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Navigating Hormone Changes

As we age, our bodies undergo significant hormonal changes that impact our health and well-being. There is no need to suffer through the symptoms of hormone change. Our medical providers regularly check hormone levels and offer treatment to alleviate symptoms caused by hormone fluctuation.

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Hormone Testing

Hormone Testing and Treatment 

Hormones surge during puberty, but gradually decline through adulthood. In women, menopause leads to a decline in estrogen and progesterone. Men experience a gradual decline in testosterone with age. Hormonal fluctuations cause an array of symptoms, and may contribute to the development of age-related conditions. You deserve a medical provider who will listen, address your symptoms and help you navigate hormone changes.

Hormone Testing

Hormone Testing

Are your symptoms from hormones or something else? Innovative Vitality offers comprehensive hormone testing. We’ll find out where your hormone levels are now, and we’ll monitor you with bloodwork quarterly.

Menopause

Menopause

Women do not need to suffer through perimenopause and menopause. There are treatments that help. Our caring team will listen to your concerns, educate you on HRT options, and help you determine the best course of care.

Testosterone

Testosterone

Optimizing testosterone levels is crucial for men’s overall health and well-being. Through comprehensive evaluation and tailored interventions, we work together to achieve balance for each patient.

No ladies, it’s not in your head.

“There is not enough support for women going through menopause. Far too often, women are misdiagnosed or told that their symptoms are simply a part of aging they have to deal with. As providers, we need to do better. The science exists and we have treatments that help.  Menopause symptoms are very real and life-altering. Women deserve support from their medical team.”

 

Renata Gazzi, MD, DABOM

Innovative Vitality Provider

Renata Gazzi, MD, DABOM

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Right for You?

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) offers a diverse range of options for patients seeking to manage hormonal imbalances and alleviate associated symptoms. Our team addresses menopause symptoms in women, and low testosterone levels in men using HRT. Hormone treatment options include pills, patches, creams and injections. Innovative Vitality creates a personalized plan for every patient. There is no need to suffer through hormone changes.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hormone Testing & Treatment

You must be a patient (member) of Innovative Vitality for hormone testing and treatment. This is because hormone testing is not a one and done scenario. Hormones shift frequently and each lab test only marks one point in time. We do thorough bloodwork quarterly to monitor hormone levels. We also work with patients on all aspects of your health. Having an Innovative Vitality provider is like having a doctor and a health coach all wrapped into one. We spend a considerable amount of time with each patient. While hormonal symptoms may be the initial reason for your visit, we won’t stop there. We’ll take a deep dive into your health together and create a plan to help you prevent disease, live well and improve your overall health. Vitality is a journey of health for long-term wellness.

There are many HRT options available. These include local therapies (available in topical creams, implants, injections) and systemic therapy (often pills, systemic injections, implants). There is no one size fits all treatment. Your current health, lab results, symptoms and lifestyle will guide what HRT option is best for you. Innovative Vitality only prescribes treatment that is vetted and recommended by leading institutions such as the Menopause Society.

There are countless symptoms linked to perimenopause and menopause. No two women are the same, so it’s important to pay attention to your body. The wide range of symptoms often leads women (and many medical professionals) to not recognize that they are caused by hormone fluctuation. This may cause women to suffer in silence or be misled. Testing hormones and tracking symptoms is very important. Our model of care allows us to see patients frequently and track their symptoms together to ensure we are getting the full picture and can devise a plan of action to address their symptoms. Symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause in women include the following:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Low libido
  • Mood changes
  • Irregular or absent menstrual periods
  • Weight gain
  • Bone density changes
  • Fatigue
  • Concentration issues
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Urinary changes
  • Skin changes

 

Men’s testosterone levels peak at 18 and stay stable until around 30 or 40 before they gradually decrease. “Normal” testosterone levels for men range from 300 to 1,000. This is a big range, which is why individual symptoms must be monitored and regular testing is important. Low testosterone levels in men may cause symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Reduced libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Changes in mood
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Concentration challenges
  • Increased body weight
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Loss of bone mass