A huge part of our wellness program here at Orchid Aesthetics and Wellness is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), and this goes for both men and women alike. Part of this process includes many of our clients having educated discussions with our leading physician, Dr. Mehrer, about changes that we see in our bodies due to hormone imbalances after the age of 40, and importance of regulating those hormones. Many symptoms that we begin to see in the later years of our lives, like fatigue and even weight gain, are due to these changes in our hormones. One of these important hormones that is discussed frequently is testosterone.
According to Dr. Mehrer:
"Contrary to popular belief, testosterone by itself actually creates a more calming sense and reduces inappropriate aggression. “Roid Rage” as some people refer to it, is caused by synthetic testosterone formulations and/or supratherapeutic doses of bio identical testosterone. Both of which are detrimental to your health and well-being.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a very potent form of testosterone that is 5x stronger. DHT is produced from testosterone within the body. Drugs that prevent this conversion are used in treatment of acne (sprinolactone).
Healthy levels of testosterone are needed (and shown by research) to protect against all forms of cancer, even prostate cancer.
Falling levels as we age (men and women) closely correlate with increased incidence of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.
Men have on average 10x more testosterone than woman.
Low energy, low libido, or mental fog? It may be time to get your testosterone level checked!"
To check your hormone levels or discuss what BHRT can do for you, schedule a consultation today with Dr. Mehrer.