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A Revolutionary & Concierge Approach To Hormone Replacement Therapies
Adrenal Hormone Treatments
Thyroid Hormone Treatments
Sex Hormone Treatments
Hormonal imbalances can cause of a host of serious health problems, including inflammation, metabolic syndrome, adrenal fatigue, sexual dysfunction, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, hypertension, dementia and more. While many things can cause an imbalance in our hormones, the good news is we can often fix these imbalances without medications. It is not a result of bad luck; it’s due to bad habits that many of us fall in to as we rush through our busy days. We know the schedules we keep don’t allow for much time to take care of ourselves. But, without a conscious decision to make some changes to what we eat and drink, how much movement and activity we get daily, and to ensure we have adequate time to rest and sleep, we will continue to be frustrated by our lack of energy and increasing struggle to keep up with the pace of our lives, while staying positive and productive.
- 5 The path to real healing starts when you decide you need to know “Why?” Why do you feel lousy or out of balance? What is causing the symptoms?
- 5When you figure out what creates the imbalances – and treat the underlying problem – you find a true solution.
- 5Most of us are living life completely out of balance. Unfortunately, after a time, we come to accept the symptoms of imbalance as “normal”.
Because various hormones allow communication from one organ or region of the body to another, they enable appropriate response to stress and keep the body in a homeostatic balance. For instance, a hormone in the brain (ACTH) triggers cortisol production in the adrenal gland in response to stress. The cortisol then feeds back to the brain to slow down the production when there is enough or the stress has subsided. It sounds simple when we focus on one hormone, however our bodies produce many hormones and each hormone interacts with the others, creating shifts that can be challenging to balance.
When talking about hormones, think of a symphony with many players, all working together to create a cohesive sound. When things are in tune, the result is beautiful harmony. But, if any one part is out of synch, the result is disjointed and the result sounds chaotic. Hormones work in a similar fashion, and can be influenced by physiological stress, disrupting the entire network.
Hormones may be categorized into three groups for better understanding
Listen to Dr. Christopher Davis, MD explain hormonal therapies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Some individuals experience symptoms of hormone imbalance without even making the connection between the symptoms they’re experiencing and the root cause.
Brain fog, loss of libido, decreased energy, mood swings, headaches, depression… the list goes on. If any of those symptoms resonate with you, and there is no apparent cause for these symptoms, you’ll want to know more about hormone imbalances.
A majority of Americans are living with some type of hormone imbalance, or imbalances, without even realizing it. Our hormonal systems are interconnected in a complex web. What this means, is a simple imbalance could impact any and all hormones in your adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormone systems. These shifts can be difficult to manage and balance on our own, especially in a world where unhealthy “grab-and-go” conveniences and a “go-go-go” lifestyle can have detrimental impacts on our hormonal systems.
The good news is, with mindful changes to your diet, lifestyle habits, and in some cases, hormone optimization therapy, these off-balances are often very correctable. Keep reading to learn about hormone optimization therapy for men and women, including what the benefits are, how much you can expect hormone optimization therapies to cost, and where you can find hormone optimization therapy near you.
What Is The Average Price Of Hormone Therapy?
The average costs of hormone replacement or optimization therapies can vary widely, depending on numerous factors.
- Type of hormone: As mentioned above, your body utilizes a complex web of hormones in order to function. Assessments can be done to determine which hormones your body may be deficient or in surplus of.
- Delivery: Let’s use one of the most common hormones in hormone replacement and optimization therapies - Estrogen. During menopause, women’s bodies can become depleted of estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones which results in hot flashes, mood changes, vaginal dryness, and many other symptoms. This can lead some women to seek Estrogen hormone replacement therapy in order to balance these changes. Estrogen can be delivered in many ways including tablets, creams, gels, patches, injections, suppositories, and even vaginal rings. All of these delivery methods have varying effectiveness as well as varying price points ranging (on average) between $10-$500.
- Insurance, patient assistance programs, discounts on medication, etc: Some insurance programs can cover all or some hormone replacement therapies. In some cases, manufacturer discounts, assistance programs, or other discounts may be available for some treatments. Getting the care you need to live your best life is the top priority. If you need payment plans or other assistance some practices, such as Reveal Vitality, can offer payment plans.
Does Hormone Optimization Work?
Hormone optimization can work for many individuals. Just like any other medication, there may be individual balances that need to be met in order to feel the results, but hormone optimization can be extremely effective once those needs are met. We’ll use menopause as an example again here. When women experience menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness, headaches, brain fog, or depression, they can expect those symptoms to at least partially resolve once appropriate hormone balances have been achieved.
Is Hormone Optimization Safe?
When under the care of a licensed physician, hormone optimization should be extremely safe. However, you will want to abide by your doctor’s recommendation. You may have seen over the counter products such as progesterone cream, but the effectiveness of these products has not been clinically proven and side effects may outweigh any benefits. With bioidentical hormones, hormone optimization can be very safe with minimal side effects that are often easily mitigated. These hormones are identical to the ones that your body naturally produces after all.
How Much Does Biote Hormone Optimization Cost?
Biote is a form of hormone pellet replacement therapy that is composed of plant-based ingredients that are bioidentical to the hormones that are already in our bodies. This natureceutical is one way to provide effective relief to symptoms that are often caused by hormone imbalances. Biote is commonly used in women experience menopausal hormone imbalances. Costs of Biote hormone optimization can vary based on individual needs, geographical location, provider, and other treatment fluctuations and factors. Average costs may break down to roughly $88-$116 per month.
