Patricia Keller, FNP – Larimer County Bioidentical Hormones
Larimer County Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Patricia Keller, FNP, of Fall River Wellness in Estes Park Colorado listens to each patient and creates a custom treatment plan suited to their needs. She gives her clients the power to take control of their health and well-being through the use of Anti-Aging Medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Patricia Keller’s proactive approach is transforming the quality of life and wellness for patients in the Larimer County areas of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Johnstown, Timnath, Wellington and Windsor Colorado.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has the ability to restore your hormone levels to the same levels you had in your 20’s and 30’s. This means more energy, more confidence, a stronger immune system, and more control over your life. Although there are many reasons why people pursue Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the most common reason is suffering from age-related phases of life that cause hormonal balances to set off. These stages are most commonly known as perimenopause, menopause, and andropause (men).
- Menopause and Perimenopause
Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life. The exact age of onset ranges from woman to woman, as do the associated symptoms. By decreasing the amount of hormones produced, the body is instinctively accepting that it is reaching the end of its child bearing years. Women going through the process of menopause often experience many of the following symptoms:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Loss of libido
- Sexual dysfunction
- Heart palpitations
- Fatigue, anxiety, and more
- Urinary urgency
- Clammy skin
- Weight gain
Men experience similar transitional stages as they age. As men age, the body’s testosterone levels slowly start to decline beginning in a man’s 30’s, the sings and symptoms of this testosterone decline is commonly known as andropause. During a man’s 40’s or 50’s, a dramatic drop in the levels of testosterone can occur, and uncomfortable symptoms may result. For men, some common symptoms would include low energy levels, decreased stamina, poor mental function, lower sexual performance, and decreased sense of self-confidence.
Testosterone contributes to male characteristics, such as physical and behavioral traits. When testosterone levels begin to decline, a slight change in behavior is a common result. Men have reported feeling a loss of quality of life resulting from imbalanced levels of testosterone, and have little to no interest in activities or hobbies that used to interest them. Andropause is often accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Fatigue and energy loss
- Loss of sex drive
- Occasional bouts of impotence
- Mood swings
- Loss in physical strength
Most traditional medical treatments only focus on managing your symptoms, but do not solve the root cause of the problem. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has the ability to not only relieve symptoms and discomforts, but also eliminate them. This cutting-edge treatment ultimately restores levels of hormones to what they used to be in younger years. With this kind of relief, both men and women can expect to see a dramatic improvement in the quality of their life.
Why use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to bring back life to your body by restoring your hormones to optimum balance. Using bioidentical hormones, which are exact molecular copies of the hormones produced within our bodies, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a safe, natural, and effective method of treating a wide range of medical conditions.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been practiced for over 60 years, and has been successfully treating both men and women. Another benefit of using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is its capability to aid in reducing the risks of certain diseases, such as osteoporosis, liver and heart disease. These healing capabilities are only one of the many benefits of using bioidentical hormones to ease your aging process.
Patricia Keller’s goal is to optimize hormone levels to help patients receive the health benefits of BHRT and improve symptoms typically associated with aging. After any hormone therapy program starts, hormone blood levels tests are conducted at scheduled intervals to determine how the patients body is responding, and for safety and accuracy.