Just what are synthetic hormones?


Synthetic hormones are derived from plant progesterone and animal estrogens, but are not identical to the hormones your body uses (generally extra covalent bonds or molecules are added so that it can be patented).

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What weight gain or weight loss?


Hormones are like stop-lights. When they are balanced the light is green and you will get the optimum results from your nutrition and fitness programs. When they are imbalanced the light is red, making it in many cases difficult to lose and easy to gain weight. Hormones are chemical messengers that cause the body to [...]

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Do you replace my current doctor?


Although we are happy to communicate with your current physician, we encourage you to continue your usual visits with him or her.

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How long will I be taking hormones?


Some patients can wean off various hormones once they become balanced and have fewer symptoms of menopause or andropause. There are also patients who can wean off adrenal and thyroid support once their adrenals or thyroid glands have healed. There is no single answer for everyone – it depends on your individual hormone stability and [...]

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Do traditional doctors prescribe hormones?


Traditional doctors do not usually have the time or the resources to seek expertise in hormones. LifePlus MD physicians & staff undergo extensive training in hormone therapy and have specialized knowledge of anti-aging medicine.

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Do I need a prescription for hormone therapy?


Yes. Hormones are compounded prescription drugs that are produced in a specialized pharmacy. Each prescription is hand made from the highest quality ingredients and made by pharmacists that specialize in formulating drugs. Since every patient is unique, the strength or the dosage form needs to be specially made to fit the individual.

Do I need a prescription for hormone therapy?2017-05-01T16:53:33+00:00

Just what is compounding pharmacy?


A compounding pharmacy is a specialized pharmacy that hand makes individualized Bio-Identical hormone prescriptions. The quality of the ingredients used, the expertise of the pharmacist, and the quality of customer service are all critical decisions on what pharmacy you want to use. Our anti-aging physicians commonly use only a few compounding pharmacies – ones that [...]

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Are there any side effects with Bio-Identical hormones?


Because Bio-Identical hormones have the same molecular structure of the hormones made naturally by your body, there are relatively few side effects. Side effects occur mainly when the dosage of hormone is too high for the individual. LifePlus MD’s anti-aging physicians monitor and evaluate each patient consistently to assure balanced and proper dosing.

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Is there any increase in risk for Heart Disease & Breast Cancer?


Hormones that are non-Bio-Identical use a one-size-fits-all approach to hormone therapy with hormones that are foreign to a woman’s body. We cannot generalize these study results to all estrogens. Conversely, Bio-Identical hormones, which are the same as what is in your body naturally, have been proven to be safe. As far as heart disease, Bio-Identical [...]

Is there any increase in risk for Heart Disease & Breast Cancer?2017-05-01T16:51:48+00:00

Are Bio-Identical hormones approved and regulated by the FDA?


The ingredients in Bio-Identical hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are approved by the FDA. However, state and local pharmacy boards have jurisdiction over them, not the FDA. It is important to know you are using the highest quality compounding pharmacy and that they follow the most stringent guidelines while having excellent quality assurance.

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