Bioidentical hormones vs. synthetic hormones for hormone therapies
Our experienced hormone providers prefer bioidentical hormones to synthetic ones for our hormone therapies. Bioidentical hormones are plant-derived hormones that are chemically extracted from soy or yams. They have the same molecular structure as the hormones that our bodies make.
Traditional medicine often uses synthetic hormones for their hormone therapies. These hormones are produced from products that are not natural. In addition, they are not molecularly identical to natural hormones. Synthetic hormones also have additives and coatings that can cause side effects, including burning in the urinary tract, allergies, joint aches and pains. For these reasons, our experts believe that bioidentical hormones are best for the hormone therapies we provide.
How we administer our hormone therapies
Would you benefit from bioidentical hormone therapies?
Hormone therapies can be administered several different ways, but our hormone experts do not recommend pellets. Pellets have several disadvantages, including expense and side effects. Our patients respond very well to the transdermal method of delivering hormones. It has several advantages over pellets because it is less expensive and easier to adjust. Other patients may get their bioidenticals in the form of injections, creams, gels or oral medications.
Who benefits from bioidentical hormones?
The bioidentical hormones that the providers at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee use for hormone therapies benefit women and men with a wide array of symptoms.
Pain during sex
Memory loss or foggy thinking
Energy loss and fatigue
Loss of muscle mass
Erectile dysfunction and lower sex drive
Sleep problems and fatigue
Gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts
What patients can expect from hormone therapies
Here is a typical example of how patients may respond to hormone therapies, but results vary from patient to patient.
Week 1: Patients experience a reduction in anxiety and insomnia.
Week 2: Women experience a reduction in vaginal symptoms and hot flashes.
Week 3: Women and men may have increased energy and better cognitive skills.
Most people experience approximately 80% symptom relief in six to eight weeks when all endocrine systems are addressed. Each individual must work with our expert providers to decide how long to continue with hormone therapies
The experienced hormone providers at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee provide patients with reliable and trusted hormone therapies. It’s time to feel better.
“The United States is home to 147.5 million adult men, who report their health status is fair or poor. Indeed, 32% of men ages 20 and up are obese, and 31%in that same age group have hypertension. Among adult American men, heart disease, cancer, and accidents are the three leading causes of death.” (Source: U.S. Centers for Disease control and Prevention) It is reported that 13 million men have low testosterone levels, but only 5-10% will ever seek treatment. Testosterone levels peak at age 20 and gradually decline throughout life. Low testosterone can be a reason for cognitive decline and be part of the problem with Alzheimer’s disease.
As men grow older, their free testosterone level decreased and estrogen levels rise. The average 60-year-old man has more circulating estrogen than testosterone levels. Recent research shows that incremental levels of estrogen have detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system.
As estrogen levels increase, they become increasing prone to benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate cancer. It is important to measure estrogen levels, primarily Estradiol, but also Estrone.
What are some of the symptoms of low testosterone (Low T)?
Anxiety and Irritability
Decreased muscle mass
Decreased mental status
Night Sweats/heart palpitations
Increased abdominal fat
Decreased urine flow
Fatigue and exhaustion
What are the symptoms of estrogen dominance?
Short term memory loss
Cravings for Sweets
Can testosterone levels be increased without testosterone supplementation?
First you reduce estrogen levels, increase testicular output and provide androgen supplementation. Amino Acids can be used along with hormone precursors like (DHEA) Dehydroepiandrosterone. Herbs can also be used to assist in supporting a healthy prostate and enhance hormone levels naturally.
What can I expect to see if I use testosterone therapy?
Improved brain function
Reduced prostate size
Improved sexual function
Improved bone health
Improved body mass
If you feel like your hormones are out of balance, get in touch or call Serenity Health Care Center at 262-522-8640 to schedule an appointment.
The term itself, ‘erectile dysfunction, describes a variety of conditions: inability to get an erection, dissatisfaction with the size or hardness of your erections, and erections that do not last.
