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Male & Female Bio-Identical Hormone Evaluations

Male & Female Bio-Identical Hormone Evaluations

Male & Female Bio-Identical Hormone Evaluations services offered in Clarksville, TN

Hormone imbalances can cause many kinds of health problems, from chronic fatigue to infertility. At The Apathecary Natural Health Center in Clarksville, Tennessee, Dr. Anthony Apa, PharmD, CFMP, uses bioidentical hormone evaluations to identify imbalances. Dr. Apa helps keep your hormones in their optimal range by treating them with natural remedies such as herbs, supplements, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). To arrange your bioidentical hormone evaluation, call The Apathecary Natural Health Center or book an appointment online today.

Male & Female Bio-Identical Hormone Evaluations Q&A

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones treat hormonal imbalances using plant extracts. Hormones are chemicals produced in various glands around your body. They serve a vital purpose, carrying messages that direct organ function and controlling everything from growth and reproduction to metabolism (the way you use and store energy).

If your hormone levels are too low, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an effective way to raise them. However, conventional HRT often uses artificial hormones created in a lab or hormones derived from products like horse urine.

These substances don’t match the molecular structure of human hormones, so your body can’t absorb them as effectively. Side effects are also more common in people on artificial HRT.

Plant-derived hormones match the natural ones your body produces at the molecular level. That means they’re easier for your body to absorb and are less likely to have any adverse effects.

What are bioidentical hormone evaluations?

At The Apathecary Natural Health Center, Dr. Apa performs a comprehensive evaluation to assess your need for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Hormone imbalances can cause numerous health problems, including:

  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Thinning skin and hair
  • Depression
  • Loss of libido
  • Poor sexual health
  • Lack of drive
  • Memory problems

If you develop symptoms like these that have no other clear cause, Dr. Apa’s bioidentical hormone evaluation can determine whether a hormone imbalance is responsible.

The evaluation involves talking to Dr. Apa about your symptoms, lifestyle, and family medical history. He also orders tests to measure your hormone levels. This might include blood and urine testing.

The Apathecary Natural Health Center uses leading diagnostic lab facilities such as ZRT Laboratory, Precision Point Diagnostics, and Labrix, and specialized hormone testing like the DUTCH Complete™ urine test.

What happens after bioidentical hormone evaluations?

When Dr. Apa has your test results back, he designs a personalized treatment plan for you to rebalance your hormones. Your plan could contain a combination of natural remedies such as herbs and dietary supplements, with bioidentical hormones included where necessary.

To learn more about bioidentical hormone evaluations, call The Apathecary Natural Health Center or book an appointment online today.