No. The Riegel Center offers fee for service medicine only.
Most patients feel better within a few days. The first thing most patients notice is their sleep is much improved.
No. Most patients do not gain weight. Women have hormonally sensitive tissue in their hips and breasts. An increase in hormone may increase the size of these areas, mostly due to water weight. However, if a patient’s hormones are corrected and they train with weights, they will notice muscle growth and definition. Muscle growth increases the basal metabolic rate, which increases calorie burning efficiency. Most patients hit a wall where caloric needs exceed caloric intake. The body then turns to fat stores for energy. Fat seemingly melts off the body. Muscle per cubic centimeter weighs twice as much as fat. A given patient may notice their clothes getting looser, but their weight stays the same.
Yes. Most patients report an increase in sex drive.
Virtually all patients sleep much better. Increased sleep results in better energy and performance.
Yes. Most patients report an increase in energy.
Unopposed estrogen may cause endometrial cancer of the uterus. If a patient has a uterus, they should take progesterone. Breast cancer is not only notcaused by estrogen, recent research shows estrogen decreases the incidence of breast cancer. Prostate cancer has been thought to be linked totestosterone, however recent research has shown low testosterone levels inmen with prostate cancer.
Dr. Riegel usually says this “If you are 85, but you look and function like a much younger person, why would you stop taking it?” The protective properties of hormones are lost when hormone therapy is discontinued.
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