Female Menopause

Bioidentical Estrogen Replacement Therapy

A MedHealth 360 Program

What is Menopause?

As women age, their levels of estrogen begin to decrease. It begins during their 30s and becomes extreme during their late 40s during the menopausal years. Women are living a LOT longer than 100 years ago, but our bodies have not caught up. If a woman lives to be 80, this implies that a woman is estrogen deficient for more than half her life! 

Think about the main symptoms of menopause: hot flashes, rapid heart rates, night sweats, memory fog, lower levels of energy and mood swings that can lead to joy and despair happening almost simultaneously. For many women, menopause feels even worse than puberty. Female menopause can have a severe impact on the mental and physical health of the sufferer. These menopausal symptoms are produced by lower levels of estrogen (and testosterone). Most women experience a 30-60% decrease in estrogen levels during menopause. 

Basically, estrogen keeps everything moving, growing, and functioning optimally. Take away estrogen, and things don’t work as well—they decline. Replace estrogen, and balance it with the other key hormones and everything functions better. Estrogen is key to healthy aging for women.

Bioidentical Estrogen Replacement Can Help

Safe | Reliable | Effective

What are the signs and symptoms of menopause?

Hot Flashes | Irritability | Vaginal Dryness | Weight Gain | Brain Fog

Unfortunately menopause doesn’t begin and end at the same age for all women. Some may become peri-menopausal in her early 40s but not ‘move’ into menopause for many years. Other women skip the peri and move straight into menopause. For many women looking to their mothers will help them get an idea of when menopause may hit. If their mother got it early, then genetically they are more likely to get it early. 

Menopause can be debilitating to many women, resulting in hot flashes, irritability, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and more. Bioidentical hormone replacement can restore your sense of equilibrium.

Men and women both have Testosterone, but just in different proportions.  Testosterone will decrease in both men and women in their mid-30s, leading to increasing difficulty with energy, weight loss, sleep, and libido.

Poor libido describes the loss of interest in sex. The potential causes are many, but a frequent cause is a decreasing level of testosterone that can occur in both men and women.  Bioidentical hormone replacement can help restore your sex drive.

Low energy can often be due to a decrease in hormone levels including Testosterone, Thyroid, DHEA, or Cortisol. Low hormone levels can result in a slowing of your metabolism and changes in mental stimulation. Bioidentical hormone replacement can help improve your energy levels.

How Does The Program Work?

Complimentary Consultation

We start by asking you lots of questions about yourself and your symptoms. We can then tell you about  the benefits of bioidentical hormones and how they can help you.

Personalized Programs

We will take some blood and send it off for testing. A personalized program will be created for you based on your lab results and medical history.

Pellet Insertion and Supplements

Bioidentical hormones are inserted under the skin. The pellets take around 5 minutes to insert. The area will be numbed and there is no downtime. Once inserted you can go about your day!

Continuing Care and
Our Guarantee

We are confident in our system and guarantee that if you follow our program, you will feel healthier.

FAQs about Estrogen Replacement Therapy

Estrogen is the primary sex hormone for women. It is produced primarily in a woman’s ovaries and is responsible for puberty developments including breast, public hair and menstruation. It is the reason why women have a menstrual cycle, it helps control lactation for breastfeeding and is an important part of bone growth. Estrogen, along with other hormones, including testosterone, progesterone, cortisol, and thyroid hormone also help regulate glucose modulation, are instrumental in boosting energy and have a significant affect over emotions and moods. Serotonin and all those ‘feel good’ chemicals like endorphins are affected by estrogen.

Many teenage girls and menopausal women feel that estrogen is the enemy within, the dictatorial hormone they would like to expel but would ultimately miss for the good times they can provide. It is a hormone that has a huge influence on a woman’s body and mind.

All medically prescribed hormones are not created equally. Traditionally prescribed hormones are actually NOT identical to human hormones produced by your body. The traditional estrogen replacement therapy is derived from horse urine, and is similar but NOT identical to human estrogen. This is presumably why many women will complain of unpleasant side-effects as well as carry increased risk for heart disease and breast cancers.

Bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, are IDENTICAL to human hormones in every way; this means that they are chemically and functionally identical to human hormones. They were identified in many fruits and vegetables, including yams and because they are identical to human hormones, they appear to be more effective, carry less side effects, and do not appear to have the increased potential for breast cancers.

Bioidentical hormone replacement can help restore a women’s estrogen levels, helping to alleviate the symptoms of menopause and give them back the freedom to enjoy their lives.

A simple blood test will help determine estrogen levels. We draw the blood from your arm and recommend a morning appointment because that is when the levels are at their peak. There is no preparation needed, is a very quick and easy blood draw and apart from possible bruising no after effects.

Many if not most of the problems associated with menopause and low estrogen levels could be addressed simply with estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) using synthesized estrogen or bioidentical hormones.

Traditional estrogen replacement therapy uses synthetic estrogens that do not completely resemble human estrogen. That is where bioidentical hormones come in.  As the name implies, bioidentical estrogen is identical to human estrogen and the vast majority of scientific findings report that it is safe and effective in treating women who suffer from low estrogen levels. 

Estrogen helps to reduce many symptoms of menopause. they include:

  • Insulin Levels
  • Metabolism
  • Weight Gain or Loss
  • Sleep
  • Energy Levels
  • Sex Drive
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Memory
  • Hair Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Muscle Loss
  • Hot Flashes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prevents or slows osteoporosis
  • Keeps your teeth healthy
  • Prevents colon cancer
  • Helps you concentrate
  • Kees your voice strong and healthy
  • Protects your brand and memory
  • Lowers the risk of heart attacks
  • Keeps vaginal tissue elastic
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Decreases “bad” LDL cholesterol
  • Increases “good” HDL cholesterol
  • Helps your skin retain moisture and minimize wrinkling

Some of the benefits of using BHRT over traditional HRT are:

  • Identical to human hormones instead of just similar
  • Less side effects than traditional hormone therapy
  • Controlled and consistent release into your blood stream
  • Treatments once every 3-4 months instead of daily
  • Studies have shown that bioidentical hormones produce superior symptom relief over traditional hormones replacement.
  • Studies have shown that bioidentical hormones carry no increased risk for things like breast cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

You may have heard that hormone replacement therapy is not safe. Or even that it can cause things like blood clots or breast cancer. Those facts are NOT TRUE with BIOIDENTICAL estrogen therapy. Those are studies with other drug therapies. Bioidentical HRT is very safe, and very effective. 

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Bioidentical Estrogen Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Estrogen Can Help With:

  • Symptoms of Menopause
  • Hot Flashes
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Irritability

Bioidentical Hormones vs Traditional Hormones

Bioidentical Estrogen Can Help With:

  • Identical to human hormones instead of just similar
  • Less side effects than traditional hormone therapy
  • Controlled and consistent release into your blood stream
  • Treatments once every 3-4 months instead of daily


Learn More About Bioidentical Hormones

WHAT ARE Bioidentical hormoneS

Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to the hormones produced by your body. Common hormone treatments include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone replacement. Generic forms are available, but compounded hormones can be synthesized to specifically target an individuals needs. These compounded bioidentical hormones are safer for patients when prescribed by a reputable physician who understands that not all patients are created equal.

Traditional estrogen replacement therapy uses synthetic estrogens that do not completely resemble human estrogen. That is where bioidentical hormones come in.  As the name implies, bioidentical estrogen is identical to human estrogen and the vast majority of scientific findings report that it is safe and effective in treating women who suffer from low estrogen levels. 


Bioidentical Estrogen Therapy offers many benefits to women over traditional Hormone Replacement Therapies.  

  • Bioidentical Estrogen Therapy uses hormones that are bioidentical, this means the hormones are the exact same molecular structure as the naturally occurring human hormones.

  • Bioidentical hormones are found in nature and are derived from plants such as soy and yam. HRT uses hormones synthesized from the urine of pregnant mares. Bioidentical Pellet Therapy for women uses hormones that are more natural to the human body and can often result in fewer negative side effects than those often prescribed by conventional physicians. 

