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Bio-identical Hormone Treatments

By | Hormone Therapy, Treatment, Weight Loss

Bio-Identical Hormone Treatments

When you are younger, your energy for many things can be as abundant as Texas sunshine. As you age, hormonal levels also change, which can lead to not feeling as great as you would like to feel. Bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT) describes the use of hormones that are molecularly identical to hormones naturally produced in the human body. The body recognizes these lab-created hormones – estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone – as though they were naturally occurring and metabolizes them similarly. Though these hormones are synthesized in a laboratory or pharmaceutical plant, they are derived from natural ingredients. We strongly believe in the benefits of this therapy as we have seen the difference that it can make in helping our patients feel more youthful.

Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Bio-identical hormone therapy offers many benefits to both men and women who struggle with hormonal imbalances. Some benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that have been reported include:

For Women

  • Improves ability to build lean muscle
  • Works to increase libido
  • Helps to increase bone mass and prevent osteoporosis
  • Could improve quality of sleep and the function of the immune system
  • Works to enhance overall mood and cognitive function
  • Aids in the reversal of metabolic syndrome

For Men

  • Aids in increasing libido
  • Helps to balance testosterone levels
  • Aids in the reduction of body weight and overall body fat content
  • May decrease insulin resistance
  • May decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome

Who Is a Candidate for Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?

Regardless of age, if you have noticed increased symptoms that may indicate a hormone imbalance that are listed below, you can request a consultation with one of our caring, professional staff members. We recommend that men and women over the age of 40 should receive regular hormone check-ups, and we can initiate this at any of your scheduled appointments for other services.

Candidates for bio-identical hormone therapy include men and women who experience the following conditions:

  • Difficulty sleeping, insomnia or fatigue
  • Difficulty losing weight through diet and exercise
  • Extreme mood swings or changes in mood
  • Sexual dysfunction or decreases in libido
  • Chronic headaches or mental confusion

Call us at 817-427-3700 to schedule your initial blood draw to determine if you are a candidate for this treatment.

Break through Weight Loss Plateaus!

By | Hormone Therapy, Treatment, Weight Loss

It’s a familiar story. You made the resolution to adopt healthier habits with a goal of losing weight, and at first the pounds seemed to fall off. Then suddenly progress slowed down, and the inevitable weight-loss plateau starting rearing its ugly head. It’s understandable to feel frustrated and confused, especially when you feel like you are doing it all correctly. For many, the result is a backslide into old habits and, in turn, weight gain.

“Interestingly, in the beginning of a weight-loss plan, people often lose more weight making fewer changes, like limiting portions and cutting out certain food and beverages,” explains Samantha Tinsley, an Indianapolis-based clinical dietitian. “But once they’ve lost usually around 10% of body weight, that weight loss slows down.”

Since this is an all-too-common phenomenon, experts have devised strategies to help those committed to healthier habits stay devoted even when weight loss levels off. There’s no doubt that if you can stay the course and make the proper adjustments, you will eventually see progress again. Here are six strategies for pushing past that plateau and sticking to your weight-loss plan through thick and thin:

  1. ADD B12 TO YOUR PLAN

It’s no secret that increasing activity levels can help you to reach your wellness goals. While you can add B12 to your diet through meat, fish and dairy products, you can see benefits more quickly if you adopt B12 injections to your wellness plan. With increased energy, your activity levels can reach higher levels, therefore adding to your results. These injections can also assist in increasing metabolism levels, helping you to further reach your wellness goals. Juvia Med Spa offers B12 injections either alone, or part of larger packages so that you can customize how you receive these benefits.

  1. REFRAME GOALS

While weight loss may seem like it’s all about the numbers on the scale, considering the other benefits of adopting a healthier lifestyle can help you push past a plateau.

Ask yourself: What are some of the positive things that are happening in my life based on my weight loss — maybe you got a hug from your kid and they could put their arms all the way around you, or you went on the farthest run you’ve ever done. When you take the time to celebrate those achievements during a plateau, you’re more likely to stay motivated even when the scale isn’t moving.

  1. REASSESS YOUR DIET

Simply reducing portion sizes is often enough to prompt weight loss for many people. At Juvia Med Spa, we offer additional weight loss strategies to help you reach your wellness goals. From medical weight loss to HCG to Sermorelin, the plans and options are there for your customized support. We also offer detailed diet plans, taking the guess work out of what you need to do to reach your goals.

  1. PLAN AHEAD

Setting a course for your week can go a long way in keeping you on track with healthy habits and weight loss. If you anticipate times when you have felt stuck, it will get much easier to get through. Set goals for the week, and plan on how you will reach them. Do you do better in the morning or evenings? How will work or family obligations work with what you need to accomplish?

