The Phillips Clinic – Bioidentical Hormone Clinic in Las Vegas
The Phillips Clinic is a Bioidentical Hormone Clinic located in Las Vegas Nevada, which is a family practice and general medical office with a strong emphasis on health, wellness, anti-aging and age management medicine.
Our Las Vegas Bioidentical Hormone Replacement providers Julie A. Gidvani, FNP-C, Mitchel Phillips, D.O. and Douglas P. Turner, PA-C take focus on overall patients wellness and disease prevention.
The Phillips Clinic offers both traditional and complementary medicine, along with bioidentical hormone replacement, vital immunizations such as tetanus shots, Pneumococcal vaccinations and flu shots, and surgical procedures in the Las Vegas area.
One example of the clinic’s commitment to new-wave medical techniques and research is bioidentical hormone therapy.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), involves the use of hormones that are molecularly identical to the hormones the human body produces, and this is highly beneficial to patients because there are less side effects due to the bioidentical hormone’s unique structure being compatible with the human body. Bioidentical hormones are prepared from natural plant sources, such as soy or yams, and they can be customized to fit specific requirements.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy programs in Las Vegas helps with numerous conditions related to hormonal imbalances. Age related hormone decline is the most common reason for hormonal disharmony and may produce the symptoms associated with perimenopause, menopause, and andropause. Hormones are also affected by stress, poor diet, illness, over work, or inadequate sleep, and they can become imbalanced at any age. Both men and women can suffer from hormone decline related to stress or other lifestyle factors at any point in their lives, and they may experience a variety of issues.
Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause results in the decline of ovarian function in women. This reduces the body’s reserves of progesterone and estrogen, which are both essential for many areas of mental, sexual, and physical health. Some of the common symptoms women experience during menopause include mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, depression, night sweats, sexual dysfunction, and anxiety. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with progesterone and estrogen, helping to reduce the symptoms of menopause and reducing the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
Symptoms of Andropause
After men turn forty, testosterone levels begin to decline naturally. As testosterone declines, men often notice a reduction in libido, reduced muscle tone, weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, hair loss, and erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, men often feel like they have lost their virility, which often results in self-consciousness and anxiety. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may prove helpful for men dealing with androgen imbalances. By supplement testosterone, men can regain libido and improve muscle tone, which offers many mental and quality of life benefits.
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Adrenal Fatigue is usually brought on by an extended period of stress, which can wear down the adrenal glands. It may also be promoted by going to bed at a late hour or being required to stay up all night long, which causes the adrenal glands to be taxed. Stress or staying awake during the night can cause the body to produce cortisol, which helps the body to handle stress, and this can eventually cause valuable sex hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone to be converted to cortisol in order to meet the body’s demands. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue may include fatigue, nervousness, body aches, low blood pressure, feeling cloudy, and general malaise.
While doctors are not completely sure about the exact cause of chronic fatigue, many agree that it may be an advanced stage of adrenal fatigue and can be related to hormone imbalances. Chronic fatigue can drastically affect the quality of life and causes a person to feel exhausted with the slightest physical or mental activity and upon waking in the morning. Other symptoms may include depression, muscle aches, a sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, headaches, a loss of memory, and inability to concentrate.
Hair loss, or alopecia can occur in men and women due to hormone decline. In men, testosterone can influence hair loss by causing hair follicles to dry up and die, and in women, an overabundance of testosterone can cause hair loss on the head. Many women suffering with PCOS may experience alopecia, due to excessive androgens, or male hormones.
When the thyroid gland produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormone, a person may experience the symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism. Thyroid hormone may be over produced due to excessive iodine in the diet, a thyroid inflammation, or tumors in the ovaries or testis. Because the thyroid gland affects metabolism and other functions, it may cause symptoms of rapid weight loss, anxiety, spontaneous sweat, an increased appetite, hair loss, lack of a menstrual period, body itching, and protruding eyes.
If the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, symptoms of joint and muscle pain, depression, pale or dry skin, constipation, weight gain, weakness, and fatigue may occur.
Las Vegas Bioidentical Hormone Specialist, Mitchel Phillips, D.O. offers customized compounded prescriptions to ensure that his patients receive treatment plans to perfectly fit their needs, and bioidentical replacement therapy can be used to treat the above conditions and improve or eliminate their related symptoms.
800-775-4902 Ext. 519 to schedule your consultation, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.