What Is The Downside Of Hormone Pellets?
Hormone pellets have been around for several decades, with minimal side effects seen. That said, there are some down sides to be aware of before considering hormone pellet therapy.
- Dosage is not easily adjustable once inserted: This can be problematic for individuals with changing hormone needs, as well as initially while trying to determine the hormone “sweet spot.” Side effects of an excess of hormones delivered via pellets can be similar to the symptoms experienced while in a deficit of those same hormones. Dosage can always be adjusted on your next cycle.
- Expense: Hormone replacement therapy may not be covered by all insurance programs, and not all providers accept insurance. At Reveal Vitality, our financial department can work with patients to create payment plans that work for their budget. Our top priority is ensuring that patients get the care they need.
- Not for everyone: There may be underlying medical conditions that disqualify some individuals from undergoing hormone replacement therapies such as hormone pellets. It is important to assess with your physician to determine whether or not you are a candidate for hormone pellets.
Does Insurance Cover Hormone Therapy?
Some insurance providers do cover some forms of hormone therapy. It is important to do your research. Additionally, some practices accept insurance. While coverage is important, find a practice that can find the best care to meet your needs and work backward with insurance. Practices that do not accept insurance may offer payment plans or other methods to make treatment more affordable. At Reveal Vitality, we do not work with insurance, but we do offer payment plans and personalized assistance to find a financial solution that works for you.
Does Insurance Cover Hormone Testing?
Whether or not an insurance provider covers hormone testing may be determined by medical necessity. Some insurance providers can cover hormone testing if there is a chronic medical condition, necessary preventative care, or other medical need for testing.
This can include thyroid concerns, reproductive conditions, or routine screenings. Some insurance providers may not cover hormone testing if the intended treatment is solely elective. Some things that may be considered elective to an insurance provider include gender-affirming care, fertility evaluations, or hormone testing related to elective cosmetic surgeries. Again, it is important to discuss with a representative of your insurance provider to get a clear answer as to whether hormone testing may be covered.
Are Hormone Pellets Covered By Insurance?
The likelihood of hormone pellets being covered by insurance are slim. Since hormone pellets are custom-compounded, most insurances will not cover this form of hormone therapy. Costs for hormone pellet therapy will vary by clinic, so be sure to do your homework and find a hormone replacement therapy program that suits your needs and budget.
Does Insurance Cover Bioidentical Hormones?
Insurance may cover bioidentical hormones. Some bioidentical hormone therapies are not FDA approved, which may hinder your insurance provider from covering the associated costs. Additionally, many providers that offer bioidentical hormones therapies do not accept insurance.
At Reveal Vitality, we do not accept insurance for office visits. Upon request, we can provide you with a copy of your invoices which YOU can submit to your insurance company. We cannot guarantee what reimbursement, if any, you may receive. We do not submit claims or call insurance companies directly. This is the responsibility of the client. This is in an effort to reduce the administrative burden in-office so that we can focus our efforts on providing you with the care that you deserve.
Who Pays For Hormone Therapy?
In some cases, patients may front the cost of hormone therapy out of their personal pocket. However, if hormone therapy is deemed medically necessary, insurance may cover part or all of the cost.
Who Should Not Take Bioidentical Hormones?
At Reveal Vitality we provide extensive screening prior to hormone optimization therapy. If imbalances can be corrected with nutrition, or lifestyle changes, we also explore that route prior to resorting to hormone replacement therapy.
We also offer Detoxification Treatment In Sarasota. For some patients, nutritional therapy and other approaches may be the only option, as bioidentical hormones are not for everyone. Here is a short list of conditions that may cause you to be ineligible for bioidentical hormone therapies:
- Active liver disease
- Past or active breast cancer
- History of heart conditions or increased risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Endometrial cancer
This is not a full list of conditions that may affect your eligibility for hormone therapies. It is essential to go over any medical history with a trusted physician before beginning bioidentical hormones. Nutrition Counseling In Sarasota may be a good first step in your hormone balancing journey. Find out if bioidentical hormone treatment is right for you by taking advantage of a Comprehensive Health Assessment In Sarasota at Reveal Vitality.
How Long Should Hormone Therapy Last?
Just as treatment is individualized, so is treatment duration. Hormone therapy can be as short or as long as recommended by your physician, depending on which hormones are being optimized. We will use menopause as an example one more time. It is not uncommon for women who are experiencing symptoms of menopause to undergo hormone replacement therapy for anywhere between 2-5 years. It is always recommended to slowly decrease hormone levels before stopping therapies all together, versus quitting hormone replacement therapy cold turkey. This gradual drawback can affect the length of hormone therapy as well.
If this information has you headed to type “hormone optimization near me” or “Hormone Optimization In Sarasota” into your search bar, you’re not alone. The numerous benefits of hormone replacement therapies can be life changing.
Reveal Vitality can assist in your hormone optimization journey. Schedule your visit today!
What exactly is hormone imbalance?
What are some symptoms of hormone imbalance?
What factors contribute to hormone imbalance?
Many factors contribute to hormonal imbalance such as aging, genetics, increasing daily stress, poor nutrition, and exposure to toxins known as “endocrine disruptors.” Endocrine-disruptors are substances in the environment (air, soil, or water supply), food sources, personal care products, and manufactured products that interfere with the normal function of your body’s hormone system. These toxic exposures have resulted in significant hormonal imbalance issues at earlier ages in both men and women.
How do I determine if I have hormone imbalance issues?
How is hormonal imbalance treated?
Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy safe?