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We have recently been sharing some conversations we've had with our Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy patients, and we loved this story shared by one of the hundreds of men that we treat per year:

Joseph is in his mid 50's, he has always prided himself in being one of the most fit guys around since back in his high school hockey days. Over the past few years that we've been treating Joseph, he has shared some of the best stories about his evening hockey team (for older guys who are still trying to keep their game on)! He has used this activity to keep himself in better shape than most, but found that even though he was still looking fit, his body composition was changing. He went from a hard lean muscle type of body to a softer body type with a layer of fat he never had over his arms, legs and worse, his mid-section. Actually, according to him, his "low point" was when his arms started to shrink (according to him)! A few of his buddies poked and prodded at him, finally getting the opportunity to welcome him to the "aging club".

Joseph noticed a decrease in energy and difficulty sleeping through the night, even though he was exercising through his continued sports league. He had had enough! His buddies spoke of low-T and low libido, as well as performance issues and turning to the "magic blue pill" when it came to intimacy. Joseph never needed it, so he was still "doing better than most" as he said. But the day he decided to come see us at Balance Found, to discuss what now was the breaking point for him, was when he noticed inconsistency with his sexual performance. It hit him like a ton of bricks. His wife was sure it was the fact that he "plays too rough" for his age, and was probably tired (like she was all the time). Joseph started researching, and thankfully his chiropractor mentioned the safe and natural way to replenish his testosterone. He searched who had the best reviews online, and that is how he found us!

Joseph is several years into his pellet therapy, and we still look forward to seeing him every six months for his refill. His stories are still great, but what we love most about him is the enthusiasm he has for life, his energy, and his passion for his sports and his wife. "Thanks to BHRT", Joseph says he feels as young as he looks (and acts)!

Give us a call to see if your testosterone is low and if we can help you get back in the game! We have been helping men (and women) for over 8 years now. And, by the way, Joseph's wife is no longer "always tired" as she started the pellet treatment this year and now plays tennis 3 days per week, something she had given up years ago.

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One of the best parts of getting to work with our patients is learning their story, and journey, regarding aging. Hearing about how they discovered Balance Found, or what led them to try Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is so interesting we thought we’d share a recent conversation at our practice.

Samantha started showing symptoms last year, with terrible bouts of joint pain. First it was her shoulder, she would wake with terrible pain in the morning. Then her hip, then her knee. It seems to sort of move around…and overall, make things difficult in her day-to-day life. Normal tasks like carrying grocery bags, lifting her dog in and out of her car, walking on a treadmill, all hurt.

“The 20 pounds of weight I’ve put on during this lockdown made it worse. The pain is making it hard to stay active. And that’s not all...I have no energy. Sometimes I can have 3 cans of energy drinks or coffee and I’m still absolutely exhausted! I saw my family doctor, then my chiropractor, also adding in a nutritionist. Nothing seemed to help, although I loved all their ideas. It never dawned on me that all this joint pain was coming from menopause and lack of estrogen!” Many women think that weight gain and other symptoms like bloating, hot flashes and joint pain during menopause are normal and can’t be stopped. But here’s the truth, there are several things that happen during menopause that can be fixed. 1) A drop in estrogen levels. Estrogen helps to regulate metabolism, weight and reduce inflammation. 2) Inflammation. A drop in estrogen can also cause higher inflammation levels. 3) A drop in Testosterone levels – yes, women have testosterone too. Not only a lack of energy and joint pain come from this, but brain fog, irritability, low libido and depression are all symptoms of low testosterone due to menopause as well.

We are so glad that Samantha decided to Google her symptoms and discover Balance Found! She is on her 3rd pellet treatment and feels as good as she did in her 30’s! Just read our Google reviews to see how many more patients are beyond happy they discovered BHRT at Balance Found. We look forward to seeing you next!

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Updated: Feb 1, 2021

As many women come to find, as we age, something changes with our bodies and our "moisture". Estrogen is a hormone that is important for sexual and reproductive development. It is most known for, and is often called the female sex hormone. The term "estrogen" refers to estrone, estradiol (primarily in women of reproductive age) and estriol.

Why is Estrogen so important?

Estrogen is important to women from very early ages, as it helps control the menstrual cycle. Once women become of child bearing age, it is very important again, as it manages women's reproductive systems. Estrogen also has other functions: It keeps cholesterol in control, protects bone health for both women and men, and helps our skin heal from bruising.

How does Estrogen make you feel?

Some of estrogen's positive effects include: Increasing serotonin receptors in the brain, which makes us feel great and sleep great, and changing our endorphins, which are the "feel-good" chemicals in the brain.

How does estrogen benefit the reproductive system?

  • Ovaries: Estrogen helps stimulate the growth of the egg follicle.

  • Vagina: In the vagina, estrogen maintains the thickness of the vaginal wall and promotes lubrication.

  • Uterus: Estrogen enhances and maintains the mucous membrane that lines the uterus.

How do we know if our Estrogen is too low?

What symptoms may women experience if Estrogen levels are too high?

  • Bloating

  • Swelling and tenderness in your breasts

  • Fibrocystic lumps in your breasts

  • Decreased sex drive

  • Irregular menstrual periods

  • Increased symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

  • Mood swings

  • Headaches

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please give us a call at (215) 595-2440.

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