What Are Bioidentical Hormones
Many people nowadays resort to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for treating hormonal imbalance in the body. They undergo such medical procedure to replenish and replace the lacking hormones to maintain the balance of hormones in the body.
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are made and produced out of various plants, or sometimes animals. These hormones are carefully designed and compounded to match the identity of the real hormones that are in the human body. The hormones that usually need replacement include estrogen, progesterone, or androgen hormone. The bioidentical hormones are also custom-made to suit the need of the patient. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be administered through various ways such as oral intake of the capsules, chewable tablets, skin creams or gel, liquid sprays, and more. Once bioidentical hormones are in the body, they make contact with the receptors, and they are processed and metabolized just like the real hormones that are already inside. When the hormone level of the body is stabilized, the function of the replenished hormones goes back to normal again. This is usually helpful to women experiencing the effects of menopause or those who are still going through menopause. The increase in estrogen level can lessen the symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, irritability, fever, or hot sweat, or sleeping problems.
Bioidentical hormone replacement medical procedure studies are still at work. Scientists and medical experts like pharmacists are continuing their research on the subject. Although the process has been proven to work in most cases, more factors need to be taken into consideration like the long-term effects of the procedure, its relation to cancer, its risks, and its development. While this procedure is still being discovered and developed continuously, the good thing is that it can aid hormonal imbalance and relieve patients who suffer from such condition. The important thing is just to be careful and knowledgeable on who to seek help from for treatment and the like. It is always best to look for an expert’s opinion in getting bioidentical hormones in your body.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones
Estrogens and progestogens are Bioidentical Hormones such as conjugated equine estrogen and medroxyprogesterone and towards usage of estrogen and pro¬gesterone in their more natural forms. Historically, doctors were hesitant to use natural estrogen and progesterone, which are commonly called their bioidentical forms. Bioidentical estrogen and progesterone have been avail-able for several decades as topical gels and creams, but these have never been as popular as oral formulations. Oral bioidentical hormones couldn’t be used because they are easily destroyed by the acid in the stomach when they are taken by mouth. Thanks to recent advances in pharmaceutical technology, however, bioidentical hormones are now widely available as micronized formulations through compounding pharmacies. A micronized preparation can bypass the stomach acid and be absorbed into the bloodstream intact in the intestinal tract. Bioidentical estrogen is also now widely available at most conventional pharmacies as topical gels, patches, or vaginal preparations under different brand names. Bioidentical progesterone is available orally as Prometrium, as a topical gel as Project, and vaginally as Crinone and Ultrogestan.
The customers can also obtain micronized oral forms of bioidentical estrogen and progesterone as generic preparations through compounding pharmacies. Unlike most conventional pharmacies, which just use prepackaged formulations, compounding pharmacies can create any strength or combination of these hormones, enabling them to tailor a personalized formulation for each. Is bioidentical HT safer? Is it possible for a woman to get the same benefits without experiencing the same risks found with chemically, artificially altered hormones by taking bioidentical estrogen and progesterone? Regrettably, there haven’t been any large, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials such as the WHI to attest this beyond a shadow of uncertainty, but many studies suggest that this is the case.
As we grow older, some of the hormone levels reduce; as a result of this it creates hormone imbalances which increase the risk for several degenerative diseases and problems. These hormone deficiencies and imbalances would increase the aging procedure. Supplementing with the bioidentical hormones increase raise hormones to young levels and reinstate vitality and energy significantly improving the quality of the life. To appreciate the possible for bioidentical hormone substitution, it is crucial to review what natural chemicals or hormones do to our body system and to understand the varied role they play in well-being and health. Keep in mind; hormones are the important chemical messengers which control all the functions of the body. To live a healthy and young life bioidentical hormones should definitely be considered.
What You May See With Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Dr. Rob Kominiarek DO FACOFP is the Medical Director of ReNue Health located in Springboro, Ohio and treats male and female clients from all around the world. Dr. Rob has been specializing in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement since 2002. He can prescribe a therapy that is tailored to your unique needs.
Our focus is on the PREVENTION of the diseases associated with aging. In addition, a healthy lifestyle is important, including healthful eating and meaningful exercise. Along with strategic supplementation, bio-identical hormones are a key ingredient in your recipe for healthy aging.
ReNue Health is located conveniently in Springboro, Ohio with easy access from Dayton International Airport, Cincinnati International Airport or the adjacent Wright Brothers Private Airport (MGY) for those travelling by private aviation. Click here for directions and contact information.
