Welcome to Forum Health Greenville, a premier hormone replacement therapy center located right here in Greenville, SC!
To live a truly full, productive, and joyous life, men need the right amount of testosterone, and women need the perfect balance of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. But as both men and women age, hormones decrease, triggering a host of unwanted symptoms. Through advanced, cutting-edge testing and personalized treatment, our Forum Health Greenville providers create a complete, integrative program that optimizes your hormone levels, restoring your energy, your sex drive, your mental focus, and your stamina.
People come here for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy after going to several other hormone facilities looking for answers. For years, the standard of care has been to simply “try a dose.” At Wellness by Design, we rely on lab work and continuously test your hormone levels before, during and after treatment. Dr. Connie also takes as much time as necessary to understand your medical history and find the root of your symptoms.
Testosterone and Estrogen Replacement
Beginning at age 30, our bodies begin slowing down the production of certain key hormones, including testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen and testosterone levels continue to decrease as we get older.
For women, the change typically becomes noticeable around age 50, as a result of menopause. For some women, the change happens earlier due to a hysterectomy. Many men begin experiencing the effects of “low T” or low testosterone in their 40’s and 50’s. Using bio identical hormones allows us to restore, rebalance and maintain the levels that made you so vibrant during your prime.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Methods
We start with testing your hormones levels. If your hormones are low or imbalanced, we will discuss various hormone replacement therapy options. We only use Bioidentical Hormones, which is the most natural, safe and effective method. Studies show that bioidentical hormone replacement can also lower the incidence of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, along with improving sexual function.
Pellets for Women
Pellets are pure, compressed, bioidentical hormones about the size of a grain of rice. These are inserted into the fatty tissue in the upper hip in a quick, 5-minute procedure. They slowly dissolve over 3 months to closely mimic the body’s natural production of hormones. Pellets are the gold standard when it comes to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Troches are like little gummy bears that melt under the tongue and get absorbed directly into the bloodstream. While troches never quite achieve the same blood levels as pellets, we emphasize to patients that troches are better than nothing. Troches are also a good alternative for anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable with inserting hormones into their body.
Pellets for Men
We can replace testosterone in men using pellets. They can be inserted as often as every 3 months, but some men can go 4 to 5 months between treatments.
Another option for men is injectible testosterone, which can be injected in fat or muscle every 7-10 days. Patients can come to our clinic on a weekly basis, or we can teach men how to administer their own injections from home, either by themselves or with the assistance of a willing partner.
Want to Know More about Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men and Women?
We have the most current, up-to-date answers as to how to help people. Many couples visit us looking to restore their once passionate relationship. After hormone replacement therapy, couples come in and tell us they feel like they’re on a second honeymoon!
Visit Wellness by Design for a consultation and hormone test, and we will advise you as to whether bioidentical hormones are right for you. Call us today at 512-327-4886 or fill out our contact form below to begin a dialog regarding your health goals.