  1. CHECK YOUR HORMONE LEVELS

As we all age, hormone levels naturally decrease. With the decreased levels, metabolism levels can change. It can be helpful to check your hormone levels through an easy blood test. After checking your levels, you can learn more about how or it Bio-identical hormone therapy might be beneficial. Users who have used Bio-identical hormone therapy have reported increases in energy, improved ability to build muscles and improved metabolism. This service is also offered at Juvia Med Spa, and can be a part of the comprehensive wellness plan.

  1. STAY POSITIVE

For many, it can be demoralizing when weight loss levels off. There’s plenty of evidence out there, however, to suggest that if you can stick with your weight-loss plan, the pounds will come off. This is why remaining positive is so important to keep you on track. Find a support system who can help you to stay positive during the tough times, and focus on how you’re feeling overall since you started this journey.

Risks and Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

By | Hormone Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is used for a variety of reasons. One of the first things that many people think of is menopause symptom relief; however, some types of hormones can be used to treat a sluggish metabolism and aid in weight loss. Others can be used to increase your energy so that you feel and look younger than ever. At Juvia MedSpa, we offer many hormone replacement therapies for many reasons, and all of them carry similar benefits and risks that should be carefully considered.

Benefit #1: Improve your quality of life. 

Hormone replacement therapy, no matter what reason you choose to consider it, can dramatically improve your quality of life. Lose weight, feel younger, and get rid of the painful symptoms of menopause with a simple treatment. Hormone replacement therapy has some really great side effects, like improving your sleep, getting rid of muscle aches, and improving your mood. A variety of studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy can alleviate depressive symptoms.

Risk #1: Synthetic hormones have been linked to increased risk of stroke. 

There is a small increase in the risk of stroke related to the use of synthetic hormone replacements. In almost every conclusive study, these risks were shown to be more related to the dosage amount of the hormone, rather than the hormone itself. Our team of medical doctors will carefully monitor your hormone injections to ensure you are getting the proper dose.

Benefit #2: Lower the risk of colorectal cancer. 

Despite the risk above, the use of hormone replacement therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, in both women and men. A trial performed by the Women’s Health Initiative showed that oral combined hormone replacement therapy demonstrated a reduction in this risk.

Risk #2: Increase risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). 

The type and dose of the hormone therapy definitely changes this risk, but there have been studies that have show that the risk of developing VTE is two to three times higher when taking an oral form of hormone therapies. These risks are also influenced by age, obesity, smoking, and previous cases of VTE, and our staff will take all these factors into consideration when helping you create the right hormone treatment plan. By using transdermal hormones instead, we can avoid this increased risk.

Benefit #3: Reduce your risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and vaginal dryness or sexual dysfunction. 

In all of these areas, hormone replacement therapy has shown vast reductions in the risk associated with each. Our patients, as well as those from other clinics and studies around the country, have stronger bones, better vaginal health, and better cardiovascular health. In fact, taking hormone replacement therapy has shown to reduce the chances of coronary heart disease by 50% if taken within a decade of beginning menopause.

Bonus Benefit #4: Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy does away with nearly all these risks. 

One of the most exciting treatments that we offer at Juvia MedSpa is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. These are all-natural hormones that have been created to perfectly mimic your body’s natural hormones. Thanks to the way these bioidentical hormones are relased into the blood stream and recognized by the body as something it produced, your chances of increased risks typically assocated with hormone therapy are drastically reduced.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Helpful In Weight Loss?

By | Hormone Therapy

By now, millions of people have become aware of the different benefits that might come from the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. For instance, people in their 30s have been encouraged to consider it in order to slow down the signs of aging; even before they begin to arrive or appear. This is because bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a natural way of stabilizing hormone levels, which, when fluctuating and unstable can cause all kinds of unwelcome changes in the body.

Around the age of 40, most adults will have changes in their natural hormone levels. These hormones include estrogen and testosterone. Unfortunately, when such hormones decline, they cause a range of changes throughout the body. As a very simple example, if a man becomes inactive and his testosterone levels decline, it also causes his metabolism to slow. This means he is going to hold more fat on his body and struggle to lose weight.

Of course, weight gain or difficulty losing weight are not the only negative effects. There are mood swings, depression, decreased energy and libido, hair loss and changes in the skin that can include lines, wrinkles and a loss of elasticity. These changes make it very difficult to maintain a good level of energy, a good mood and a healthy body weight. Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used to overcome such challenges and restore you to a sense of youthful vigor and vitality.

