Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical doctor NJ

Natasha Fuksina, MD

Health & Wellness Center
2 West Northfield Road, Suite 211
Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: 973-685-4522

Integra Health
550 Bloomfield Ave.
North Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: 973-483-1500

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Hormone levels decline as we age; bioidentical hormone therapy replenishes the hormones that your body needs to function. Our doctors use natural or bioidentical hormones versus bio-similar or synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are molecule-by-molecule, exactly the same as the hormones (estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol, dhea, estradiol and estriol) present in the human body. Your bioidentical hormone replacement physician will assess your individual needs and work to restore these hormones and customize a medical plan specifically for you.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy For You?
This preventive medical approach helps put an end to the suffering caused by stress induced adrenal fatigue, signs of early menopause, menopause, perimenopause and andropause (the male menopause). Our physicians offer bioidentical hormone therapy integrated with proper fitness and nutrition for women and men.

An Integrated Approach to Natural BHRT Therapy
Doctor will also discuss the importance of good nutrition, fitness and lifestyle choices in your journey to better health with natural hormones. Eating right and exercising are equally important aspects of bioidentical hormone therapy or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). If your hormones are out of balance, your body will not respond optimally to improved nutrition and exercise. As your hormones, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle improve – you will begin to feel like your old self with improved energy, vitality and results.

Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
Women suffering from early menopause symptoms looking to put an end to hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, mood swings, weight gain, and low libido are turning to these expert physicians to replace natural hormones. These certified BHRT physicians design individualized programs specifically for each woman suffering from early menopause symptoms, menopause, perimenopause, and severe PMS.
Men experiencing the male menopause who want to get a grip on weight gain, lost libido, fatigue, stress, energy, muscle mass, and body fat are also finding solutions through natural hormone therapy. For men, andropause (the male menopause) happens gradually and when diagnosed, the symptoms are successfully treated using bioidentical HRT.

Hormone Therapy Services
• A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
• Testing – saliva, urine and/or blood laboratory analysis
• Natural Hormone balancing
• Ongoing evaluations
• Quality compounded pharmacy
• Highest quality supplements
• Fitness programs
• Nutrition planning
• Stress reduction plans

The following is a list of the hormones that we will be measuring and monitoring while you are on the therapy:
DHEA (Dehydrepandrosterone)
By age 40, DHEA has declined markedly. Replacement results in immune enhancement, therefore making DHEA extremely important in cancer and infection prevention. DHEA is a precursor to the sex hormones and is therefore an important building block in the production of these hormones. DHEA helps the breakdown of fats and cholesterol, while reducing the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.

ESTROGEN
Replacement with natural estrogen protects against heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis in women. Estrogen prevents symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, temperature disregulation, mood swings, urogenital atrophy, decreased libido and depression. Estrogen lowers LDL cholesterol and raises HDL (the good cholesterol).

PROGESTERONE
Replacement with natural progesterone protects against uterine and breast cancer plus osteoporosis. Progesterone reduces symptoms of menopause. Progesterone occurs naturally with estrogen and should be prescribed concurrently to balance estrogen.

MELATONIN
This hormone is produced by the pineal gland and declines significantly by age 40. Melatonin controls circadium rhythm and sleep cycles. It induces sleep, improves quality of sleep and increases REM sleep and deep stage IV sleep. During this deep stage of sleep the immune system is stimulated. It has anti-cancer effects and modulates immune function by activating the cytokine system (lymphocytic function).

TESTOSTERONE
This hormone is necessary in both men and women and declines steadily after age 30. Testosterone is responsible for sustaining libido, muscle mass and immunity. It protects against heart disease in men plus the degeneration of muscle, bone, tendon and joints. It is a great mood enhancer and imparts a sense of wellbeing in aging men and women.

THYROID HORMONE
This metabolic hormone decreases steadily with age. Lack of thyroid hormone results in cold intolerance, fatigue, lassitude, weight gain, increased cholesterol, thin and dry skin, hair loss, thin and brittle nails. Replenishment results in reversal of these symptoms plus increased energy and metabolism.

PREGNENOLONE
Decline of this hormone occurs after age 30. This hormone aids in cellular repair of the central nervous system and is the most potent memory enhancer of all the hormones.

Please call us today to set up your initial consultation

Natasha Fuksina, MD

Health & Wellness Center
2 West Northfield Road, Suite 211
Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: 973-685-4522

Integra Health
550 Bloomfield Ave.
North Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: 973-483-1500