  • Bioidentical Estrogen Therapy offers a convenient benefit for women as the pellets remain in the body and release a steady state of hormones that the body requires. In comparison other hormone replacement therapy options such as oral, cream and gels that can be inconsistent in their delivery resulting in a rollercoaster effect in many Women.

Are Bioidentical Hormones Safe?

Bioidentical estrogen replacement has been shown in many studies to be a safer alternative to traditional estrogen replacement.  This is because “bioidentical” hormones are, as the name implies, “identical” to naturally produced hormones in your body.

This is in contrast to traditional estrogen hormone therapy using creams or pills that are “synthetically” developed products derived from horse urine, and are NOT identical to human hormones.  

These synthetically derived hormones have been shown to cause a variety of side effects including an increased risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.  It is the women’s health initiative study in 2001 that is often cited to indicate that estrogen replacement therapy is unsafe and may significantly increase the risks of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.  What is often neglected, however, is that the same study showed that “bioidentical” estrogen replacement may not impart the same risks.  Several subsequent studies specifically looking at the safety of bioidentical hormones indicate that bioidentical hormone replacement is significantly safer than traditional hormone replacement therapy, while providing women the relief from hot flashes, osteoporosis, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.

More about Bioidentical hormone Replacement Therapy

Lose weight | Increase Energy | Mental Acuity

Although they are not naturally produced by the body, you body recognizes them as the same, and biochemically reacts to them with the same effect. The many symptoms of menopause can be alleviated with BHRT. You can say goodbye to hot flashes, mood swings, mental fog and more. Using our MedHealth 360 program you can also control your weight, increase your energy levels and feel good both inside and out.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) has actually been used in the United States since 1938. Bio-identical Hormones are all natural plant based products made from yams and a small amount of soy. These hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced within our own bodies. There are numerous studies worldwide that document the benefits and safety of BHRT. These studies also report a lower incidence of side effects when compared with prescription drugs. BHRT should not be confused with “synthetic hormones which are typically found in many creams, gels and injectables used for hormone replacement.

BHRT is a short, simple in-office procedure using local anesthesia. Your doctor will insert the pellets into the fatty layer just beneath your skin. In men and women, a small incision is made in the buttocks or in the lower abdomen. The process is painless and takes just a few minutes.

One of greatest advantages of pellet therapy is the low incidence of side effects. Although extremely rare, side effects may include: slight bruising, minor bleeding, infection or extrusion of the pellets.

Your doctor will interpret your blood tests and determine an appropriate dosage specifically designed for your body. Women who receive estrogen can feel significantly better in 24-36 hours. Men and women who receive testosterone will start to feel relief of symptoms in 10-14 days. After your pellet insertion, you should avoid vigorous exercise for a few days as directed by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your hormone levels on an ongoing basis and monitor any future changes needed.

You can obtain BHRT Pellets by scheduling an appointment with a trained, certified physician who specializes in hormonal therapy. In order to obtain the correct dosage and proper placement of the pellets, the doctor should be knowledgeable and specifically trained in pellet therapy!

FAQs about Testosterone Replacement

Lose weight | Increase Energy | Mental Acuity

Living a long life is great but not at the expense of living a healthy and fulfilling life. Traditional medicine can fail because it concentrates on treating problems rather than educating and helping men prevent the problems in the first place.  Our MedHeath360 prescription includes nutritional health, physical fitness, hormonal balance and, programs for mental stimulation.

This prescription is an individualized treatment based on an initial consultation, an extensive questionnaire, nutritional and hormone labs taken and other metabolic testing which are generally ignored in most traditional medical offices.

