Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Integrative Rheumatology of Westchester-Providing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement and Anti-Aging Therapies

Serving Westchester County, Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Connecticut and surrounding areas

Are you eager to restore normal hormonal levels and ease hormonal imbalance symptoms. Dr. David Lans is a well-known hormone doctor specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and integrative medicine. Clarify if your hormone symptoms are caused by low testosterone or high testosterone levels, progesterone insufficiencies, or estrogen deviations.

Regardless if you are living with symptoms of aging or more recognized conditions such as menopause, hypothyroidism, perimenopause, andropause, or adrenal fatigue, Dr. David Lans, Medical Director of Integrative Rheumatology of Westchester, will provide you with a hormone treatment plan that is designed solely for you.

To Begin With … What Are Hormones?

The human body has in excess of a trillion cells that depend heavily on a delicate balance of hormones to help carry out an array of functions. Hormones operate similarly to a chemical messenger in the body. When these messengers become damaged, cellular function crashes and your body’s systems is no longer able to perform as it should. Many of the symptoms connected with hormone imbalance are due to problems at the cellular level.

These issues can affect every task of your body, including the influence of your sleep/wake cycle, management of different moods, and even adjustment of body temperaturejust to name a few. Essentially, your hormones keep everything in check. Moreover, so, even if one hormone falls out of balance; the entire system can deteriorate, and you begin to encounter the common symptoms of aging, such as weight gain, low libido, hair loss, lack of energy, and fatigue.

With the assistance of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy from Integrative Rheumatology of Westchester, you can receive an accurate evaluation of your hormone levels using forward-thinking hormone testing techniques. Moreover, you are given a personalized hormone treatment plan based on your lab values, lifestyle, symptoms, medical history, and how your life has changed since your symptoms began.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) vs. Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

You may have read some destructive press regarding conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT). These negative reports are due to artificial hormone substitutes, such as estradiol, progestin, methyl, and nandrolone. These hormones gained attractiveness, and then their harmful effects came to light. Conventional hormone replacement therapy is founded on the practice of prescribing synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones are non-natural, manufactured hormones. Since these hormones are patented, treatment is comparable for all patients and not adjusted to meet their specific needs. Adverse side effects of artificial hormones include an increased risk of breast cancer and heart disease. Thankfully, a much safer alternative exists.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy focuses on bioidentical hormones, which are natural hormones derived from plant extracts and are constructed to have an identical molecular structure as biological hormones produced by the body.

This identical structure confirms that bioidentical hormones will mend to the body’s receptors, establishing the same practical sequence as endogenous hormones, creating remarkable hormone treatment outcomes, and curtailing the risk of side effects.

Choosing a more organic hormone regimen such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy – in comparison to a synthetic hormone replacement therapy – gives patients an overall heightened bioidentical hormone experience without displeasing reactions and only mild side effects. Some of the key advantages of using bioidentical hormones include:

  • Improved muscle mass and strength*
  • Boosted cognitive function*
  • Enhanced lipid levels*
  • Strengthened stamina*
  • Reduction in hot flashes and vaginal dryness*
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis*
  • Restoration of bone strength*
  • Relief from sleeplessness*

What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?

While in search of optimal hormone levels, natural hormone levels can become unstable due to toxic exposures, the aging process, or a health disorder. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a well-designed solution for replacing hormones that the body is unable to generate on its own.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Women who are experiencing perimenopause, menopause or post-menopause commonly experience a host of uncomfortable symptoms linked with hormone imbalance. Throughout these trying transitions, levels can vary considerably resulting in high testosterone in women (in addition to low testosterone in women!), progesterone deficits, estrogen dominance, adrenal insufficiencies, and thyroid symptoms in women can manifest also. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can restore natural hormone balance and women can anticipate some very constructive and noteworthy benefits as:

  • Relief from menopausal symptoms*
  • Decreased hot flashes*
  • Improved libido*
  • Boosted brain function*
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis*
  • Enriched skin and muscle tone*

