BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Conventional medicine has always held the premise that aging is inevitable and that the progressive deterioration that occurs in our adult years cannot be altered.
This is simply not true. Lisa Grissim, FNP, studied at the WorldLink Medical Academy for Preventive and Innovative Medicine and achieved the coveted certification to practice Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), one of only three medical professionals in middle Tennessee achieving this certification.
When a young person presents with a hormonal deficiency, it is treated, but the same level in an older person is considered normal and goes untreated. Hormonal deficiency associated with age can and should be corrected.
Not only will the person embrace the feeling of wellness and vigor, the added benefit is warding off diseases associated with aging such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and dementia. We simply don’t have to accept the downward spiral of physical and mental decline as a normal part of aging.
Profiles is passionate about helping you be proactive with your health by understanding the amazing protective benefits of hormone supplementation along with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. All our protocols follow evidence based medicine.
Call 615-822-6800 for an appointment for a consultation today. It’s time to start your journey to optimum health.
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT
THERAPY FOR MEN
Testosterone may be known as the male sex hormone, but it is also linked to longer healthier lives. Lower testosterone levels bring health and lifestyle problems.
Lisa Grissim, FNP, is certified by the WorldLink Medical Academy for Preventive and Innovative Medicine to treat these conditions and bring improvement in lives.
Testosterone replenishment results in increase muscle strength, lean body mass, improved sexual response, reversal of impotence, and improved body composition. Testosterone has also been shown to prevent osteoporosis, arthritis and depressed mood that is frequently seen in andropause (male menopause). It is also proven to improve memory and protect against cardiovascular disease in both men and women.
This treatment restores hormones to youthful levels so you can feel as you did when you were at the peak of your physical and mental ability. At Profiles, we will perform extensive blood tests to determine your “baseline” of hormone levels. Blood work will also alert us to most other medical conditions, which may be affecting your health. Throughout the course of your treatment program, our medical professionals will continually monitor your progress and make adjustments to your program for maximum results.
Couples are encouraged to be treated together.
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT
THERAPY FOR WOMEN
For decades, women have suffered from symptoms of menopause. After a woman turns 40 years old, her hormone levels begin to decline and this causes a myriad of unpleasant, but treatable symptoms. With the onset of these symptoms, many women may feel as though they don’t have a choice other than to accept them as “the natural aging process”.
Lisa Grissim, FNP, is certified from WorldLink Medical Academy for Preventive and Innovative Medicine for the treatment of symptoms associated with menopause using natural hormone replacement therapy that does not pose the risks reported with synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
With proper testing, monitoring, and a customized bio-identical hormone replacement therapy program from Profiles, will get you back on the road to feeling better, looking more youthful, and enjoying life once again. We firmly believe women do not have to suffer any longer.
To find out if bioidentical hormone replacement is right for you, click the button below to let us know you would like to schedule a consultation and our professional staff will contact you to schedule your confidential evaluation or you can call our office at 615-822-6800. Please note BHRT consults are $250.
Couples can benefit from being treated together.
WHAT IS BHRT?
BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is restoring the body’s hormones that are lost due to the aging process, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or the effect of environmental toxins that reduce the normal production of hormones in an otherwise healthy adult.
The restoration is done with hormones that are EXACTLY IDENTICAL to the body’s own naturally produced hormones in contrast to synthetic hormones which have been chemically altered to permit a pharmaceutical company to patent it. The body recognizes the identical hormone, uses it and metabolizes it just like the hormone produced by the body itself. In contrast, a synthetic hormone has some of the actions of the naturally produced hormone, but often other additional actions or it is metabolized through a different process, thus potentially producing unwanted side effects or increased risks of complications or disease.
We prescribe only bio-identical hormones…estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Formulations vary with the specific hormone, but the available routes of bio-identical hormones are cream or gel, patches, pills, and subcutaneously placed pellets. Each formulation has its benefits and disadvantages but the regimen selected is individualized for each patient to produce maximum benefit.
Hormonal loss with suboptimal levels that produce symptoms can be experienced by women starting in the late 20’s and men in their mid 30’s, decades before the actual menopause for women and andropause for men.
Optimizing the hormone level, that is achieving a blood level that maximizes benefit, is the goal of therapy since with an optimized level there is greater likelihood of symptom relief, and studies have shown that it may have greater long term benefit of risk reduction for development of chronic diseases (i.e. cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia, osteoporosis) that characteristically plague the aging process.