Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical hormones can help you age gracefully and reduce symptoms of perimenopause or menopause in women and andropause (low testosterone) or midlife crisis in men.
Bioidentical hormones are compounds that have the exact chemical structure as the hormones that are produced by your own body. They are a safer and more effective alternative to synthetic hormones which have been linked to cancer and heart disease. Bioidentical hormones can help you age gracefully and reduce symptoms of perimenopause or menopause in women and andropause (low testosterone) or midlife crisis in men. Some symptoms of lower hormone levels are weight gain, low sex drive, hair loss, wrinkles, memory loss, insomnia, high cholesterol, hot flashes, headaches, heart disease, stroke, bone loss, body aches, fatigue, dry skin, anxiety and depression.
Hormone replacement therapy can be delivered by creams, pills, injections or pellets. Dr. Melinda Silva will personalize a treatment that is right for you. Pellet implantation is a very effective method of hormone delivery typically lasting three to five months for both men and women.
Pellets deliver consistent, physiologic levels of hormones without the peaks and valleys that are commonly seen with other methods of delivery such as topical or oral preparations.
Dr. Silva’s goal is to focus on early detection, prevention and treatment of age related diseases like obesity and heart disease. Studies with bioidentical testosterone, delivered by pellet implantation, have been shown to be cardiac protective. In addition, with optimal levels of testosterone, blood pressure, lipid levels, glucose or liver functions are not adversely affected and may even be improved in some cases.
Fatigue is the most common symptom of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), also known as Post-Concussion Syndrome. TBI can cause hormonal deficiencies leading to symptoms like depression, memory issues, personality changes, anger, sleep difficulties, weakness and loss of libido. TBI can also lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is caused by head trauma from sports injuries, war combat, abuse, or accidents such as cars, bikes or falls. Dr. Silva is a TBI certified specialist and prescribes a customized treatment of bioidentical hormones and supplements to support brain function and optimal health. Veteran discounts available for TBI consultations.
Everyone is born with certain epigenetic tags passed down to us from our parents. Expression of genes can be affected by various factors including lifestyle, nutrition, environment, stress and possible DNA defects. Improve your health by checking for possible DNA defects and have a plan to prevent illness so that you can live your best life.
Dr. Melinda Silva practices personalized medicine to balance your hormones naturally with the goal of increasing the quality of your life and focusing on your optimal health. She is a bioidentical hormone specialist who is highly trained and uses her medical knowledge in both holistic and traditional medicine to come up with a personalized health plan for you to feel sexier, look younger, get leaner and live stronger. Dr. Silva and her team are dedicated to helping you restore hormone balance naturally with safe and effective bioidentical hormone therapies (NOT synthetic hormones which have been associated with cancer) and lifestyle modification which includes nutrition, fitness and sleep hygiene to help increase the quality of your life. Discover the full range of available services at Silva MD Anti Aging & Wellness.
Contact Dr. Melinda Silva M.D. to schedule a personal consultation and for more information on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.