Erectile dysfunction is commonly a symptom of another underlying problem. Because there are many causes of erectile dysfunction, there are also many treatments. Depending on the reasons, an integrative medicine approach optimizes the return of your healthy sex life because the healing-oriented care is mindful of the whole person, including all aspects of your lifestyle.
Serenity values the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, we are driven and supported by evidence, and we utilize appropriate custom therapies.
What are the Causes of Erectile Dysfunction?
Erections occur due to a complex system of hormones, emotions, and vascular and neurological systems all working together.
An erection starts with cerebral or sensory stimulation, and sometimes both. The brain produces impulses, and local nerves trigger the muscles of the penis to relax, allowing blood to flow through the arteries.
A malfunction in any of these processes can create difficulty obtaining or maintaining an erection and erectile dysfunction.
Any process along the way can interfere with the nerve signals or the proper function of blood vessels and can result in erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is often an early warning sign
You should not ignore erectile dysfunction because it might indicate a more serious underlying disease. Some of the common causes are:
Heart and vascular disease
Medications (medications for depression and blood pressure are the most common)
Smoking and alcohol use
Certain treatments for prostate cancer and enlarged prostate
Peyronie’s disease (curvature of the penis)
Among most men, the leading physical cause of erectile dysfunction is a microvascular disease (inflammation of the small blood vessels in your body) caused by heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes.
Secondary physical causes of erectile dysfunction can include various situations, typically related to insufficient blood flow to the penis – Hormonal imbalances: low testosterone, low DHEA and adrenal fatigue.
Common erectile problems are also caused by:
Low vitamin D
Low B vitamins
High cholesterol and triglycerides
Stress (excessive working hours, relationship or financial difficulties).
A thorough review of personal and family medical history
A comprehensive review of symptoms
Hormone level testing and a cardiometabolic panel
Programs tailored to alleviate precise symptoms based on personal medical history and lab result analysis
Compounded hormones and supplements
Amino acid Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) & Exosomes
Nutritional and fitness recommendations and support
Erectile dysfunction ultrasound therapy
Serenity’s Ultrasound Therapy effectively treats erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and optimizes sexual performance. Ultrasound Therapy is effective because it focuses on the root cause of erectile dysfunction for many men – poor blood flow. Treatment is non-invasive, all-natural and produces long-term patient results.
The natural aging process for a man’s penis results in decreased blood flow, reduced strength, less sensitivity, and the blood vessels turn thin.
Ultrasound Therapy uses new technology that uses low-frequency high- amplitude sound waves to remove “Micro-plaque” clogging the arteries that deliver blood to the genitals.
The treatment involves using a small handheld wand-like device placed on the penis (in a similar way an ultrasound is performed) to deliver mild shockwaves to the penis.
Studies have determined Ultrasound Therapy is associated with new blood vessel growth and (in animal studies) recruitment of stem cells to the penis. These blood vessels, now rejuvenated, produce greater blood flow, enabling more prolonged and more potent erections.
Ultrasound Therapy is similar to lithotripsy technology, the standard treatment protocol for breaking up kidney stones. However, in this case, the energy output has been reduced, making it safe for sensitive erectile tissue – yet strong enough to break up micro plaque in the arteries and stimulate regeneration of worn-out tissue.
In just six to twelve 20-minute sessions, Serenity’s Erectile Dysfunction Ultrasound Therapy can get you on the road to enhanced sexual performance.
Studies support the judicious use of high-quality dietary supplements to treat erectile dysfunction. The world of supplements and herbal treatments for erectile dysfunction is vast. Your existing nutrient deficiencies and other factors will guide us to find the right combination.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the following supplements may help treat erectile dysfunction:
Some evidence shows that dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) increases libido in women and helps erectile dysfunction in men.
L-arginine is an amino acid that may help expand blood vessels and increase blood flow. Ginseng showed to improve sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction.
