Hormone Optimization

Hormone Optimization

If you are approaching or past middle-age, you may have considered consulting a Vancouver hormone doctor. If so, read about the types of hormone therapies provided by Dr. Frame at Anti-Aging Medical Clinic.

Hormone optimization or hormone replacement therapy may be an appropriate treatment to combat age-related conditions in both men and women. If you are a man with Low-T, testosterone treatments may help restore your drive and energy. If you are a woman suffering from perimenopause, menopause, or postmenopause symptoms, you might be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). In addition to andropause and menopause treatments, men and women may benefit from human growth hormone (HGH) therapy if tests reveal a deficiency.

Our Vancouver clinic provides private medical assessments and hormone therapy treatments when indicated.

Growth Hormone Optimization

Human growth hormone (HGH or GH) is a naturally occurring hormone produced in the brain’s pituitary gland. Growth hormone production is at its highest around puberty and declines slowly as we age. A human growth hormone deficiency in adults can result in decreased muscle mass, energy, stamina, concentration, and libido.

A thorough medical evaluation and hormone level testing can indicate whether you suffer from insufficient human growth hormone, and whether you are a good candidate growth hormone optimization. More about growth hormone optimization.

Women’s Hormone Optimization

Women’s health and quality of life can change significantly during perimonopause, menopause, and post-menopause. During perimenopause, eight to ten years before menopause (at about age 40 but sometimes before), estrogen levels begin to decline, a women can experience menopausal symptoms, even though they are still fertile. During menopause (diagnosed if a woman has gone without a period for 12 consecutive months), a women may experience hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, urinary urgency, sleep disturbances, and mood swings. In postmenopause, some menopause symptoms decline, but women’s risk for certain health conditions increases, including: osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, urinary incontinence, and weight gain.

Vancouver’s Anti-Aging Medical Clinic can provide a thorough hormone evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate for hormone therapy, including BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy). Hormone therapy can reduce menopause-related symptoms, increase your quality of life and help safeguard against diseases associated with aging. More about women's hormone optimization.

Men’s Hormone Optimization

Do you lack energy, endurance, focus, sex drive, feel weak or suffer from bouts of sadness or irritability? You may be suffering from diminished testosterone or andropause, sometimes referred to as “Low T” or jokingly called “manopause”. Our Vancouver, BC clinic can provide an andropause assessment to determine whether you could benefit from hormone therapy. More about men's hormone optimization.
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