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Symptoms of hormone imbalance in men often come to light slowly and are categorized as signs of aging. The most widespread form of hormone deficiency is low testosterone in men. Symptoms of low testosterone in men can look like hair loss, fatigue, low libido, and muscle loss. Signs of low testosterone in men commence around midlife, depleting men of liveliness and harming health. Men are primarily distressed by drops in testosterone as a result of the aging process, but men can also experience correlated symptoms due to fluctuations in thyroid and adrenal hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy grants men with an opportunity to repair natural hormone levels and relish in health and quality of life benefits, such as:

  • Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke*
  • Enhanced sexual desire*
  • Increased muscle strength and lean muscle*
  • Stronger focus and concentration*
  • Stabilized moods*
  • Lessened body fat*

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Patients have described substantial improvements in their wellbeing and quality of life succeeding bioidentical hormone replacement treatment. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy focuses on a number of particular conditions related to growing older such as perimenopause, menopause, andropause, and the accompanying signs of hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, fatigue, and depression. Both men and women coping with various forms of hormone imbalance like hypothyroidism, anxiety, mood swings, and hair loss, benefit most of all from a comprehensive treatment plan created by a hormone doctor exclusively trained in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy procedures.

Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy

The most beneficial way to take delivery of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is by means of pellet therapy. Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy includes the insertion of natural hormone pellets under the skin into the soft fatty tissue through a minimally invasive, short in-office procedure. Bioidentical hormone pellets are close to the size of a grain of rice and made with bioidentical estrogen and/or testosterone, and a natural cholesterol binder. Hormone pellets are classically implanted below the beltline in the upper buttocks. Pellets are crafted with a particular density and firmness, so they dissolve approximately over a 3 to 4-month timeframe, progressively. As the pellets dissolve, bioidentical hormones are absorbed into the body through a steady dose, in a way that carefully impersonates the body’s innate release of hormones.

Other bioidentical hormone methods like hormone gels, creams, pills, or patches, cannot compare to the effectiveness of hormone pellet therapy for management of symptoms related to menopause and andropause, weight gain, low libido, fatigue, and many other symptoms triggered by hormonal imbalance. Even though there are many intricacies in managing hormone therapy, pellet therapy is the cornerstone of Dr. Lan’s Westchester bioidentical hormone replacement therapy practice.

Optimal hormone levels can help:

  • Improve bone density*
  • Build lean muscle mass*
  • Lose weight*
  • Jump-start your sex drive*
  • Reduce hot flashes and night sweats*
  • Improve memory and cognitive function*

Testosterone pellets have been used as a convenient, and consistent form of bioidentical hormone replacement since 1938. Pellets in women generally last 3-4 months, and 4-5 months in men.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Integrative Rheumatology of Westchester

A truly customized hormone treatment plan is not just about figures on a page, nor is it just about your symptoms and comparing your health values to the national average.

Dr. David Lans has helped thousands men and women regain their youth, improve their liveliness and feel in good health. Because helping people attain optimal health is Dr. Lans’ top priority, all situations are methodically assessed with advanced hormone testing and a comprehensive one-on-one consultation to establish the best route of treatment.

The first stride toward a healthier way of life starts with comprehensive laboratory testing. Hormone lab tests can include blood, urine, and saliva samples to allow for accurate assessment of various biomarkers that affect your health. Upon completion of your hormone testing, Dr. Lans’ will receive a report stating the status of your hormone levels and other signs of health.

The team at Integrative Rheumatology of Westchester has extensive training to provide you with loyal, expert care. Dr. Lans focuses on all of the factors related to your wellbeingyour symptoms, test results, environmental toxins, and what has changed in your life. After your initial consultation, the team at Integrative Rheumatology of Westchester will follow up with you, checking in before scheduled appointments and making adjustments needed as necessary to keep you on the path toward optimal health.

If you are prepared to transform your life with professional care from a highly trained physician who focuses on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, contact Integrative Rheumatology of Westchester today. At Integrative Rheumatology of Westchester in Westchester County, Dr. Lans and his team can help you achieve your best health ever. Dr. Lans is among the top physicians in the New York area specially certified to help you carry out your health goals, including addressing symptoms of hormone imbalance. Get started on a made-to-order treatment plan designed to fit your lifestyle and make sure you reach optimal wellness. Begin your journey now, call us at 914-235-5577 to schedule your first appointment.

