Estrogen Treatment

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Many women find that estrogen replacement therapy, when combined with progesterone (and, in many cases, testosterone) can reduce or eliminate a variety of symptoms associated with various illnesses.  The most common reason that women come to our clinic seeking estrogen replacement therapy is that they are suffering from the symptoms of menopause or perimenopause.

When we recommend estrogen replacement therapy, progesterone therapy, or testosterone therapy to our female patients, we don’t focus solely on reaching predefined levels of hormones.  Instead, we work to bring those levels back into balance. We also target improvement of symptoms as a goal of therapy. Every person has different levels of hormones in their body, just as every person has a different fingerprint.

Estrogen Treatment Protocol

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Estrogen therapy is safe when Bio-identical estrogen is used.  We only use Bio-Identical Estrogen.  Synthetic hormones can cause serious side effects like breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke.  Prescribing estrogen without progesterone is dangerous. We always prescribe these hormones together. We also include measures to balance other vital hormones like DHEA, testosterone, thyroid, and cortisol.  You need more than one type of estrogen. We use a compounding pharmacy to create a bi-est formula containing estradiol and estriol. This delivers a gentler, safer, more effective therapy.  The safest and most effective way to take estrogen is topically.  Very small changes in dosage can make a big difference in how you feel. We personalize your dosages based on your lab tests and your symptoms.  Your estrogen therapy will include routine monitoring via lab testing to ensure that your hormones are in balance and your symptoms are alleviated.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Women

TRT for Women

Testosterone is best known as an essential male sex hormone, but it’s more nuanced than its reputation suggests.  A woman’s ovaries and adrenal glands produce about 20 times less testosterone than a man’s testes. Yet from bone health to fertility, testosterone influences female health just as much as estrogen and progesterone. It’s the preconceived notions about testosterone that lead most of us to fear testosterone therapy for women rather than embrace it.  The truth is that testosterone works intricately with other hormones in the female body to create a strong and powerful core infrastructure. The benefits of testosterone aren’t merely frills like decor and artwork; they’re the foundation and frame of the body you call home.

 

Testosterone... Not just for Men

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Women

Testosterone is best known as an essential male sex hormone, but it’s more nuanced than its reputation suggests.  A woman’s ovaries and adrenal glands produce about 20 times less testosterone than a man’s testes. Yet from bone health to fertility, testosterone influences female health just as much as estrogen and progesterone. It’s the preconceived notions about testosterone that lead most of us to fear testosterone therapy for women rather than embrace it.  The truth is that testosterone works intricately with other hormones in the female body to create a strong and powerful core infrastructure. The benefits of testosterone aren’t merely frills like decor and artwork; they’re the foundation and frame of the body you call home.

 

Are you Experiencing Low Testosterone Symptoms?

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Although it is far less common it is still possible to suffer from low testosterone levels as a woman especially if there is a physical problem.  A diagnosis of low testosterone is suspected if these are “yes” answers.  However, the diagnosis of low testosterone is determined by the measurement of testosterone in the body – a simple blood test. It’s important that we perform blood tests to establish your hormone level baseline readings and to understand where the source of the problem is. If you believe you are suffering from either high or low testosterone levels then please get in touch with our office today.

  1. Do you have a decrease in sex drive?
  2. Our you experiencing fertility issues?
  3. Do you have a lack of energy?
  4. Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
  5. Have you lost height?
  6. Have you noticed a decreased enjoyment of life?
  7. Are you sad and/or grumpy?
  8. Are you falling asleep after dinner?
  9. Has your work performance deteriorated recently?

How Treatment Works

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Health Assessment

During the initial visit, which takes less than an hour, you will complete a comprehensive, women’s health assessment. Blood for labs will be drawn, and take and measure other vitals.

Personalized Plan

On the second visit, you will meet with Dr. Tack to discuss your lab results, health assessment, and goals to create a personalized treatment plan. This also takes less than an hour.

Treatment Regimen

The treatment regimen is based on your individual needs. Patients typically utilize at home treatments in conjunction with other hormone medications.

Optimization

Once your treatment plan is underway, Dr. Tack will stay up-to-date on your progress through feedback from you, regular labs, and leading-edge technology that optimizes treatments to maximize your health and wellness.

Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Estrogen & Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Women

Build More Muscle Mass & Decrease Fat

Since testosterone is key for building muscle in the body, low testosterone can cause loss of muscle mass and an increase in fat gain.  More Testosterone encourages muscle growth while Muscle tissue burns calories at a higher rate than fat tissue. 

Increase Strength and Power with TRT for Women

For Women with low testosterone, studies show that treatment can decrease fat mass and increase muscle size and strength. It’s likely you’ll see the most benefits when you combine (trt) testosterone replacement therapy with strength training and exercise.

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Enhance your Sexual Health and Increase Libido

If you are experiencing a low sex drive, it could be because of low testosterone or an imbalance in your hormones. This can have a ripple effect in your life that is less than pleasant, so if you are experiencing this side effect, it’s best that you address it sooner rather than later.

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Increase Motivation and Overall Mood

“Low T” or Low testosterone can result in a number of mood changes. Hormonal imbalances are often to blame for depression, anxiety, and other mood issues. Fatigue caused by low testosterone can also add to these issues.  Hormone Replacement therapy at Gurnee Andropause is the solution.

Improve Mental Clarity and the Ability to Focus

Studies have shown that women who take testosterone tend to experience an increase in memory. Testosterone affects many physical processes – focus, clarity, and memory are no exception. Life issues (sex and relationships) caused by low testosterone can also play a role in the struggle to focus.

Boost Energy & Endurance while Reducing Fatigue

Low testosterone can result in a lack of energy. If you find that you’re feeling sleepy for much of the day, even after you’ve had a good night of rest, there’s a high chance that a hormonal imbalance is to blame. Many patients find that their energy levels soar after they begin testosterone therapy.

Healthier Heart & Blood

A healthy heart pumps blood to the rest of the body, providing muscles and organs with the oxygen needed for peak performance. Testosterone helps red blood cell production through the bone marrow. Low testosterone levels are linked to a variety of cardiovascular risks.

Strengthen Bones & Joints

Testosterone plays a huge role in bone mineral density. Bone density decreases as men age and testosterone levels drop. This raises the risk of weak bones and osteoporosis. Strong bones help support your muscles and internal organs, which can boost athletic performance.

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Fertility

Hormone imbalance is a fairly common thing, and many people often go undiagnosed. Those that are able to diagnose low testosterone or hormone imbalance while experiencing fertility issues, however, find themselves living much more pleasant lives without the trouble of the side effects that come along with testosterone imbalance.

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Call Us Today and Improve your Quality of Life with the help of Dr. Paul C. Tack at Gurnee Andropause

Whether we like it or not, age can take its toll on energy levels, weight, body composition, and libido.

But that doesn’t mean it’s the end of your story. You can fight back and win!

If you’ve been feeling like your energy and vitality just isn’t what it used to be, or your body feels like it’s not working like it should, we can help!

Take the next step by contacting our office today at 847.672.4284 to schedule an appointment.

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Hours

Monday:  11:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesday:  8:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday:  11:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday:  8:00am - 3:00pm

Friday:  8:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday:  Closed

Sunday:  Closed

Directions

Gurnee Andropause (Dr. Paul C. Tack - Center for Internal Medicine) is located in Gurnee, IL, just behind Six Flags Great America. From the 294, go East on Grand Ave. (Route 132) to the 3rd stoplight, turn right on Riverside Drive. Our office is located on the East side of the street in the Windsor Court Office Park.

Dr. Paul C. Tack has been passionately serving Lake County, Illinois for over 15 years. As a Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Medical Weight Loss Physician, Dr. Tack serves patients from the communities of Antioch, Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Deer Park, Deerfield, Evanston, Fox Lake, Fox River Grove, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Glencoe, Glenview, Gurnee, Hainesville, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Highland Park, Indian Creek, Island Lake, Kenilworth, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lakemoor, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Barrington, North Chicago, Northbrook, Northfield, Old Mill Creek, Park City, Park Ridge, Port Barrington, Riverwoods, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Schaumburg, Skokie, Third Lake, Tower Lakes, Vernon Hills, Volo, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Waukegan, Wheeling, Wilmette, Winnetka, Winthrop Harbor, Zion and surrounding areas.