Beyond this, a popular supplement is zinc with copper, considered an essential component of many erectile dysfunction treatment plans for men.
A 1996 study examined zinc supplementation in older men. The study documented that with increased zinc consumption, testosterone levels in the elderly population of the study nearly doubled. This evidence supports zinc impacting testosterone production, essential in treating erectile dysfunction. In 2009, animal research tested the correlation between zinc and sexual function. The investigation determined that zinc positively affects arousal and maintaining an erection.
Vitamin D is an essential ingredient supporting your health and known for strengthening your bones. You get a significant amount of your vitamin D from the sun: The sunlight stimulates your body’s natural production of vitamin D, which in turn supports your metabolism and strengthens your bones.
Though vitamin D is primarily known to help bone health, a recent study found it also improves erectile dysfunction. The International Journal of Endocrinology published that men who received vitamin D supplements showed increased testosterone levels and improved erectile function (after vitamin D replacement therapy).
The study proposed several possible mechanisms for vitamin D’s effect on combating erectile dysfunction. For example, vitamin D could improve endothelial integrity, and vitamin D may directly protect endothelial cells against oxidative stress. Alternatively, the activation of vitamin D by the antioxidant pathway may produce nitric oxide, which promotes penile vascular dilation.
The important takeaway here for men is understanding how our environment contributes to erectile dysfunction and that our lives can encompass numerous causative factors, all contributing to varying degrees of erectile dysfunction.
The good news is our integrative medicine approach is designed to surface all that may be hindering your sexual vitality, end erectile dysfunction, and optimizes your return to a healthy sex life.
The human body is complex, with the function of one system directly or indirectly affecting other systems.
Erectile dysfunction can involve numerous parts and processes of the body, including the brain, nervous systems, muscles, blood vessels, and hormones.
In the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, a diet focused on natural foods like fruit, whole grains, vegetables, and fish — while minimizing red and processed meat and refined grains — decreased the likelihood of erectile dysfunction.
So while there’s no miracle food to prevent erectile dysfunction, there is some evidence that certain foods may help in that what you eat may affect your performance.
Because treatments have possible side effects (in addition to their benefits), we usually first look at lifestyle changes, such as modifying your diet for a positive impact because of the minimal potential side effects.
The first step is to order blood tests to screen for nutritional deficiencies. Even with a healthy diet, deficiencies arise because of genetics, absorption issues, or environmental factors.
One example is vitamin D. For those in northern latitudes, the only way to get enough vitamin D is to supplement. We will work with you to craft an optimized diet to build a robust vascular system and counter erectile dysfunction. Remember, a healthy vascular system means that the heart works well and pumps blood throughout the body- including the penis.
Yes, some foods facilitate and foster healthy blood flow.
For example, foods such as spinach and other leafy greens are high in nitrates. Nitrates are vasodilators that help open constricted blood vessels, thereby increasing blood flow.
Pistachios have Arginine, a protein helpful in relaxing blood vessels and improving circulation.
Watermelon contains an antioxidant called phytonutrients, which are also helpful in relaxing blood vessels and may positively relieve erectile dysfunction symptoms.
Dark red fruits like tomatoes and grapefruits contain lycopene, which promotes healthy circulation.
This is just a sampling of foods that may have an ingredient directly affecting circulation and indirectly erectile dysfunction. Together we can establish a diet optimized to return you to full vitality.
First visit. Your next steps for treating erectile dysfunction
Serenity’s team of experience ED physicians successfully personalize a combination of treatments and innovative technologies to address your case. Our holistic approach by caring experts will put you on the path to recovery to reach your health goals.
The first step is to diagnose the cause of your ED using testing.
We will test your heart, hormone levels, vitamin and mineral levels and anything else we deem necessary to get to the root cause of your ED. In fact, many causes are reversible.
Then, we will begin the prescribed treatments that are right for you. Your progress will be monitored and the treatments adjusted according to your results.