What About Weight Loss?

Of course, many of our clients want to know if bioidentical hormone replacement options will help with weight loss, and the simplest answer is “yes”. This is because it is going to provide many complex, but effective benefits. For instance, it increases a process known as lipid oxidation, or quite simply “fat burning”. It is going to also help improve the body’s insulin response, meaning your body will absorb rather than store fat, and burn it as fuel instead of converting it to unwanted pounds.

Additionally, the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help with age-related hypothyroidism, which is yet another way the metabolism slows. This is going to mean you will gain weight easily and struggle to shed unwanted weight – even if you are eating a good diet and exercising regularly. When you reset the metabolism by improving hormonal levels, you boost your body’s ability to shed weight without a tremendous effort on your part. Even better is that regulated hormonal levels ensure you can more easily maintain the weight loss, enjoying a healthier weight over the long term.

Overcome Fatigue to Help Shed Weight

Now, it is also important to remember that hormonal changes cause fatigue and this prevents you from being as active as you would like. This puts your body into a sort of vicious cycle as you gain weight and feel more fatigued. The less active you become, the more your weight changes. The more this occurs, the more unstable your hormones. By regulating hormones and enjoying more energy, it brings this cycle to an end.

We offer two methods of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, including an oral regimen and a hormone pellet therapy that is implanted beneath the skin. Our board-certified experts can consult with you about the right choices.

Are you ready to find out if bioidentical hormone therapy can help you shed unwanted pounds? If so, get in touch with us at Juvia Med Spa at 817-427-3700 to schedule a free consultation.

What Are Long Term Effects of Hormone Therapy?

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There are numerous reasons to consider hormone replacement therapy. Perhaps you’ve been trying to lose weight but you just can’t seem to shed even a pound. Maybe you’re looking for something to help your relationship with your spouse get its spark back. Or you’re in search of a cure for perimenopausal symptoms. Hormone therapy can help with any and all of these issues, but a lot of our patients have asked us about the long-term effects of taking hormone replacements. Let’s explore some of the things you might experience with this type of treatment.

Reduced Risk of Osteoporosis

One of the most beneficial long-term effects of hormone therapy is a significantly reduced risk for osteoporosis. This is an especially important factor for women, as women are more likely to lose bone mass as they age. With hormone therapy, that bone loss is greatly reduced (or reversed entirely), and the risk of osteoporosis goes down by a lot. Women taking hormone replacements are less likely to suffer from broken hips and other broken bones, even in advancing years.

Reduced Instances of Cardiovascular Disease

Patients who take hormone replacements over a longer period of time are also at a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease. This occurs for a number of reasons. For example, hormone therapy helps patient regulate their weight, so they are less likely to have cardiovascular problems related to their weight. At the same time, hormone therapy has also been linked with lower LDL cholesterol levels and higher LDL cholesterol levels, which can improve cardiovascular health, as well.

Looking Younger for Years to Come

While perhaps not as important as preventing osteoporosis or improving cardiovascular health, hormone therapy has also been linked with increased collagen production. When your body produces more collagen, your skin will be suppler, and it will heal and return to its normal shape more easily after being stretched or injured. Thus, you’ll see fewer lines and wrinkles, and less sagging skin with hormone therapy.

Reduced Menopausal Symptoms

Every woman experiences menopause differently. Some have hot or cold flashes, while others experience intensified migraine symptoms. Still others will have an entirely different set of symptoms. These symptoms all occur because, during menopause, women’s bodies stop producing hormones at the rate they once did. By taking hormone replacements, women can avoid most (if not all) of the symptoms of menopause as they continue to feel young and vibrant for years to come.

Reduction in Certain Cancer Risks

Conclusive research is still needed, but there is a correlation between the use of hormone replacement therapy and reduction in risk for certain types of cancer. One of the most common cancers with a potentially reduced risk when patients use hormone replacement therapy is colorectal cancer.

These are just a few of the long-term effects of hormone therapy. As you can see, they are all beneficial, and some of them could even greatly increase your chances of living a long and healthy life with fewer medical problems and complications along the way.

Would you like to learn more about hormone therapy and how it might help you look and feel younger, more energetic, and healthier than you have in years? Call us at Juvia Med Spa today at 817-427-3700, and we will be happy to schedule your free consultation.

