Hormone balance can be influenced by a number of factors in men and women. Fluctuations in hormone levels occur throughout the lifecycle, some are just a natural part of aging while others may be the result of stress, toxic exposures, diet, or unhealthy sleep patterns. It is important to monitor your hormone levels throughout the lifespan and take action early to address imbalances before it affects your health or quality of life.
Achieving hormone balance offers men and women a number of benefits, such as more energy, better sleep, and stabilized moods, but beyond that research has shown that hormone therapy improves overall health by reducing risk of disease.
Late in 2015, the results of the Veterans Database Study found that men who treated low testosterone with testosterone therapy experienced a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, improved mood, sexual health, and improved physical fitness.
Among women, hormone therapy has been heralded as the best treatment for menopause, helping to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms and, most importantly, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as, increased muscle tone, improved libido and overall.
The symptoms of hormone imbalance may vary from person to person and evolve over time. For example, a woman may experience menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes during the early stages of menopause, but she may continue to experience these discomforts for years after menstrual cycle has stopped. Men often experience symptoms on an intermittent basis as testosterone levels begin to decline in his late 20s. Symptoms often become for frequent or compile as a man reaches middle age.
Following lab testing, your provider will review your results to determine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is necessary for you. In some cases, BHRT may not be necessary; however lifestyle and environmental factors may change this need over time, so routine testing, along with a preventive health lifestyle is recommended to keep hormones balanced and maintain optimal health.
Consultation Fee - $595 (includes physical)
Program Fees will vary, based on individual need and will be discussed during your consultation.
Bioidentical hormones are an exact structural replica of the hormones that are naturally produced by the body. The difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones is that, although both are created in labs, synthetic hormones are not identical to the hormones naturally created in your body while bioidentical hormones match human hormones molecule by molecule.
Depending on what your symptoms are and which hormone(s) your body needs, your practitioner may choose to prescribe bioidentical hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones, DHEA, melatonin, or others as needed.
The only way to know if you need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is through specific laboratory testing. There are specific lab panels available to determine if your hormones are imbalanced that we can order for you here at Novus.
As a man, it’s not exactly fun to admit that you don’t have much desire for sex. I thought it might be my thyroid, but my doctor told me I was fine. When I met with Stephanie and told her my issues, she knew it must be hormone related. Sure enough, my tests came back and my testosterone was nearly non-existent. I’ve been on the Novus program for almost 6 months now and I’ve gained almost 20 pounds of muscle, I feel decisive, and definitely have my sex drive back. I wish I met Stephanie 3 years ago. She saved me and my marriage. - Roy F. 30s
I’ve been a health nut my whole life. But the last 15 years, I’ve had this stubborn 10lbs that I couldn’t lose. Stephanie put me on bioidentical hormones and within a week, I felt amazing. I was sleeping better, had more energy and guess what? After a month, I lost those 10 pounds. Woohoo! Thank you, Stephanie! - Margo S. 40s
I’ve always been into fitness, but never could really get the body I wanted. I dieted, exercised like crazy, but never had that hard body definition I craved. Until I met Stephanie, I had no idea that all my hard work was being stunted by having a hormone imbalance. I’m a year into the program now, and I just signed up for my first bodybuilding competition - and I’m in my 40s! I finally have the body I’ve always dreamed of. - Gino L. 40s
I was already working with a doctor on my hormones because I was unhappy with how I felt and looked. I wasn’t seeing any results and a friend referred me to Novus. After my first consultation with Stephanie, I could tell she was far more knowledgeable than my doctor. She adjusted my medications and within a few weeks, everything changes. I’m no longer getting injured in the gym and I finally have 6 pack! So awesome! - Mark D. 40s
I had no idea that my adult acne was being caused by my hormones. People throw that word around so casually, but I don’t think they know what they are talking about. Stephanie got on a program that worked so quickly. I’ve lost weight, my skin is clear and I feel amazing! - Natalie 30s