If you sense you have symptoms of erectile dysfunction and want help finding the root cause or would like to develop your personalized treatment or prevention plan for erectile dysfunction, make an appointment at Serenity, we’re here to help.
Approximately one-third of infertility cases are caused by male fertility issues, so it’s important to focus on improving male fertility when discussing natural fertility. There are several ways to improve a man’s fertility. At our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee, we address the issue by taking a holistic approach.
Improving male fertility begins with addressing medical concerns
If there are no structural problems, we can look toward improving male fertility by optimizing overall health. This begins by taking a blood sample to check hormone levels. Dr. Debra Muth is a nationally recognized hormone expert, and she will investigate male hormone levels to determine whether changes need to occur to achieve the optimal balance for fertility.
In addition, improving male fertility means addressing chronic medical conditions. We advise patients to control high blood pressure, ensure that diabetes is being properly and constantly regulated, and address any other chronic medical problems.
Men who are preparing for cancer treatments should consult with us about preserving fertility; we work with oncologists to coordinate care. If a man has already had cancer treatment, we will discuss treatment options during our consultation.
Don’t forget to inform our team if you are taking any medications; certain prescriptions and even testosterone treatments will interfere with male fertility.
Addressing lifestyle issues
One of the most proactive ways to improve male fertility is embracing a healthy lifestyle. There are several areas that we address.
Eat a balanced diet rich in antioxidants to improve sperm count and motility, or movement. We offer supplements to boost male fertility.
It doesn’t matter how much sleep you get. You are physically exhausted. You may also be mentally and emotionally exhausted. You suffer from chronic fatigue. But what causes your crashing fatigue? What can you do to fix it? At Serenity Health Care Center in Waukesha, WI, we firmly believe in collaborating with our clients to help their bodies heal themselves. Today, we look at seven possible causes of chronic fatigue and what we can do together to fix it.
7 Potential Causes of Crashing Fatigue
Dehydration may be the leading cause of crashing fatigue. Many people suffer from dehydration because they only drink when they are thirsty. Unfortunately, when you wait until you are thirsty to drink, it is already too late. By the time you notice your thirst, you have already lost between 2 and 3% of your body fluid. This makes you physically lethargic. It also starves your brain of adequate nutrients and oxygen, making the task of focusing next to impossible.
Unfortunately, fixing dehydration it isn’t as straightforward as you think. With IV nutritional therapy, you get all the fatigue-busting benefits of hydration, plus the added bonus of essential nutrients your body needs to keep itself hydrated and heal itself. For example, without sodium, the water will run right through you and not hydrate you. At the same time, your body would flush out potassium, calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients required to keep your bones and muscles healthy and strong. Here are a few benefits, besides energy revitalization, provided by IV nutritional therapy:
Infection defense booster
2. Hormonal Imbalances
Hormonal imbalances, such as perimenopause, menopause, and low testosterone, are also a common cause of extreme fatigue.
Perimenopause and menopause can contribute to fatigue directly. Or, these conditions may cause symptoms, like night sweats and insomnia, which cause fatigue. Estrogen, progesterone, adrenal hormones, and thyroid hormones can all result in you feeling mentally and physically exhausted. Men go through something similar to menopause, known as andropause when testosterone levels decrease, and estrogen levels increase.
Hormone therapy may be just what the doctor ordered if you suffer from crashing fatigue, and your hormone levels are imbalanced. After the first week of bioidentical hormone therapy, people can generally expect relief from anxiety and insomnia (another cause of extreme fatigue). After the third week, both men and women often enjoy a drastic improvement in cognitive function, as well as increased energy. Here are some other potential benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy to treat extreme fatigue:
Loss of muscle mass
Excessive nighttime urination
Impaired cognitive function
3. Thyroid Dysfunction
Remember, imbalanced thyroid hormones can result in “menopausal fatigue.” Even if you’re not going through perimenopause, menopause, or andropause, it is possible to have imbalanced thyroid hormones. There are two types of thyroid dysfunction, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a medical condition characterized by an underactive thyroid. In other words, your thyroid does not produce enough of the hormones your body needs for optimal operation.
