Denver BHRT Doctor Hope R. Engsberg, M.D. of AgeWellMD
Hope R. Engsberg, M.D. at AgeWellMD is a Denver Colorado anti-aging and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy specialist. Dr. Engsberg looks at the big picture when treating her patients, considering the underlying issues for ailments instead of just treating one symptom at a time. Taking a preventative medicine approach, Dr. Engsberg is trained to find the source of a patient’s health concern, and her mission is to focus on helping patients prevent disease and improve their health with the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Doctor Engsberg endeavors to lead patients back to health in a safe, natural, and non-invasive way, using the latest advances in anti-aging and functional medicine. Her philosophy is to use customized and confidential care and educate patients about their health while making them proactive partners in their healing. Successfully treating a vast number of patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy throughout her 30-year medical career, Dr. Engsberg offers solutions to men and women that lead to positive long lasting results.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Women
Hope R. Engsberg, M.D. uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help women overcome the symptoms of menopause, and some of the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement in menopausal women include relief of menopausal symptoms, maintenance of bone density, restoration of sleep patterns, improvements in sex drive and libido, and relief of depression, anxiety, irritability, and mood swings. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has also been used to treat migraine and menstrual headaches and improve vaginal dryness, incontinence, and urinary urgency. Replenishing natural hormones may be highly preventative against breast cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.
In early menopause, symptoms of estrogen deficiency include breast tenderness and hot flashes. As menopause progresses, women are likely to experience sleep disturbances, problems with memory, and low bone density that can put women at risk for osteoporosis. Not having enough natural estrogen also disrupts intimacy with a partner because libido is lower. Women may also not be in the mood for sex due to physical symptoms such as vaginal dryness. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to improve or eliminate menopausal symptoms.
This hormone is necessary to balance estrogen levels and to avoid the many problems associated with estrogen dominance. Common causes of progesterone deficiency include poor nutrition, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and insulin resistance. Symptoms associated with an imbalance of progesterone include insomnia, headaches, weight gain, anxiety, and breast tenderness. Balancing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women avoid the consequences of low progesterone.
The thyroid is a tiny gland in the neck that controls all of the functions of the adrenal system. When the body produces too much or too little thyroid hormone, women may experience weight gain, depression, fatigue, cold sensations, hot flashes, and many other unpleasant symptoms. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can balance thyroid hormone and reduce the signs and symptoms of imbalanced thyroid hormone levels.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Testosterone levels begin to decline in men beginning in their early 30’s, and most men’s hormone levels need to be tested around 45 years of age. Optimal hormone levels in men may have preventative effects for many disease states such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, and metabolic syndrome. Men that have completed a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program with Dr. Engsberg have experienced improvements in symptoms such as low libido, fatigue, muscle atrophy, erectile dysfunction, and energy levels.
Testosterone is the primary hormone in a group of male hormones called androgens. It plays a large role in male sexuality, reproductive health, and bone health. Testosterone production increases as a boy enters puberty and peaks when he is in his early twenties. Unfortunately, it already starts tapering off by the time a man is 30 years old. Although there is considerable variation among men, a one percent decrease in testosterone production every year after age 30 is typical. Restoring testosterone with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men to improve libido, maintain muscle mass, and increase energy levels.
Although it is tiny, the thyroid is one of the most important glands in the human body. It is located directly below the Adam’s apple and cricoid cartilage. In most men, the thyroid weighs less than one ounce. Having a thyroid that is either underactive or overactive can cause hormonal imbalances. Hypothyroidism, which is when the body can’t produce enough of the hormone to meet the body’s needs, is more common. The goal of thyroid hormone replacement therapy is to restore the thyroid to normal functioning. Since the primary function of the thyroid is to maintain metabolism, replacing what the body no longer produces can help to promote weight loss. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can restore balance to the thyroid hormone.
All hormone levels must be in balance in order for optimal levels of health to be achieved, and Dr. Engsberg performs testing on all essential hormone levels in order to determine imbalances. After assessing hormone levels, medical history, personal health goals, and lifestyle habits, Hope Engsberg, M.D. of AgeWellMD in Denver Colorado will develop an individualized treatment plan, incorporating Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, nutrition, and supplements.
Dr. Engsberg offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in the form of pellets because they achieve time-released sustained levels of hormones that would be produced by a normally functioning endocrine system. This form of therapy is the only kind that produces the natural levels of hormones that women and men need. Typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy can result in fluctuating hormone levels which can lead in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient.
After beginning a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, patients will receive continued support through emails and phone calls. Shortly after starting Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Engsberg will follow up with patients through a phone call or email to make sure that patients are on the right track. To learn more about individualized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs, contact Hope R. Engsberg, M.D. at AgeWellMD in Denver Colorado today to schedule a free Bioidentical Hormones consultation!