Make Your Hormone Replacement Therapy Easier With Juvia Med Spa

By | Hormone Therapy

As we get older, our bodies stop producing hormones at the same rate that they once did. Everyone experiences this slow-down in a slightly different way, though. Some people get imbalances in their thyroid hormones, which cause unexpected weight gain. Others stop producing the same levels of sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone) that they once did, resulting in symptoms like depression, lack of libido, fat gain, and/or muscle loss. Fortunately, though, you can get hormone replacement therapy at Juvia Med Spa, and the whole process can be much easier than it would be if you were going to individual specialists for different issues.

Bioidentical Hormones Work Better

First of all, we offer bioidentical hormones because they are exactly like the hormones that your body produces naturally. Thus, your body will be able to use them more efficiently and easily than synthetic hormones, and you’ll get better, faster results once you start hormone replacement therapy with us.

Hormone Pellet Therapy Makes Life Easier

Next, many of our patients have chosen Juvia Med Spa for their hormone replacement therapy because we offer hormone pellet therapy. Most patients report that the biggest problem with hormone therapy is remembering to take a pill at the same time (and sometimes multiple times) each day. With hormone pellet therapy, you don’t have to remember to take anything.

How does that work? With this kind of hormone replacement therapy, a pellet is injected under your skin, and it slowly releases the hormones you need over time into your body. When you take a pill, all of the hormones are released at once, and they flood through your system. With pellet therapy, you only get exactly the dose you need, and you get it throughout the day, so you don’t have any dips or spikes.

At Juvia Med Spa we are a proud Biote provider in Southlake, Keller, Colleyville, Fort Worth, and all surrounding cities. That means that any of our patients can get the best hormone pellet therapy from us, making your life easier and giving you the very finest treatment possible.

Get Your Lab Work and Hormone Therapy in the Same Place

Not only can you get hormone pellet therapy from Juvia Med Spa, but many of our patients have also chosen us because you can come to us to have your blood work and lab work performed, and then we can administer your hormone therapy, as well, all in a comfortable and luxurious wellness center environment.

Our patients love the personal time and attention they get from our friendly and knowledgeable staff here at Juvia Med Spa. And, when you come to us, you can rest assured that all of our testing, treatments, and procedures are overseen by our board certified medical director. You are always in safe, caring hands when you visit us at Juvia Med Spa, so call us today at 817-427-3700 to schedule your free consultation. We are standing by to help you look and feel younger and healthier than ever.

Why Has Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Become So Popular?

By | Hormone Therapy

A lot of our patients have been asking about bioidentical hormone therapy lately. Specifically, they want to know what it is, how it differs from traditional hormone therapy, and why so many people are so excited about it. Before we get to why more and more people are choosing bioidentical hormone therapy, let’s start by answering the first two questions.

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

As you get older, your thyroid gland can become less active and produce fewer T3 and T4 hormones, which can cause your metabolism to slow down, along with a number of other issues. Because your body’s hormones are out of balance, it won’t have enough T3 and T4 hormones to properly metabolize the foods you eat, which can lead to weight gain, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, fatigue, exhaustion, and worse.

Hormone replacement therapy simply means you’ll be prescribed supplemental hormones in the form of pills that you’ll take regularly to replace your T3 and T4 hormones. Traditionally, these hormones were synthesized and were not exactly identical to the ones your body produced when you were younger.

While traditional, synthetic hormone replacement therapy works well enough for a lot of patients, it is not as effective as bioidentical hormone therapy because bioidentical hormones are exactly identical to the ones your body produces naturally. Thus, they work better with your system and will help you metabolize foods better while giving you more energy and addressing any other symptoms you’ve suffered from due to a hormone imbalance.

Winning the War Against Aging

For aging men and women, bioidentical hormone therapy is also available to replace waning levels of sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Men who have lower testosterone levels not only suffer from decreased libidos, but they may also experience fat gain, muscle loss, depression, and fatigue or exhaustion, as well. Women who have decreased estrogen and progesterone levels suffer from similar symptoms and may have worse symptoms throughout menopause, as well as a higher incidence of osteoporosis (brittle bones) after menopause.

Simply starting bioidentical hormone replacement therapy by taking the same hormones that your body would ordinarily produce on its own can almost immediately reduce and even reverse these symptoms. If you want to look and feel younger than you have in years, you might want to consider bioidentical hormones.

Why Are So Many People Going With Bioidentical Hormones?

Basically, whether you have an imbalance of thyroid hormones or sex hormones, you want the best treatment to help you feel as young and vibrant as possible, right? Well, because they are all natural and made to be identical to your body’s hormones, these bioidentical hormones are more effective than synthetic hormones. Some evidence shows that they may also be safer and healthier for extended use, too.