The thyroid hormone plays an important role in several critical functions, including carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, basal metabolism and temperature regulation, proper GI functioning (sluggish or hyperactive GI can cause fatigue), and nervous system activity. When you’re nervous system is not functioning efficiently, you will feel fatigued. A great nutritional boost during your hypothyroidism recovery can be achieved by supplementing zinc, selenium, natural B vitamins, vitamins E, D, and A (not Beta Carotene), iodine, and non-carbonate calcium. Here are some other benefits of treatment:
Improved skin pigmentation
No more excessive sweating
4. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a condition that goes far beyond being constantly tired. The level of fatigue interferes with your daily life to the point you can no longer care for your loved ones or hold down a job. Some people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome even become disabled to the point of being bedridden, suffering from chronic pain, and other flu-like symptoms.
Currently, there is no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome. However, scientists are working hard on developing a cure. In the meantime, based on our understanding of the condition, there is treatment available. Affecting primarily women in their 40s and 50s with a family history of the condition, chronic fatigue syndrome can be treated by evaluating infectious processes and identifying via biofeedback any other conditions.
5. Hashimoto’s Disease
Hashimoto’s disease is a medical condition typically considered to be a thyroid disease. While this disease affects the thyroid, it is primarily an immune reaction. This disease can lead to either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. If your immune system is attacking your thyroid gland as if it is a foreign body, you suffer from Hashimoto’s disease.
In 90% of cases, the symptoms of autoimmune thyroid disease can be improved with vitamin D supplementation. Other methods for improving symptoms include lemon balm, green tea and grape seed extracts, licorice, and other natural supplementation. Moreover, depending on which part of your immune system is hyperactive, you will benefit significantly from balancing your levels of TH-1 and TH-2 cytokines. Unfortunately, once the gene for this autoimmune disease is activated, it cannot be deactivated. Here are some added benefits of treating Hashimoto’s disease:
6. Adrenal Fatigue
Conventional medicine does not recognize or treat the symptoms caused by adrenal fatigue. This syndrome is characterized by chronic fatigue, low libido, infertility, low blood pressure, and several other symptoms. However, this syndrome is diagnosable via blood and saliva testing. The blood test identifies the body’s production of progesterone, aldosterone, testosterone, and DHEA. The saliva test identifies the abundance of cortisol in the body.
If you suffer from adrenal fatigue, there are several treatment options available to you. Depending on your hormone levels, you may need to receive a bio-identical cortisol supplement. Alternatively, you may need to supplement your body’s production of pregnenolone or DHEA. Moreover, you may find that you benefit from lifestyle changes and dietary supplements to help you restore your overall health and wellness. Examples include:
Healthy fats (coconut oil, grapeseed oil)
7. Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is an under-researched, debilitating disease spread by the bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi. In adults, symptoms include fatigue, rashes, achy joints, flu-like symptoms, sleep disorders, cognitive impairment, impaired vision, heart conditions, and more.
To treat extreme fatigue caused by Lyme disease, detoxify the endotoxins caused by the bacteria, restore your body’s natural biochemistry, receive IV nutritional therapy as you are recovering, and take herbal supplements to support your recovery process.
Learn More About Causes and Treatments for Fatigue Today
Is crashing fatigue preventing you from living life to the fullest? Depending on the cause of your fatigue, you may also suffer from several other quality of life-impairing symptoms. There is hope.
Call us today at Serenity Health Care Center in Waukesha, WI at (262) 522-8640 or book an appointment online. Dr. Debra Muth, ND, Dr. Greg Brown, MD, and the rest of the staff at Serenity Health Care Center believe strongly that by forming a partnership with you, we can help your body heal itself.
Serenity Health Care Center offers hormone panels for anyone looking to learn more about their hormones and hormonal function.