  • Primary testicular failure ( hypogonadism )
  • Secondary Forms:  Hypothalamic or pituitary dysfunction
  • Combined Forms:  decreased pulsatility of gonadotropins plus decreased leydig cell response
  • Congenital ( Kallman’s syndrome ) or acquired pituitary adenoma.
  • Testosterone will dilate blood vessels.
  • Narrowing of blood vessels can be addressed by testosterone
  • Increases lean body mass including muscle and bone
  • Decreases fat including appendicular and truncal fat ( beer belly )
  • Affects mesenchymal stem cell differentiation
  • Increases protein synthesis
  • Decreases protein degradation
  • Increases the reutilization of amino acids
  • Increases hemoglobin concentration and red cell mass
  • More profound effects in the elderly
  • Increases cortical bone mass
  • Estradiol ( a metabolite of testosterone ) inhibits bone resorption
  • Increasing testosterone can decrease hip and other pathologic fractures
  • Testosterone is a vasodilator and can decrease blood pressure
  • Inverse correlation between testosterone levels and cardiovascular risk
  • Inverse relationship between testosterone levels and visceral fat
  • Low testosterone is associated ( not causal ) with aortic atherosclerosis
  • Low testosterone is associated ( not causal ) with carotid artery narrowing
  • Testosterone replacement improves HDL while decreasing Cholesterol and LDL

There is currently no evidence that testosterone replacement therapy initiates prostate cancer or stimulated subclinical malignancy to become clinically evident.  — Dr. Kelly Carson at Duke University

  • TRT might increase prostate size
  • Serum PSA levels are decreased in patients with low testosterone and
  • Serum PSAs return to normal in patients after TRT
  • Obesity
  • Increased triglycerides
  • Increased glucose
  • Decreased HDL
  • Hypertension
Risk of metabolic syndrome is increased in patients with low testosterone.
Multiple studies have shown the benefits of TRT in treating metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.
  • 5 million men in the US are hypogonadal
  • Only 5% are receiving testosterone replacement therapy
  • Elevated hemoglobin concentrations
  • Prostate and breast cancers are NOT contraindications
  • Decreased testosterone results in decreased libido
  • Decreased testosterone results in decreased spontaneous erection
  • TRT increases the frequency of sexual thoughts and desires
  • TRT increases the response to erotic stimuli
  • TRT increases the frequency of spontaneous moring erections
  • TRT increases the volume of ejaculate
  • TRT increases the frequency of orgasms
Your Complimentary Consultation
Getting to know you

Getting to know you is important to us. Your experience will begin with your consultation. We want to hear about your previous health experiences, your diet, nutrition, and exercise history as well as your thoughts on living a healthier and longer. Getting to know you is the most helpful way to create a treatment plan for you.

Lab Work + Review of Results
Know the problem to identify the solution

Your body will often lose its ability to adequately control normal biologic levels of hormones and electrolytes as we age. Lab work is needed to check for these vital biological components to help us understand how you are aging. Labs can often be performed from or near your home.

Labs and Studies for Low Energy
  • Testosterone
  • Estrogen
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Vitamins and Electrolytes including B Complex, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C
  • Metabolic testing
  • Sleep study referrals
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MedHealth 360 expertise

Dr. Chang or one of the MedHealth 360 practitioners will sit down and explain your results.  We welcome your questions and input. Our patients who are fully engaged and understand the reasons behind their treatment program usually get the best results. We want to work WITH you to get those results!

Build Your MedHealth 360 Program Together
Nutritional Counseling | Individualized Fitness | Hormone Replacement

We believe in integrative medicine which involves coordinating health and nutrition, fitness, managing biological hormones and electrolytes and calming the soul. These are the elements that will be emphasized in the creation of your wellness prescription.

Weekly Support and Buddy System
No man or woman should be an island

Our counselors and staff will help you stay on course with weekly or monthly support sessions where you will get feedback on your weight, metabolic tests, and evaluations on how you are progressing in the programs. 

Maintaining a healthy weight doesn’t come naturally to most patients. Healthy living is a combination of many lifestyle habits that many people never learned. Weekly check-ins are an integral part of establishing accountability and obtaining feedback for your new lifestyle habits.

You begin seeing results
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Our goals are simple.  If you succeed, then we succeed.  Our goal is for you to adopt a healthy lifestyle that is reproducible and easy.  We know that if the program is too complicated, you won’t stay on it.

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