Only one visit is necessary to perform a comprehensive history, interview, and education. Follow up evaluations, adjustments and balancing of hormones are done by phone or written communications and a return visit to Dr. Rob is not necessary. Ongoing testing and adjustment is mandatory and performed through a laboratory convenient to your home.
In addition to the Ohio office, Dr. Rob sees new patients in Salt Lake City, Utah. Appointments for either location can be made by calling the main office number 937.350.5527 for information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please complete all Renue Health questionnaires, ordered laboratory and obtain any necessary old medical records before you arrive for your initial consultation. This will allow Dr. Rob and his staff time to compile your biomarkers effectively and efficiently.
You will receive an email after you make a consultation appointment that contains a link to our online patient forms. You can then download all of the intake forms, Elite Lifestyle Questionnaire and Nutritional Questionnaire. https://www.renuehealth.com/request-an-appointment/
Upon completion of your consultation, you will receive a copy of all your biomarkers, relevant data and recommendations on a flash drive. Should you need additional copies of your medical records, a $30 administrative fee will be charged for copies, handling, and postage.
We will provide you with an itemized bill that you can file with your insurance company. Patients who have out-of-network benefits may or may not be reimbursed. Our office cannot assist you with claim resolution.
You may be able to use pre-tax dollars from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for your fees related to your services from this office.
Renue Health nor Dr. Rob nor any of his employees or affiliates is responsible for payment differences or amounts set by your insurance company. Payment amounts vary per insurance provider depending on your agreement with them and this office is not responsible for dictating or making you aware of the terms and agreements between your insurance company and yourself. Please contact your insurance company with any questions or concerns regarding covered amounts and deductibles.
All of our services must be paid for at the time the services are delivered.
We currently have a waiting list for consultations and many of our clients are travelling from considerable distances. We ask that if you know that you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer your consultation time to someone on the current waiting list.
Please allow up to 72 business hours for a return call. In many instances, we may be able to get back to you sooner than that. Another way to contact the Renue Health Team is by sending us an email through our directions and contact information page.
If you are a concierge patient then you have Dr. Rob’s private cell phone number and Team numbers and can feel free to contact him or any of the team members directly.
Some of the specialty labs that we recommend involve blood, stool, urine, or saliva samples and can be done by you in your home. You will be given all lab kits and step-by-step instructions for at-home tests at the time of your consult. Once all of the final lab results are received, we will review them with you at your visit.
When we request laboratory tests, it is essential that they be performed promptly. Many tests can take up to 4 weeks to perform and for the results to be returned to us. Please do not delay in completing your tests. Some of the specialized tests may not be considered medically necessary by your insurance carrier, and therefore might not be covered.
It is your responsibility to make a follow-up appointment to review your lab results with Dr. Rob. If you are unable to return to our office to review your labs, we are available by Skype, Face time, or telephone.
Nutritional supplements are often recommended and we will help you select and find the highest quality products.
The supplements that we recommend at Renue Health are available for purchase from our office.
It is possible to have your supplements automatically shipped to your home or office for your convenience.
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While the focus of our practice is on the optimization of male performance and health we also do optimize the performance and health of women. Medical conditions we treat and testing we perform:
- Abdominal Pain
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Athletic Performance
- Autoimmune Conditions
- BioIdentical Hormone Replacement
- Bell’s Palsy
- Carotid Ultrasound with CIMT
- Cholesterol Management
- Comprehensive Intracellular Nutrient Testing
- Comprehensive Laboratory Testing
- Detoxification Programs
- DEXA Scan
- Digestive Issues
- Fitness Evaluations
- Flexibility Testing
- Food Sensitivity Testing
- Gastric Inflammation
- Gluten Sensitivities
- Healthy Aging
- Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention
- Hormone Optimization for Men & Women
- Leaky Gut
- Low Testosterone (Low T)
- Medical Body Composition Analysis (mBCA)
- Men’s Health
- Mental Focus & Clarity
- MTHFR gene mutations
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Neurocognitive Testing for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ADD
- Nutrition Counseling & Optimization
- Natural Weight Loss
- Parasympathetic Overtraining Syndrome
- POTS Syndrome
- Strength Testing
- Sympathetic Overtraining Syndrome
- Underactive Thyroid
- VENDYS Vascular Endothelium Testing
- VO2 Max Testing
- Women’s Health