Hormone testing is a great test for anyone to get a baseline before there are symptoms. This allows us to identify which hormone type you are.
Are you high estrogen? Body type as a pear
Are you high testosterone? Body type as a box.
Being a driven, high-powered person who is burning the candle at both ends can initially bring energy and drive, but once you have been doing this for a while the opposite happens. You become burnt out, irritable, stressed out and lose vitality for life. Ultimately, bringing you unhappiness and a feeling of being lost.
Patients at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee rely on the fact that our hormone supplements are produced from the safest raw materials at PCCA-accredited pharmacies. Our experienced hormone providers, Debra Muth ND and Amy Hoffman NP, work with each patient to determine which supplements will best address their health problems.
Our hormone supplements are created with pure raw materials
Our hormone supplements come from pharmaceutical-grade raw materials. Bioidentical hormones are created from natural sources like soy and yams. These plant sources possess molecules that can be converted in a lab into bioidentical hormones that have an identical molecular structure to hormones produced by the human body.
It’s important for patients to understand that not all hormone supplements are created equal. It begins with the raw materials. Our hormone supplements meet pharmaceutical-grade standards. Pharmaceutical-grade supplements must be 99% pure and contain no dyes, binders, fillers, excipients or other unknown substances.
PCCA-accredited pharmacies ensure quality
Bioidentical hormones are manufactured in compounding pharmacies. All of our hormone supplements are created in PCCA-accredited pharmacies. Since 1981, this organization has provided its member compounding pharmacies with training, high-quality chemicals and lab equipment. Our expert providers strive to ensure that our patients’ supplements will provide the most effective treatment.
Our providers know the best methods for administering hormone supplements
Some patients have come to our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee after having a bad experience with hormone supplement pellets. Pellets can cause side effects and are expensive. Our providers believe that pellets are not the best way to administer our hormone supplements. Instead, we prefer creams, gels, oral medications or the transdermal method.
The transdermal method delivers bioidentical hormones via a patch. This method is adjustable and inexpensive. Every person is unique, and our providers individualize treatment to ensure that the delivery method is exactly right.
Our hormone therapies help men and women improve their quality of life
Patients who receive hormone therapies with our hormone supplements may experience symptom relief as early as the first week of treatment. Each person’s response to therapy varies.
Women and men who need help with their health should contact us for an appointment. The knowledgeable providers at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee utilize our hormone supplements and therapies to improve people’s quality of life.
Why you should seek treatment from a hormone therapy expert
Our hormone providers want to explain why it’s so important to seek treatment from a hormone therapy expert.
When you seek treatment from a hormone therapy expert, you are receiving care from a practitioner who has specialized knowledge. Not all hormone providers are equally well-trained. Some may have received a minimal amount of training and information about hormones, while others, like Dr. Muth and Amy Hoffman, possess extensive credentials.
For example, when you seek treatment from a hormone therapy expert like Dr. Muth, you are going to receive care from a leader in the field who has been administering bioidentical hormones to patients since 1988.
An expert in hormone therapy understands the various methods of administering bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones can be administered in several forms. Many providers use pellets, but the experts at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee do not use this type of hormone because pellets can cause many problems. When you seek treatment from a hormone therapy expert like our providers, you will discover that hormones administered in a transdermal form, or through the skin, are more controllable and less expensive. Oral medications, gels, creams and injections are also available.
When you purchase hormone supplements from an expert, you can rest assured that they only use accredited, reliable compounding pharmacies. The final reason why you should seek treatment from a hormone therapy expert is the way hormones are created. Our bioidentical hormones are only created from the best raw materials, never ingredients grown in a toxic environment. They are created at accredited, reliable compounding pharmacies to ensure the highest quality.
Our experienced hormone providers administer hormone therapy
Patients at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee benefit from the expertise of our experienced hormone providers. These dedicated women work with patients to determine whether their hormones have declined and need to be supplemented. Once our practitioners complete the diagnostic process, they develop an individualized hormone therapy plan for each patient.
