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As you get older, hormone production decreases, which affects many of the metabolic processes that lead to common age-related ailments. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a form of hormone therapy that helps restore hormone balance to improve health.
At Flourish Wellness Center, board-certified family medicine physician Robert Yerrington, MD, and the team specialize in anti-aging and regenerative medicine, providing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and peptide therapy to optimize health and wellness. To learn more, call the office in San Antonio, Texas, or book an appointment using the scheduling tool here on the website.
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Also known as Thymosin Beta-4. It is a 43 amino acid peptide sequence. It has been shown to improve blood vessel growth, regulate wound healing, decrease inflammation, and reduce oxidative damage in the heart and central nervous system. Thymosin-beta-4 has a role in protection, tissue repair, regeneration and remodeling of injured or damaged tissues.
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Semaglutide is a derivative of the naturally occurring GLP-1, a peptide known to lower blood sugar levels and enhance insulin secretion. Semaglutide may also help improve heart, liver & lung function while helping to slow or prevent the effects of Alzheimer's disease. Semaglutide has been shown to significantly decrease appetite by delaying gastric emptying and reducing intestinal motility.
Commonly Asked Questions
What are hormones?
Hormones are chemicals produced by your endocrine glands that tell various organs and body systems what to do.
Your hormones play a major role in managing your:
- Sleep cycle
When your hormone levels are normal, your body runs as it should. However, small fluctuations in hormone levels, either up or down, may have a significant effect on your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Though hormonal changes may occur at any age, the production of sex hormones decreases with age. This includes estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in women and testosterone in men.
These hormonal changes are a common cause of many of the ailments associated with aging, including weight gain, low libido, and bone loss that increases the risk of osteoporosis.
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a natural form of hormone replacement. These hormones are made from substances found in yams or soy. Then, they’re chemically altered to match the structure and function of the hormones produced by your body.
With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, the team customizes your hormone therapy to match your specific hormonal needs to optimize your hormone balance.
Who benefits from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
When you visit Flourish Wellness Center for a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy consultation, the team conducts a comprehensive history and physical that includes lab work to check your hormone levels.
You may benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy if your lab work indicates your hormone levels are low, and you’re having uncomfortable symptoms such as:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Poor concentration
- Loss of muscle mass
- Difficulty losing weight
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness in women
- Erectile dysfunction in men
Your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be given as a pill, patch, injection, or pellet. Once hormone therapy is initiated, the team schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your hormone levels and symptoms.
What is peptide therapy?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that serve as the building blocks for various types of proteins. At Flourish Wellness Center, the team offers peptide therapy to address many health concerns.
They use peptides to improve sexual performance, assist with weight loss, boost muscle mass, and enhance cognitive function. The team also uses peptides for orthopedic injuries and post-surgical healing, as well as tissue and bowel health.
Peptide therapy also benefits those struggling with hair loss.
To learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy at Flourish Wellness Center, call the office or book online today.