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Bio-identical hormones are so-called because they have the exact same molecular structure as the ones produced by our own bodies. They are derived from plant sources, like yams and soy. 

Because bio-identical hormones have the same shape as the ones made by humans, it is thought they work more harmoniously with our body chemistry, leading to better efficacy and fewer side effects. Bio-identical hormones are also exclusively derived from plants, whereas synthetic hormones may come from animal products. 

The cost of BHRT depends upon various factors, including where you live and the dose you require. In general, however, it is considered a very affordable treatment that greatly improves quality of life for patients. 

BHRT treats the same symptoms as synthetic hormones, including those related to declining estrogen and progesterone during menopause: hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain, low sex drive, and more. 

Absolutely! Hormone harmony is for everyone. Bio-identical testosterone therapy, for example, can help address symptoms related to low or excess levels in the blood. 

If you have symptoms of a thyroid disorder but have been told your lab tests were “normal,” don’t lose hope. Most standard tests check only one or two markers in your blood. We do comprehensive testing to look for other signs of an over or underactive thyroid to get you feeling better. 

PNOE is a portable breath analysis system that looks at certain metrics that help us understand how your body utilizes oxygen. These simple metrics offer a wealth of information about longevity, exercise capacity, metabolism, and more. We use it to tailor a diet an exercise program unique to your specific metrics. 

Yes, we offer medical weight loss in the form of injectable semaglutide. 

As with any medication, semaglutide may cause side effects in some individuals. The most common are stomach upset, nausea, and dizziness. These side effects are usually temporary and subside as you get used to the medication. 

Medical weight loss isn’t for everyone. But you may be a candidate if you are overweight and have been diagnosed with an associated disease, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or metabolic syndrome.

Yes. We recommend a variety of trusted brands depending on your unique needs. 

Functional medicine is different from primary care in that it aims to address the root cause of your issue, not just the symptoms. Yes, we will prescribe medication when necessary, but we also incorporate dietary and lifestyle changes that mean your results will be long-lasting. 

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