Hormone Balance & Replacement

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, such as 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.

At Scottsdale Vanity Med Spa, all programs are customized to your individual need.  Our program is not a ” one treatment fit all”, approach.  It is designed specifically for you.   The initial visits involves getting to know your health history, and symptoms.   We also obtain in depth lab blood chemistries that will help us establish a baseline.

We work with several compounding pharmacies.  Our Bio-identicals 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.  You will have open access to our staff, as you begin your journey to optimizing your hormones and feeling well again.

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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.  When our hormones are out balance it can increase the fat in our blood, increase our risk for atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease, stroke, breast cancer, and alzheimers. /vc_column_text]


Hormonal Imbalance in Women

When 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.

Menopause Symptoms:

  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepless nights
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Discomfort with intercourse
  • Memory problems
  • Weight gain
  • Increased Waist Circumference
  • Hair Loss
  • Dry Skin
  • Moodiness

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, contact Scottsdale Vanity Med Spa  for your  free consultation 480-589-3999.

Hormones for Men

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.

Andropause Symptoms:

  • Declining sex drive
  • Decrease in strength or endurance levels
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased abdominal fat
  • Reduction in energy levels
  • Decreased motivation
  • Moodiness
  • Anemia
  • Weak erections
  • Depression
  • 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.

Synthetic Hormones

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 heart disease. However long term results proved that synthetic hormones sometimes elicit a negative metabolic response.

Synthetic hormones are not biologically identical to human hormones and are foreign to our bodies, i.e. foreign estrogens, or xeno-estrogens and have potentially dangerous side effects. There is overwhelming evidence that synthetic hormones do more harm than good. (take a look at our blog page in which we discuss the difference between Synthetic and Bio-idenitical Hormones) 

What about Bio-Identical Hormones?

Bio-identical HarmonyBio-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.

The data is clear, that if hormone replacement therapy is detrimental if done right with Bio-identical Hormones. Optimization is key, and having a                                provider that is highly trained, experienced is essential.

Hormones addressed in BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy):

  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Estradiol
  • DHEA
  • Estradiol
  • Thyroid


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