Some of the key advantages of using bioidentical hormones may include:

  • Improved muscle mass and strength*
  • Boosted cognitive function*
  • Enhanced lipid levels*
  • Strengthened stamina*
  • Reduction in hot flashes and vaginal dryness*
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis*
  • Restoration of bone strength*
  • Relief from sleeplessness*

What our patients say

  • I have relied upon the medical skills of Dr David Lans since 2013 after a long search to find someone who could help me with my immune system problems.  Dr Lans offers a warm and inviting environment where you can unhurriedly discuss your problems and participate in proposed solutions.  I recommend him highly to my friends
    -J. Karten
  • I recently received excellent care from Dr. Lans. Not only did he diagnose my problem right away and correct it but I always felt he was very interested in getting me better. His office staff was very professional and accommodating as well.
    Joan B. New Rochelle, NY
  • Staff was friendly no wait time Dr. Lans clear and concise while explaining what he was doing, painless quick made for a pleasant office visit.  Would recommend to friends and family.
    Lorris R.
  • Dr. Lans is indeed an amazing Doctor. On my first visit, he was kind caring and patient. He answered all my questions and asked me questions about my problems and how we could fix them. He didn't rush through my visit and was very thorough. Dr. Lans is a rare find. He is a very warm and genuine Doctor. I would give him 10 stars if I could! I wish I could still see him as my Doctor but he no longer accepts my insurance. Dr. Lans is Wonderful, Amazing, Caring, and Intelligent! Just a Great Doctor indeed!
    Roxi M.
  • I can’t say enough about how wonderful and professional Dr. David Lans is. I have been having trouble with my ankle since last November. In that time I have had three MRI’s and been to four different doctors. The last option was to have surgery. I was referred to Dr. Lans and traveled to New York to have a stem cell procedure done. Dr. Lans explained to me every step of the way what was going to happen and what I would be feeling and helped me to relax since I was a little nervous as to what “stem cell” was. After the treatment, it took a couple of weeks to really start feeling better. It has now been three months and I am NOT in pain anymore. I am the happiest that I didn’t do the surgery and went with Dr. Lans. It will still take a little more time for my ankle to be back to normal but I am well on my way. THANK YOU DR. LANS
    Anna M.
  • Across the 16+ years during which Dr. Lans provided primary care as well as specific treatments for me, I came to understand, respect and appreciate what I am certain is only a small part of the considerable breadth and scope he brings to the task. Where medicine is a blend of science and art, he brings the best in command of broad knowledge and distills practical wisdom and insight from clinical experience, and from my observation, his thinking and judgment are not bound by convention or other potentially limiting factors.
    Therese B.
  • Dr.Lans is one of the Best Doctors I have seen so far. He is very caring, and thorough, spent a lot of time with me answering my questions, and helping me to understand why some things are happening to my body. He is truly a rare Doctor to find. Great, Wonderful, and an Expertise in his field. Review
  • I have been a patient of Dr lans for over 20 years. He's a great diagnostician & very professional. He's always very pleasant & takes a lot of time with me. Frankly, he's the best! Review
  • Dr. Lans has been my PCP for many years. He is thoughtful, up to date, very smart, concerned, explains everything, spends as much time with you as you need, has a patient portal for individual information or contact. His staff is great. If I could give more stars, I would. Review
  • The Best.  Have been a patient for over 12 years. Review
  • It is rare to find a doctor these days who actually sits down and talks to you. What a refreshing experience!! Review
  • I went for years with undiagnosed symptoms and within two visits Dr. Lans had diagnosed the problem! Although having a chronic illness has a huge downside, he is open to trying alternative therapies and he is extremely respectful of every patient he sees. If you no longer trust Doctors or if you have been seen by abusive caregivers, give Dr. Lans a chance. He is the only reason I am as well as I am today. Review