Hormone Therapy in Garden City, NY

At the offices of Dr. Christopher Calapai, located in Garden City and Plainview, NY, we offer customized hormone optimization treatment plans to help men and women experience all the benefits of a balanced hormonal system. Hormone therapy, also known as HRT, is a safe treatment that uses bioidentical hormones to supplement deficient hormones to promote balance and alleviate symptoms. If you’re dealing with a hormonal imbalance, we can help restore balance to your system and your life.

What Is Hormone Optimization?

Hormone optimization is a form of hormone therapy, also known as HRT, that works by naturally balancing bodily hormones by supplementing bioidentical versions of natural hormones into the system to correct deficiencies. In doing so, the treatment can eliminate symptoms, deliver anti-aging benefits, and improve quality of life. Both men and women can benefit from HRT and undergo treatment to restore the hormone levels of their youth.

How It Works

We use a testing process similar to a comprehensive blood test that evaluates the body’s vitamins, minerals, and hormone levels. We then take the necessary steps to correct deficiencies in estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, testosterone, or IFG-1 to help the body regain its ability to function on a base level as it did when those hormones were in a normative range.

We then adjust hormones as needed to provide patients with the exact dosage of each deficient hormone to alleviate the symptoms accompanying a deficiency and promote anti-aging benefits and improvements in health and wellness.

Tracking Your Symptoms

The body needs balanced hormones to function optimally. When you experience a deficiency, the body will alert you and let you know that something is off, sending you signals as symptoms.

We track every symptom, and after beginning the treatment process, we ensure that each patient is experiencing exceptional results and is living symptom-free. We recheck blood levels periodically to ensure all hormones are in the best range and the cells receive the necessary amounts of oxygen, vitamins, and minerals.

What Are the Benefits of Hormone Therapy?

Imbalanced hormones cause symptoms that affect physical, mental, emotional, and sexual health. When you take the steps to restore balance to your hormonal system, you’ll be restoring balance to your entire body and will experience all the benefits of hormonal harmony. Some of the treatment benefits include the following:

  • The treatment process is safe and uses bioidentical hormones to correct deficiencies
  • We customize each treatment plan for each patient
  • We can treat minor and significant hormonal imbalances
  • Treatment plans can be adjusted to accommodate each patient’s needs, preferences, and lifestyle
  • You’ll notice improvements in your overall health and life shortly after beginning treatment

What Are the Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance?

Hormonal imbalances can affect men and women equally, which is why HRT is such a beneficial treatment. There are some symptoms shared by men and women and others that are unique to men or women. Men typically experience testosterone deficiencies, which can affect every area of life, while women can experience deficiencies in estrogen, progesterone, or other hormones. The most common symptoms that affect individuals with a hormone imbalance include the following:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Low libido
  • Frequent headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Inability to gain lean muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Poor quality skin
  • Accelerated aging
  • Acne
  • Bloating
  • Anger or irritability
  • Increased depression or anxiety
  • Brain fog
  • Poor memory
  • Forgetfulness
  • Decreased motivation
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Low bone density

Why HRT Works

HRT is such an effective solution for men and women suffering from a hormone imbalance because it regulates the entire body. Hormone therapy naturally and safely restores hormone levels to alleviate symptoms, reverse the aging process, and improve quality of life. Without balanced hormones, your body is at an increased risk of age-related diseases, including heart disease, cancers, osteoporosis, and other conditions.

One of the benefits of hormone therapy is that it protects your body from these age-related diseases and can also strengthen your bones. Other benefits that result after undergoing treatment include the following:

  • Increased motivation for life
  • Better immunity
  • Improved health and wellness
  • Renewed vitality
  • Increased sex drive
  • Increased energy levels
  • Better skin
  • Improved bone density
  • Mental clarity
  • Emotional stability
  • Better sleep
  • Improved recovery after work
  • Improved sexual health
  • Healthy weight loss
  • Increased muscle mass

How Does the Treatment Process Work?

The first step in the treatment process is an initial consultation. We need to learn more about your symptoms and your health and perform the necessary tests to better understand your hormone levels so that we can proceed with the hormone optimization process. Once we gather all this data, we can use it to create your customized treatment plan.

We’ll then prescribe the right hormones and give you details about our hormone optimization methods based on your lifestyle, needs, and preferences. If, at any point, you aren’t satisfied with your hormone optimization treatment method, we can make adjustments as needed.

Follow-Up Treatments

Once you begin the treatment process, you can expect results shortly after. You’ll notice that your symptoms will begin to decrease and eventually become non-existent, and you’ll experience all the benefits of a customized HRT treatment plan.

After you begin your treatment, we will perform regular, follow-up blood testing to check your hormone levels and ensure that your chosen treatment method gives your body the exact amount of hormones it needs to achieve and maintain hormonal stability.

When Will I Feel the Effects of My Treatment?

Some patients begin to see improvements in their symptoms shortly after beginning the treatment; for others, it takes a few weeks. Once we design your treatment plan, we can give you more details about what you can expect.

Each patient may respond differently based on the severity of their deficiency, dosage, and chosen treatment method. One thing you can count on is that after beginning a hormone therapy treatment plan, you will see improvements and can enjoy the lasting benefits that come with balanced hormones.

Balance Your Hormones and Improve Your Quality of Life

If you’re suffering from a hormonal imbalance, HRT is the perfect solution. A customized hormone-balancing treatment plan can alleviate your symptoms, improve your physical, mental, emotional, and sexual health, and make you feel like your younger self again. If you want to learn more about hormone optimization and how hormone therapy can benefit you, we can give you more details at your pre-treatment consultation.

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