Hormone Optimization

The Premier Hormone Optimization Clinic in Washington DC

At the Giannotto Clinic, we understand a youthful attitude is about more than appearance. We are proud to offer our clients a range of preventative aging hormone treatment options that can fight the symptoms of getting older in a highly customized way. Schedule a consultation at the Giannotto Clinic and find out more about the hormone replacement therapy for men and women that will have you not just looking — but also feeling — younger.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Every year, the amount of hormones our body produces changes. Cortisol, the stress hormone, increases with age, as does Insulin. Thyroid hormone, Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone, Melatonin, DHEA and Growth hormone all decrease with age. The resultant imbalances contribute to multiple symptoms and disease states. Metabolic balance is disrupted.

Although women and men manifest these hormonal changes in different ways, the results — feeling older and less energetic — are the same. If you notice the following symptoms, contact Dr. Giannotto and find out how preventative hormone therapy can help you feel younger.

In women, symptoms of hormone imbalance are:

Hot Flashes
Vaginal Atrophy
Urinary Incontinence
Sexual Dysfunction
Sleep Disturbance
Decreased Well-Being
Stroke
Tooth Loss
Macular Degeneration
Skin Aging
Depression/Mood Swing
Skin Atrophy
Energy/Stamina Decline
Frailty
Osteoporosis
Colon Cancer
Heart Disease
Cognitive Decline
Alzheimer’s Disease
Hair Loss

Diseases of hormone imbalance in women include:

Osteoporosis
Colon Cancer
Heart Disease
Cognitive Decline
Alzheimer’s Disease
Stroke
Tooth Loss
Macular Degeneration
Skin Aging
Hair Loss

In men, symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

Loss Sexual Desire
Erectile Dysfunction
Anxiety
Depression
Loss of Motivation
Loss of Confidence
Muscle Loss/Fat Gain
Brain Fog/Loss Focus
Energy/Stamina Decline
Frailty

Diseases of hormone imbalance in men include:

Heart Disease
Osteoporosis
Diabetes
Cognitive Decline
Alzheimer’s Disease
Stroke
Tooth Loss
Macular Degeneration
Hair Loss
Skin Aging

 

Hormone replacement therapy is done gradually with Bio-Identical Hormones. These are compounded hormones with an identical structure to the hormones found in the human body. They are made from soy or yam and are bio-equivalent or human equivalent. That is, they mimic nature by being molecularly identical to the hormones the human body produces. Synthetic hormones, produced in a laboratory, are “foreign” to the human body and cause many adverse effects when used.

A hormone replacement therapy program seeks to replenish levels of affected hormones to optimal levels gradually so as to return the body to a state of metabolic balance. There is no guess work involved. Blood/Saliva testing is used to monitor levels of replaced hormones and the doses are adjusted accordingly until the appropriate levels are reached and maintained.

Once the hormones are being replaced, symptoms and diseases secondary to the decreased hormone levels begin to diminish until they disappear. More importantly, a metabolic balance or wellness is restored so that the body functions optimally.