Restorative Health offers an evidence based Bio-Identical hormone therapy program
What hormones are most often reviewed for Bio-Identical Hormones?
Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, and DHEA are the primary human sex hormones. Cortisol (or hydrocortisone) is the stress hormone that is regulated by the adrenal glands.
How do we offer it?
Our board-certified providers offer both in office and telemedicine visits.
What is the difference between natural and synthetic hormones?
Hormones used in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy have the same molecular structure to those found in the body and are plant based. Synthetic hormones have similar effects to those found in the body but are not molecularly identical to those found in the body.
DIFFICULTY LOSING WEIGHT
LOW SEX DRIVE
How Our Program Works
Initial evaluation with the medical provider for a comprehensive review of symptoms to determine which labs to order.
In office or lab blood draws | Home Testing options
Saliva | Urine | Blood Spot
Receive lab results.
Meet with medical provider to review labs, determine the root cause of your symptoms, and strategy to improve your health. Prescriptions or supplements may be recommended.
Adjusting hormone support and medications while closely monitoring how patients feel for several weeks, readjusting or adding other supportive therapies as necessary.
Our Guidance | Evidence Based and Incremental
Properly adjusting hormones is complicated. Our advice to patients seeking hormone balance is to adhere to the scientific method as much as possible; adjust few variables at a time and make appropriate adjustments based on lab results and patient feedback to properly adjust hormone levels effectively for both short and long term health improvements.
Estimated Cost $100 per month based on 12 months
Price can be locked in with a signed agreement
What is tested?
Generally, a five-hormone panel is tested, which includes: Estradiol (E2 a form of Estrogen), Progesterone (Pg), Testosterone (T), DHEA (OS, Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate), and morning Cortisol (C1). Thyroid panel and Vitamin D are recommended. Additional health markers can be tested through saliva, urine, and blood spot.
Price range for saliva and blood lab work $130-$297
What is Saliva Testing and why do we prefer it?
Saliva testing is an easy, painless, non-invasive method that simply requires spitting into a tube and sending it to a lab. About a week after you send in your test you get back the test results, which you can then review with a nurse practitioner to evaluate your hormone needs. This helps the nurse practitioner more precisely prescribe you the dose you need.
Common Questions about Compounding, Hormone Balancing, and Saliva Testing
What is compounding and why is it needed?
"Compounding is the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit a patient's unique needs. Compounding Pharmacists combine and/or process appropriate ingredient(s) utilizing various tools to do this. This may be done for medically necessary reasons, such as changing the form of the medication from a solid pill to a liquid, avoiding a non-essential ingredient the patient is allergic to or obtaining the exact dose needed. It may also be done for voluntary reasons, such as adding favorite flavors to a medication." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compounding)
What are the different dosage forms used in compounding?
An advantage of compounding is that not only can we dose very precisely, but we can also prepare your medication in a variety of dosage forms. For example, if a pill isn’t working, we can prepare it in a cream. If a child couldn't swallow a pill, we could make a liquid, with your choice of flavors. Other options are troches (lozenges) or tablet triturates that dissolve under the tongue, suppositories, vaginal creams, nasal sprays, and more. Essentially, you tell us the way you prefer to deliver the drug, and our hormone-balancing pharmacy in Salt Lake City will take care of the rest.
What are the Human Hormones?
Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, and DHEA are the primary human sex hormones. Cortisol (or hydrocortisone) is a stress hormone that is regulated by the adrenal glands. Hormones are chemicals that help to coordinate different functions in your body by sending messages through your blood to your organs, skin, muscles and other tissues. These signals tell your body what to do and when to do it.