Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Programs

Chris Pate, M.D. at Biosymmetry Hormone Health is a Wilmington, North Carolina Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor that provides individualized treatment plans for men and women. Offering specialized plans that combine his knowledge of traditional Medicine with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Chris Pate, M.D. provides comprehensive treatment protocols. His specialized protocols have helped countless women to overcome the consequences of perimenopause and menopause, while helping men to reduce the effects of andropause. Wilmington, North Carolina Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Chris Pate, M.D. at Biosymmetry Hormone Health can help women and men of all ages to restore their wellness and vitality.

Perimenopause

Doctor Pate can use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help women that are experiencing perimenopause. Most of us put enormous demands on our body, much more stress than it was designed to handle and don’t give it adequate support. Constant stress is especially harmful. Most women have demanding jobs, run a household, and are parents and caregivers, often for aging parents. Many of these relationships are themselves stressful. All these demands tend to peak in perimenopause.

On the other side of the scale, the support we give our bodies is usually inadequate. The cumulative effect of this lack of support over many years also tends to lead to the consequences of perimenopause. During perimenopause, you will start to experience many of the symptoms that people associate with menopause, such as hot flashes and irregular menstrual periods. This imbalance between demands and support is what gives rise to many symptoms, which include:

  • PMS
  • Hot flashes
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of libido
  • Fibroids

It also puts women at increased risk for impaired thyroid function, systemic inflammation, suppressed immune function, accelerated aging, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and insulin resistance. Chris Pate, M.D. at Biosymmetry Hormone Health has helped numerous women to find relief from the symptoms of perimenopause with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Menopause

Menopause or the change of life affects each woman in a different way. Menopause occurs in most women between the ages of 45 and 55, although some women enter menopause in the thirties. During this time, your ovaries will gradually produce less and less estrogen. The transition into menopause can last as long as 10 years, although the average is 4 years.

Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, and it is a natural biological process, not a medical illness. Just the same, menopause can lead to symptoms that sap you of energy and even cause feelings of sadness and loss. Some of the other symptoms that can occur as a result of menopause include:

  • Sagging skin
  • Sleepless nights
  • Fragile bones
  • Hot flashes
  • Headaches
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Reduced sexual function

Wilmington, North Carolina Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Chris Pate, M.D. at Biosymmetry Hormone Health has helped countless women to rise above the challenges that can occur with menopause.

Andropause

Chris Pate, M.D. has also helped a lot of men to overcome the signs and symptoms of waning hormone levels. Free testosterone levels begin to decline at a rate of 1% per year after age 40. It is estimated that 20% of men aged 60-80 have levels below the lower limit of normal. Men may begin experiencing symptoms in their early to mid-forties.

This decline in hormone levels leads to male andropause, which is a syndrome in aging men that consists of physical, sexual, and physiological changes. Some of the symptoms that can occur during andropause include weakness, fatigue, reduced muscle and bone mass, impaired hematopoiesis, oligospermia, sexual dysfunction, depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, memory impairment, and reduced cognitive function.

Andropause consists of a reduction in the production of more than just one male hormone; however, many men are also suffering from reduced testosterone levels.

Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Decreased mental quickness and sharpness
  • Decreased energy, strength, and endurance
  • Less desire for activity and exercise
  • Night sweats
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Decreased muscle tone
  • Increased body fat
  • Mild to moderate irritability
  • Depression
  • Loss of eagerness and enthusiasm for daily life
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Reduced sexual function

Chris Pate, M.D. at Biosymmetry Hormone Health has used Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help men restore testosterone levels and to improve the symptoms of male andropause.

Chris Pate, M.D. at Biosymmetry Hormone Health is a Wilmington, North Carolina Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor that has helped a multitude of men and women to recover from the consequences of hormonal decline. Customizing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans to fit individual needs, Chris Pate, M.D. never offers one-size-fits-all treatment plans. Combining other therapies with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy allows Chris Pate, M.D. to help his patients obtain highly successful treatment outcomes. His expert programs have allowed a vast number of men and women to regain their health and vitality.

To learn more about obtaining a customized Bioidentical Horomone Replacement Therapy plan, contact Wilmington, North Carolina Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Chris Pate, M.D. at Biosymmetry Hormone Health to schedule a free consultation!