Domenick Braccia, D.O. of Haverford Wellness Center
Harleysville Pennsylvania Hormone Doctor, Domenick Braccia, D.O., feels it is important that patients understand the Haverford Wellness Center utilizes an integrative and comprehensive approach that combines proven traditional therapies, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, various testing methods, IV therapies, and detoxification methods that can help in accelerating the patient’s recovery from unpleasant symptoms or ailments. Since many patients have been through other treatments, Dr. Braccia wants patients to understand how his methods are different. Dr. Braccia understands that everyone is unique, and not only are symptoms experienced individually and differently by each patient, but treatments and therapies work differently for each individual. Dr. Braccia works side by side with his patients and takes their unique situations into account in order to help heal illnesses and ailments.
Harleysville Pennsylvania Hormone Doctor, Domenick Braccia, D.O., has used Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men and women to overcome the many signs and symptoms of aging and hormonal imbalances. Bioidentical Hormones are identical in chemical and molecular function to the hormones produced in the human body, and because of their identical nature, they can be more easily metabolized in the body. Domenick Braccia, D.O. uses customized Bioidentical Hormone programs to help men and women overcome the challenges associated with hormonal decline in Montgomery County, PA and Harleysville, Pennsylvania.
While hormone fluctuations can occur at any age and time in a person’s life, they most commonly begin to occur during the 40’s and 50’s or during female perimenopause and menopause or male andropause. Women going through perimenopause or menopause and men going through andropause can benefit in many ways from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Harleysville Pennsylvania Hormone Doctor, Domenick Braccia, D.O., has helped many patients derive benefits from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Some of the benefits that can be obtained include:
Better Sexual Function & Libido
In women, low levels of estrogen and progesterone can reduce a woman’s desire for sex, and it can also lead to vaginal dryness, reduced enjoyment in sex, and the inability to climax. Bioidentical Hormones can help women to improve libido and sexual function.
For men, low testosterone can cause sex drive to decrease and lead to erectile dysfunction. Replenishing hormones can increase sexual function and libido, which can improve intimate relationships and boost confidence.
Reduced Body Fat
In women, usually imbalances within estrogen and progesterone are to blame for weight loss resistance. When estrogen declines, the body may hold onto body fat because it contains estrogen, and if progesterone is low, women may retain water because progesterone works as a diuretic. Restoring estrogen and progesterone balance can help women to burn fat and shed water weight.
In men, lower levels of testosterone can increase body fat, which automatically increases estrogen. When a man has higher levels of estrogen, testosterone is suppressed, metabolism is slowed, and more fat accumulates. Balancing hormones can help men to break this cycle and lose weight. A Pennsylvania Hormone Doctor, can help both men and women to balance hormones and lose weight.
Increased Muscle Mass
Because testosterone helps to synthesize red blood cells, poor testosterone levels can reduce the body’s ability to build muscle. During andropause, which is male hormone decline, men can lose around twelve to fifteen pounds of muscle mass. Low levels of testosterone can cause muscles to become flabby in both men and women, but improving hormone levels can improve muscle tone and mass in both men and women.
Maintained Youthful Appearance
In men, estrogen works to keep skin youthful, and balanced levels of testosterone can help men prevent hair loss. Low testosterone can cause a form of testosterone that causes hair follicle cell death, which leads to baldness.
In women, estrogen helps women to maintain a youthful appearance because it promotes collagen formation, which prevents skin from wrinkling, and it causes hair and nails to remain lustrous. It also helps women to have fuller breasts. Keeping healthy levels of hormones can help women and men maintain a youthful appearance and improve overall health. Harleysville Pennsylvania Hormone Doctor, Domenick Braccia, D.O. has helped many patients to balance hormones with a Bioidentical Hormone program.
Increased Bone Strength
Many women experience bone thinning and osteoporosis after or during perimenopause or menopause. Men can have thinning bones as well, but it is more common in women. Bone loss can be increased with a loss of estrogen and testosterone. Balancing these two hormones with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program can reduce bone loss, osteoporosis, and reduce the risk for broken bones.
Hormones affect brain function for both men and women, and during andropause, menopause, and perimenopause, most people experience memory loss, mental fogginess, or reduced cognition. Estrogen helps to detoxify the brain, and testosterone can improve neurological functions as well. Restoring hormones to healthy levels can help men and women to improve their memory and cognitive function.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve health and wellness, while providing numerous benefits to both men and women. Harleysville Pennsylvania Hormone Doctor, Domenick Braccia, D.O. has helped thousands of patients to increase their vitality and youthfulness with Bioidentical Hormones in Montgomery County and Harleysville, Pennsylvania.
Because Bioidentical Hormones cannot be patented, drug companies cannot profit from them, and they are less likely to be studied and promoted. Synthetic estrogen, which is usually derived from the urine of a pregnant horse and progestin, which is synthetic progesterone, have been linked to rising cases of malignant breast cancer and aggressive uterine cancers. Some physicians may feel that this is due to the incompatibility of animal derived hormones with the human body and the binding of the hormones with cellular sites that do not coincide with the hormones.
Both men and women have both male and female hormones. Men have more testosterone in their bodies, but they also have small amounts of progesterone and estrogen. Women have more estrogen and progesterone, but they also have a small amount of testosterone. Reducing stress, sleeping regularly, and maintaining a healthy diet can all help with hormone related symptoms and other illnesses. The body functions at optimal levels with regular rest, relaxation, and proper nutrition, and these healthy habits can greatly enhance the effects of BHRT. All hormone levels must be balanced in order to experience optimal levels of health.
Dr. Braccia specializes in treating Lyme disease and using BHRT to alleviate hormonal imbalances; however, he also offers a number of other services. Dr. Braccia offers testing for Lyme disease, detox methods, and IV therapies.