Hormone imbalance creates unhealthy and often unpleasant symptoms such as weight gain,hot flashes,sleeplessness nights,loss of focus, depression and other physical symptoms. However, some of those symptoms, including belly fat accumulation, can lead to dangerous health conditions including type-2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
Dr Thomas Kupka and Colleen Kupka R.N., have been extensively trained in Hormonal Therapy.
We start at a baseline, understanding your health history, and by obtaining in depth blood chemistries. Our laboratory services work with a variety of insurance carriers.
At Scottsdale Vanity Med Spa, all programs are customized to your need, we work with several compounding pharmacies. Our Bioidenticals are prescribed in a variety of forms i.e. Creams,Suppositories,Oils,Troches, Injections, Pellets. We understand that you are unique, we will design a treatment plan specifically for you. We do not ” offer a size, fit all” approach. .
Why is important to achieve Hormonal Balance Optimization?
Hormones balance operate in every one of our cells within our body. They have the ability to affect our metabolism, menstrual cycle and growth. If balance is lost, our body is taken out of homeostasis, and is set up chronic symptoms, and disease. When our hormones our off balance it can increase the fat in our blood, increase our risk for atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease, stroke, breast cancer.
Hormonal Imbalance in Women
Women go through menopause, the menstrual cycle ceases and they;re no longer able to have children. On average, women begin to experience menopausal symptoms around the age of 50. However symptoms can occur sooner around the age of 40-55. Unlike men, who tend to have a gradual onset of andropause, women to tend to experience a more drastic onset with menopause and can affect their every day living, i.e. relationships, work and home life.
- Vaginal Dryness
- Sleepless nights
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Discomfort with intercourse
- Memory problems
- Weight gain
- Increased Waist Circumference
- Hair Loss
- Dry Skin
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, contact us today for your consultation 480-589-3999.
Hormonal Imbalance in Men
Yes, men go through menopause, and it’s called Andropause also known as male menopause. It begins when the body naturally reduces the production of androgens such as testosterone. Men also experience a reduction imbalances in the level of the thyroid, DHEA, and cortisol. Andropause can occur after the age of 30, with declines of their testosterone about 1-1.5% per year.
- Declining sex drive
- Decrease in strength or endurance levels
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased abdominal fat
- Reduction in energy levels
- Decreased motivation
- Weak erections
- Deteriorating work performance
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, contact us today for your consultation at Scottsdale Vanity Med Spa with Dr Thomas Kupka 480-589-3999.
Proper hormone replacement therapy includes more than just testing testosterone and estrogen. it’s about making sure all of your hormones are balanced. Our hormone program is customized to your body, we feel it is key to look at other important hormone levels (cortisol, thyroid, adrenal hormones) when it comes to balancing your body, and bringing it back to homeostasis.
We work with several different compounding pharmacy to create just the right bio-identical formula. Treatment options include i.e. Pellets, Injectables, Creams, Oils, Troches, Suppositories.
It’s important to know what you’re putting into your own body.
Synthetic hormones when first developed, were popular and well received. They provided relief from the symptoms of menopause,combating osteoporosis, and hear disease. However long term results proved that synthetic hormones sometimes elicit a negative metabolic response.
Synthetic hormones are not biologically identical to to human hormones. These are foreign to our bodies, i.e. foreign estrogens, or xeno-estrogens and have potentially dangerous side effects. Many experts today agree that synthetic hormones do more harm than good. Even though the synthetic hormones have only small changes from our natural occurring hormones, they create different responses than our natural human hormones. (take a look at our blog page in which discuss the difference between Synthetic and Bio-identical Hormones)
What about Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are identical to our natural hormones and come from natural plants such as the wild yam or soybeans. The body is able to utilize them as they are natural to our body. The hormones are extracted from these vegetable, and than processed by a speciality compounding pharmacy into a prescription and customized to you.
Hormones addressed in BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy):