels are achieved. Once regulated, lab work is conducted every 6 months, with variations based on individual patient needs.

What Are The Benefits Of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy, often involving TRT, offers comfort and convenience without the use of pellets. In addition to convenience, it promotes wellness by alleviating symptoms like hot flashes and insomnia. It can also aid in weight loss, muscle growth, and enhanced libido.

Are There Side Effects?

Due to the structural similarity to naturally-produced hormones, the risk of side effects with bioidentical hormones, including TRT, is lower. Carefully tailored treatment plans further minimize risks. Mild side effects may include redness at the insertion site, headache, fatigue, blurry vision, mood swings, bloating, cramping or spotting in women, breast tenderness, and acne. Most side effects are temporary, resolving within days. If pronounced or persistent, contact our office.

When Will I Feel The Effects Of Treatment?

Bioidentical hormone therapy, including TRT, can start working immediately, with the body utilizing hormones once treatment begins. Positive changes in energy, mood, or other areas may be noticed within 2 to 3 weeks, with the full effect typically occurring around 8 weeks.

Will Insurance Cover The Cost Of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

As bioidentical hormone therapy, including TRT, is currently not FDA-regulated, it is considered elective, and most insurance companies do not cover the costs, including lab fees.

Schedule A Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Consultation

To learn more about this treatment, contact Imago Medical Spa at (385) 388-8600 or schedule a consultation here.