- What symptoms require evaluation for possible hormone imbalances?
Your hormone levels decrease by up to 25% every decade, so by the time you hit 60 you may be operating at 25% of original capacity. Many people are already operating at 25% or less of original capacity even at 30 or 40 years of age. You need to evaluate and treat your hormones if they are too low, too high, or unbalanced. You may have significant, correctible, hormone issues if you have:
- [Low Energy]
- [Foggy Thinking]
- [Poor Memory]
- [Lack of Focus]
- [Feel Cold All the Time]
- [Excess Body Fat]
- [Flabby Muscles]
- [Bone Loss]
- [Inflammatory Diseases]
- [Low Libido]
- [Unsatisfying Sexual Experiences]
- [High Blood Pressure]
- [Low Blood Pressure]
- [Body Aches]
- [Night Sweats (Women)]
- [Hot Flashes (Women)]
- [PMS (Women)]
- [Erectile Dysfunction (Men)]
- ... and many more
- What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-Identical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the hormones made in human bodies when compared to synthetic hormones. Bio-Identical estrogens are comprised of estradiol, estrone, and estriol. Synthetic estrogens (e.g. Premarin) are very different from the estrogen that your body naturally makes and, therefore, has considerable and dangerous side effects. Bio-Identical estrogen has been proven to be much safer. Similarly Bio-Identical progesterone is identical to the progesterone that your body makes. The synthetic "Progestins" are very different and also have many dangerous side effects. Bio-Identical hormones' physiological response is the same as hormones produced in our bodies.
- Why should I choose LIFEFORCE Medical Institute?
Unlike many other treatment approaches, we pride ourselves with a focused, comprehensive, holistic and individualized treatment approach. We don't strive for a huge patient volume; rather, we offer compassionate, in-depth, state-of-the-art evaluations and treatment programs. Since we believe in complete and comprehensive care, we only see a very limited number of patients a day and our first appointment/consultation typically lasts for at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
We ONLY use Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) to replenish your hormones. We also offer pharmaceutical-grade supplements, crucial nutrients and dietary guidance to optimize your health to that of a healthy 30 year old! Our performance Optimizing Health and Wellness Programs for Men and Women will help you look and feel younger, not just on the surface, but at the cellular level!
- How long do I have to receive Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
The answer to this question is as unique as our patients. It all depends on your age, hormone levels, health and conditions of your glands and your body's response to the treatment. In some cases, our treatment not only restores your hormonal balance at an optimal level, it also 'jump starts' your endocrine system to function effectively on its own. Some of our patients can take a break from their treatment regimen to see if their body has regained its ability to replenish and restore optimal hormone and vitamin levels. In this case, they could safely discontinue our regimen. Most of the time, however, the hormone issues are permanent and full benefit can only be obtained with continuing use of hormone replacement.
- I am a busy professional, how many times do I have to see the doctor during the treatment?
After the first consultation (that can last up to 2 1/2 hours), our dedicated team provides continuous support for all hormones, prescriptions, vitamins, supplements and your quarterly blood follow up. You are required to visit our office approximately once every 6 months for a follow up (out of town patients need follow-up in office only once a year). However, if you would like to see us to review your progress, have any follow up questions about symptoms, or would like to follow up regarding any other concerns, you are more than welcome to schedule an appointment with no additional cost to you.
We design and structure treatments such that our patients can remain worry free and only focus on enjoying the positive outcomes by following our guidelines and regimen while we take care of the rest.
- How would I know if I am taking the correct dose?
We continuously monitor your progress and keep a constant flow of communication and follow up (sometimes weekly in the important first few weeks of therapy and then at least monthly thereafter). This gives us the basis to provide ongoing support and guidance to you throughout the program.
- What if I have a question regarding my treatment? What is the response time for a question or concern?
We take PRIDE in communicating with our patients. During business hours, our response time is usually less than an hour. After business hours, we normally respond within 24 hours.
- How long do I have to be in the program before I can see improvements in my symptoms?
This question depends on your age, gender, severity of aging and hormone deficiency symptoms, your dedication to our programs, diet and exercise. Some symptoms can be helped immediately (e.g. hot flashes). In most cases our patients start to experience a positive response from the treatment within 2-4 weeks however, it can take 4-6 months to reach your optimal hormone levels and performance goals in all areas.
- Do you take insurance?
Yes, we take insurance. Please call us for more information.
- I have read everything, how do I start?
Please call us at 847-905-9505 if you have any further questions or if you would like to start the process. You will speak with knowledgeable, experienced professionals and get the most personalized answers to your questions and concerns.