Our hormones play a critical role in the aging process and contribute to our overall sense of well-being. Many hormones become deficient or imbalanced as we age leading to sexual dysfunction, vaginal dryness, weight gain, hot flashes, depression, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, mental fog, and acne.
WHAT ARE BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES?
Bio-identical hormones are identical to the hormones produced in the human body. Tru essence uses bio-identical hormones to restore hormones back to their original levels.
MENOPAUSE AND PERI-MENOPAUSE
As women age, hormones become depleted or imbalanced leading to the classic symptoms of menopause. This process generally began around age 45. The most common hormones that become deficient are progesterone and testosterone, leaving an excess of estrogen.
SYMPTOMS OF ESTROGEN EXCESS AND PROGESTERONE DEFICIENCY
This imbalance causes a constellation of symptoms which include: breast tenderness, hot flashes, water retention, weight gain, changes in mood, depression, fatigue, anxiety, endometriosis, breast and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids.
WHAT IS TESTOSTERONE DEFICIENCY?
Testosterone deficiency can occur in both women and men with similar effects and has been linked to increase insulin resistance, increase or worsening of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, and worsening of chronic pain.
Correcting testosterone deficiency improves libido and sexual function, bone density, muscle mass/fat ratio, glycemic control, memory, and cognition. It can also decrease BMI (body mass index), reduce osteoporosis, and reverse urogenital atrophy in women.
WHAT IS STRESS HORMONES AND METABOLISM (CORTISOL AND THYROID FUNCTION)?
Cortisol is a natural anti-inflammatory substance found in the body and is responsible for our “flight or fight” response. However, when cortisol is chronically under or overproduced, it can lead to increased insulin resistance leading to increased glucose levels, osteoporosis, increased waist circumference, water, and salt retention, depression, insomnia and decreased immune function leading to increased infections and food sensitivities.Hypothyroidism is often times misdiagnosed as depression or chronic fatigue and can cause weight gain, cold intolerance, sluggishness and low energy.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT BENEFITS?
Tru Essence uses bio-identical hormones to correct these hormonal imbalances. We will address and correct hormone levels as part of our anti-aging assessment and devise an individualized plan based on your needs using compounded hormonal creams and/or pellets and vaginal laser therapy. (For more info click here)
IS IT SAFE FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS?
For women currently being treated for breast cancer or have a history of breast cancer, we have options to improve vaginal health and menopausal symptoms that are proven to be safe and effective in cancer patients.
PLASMA RICH PLATELET (PRP) & SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP) is a treatment that is used in many different areas of the body restore and regenerate natural function. Your own plasma is used to heal aged and damaged tissues of the sex origin. The “orgasm system” is rejuvenated by stimulating stem cells found in the vaginal tissue. New blood vessel and sensory cells are formed to increase function and sensitivity. It improves sexual dysfunction for women suffering from vaginal dryness, decreases sensitivity, inability to orgasm, pain with sex, reduced sexual pleasure, and stress urinary incontinence. The procedure takes about 15 min with no downtime and results are seen within 1-3 weeks.