BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY
Improving the quality of life for men and women of all ages
Robert 0. Zimmerman, M.D. is an Internal Medicine Physician specializing in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine with 10 years in private practice natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapy, began to seek out available options. In his search for a safer, more effective way of treating patients with sometimes debilitating hormone deficiencies he discovered subcutaneous bio-identical hormone pellets to be the superior choice in hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Zimmerman has implemented subcutaneous bio-identical hormone therapy into his practice to better treat his patients and others who suffer with the sometimes-devastating effects of hormone deficiencies.
Frequently Asked Questions
I thought "hormones" were something only menopausal women have trouble with?
This is a common belief. The decline of a woman's hormones generally occurs at
menopause when her levels drop rapidly and dramatically. Menopause is often accompanied by symptoms and weight gain. Of course, men have hormones too. Current medical research now defines the male equivalent to menopause as andropause. Men experience a more gradual decline in hormone levels.
What is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?
Bio-identical Hormone Therapy is a treatment process that involves the gentle insertion of a bioidentical hormone pellet under the skin. These pellets are identical to the hormones produced by the human body. Bio-identical hormones are not synthetic, simulations or replicas. They work in partnership with your body 24/7. There are no pills to take or creams to apply. And the best part. ... it can last up to six months!
What is Bio-identical hormones?
These hormones are derived from a natural plant source of soy and other natural plant-based ingredients. They are hand compounded to be biologically identical to the human forms of estradiol and testosterone. These pellets possess the exact chemical structure of human hormones. Essentially, the body is given back what it can no longer produce naturally. This type of therapy has been documented and researched in medical journals since 1939.
How often will I need?
Bio-identical Hormone Therapy? It depends on the person. The therapy will typically last from four to six months. The treatments work in partnership with your body 24/7 and treatment is tailored to your individual needs.
What can I expect Bio-identical Hormone Therapy to do for me?
The quality of life given back to every man or woman is second to none. These are some of the benefits our patients experience:
Consistency in moods
Relief from anxiety and depression
Increased mental clarity, focus and energy
Greater capacity for getting the body in shape
Restored or increased sexual drive
How long will it take for the hormones to get into my system and work?
Most patients see improvement in a short period of time.
I get horrible headaches. Will this help me?
Yes! Bio-identical Hormone Therapy has had great success with hormonally related headaches.
Will my insurance cover Bio-identical Hormone Therapy?
THE WELL BALANCE CENTER/SWL is not a provider with any insurance company. We will
provide you the information you need to file your own claims with your insurance provider.
Why doesn't my doctor suggest Bio-identical Hormone Therapy as an option?
The majority of Physician training is on synthetic hormones. More than likely, they were never trained in the use of bioidentical hormone therapy.
I have no libido. Can Bio-identical Hormone Therapy help?
Yes. Hormone balance will greatly improve your sexual drive. As a woman, why do I need estrogen?
Bio-identical absorbable estrogen is the most important hormone to protect a woman against heart attack, stroke, and osteoporosis. Synthetic estrogen taken orally does not offer these universal benefits.
As a woman, why do I need testosterone?
Testosterone gives a woman her mental clarity, libido and muscle tone and mass. Without it, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle growth even with regular exercise.
As a man, why do I need testosterone?
Testosterone is the most important hormone a man possesses. Without it, fatigue, anxiety, depression, loss of mental clarity and diminished libido occur. Furthermore, a deficiency in testosterone may lead to prostate problems, poor sexual performance loss of muscle tone and mass, and the potential to develop osteoporosis.
your healthy sense of well being.
your mental focus and clarity.
your passion with improved libido.
against heart disease and stroke.
of menopause, andropause and PMS symptoms.
of Osteoporosis, Senility and Alzheimer's disease. Improvement of cholesterol level, muscle mass, and strength.
risk of depression, anxiety, breast, and endometrial cancer.