Basically, if you want to look and feel younger than you have in years, bioidentical hormones give you a means to lose weight more easily, be more energetic, and get your libido back, too. After just a short time taking these hormones, our patients report that they no longer feel sluggish in the mornings and that they have the energy they need to really take on the day. To find out if bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you, call us at Juvia Med Spa today at 817-427-3700 for a free consultation.

3 Ways to Lose Holiday Weight in 30 Days or Less

By | Hormone Therapy, Treatment, Weight Loss

Everyone loves the holidays, but no one loves the seemingly inevitable weight gain that comes with them. If you’re afraid to step on the scale after New Year’s Day, you’re not alone, but fortunately losing the weight you gained from all of those big family dinners and holiday treats actually isn’t as hard as you might think. In fact, you can do it in less than a month with a little bit of help from a medical weight loss center and a few healthy habits. Plus, if you keep these healthy habits up, you’ll not only lose this year’s holiday weight, but you might also avoid gaining weight next holiday season, as well.

Start Every Day Right With a Healthy Breakfast

Instead of going for a sugary bowl of cereal or skipping breakfast in favor of a cup of coffee, start your day with a healthy meal to really get your engine running right. In addition to your coffee, drink a glass of water, and make yourself a plate of eggs or something else that’s high in protein and other nutrients. Add fresh fruits or vegetables for good carbs, and you’ll be on your way.

Sneak More Exercise Into Your Day

When you arrive at work or the store, do you always park right out front? Instead of searching for that coveted spot right next to the door, park as far away from the building as possible. This will automatically add just a little bit more activity to your day, which will help you burn more calories. You can also take periodic breaks throughout the day to stretch your legs or take a quick walk. Think about a few different ways that you can add a little bit of light movement to each day, and it’ll add up faster than you know to burn those holiday calories.

Get Checked Out for Medical Problems That Could Be Affecting Your Weight Loss

Finally, you may be having difficulty losing weight because a gluten allergy or some other problem is affecting your gut’s functions. By visiting a medical weight loss center, you can get allergy testing and other lab tests to find out if you have any special dietary needs or if you need hormone replacement therapy to assist your metabolism.

Wellness Center Visits Becoming Popular as People Now Value Quality of Life More Than Quantity

By | Hormone Therapy

Fifty years ago, the average life expectancy of a person living in the United States was a little over 70 years. Today we’ve increased that to over 78. Previous generations might have been impressed with the fact that we’ve increased our life spans by over 5% in a historically short amount of time. However, today people aren’t just interested in living longer – they’re interested in living better.

As a result, we’re seeing a significant increase in the popularity of wellness centers and medical spas in Texas and all over the US. Why? Because taking care of yourself is a great way to ensure a happy, healthy, and active retirement. Here are just a few of the ways you can improve the quality of your life with a visit to a wellness center.

Balanced Hormones Mean Better Quality of Life

As you get older, your body will not produce hormones at the same rate it did when you were younger. This can result in a number of unpleasant symptoms and side effects, including but not limited to:

  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Lethargy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hair loss

 

These can rob you of the energy or will to exercise and eat a balanced diet, which will then add to your health problems and discomfort. Fortunately, though, with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can get the proper doses of hormones that your body needs to feel younger and more vibrant again.

Medical Weight Loss Management

Whether you’ve struggled with weight loss your whole life or you’ve recently put on weight due to a hormone imbalance, the right wellness center can help you with a medical weight loss management program that’s right for your needs and goals. Medical weight loss is more involved (and a lot easier) than programs that simply require you to restrict caloric intake or only eat specific quantities of certain macronutrients.

And, when you come to us at Juvia Med Spa, you can rest assured that all treatments are overseen by our board-certified medical director. We keep your safety and health in mind with all of our treatments, therapies, and procedures.

The Better You Look, the Better You’ll Feel

And, while looks aren’t everything, there is some truth to the old saying, “When you look good, you feel good.” In addition to numerous wellness treatments, including hormone therapy, medical weight loss, allergy testing and treatment, and others, we can also help you feel better when you look in the mirror. With facial rejuvenation, skin and body contouring, and other aesthetic treatments, we give our patients a new feeling of vitality and energy when they look in the mirror and see a younger, fresher face looking back at them.

These are just a few of the reasons that our patients come to us and why more and more Americans are choosing to visit wellness centers in Texas and across the United States. We offer a wide variety of treatments and procedures to help you look and feel younger and healthier, so why not find out more about how we can help you today? Give us a call at Juvia Med Spa at 817-427-3700 to schedule a free consultation and skin analysis. We can’t wait to help you feel younger than you have in years!