When it comes to hormone replacement therapy, Pensacola Wellness doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all treatment plans. Fatigue, the “blahs,” weight gain, mood swings, hot flashes, decreased libido and other symptoms of hormone imbalance affect each person differently. Dr. Mitchell specializes in hormone therapies for men and women, and recommends custom compounded bioidentical hormones.

Here’s why:

First, it’s important to understand “bioidentical” hormones. These are hormone preparations that are chemically identical to those produced by your body. Whether they originate in animals, plants, or are manufactured synthetics, they act in the body just like the hormones you produce. The FDA has approved a range of commercially-available hormone products that are available with a prescription in several forms including pill, patch, cream and other preparations for women and men.

On other hand “compounded” bioidentical hormones are custom-mixed combinations of different hormones that are individually prepared by a compounding pharmacist based on a doctor’s order. Compounded hormones allow for individualized doses and mixtures of different hormones, giving the physician the ability to create a tailored hormone treatment plan specific to each patient’s unique needs.

Dr. Mitchell believes that one size doesn’t fit all in women’s and men’s health. At Pensacola Wellness, your custom-mixed bioidentical hormone treatment plan will be designed based on your unique labs, symptoms and goals, administered in the form of a tiny pellet about the size of a grain of rice that is inserted under your skin during a procedure that takes less than ten minutes. There is no need to change your daily routine or worry about forgetting a dose as you would with pills, gels or other hormone therapy options. The pellets, which cannot be felt, are slowly absorbed over 3-4 months for women and 5-6 months for men, delivering a constant dose of bioidentical hormones into your body.

Want to find out more? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ken by calling (850) 359-8122.

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