Do you have chronic fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, PMS, anxiety, mood swings, fibromyalgia, fibrocystic breasts, urinary incontinence, decreased muscle strength, or erectile dysfunction? If you answered yes to any of these questions ask you provider if your hormone levels need to be checked.
Bioidentical hormones are so named because their molecular structures are identical to those produced by the body. These hormones fit their own receptor sites and their metabolites are not foreign to the human body as are conventional drugs. The doctor prescribes dosage, concentration or quantity of hormones customized for the individual as no two people's needs are the same. Most are plant derived and are made by special compounding pharmacies.
For Men and Women
After careful consideration of the patient's history and physical condition, the Crossroad's staff determines whether a patient may need hormone replacement therapy. Our physicians are highly trained in bioidentical hormone replacement, and have helped hundreds of men and women to live healthier and happier lives.
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Women approaching menopause, post-menopausal women, and those who have had hysterectomies, often suffer from a variety of problems due to the disruption of female hormone levels. Symptoms like hot flashes, fatigue, arthritis like aches and pains, memory loss, and irritability are disruptive to daily living but can be through Bioidentical Replacement Therapy.
Men approaching middle age may experience symptoms of hormonal depletion (andropuase). Abdominal obesity, decreasing muscle mass, energy decline, and loss of libido may be treated with hormone replacement therapy.
Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, is real although more subtle than menopause. It is the process of male aging that starts at around 30 years of age and remains until the end of our life. It is marked by the slowing down of all hormones in the male body and therefore a slowing of all global capacities. While estrogen levels in women decline after menopause just the opposite occurs in men who experience rising estrogen as well as SHBG (sex hormone bind king globulin). Increased abdominal fat and shrinking of muscle mass correlates with the decreasing testosterone levels and rising estrogen levels, a l hall mark of hormonal imbalance. These limit the amount and effectiveness of testosterone, a vital hormone.
The loss of testosterone as with HGH contributes to the familiar "pot belly" and declining muscle tone in middle-age men. Energy levels inevitably drop, as well as motivation, and fat mass increases. Cardiac output declines, lung capacity decreases and other organ functions diminish. Also, loss of feeling of well-being sometimes manifests as depression and lack of motivation, which is a common psychological complication of hormonal imbalance. Many other diseases that middle-age men begin experiencing attributed to decreasing hormone levels are abdominal weight gain, prostate and heart disease, elevated cholesterol, and angina.
The steady decline in hormone levels in males manifests as inhibition of physical, sexual and cognitive function, waning interest in sex, difficulty in having and maintaining an erection, decreased sexual satisfaction, as well as fatigue, irritability, aches and pains, and stiffness.
"I came to Crossroads about 2 years ago with menopause issues. Crossroads was great in getting my hormones balanced. I feel great, have my energy back and don’t have to deal with the blues or hot flashes any longer. I highly recommend Crossroads to anyone I come across with similar issues."
"I was having lots of hair loss for over a year than my family doctor and 2 different specialists could not figure out. They kept saying it was stress. A friend recommended Crossroads. Kelly was the first person to take me seriously. Through blood tests we discovered my hormone levels were really low. I was only 36 and already showing signs of pre-menopause. She saved me from a lot more years of heartache. It was such a relief to have someone take an interest in my symptoms and not just my bloodwork. I will always be grateful to Crossroads!"
"My husband and I had been married 10 years and hoped for a family, but I still was not pregnant. In 2011, we lost a baby after 7 weeks of pregnancy. That led us to Crossroads. After having my hormone levels checked and finding I was imbalanced, I started bioidentical hormones. I was pregnant after only 3 months of treatment. We had no problems with the baby going full term and today she is 7 months old. We are very thankful to have found help and answers at Crossroads."
After starting bioidentical hormone therapy my skin seems to be less dry. For years my skin flaked continuously.
I started having hot flashes and night sweats 4 years ago. After 1 year of dealing with it I was miserable. I started seeing Kelly at Crossroads and have been on bioidentical hormone therapy. It has been a wonderful relief. Combined with daily vitamins and fish oil that I get from Crossroads, I have felt so much better!
The hormone therapy has truly changed my life! My headaches have decreased 70-80%, my menopause symptoms (hot flashes, sleepless nights, sweats, irritability and general discomforts) have disappeared. Thank you Crossroads for truly listening and finding the best treatment for only my medical needs. God’s blessing to all of you! My daily life in now mine again.”