Buffalo Bioidentical Doctor Jack Bertolino, M.D.
Dr. Jack Bertolino at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Buffalo, New York seeks to provide patients with the highest level of care, while providing them with the latest advances in Anti-Aging Medicine. Board certified family physician Dr. Jack Bertolino, M.D. and his staff offer a wide variety of services, including Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help reduce or eliminate the signs and symptoms of aging. While many physicians offer bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Bertolino is the only physician that offers Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy in the greater Buffalo area and Western New York. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy has revolutionized Anti-Aging Medicine, and allows patients to receive hormone replacement therapy with lower risks than ever before.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy has great benefits for both women and men, and while bio-identical hormone replacement therapy may not be the right treatment for every patient, blood tests can determine hormone deficiencies and imbalances and can determine whether or not hormone replacement therapy is necessary. Dr. Bertolino will analyze current hormone levels and take a current history of all symptoms that could be related to hormone decline, and he will determine which ailments are related to hormone decline or if they are related to another imbalance.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy treats syndromes related to hormone imbalances, and because most imbalances are due to aging, BHRT has been know to have a great effect on the symptoms associated with peri-menopause, menopause, and andropause, which is male hormone decline.
Peri-menopause is the stage the body experiences when hormones first begin to decline. Throughout life, women produce two essential hormones, which are estrogen and progesterone, and before menopause these hormones begin to decline. Some of the symptoms that signify a woman’s hormones may be declining and that she is entering into peri-menopause include:
Elevated PMS symptoms – Symptoms such as cramping, headaches, bloating, and water retention may increase with hormone imbalances.
Breast tenderness – Breast distension or pain may occur before or during the menstrual period when hormones are out of balance
Acne – The oil glands may over produce oil on the face, which can lead to clogged pores and acne.
Lower libido – When hormones are deficient, sex drive may drastically decline.
Irregular Period – Periods that come early or late and last for extended periods of time may occur with hormone imbalance.
Urinary Issues – Urinary Leakage that occurs when coughing or sneezing and urinary urgency may both be symptoms of hormone imbalances.
Menopause will cause women to experience many physiological and psychological changes that can last for a number of years. Women go through several hormonal changes throughout life, including puberty and pregnancy; however, menopause is the body’s ultimate physical and emotional response to a decrease in hormone production. This slow decline in hormone production unfortunately causes women to experience many unwanted symptoms. Often times, mood swings, night sweats, hot flashes, anxiety, weight gain, vaginal dryness, and low libido will show up during menopause. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help to balance the emotional, physical, and mental aspects of the body, which can help women suffering through menopause to regain peace of mind and physical wellbeing.
Andopause is the stage during which men experience a dramatic decline in testosterone production. When men enter into Andropause, they may experience a decrease in muscle mass and an increase in abdominal fat. This can be because testosterone helps to produce red blood cells, which elevate muscle mass, and a decrease in muscle, causes fat to be burned more slowly. They may also experience erectile dysfunction, hair loss, low libido, and osteoporosis.
There are several delivery methods of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy available to both men and women, but the newest delivery technique involves implanting a time-released pellet under the skin on the buttocks. By implanting the hormones beneath the skin, patients can be sure they are getting the proper dosages, which can last up to six months.
If the natural progression of hormone reduction is allowed to run its course, men and women will experience the effects of hormone decline, which can last for several years. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help Buffalo women and men to restore hormonal harmony and experience happier, healthier lives.
Age no longer matters! It’s quite simple, breakthroughs in medicine have made it possible for men and women alike to look younger and feel better.
Questions? Please call Jack Bertolino, M.D. directly at 800-775-4902 Ext. 240 to schedule your consultation, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.