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Hair Loss

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Introduction

Hair loss can affect just your scalp or your entire body. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications. Anyone can experience hair loss, but it’s more common in men.

Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness. Some people prefer to let their hair loss run its course untreated and unhidden. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the treatments available to prevent further hair loss and to restore growth.

Most people lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair each day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. On the days when hair is washed, people can lose up to 250 strands. But don’t avoid washing in an attempt to keep the hair, as it will fall out eventually, anyway.

Before pursuing hair loss treatment, talk with your doctor about the cause of your hair loss and treatment options.
At Med-Health 360, we have many treatment options for hair loss including hormone replacement therapy, protein rich plasma growth factor stimulation, medications such as rogaine and propecia, and hair transplantatio

Causes of Hair Loss

  • Increased sensitivity of hair follicles to DHA
  • Low thyroid
  • Stress
  • High blood pressure
  • PCOS

Available Treatment Options for Hair Loss

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • PRP plasma rich protein growth factor enhancement
  • Medications such as Rogaine and Propecea
  • Hair transplantation
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Hormone Replacement Therapy

HRT can help with:

  • Symptoms of Menopause
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hair Loss
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Irritability

How Does The Program Work?

Complimentary Consultation

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Personalized Programs

Personalized programs and dosing is based on your labs and medical history

Pellet Insertion and Supplements

Pellet insertion is 5 minute procedure with no downtime

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Treatment For Hair Loss

Minoxidil – Rogaine
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is a topical medication applied to the scalp. Minoxidil slows hair loss for some men and stimulates the hair follicles to grow new hair. Minoxidil takes four months to one year to produce visible results. Hair loss often happens again when you stop taking the medication.

Anti-androgens
Androgens include testosterone and other “male” hormones, which can accelerate hair loss in women. Some women who don’t respond to minoxidil may benefit from the addition of the anti-androgen drug spironolactone (Aldactone) for treatment of androgenic alopecia. This is especially true for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) because they tend to make excess androgens. Doctors will usually prescribe spironolactone together with an oral contraceptive for women of reproductive age. (A woman taking one of these drugs should not become pregnant because they can cause genital abnormalities in a male fetus.) Possible side effects include weight gain, loss of libido, depression, and fatigue.

Iron supplements
Iron deficiency could be a cause of hair loss in some women . Your doctor may test your blood iron level, particularly if you’re a vegetarian, have a history of anemia, or have heavy menstrual bleeding. If you do have iron deficiency, you will need to take a supplement and it may stop your hair loss. However, if your iron level is normal, taking extra iron will only cause side effects, such as stomach upset and constipation.

Why Replace Estrogen?

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.

Estrogen replacement therapy has been somewhat controversial because of the risks that are associated with taking ERT. Some studies show there is a slight increase in stroke risk, breast cancer, blood clots and side effects such as swollen breasts, headache and nausea. But there are plenty of positives to taking estrogen replacement therapies – it can lower your risk of osteoporosis and help with the unpleasant symptoms of menopause.

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. 

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. 

The Benefits of Bioidentical Estrogen vs Traditional Estrogen Replacement

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?

There are risks in taking any form of hormonal therapy replacements, both bioidentical and more traditional versions. It can increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, gallbladder disease and certain evidence has suggested an increased risk of breast cancer. 

These are the risks for estrogen in general and the risks exist whether a woman undergoes hormone replacement or not.  HRT has been connected to an increased risk for certain types of cancers, especially breast cancer. The studies that discovered a link between HRT and breast cancer refer to women being treated with synthetic HRT, not bioidentical HRT.  However, there are no studies that show that bioidentical HRT is any safer than synthetic HRT. The risk of breast cancer increases the longer a woman engages in any type of HRT, and the risk decreases once HRT is stopped. That is why it is important to undertake any hormone replacement therapy only on the advice of a qualified doctor. The advice is generally use in small doses and for the shortest amount of time possible

Functions of Estrogen
  • Insulin Levels
  • Metabolism
  • Weight Gain or Loss
  • Sleep
  • Energy Levels
  • Sex Drive
  • Mood
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Memory
  • Hair Loss
Symptoms of Low Estrogen
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Memory Loss
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Muscle Loss
  • Irritability
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hair Loss
  • Osteoporosis
Benefits of Estrogen
  • 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
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones
  • Identical in structure to natural human estrogen
  • They are extracted from plants like soy and yams
  • There are fewer side effects than traditional traditional estrogens used
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved memory
  • Enhanced sexual libido
  • Decreased depression and anxiety
  • An improved sense of well-being
  • Fewer night sweats and hot flashes
  • Can prevent Type 2 Diabetes
  • Can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s
  • Reduced body fat

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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 Med-Health360 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!

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