Our experienced hormone providers strive to improve patients’ health
When hormones decline, patients experience a variety of symptoms. They may suffer from menopausal issues, problems caused by low-T or conditions such as osteoporosis. Our hormone providers will design a program that provides patients with the bioidentical hormones their bodies need to get back to optimal health.
How bioidentical hormone therapy works
Several glands that secrete hormones make up the endocrine system. These hormones play vital roles in every bodily process, from sexual reproduction to digestion. When these hormones are unbalanced, it can cause a variety of problems that need to be diagnosed and treated. This is where the experienced hormone providers at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee come in.
Bioidentical hormones are plant-derived hormones that are molecularly identical and have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced by the body. Our providers believe that bioidentical hormones are superior to the synthetic hormones that are often used in traditional medicine because synthetic hormones are chemically altered and unlike your body’s hormones.
Meet our bioidentical hormone providers
Debra Muth ND and Amy Hoffman NP have the specialized knowledge to assess patients’ hormonal deficits and design a program of hormone therapy for each woman or man. Our experienced hormone providers have exemplary qualifications.
Debra Muth ND is a leader in the field of administering bioidentical hormones for healing the human body. She has specialized in hormone therapies since 1998. Dr. Muth has several credentials to her credit.
Naturopathic doctor (ND)
Board Certified Anti-Aging Specialist (BAAHP)
Lyme Literate Practitioner for Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Dr. Muth founded Serenity Healthcare Center in 2011, and it has gone on to become one of the foremost integrative clinics.
Another of our experienced hormone providers is Amy Hoffman NP. She is a holistic practitioner and a board certified nurse practitioner. Amy has a Master of Science in nursing and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She believes in treating patients as whole people, not just a list of symptoms. She is dedicated to preventing age-related diseases and the onset of chronic disease by creating bioidentical hormone therapies for patients.
Patients who are looking for personalized, specialized care benefit from a visit to our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee to visit our hormone providers. Contact us for an appointment.
At our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee, we provide bioidentical hormones for men and women. Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones our bodies naturally produce. Patients who are suffering from symptoms caused by age-related hormone loss may benefit from this type of hormone therapy. Because each individual is unique, hormone therapy should only be administered by trained practitioners who can assess each person’s health to determine whether hormone therapy is right for them.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are created from natural plant sources such as yams. They have the same chemical composition as the hormones that our bodies produce naturally. They are not the same as synthetic hormones derived from sources such as equine urine. Synthetic hormones do not have the same structure as natural hormones.
At our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee, we only provide bioidentical hormones because we believe they are superior to synthetic ones.
We also utilize compounded hormone therapy because it allows our practitioners to individualize a treatment protocol for each person. Our compounded hormones are only produced by reliable, accredited compounding pharmacies. The formulations are developed and based on saliva or blood tests that assess an individual’s hormone levels and needs.
What symptoms do these hormones treat?
Bioidentical hormones can be administered to women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms caused by estrogen loss. It is also helpful for men who exhibit andropause symptoms caused by decreases in testosterone as they age. The hormones can help treat several symptoms.
Sexual dysfunction such as loss of desire
Pain that occurs during sex
Memory loss and foggy thinking
Energy loss and fatigue
Loss of muscle mass
Erectile dysfunction and lower sex drive
Sleep problems and fatigue
Gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts
How are bioidentical hormones administered?
Bioidentical hormones are administered in several different forms. These include patches, gels, creams, pills and injections. The trained professionals at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee will decide the best method of administering the hormones for each patient. Our practitioners will determine the proper dose and then adjust it as needed as therapy progresses.
These individual hormones are safe and FDA-approved. Compounded hormones are not FDA-tested, but we believe that they are safe and effective when compounded by the accredited compounding pharmacies we recommend.
People who are suffering from the problems caused by aging and hormone loss may benefit from bioidentical hormones at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee. Contact us for an appointment.