Integrative Medicine Specialist

Quince Orchard Medical Center

Integrative Medicine, OrthoBiologics, & Rehabilitation located in Rockville, MD

Integrative Medicine Q & A

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Men

What is BHRT?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is the process of replacing or supplementing the body’s depleted hormones with natural identical hormones.

Why is BHRT important for Men?

Many of the symptoms we associate with male aging are actually due to a natural, age-related decline in hormone levels. In men, this condition is known as andropause. Bioidentical hormones are created to identically resemble the natural hormones secreted in a man’s body to restore the natural balance. Ultimately, all men will experience male hormone imbalance and possibly the many unpleasant symptoms and health risks associated with it including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, unhealthy cholesterol levels, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Benefits of BHRT for Men

  • Decreased risk of heart disease
  • Enhances exercise performance
  • Improves sleep and energy level
  • Improves muscle mass, tone and strength
  • Improves bone strength and density
  • Reduces overall body fat
  • Improves erections, sex drive, frequency and intensity of orgasms
  • Decreases urinary symptoms
  • Improves concentration, memory and mood
  • Eliminates hot flashes and night sweats in men
  • Prevents chronic disease, illness and urinary tract infections
  • Improves cholesterol levels
  • Results in wrinkle reduction and younger tighter skin

Is BHRT right for me?

Hormones work together synergistically, meaning that levels of one hormone affect other hormones. The evaluation for treatment with BHRT requires blood tests to carefully assess your hormone levels in order to design a personalized program to balance and correct all of your hormone levels to produce optimal function. Call the medical team at Quince Orchard Medical Center or schedule an appointment online to have your hormone levels tested to see if you are a good candidate for BHRT today.

BHRT Testimonials

“At the age of 60, I look and feel better than I have my entire life! Starting my health program and BHRT was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. This treatment has significantly improved my quality of life and also dramatically improved my overall health. I have lost over 60 pounds of fat and gained over 20 pounds of muscle and I’m still noticing improvement. I have better energy, sex drive, mood, concentration, focus and sleep better than I ever have in my life.” John C. - 60 years old

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Women

What is BHRT?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is the process of replacing or supplementing the body’s depleted hormones with natural identical hormones.

Why is BHRT important for women?

Bioidentical hormones are created to identically resemble the natural hormones secreted by the ovaries. During a woman’s reproductive years, her ovaries produce major hormones including estradiol, progesterone and testosterone.

  • Estradiol is the predominant estrogen and is necessary for most reproductive and sexual function and has wide ranging effects on other organs.
  • Progesterone plays a major role in maintaining the uterus.
  • Testosterone is present in a woman’s body but in smaller amounts than in men. It serves to maintain sex drive, keep bones healthy, manage pain levels and preserve cognitive health.

Many women begin to experience hormone decreases as early as age 35, during their perimenopausal years. Reductions in hormone production can also occur due to lifestyle and environmental factors such as eating unhealthy food, lack of physical activity, chronic stress, obesity and exposure to artificial hormones in food.

Benefits of BHRT for Women

  • Decreased risk of heart disease
  • Eliminates hot flashes and night sweats
  • Results in wrinkle reduction and younger tighter skin
  • Improves sleep and energy level
  • Improves bone strength and density
  • Reduces overall body fat
  • Improves sex drive, frequency and intensity of orgasms
  • Reverses vaginal atrophy, dryness, itching and pain with intercourse
  • Improves concentration, memory and mood
  • Enhances exercise performance
  • Improves muscle mass, tone and strength
  • Prevents chronic disease, illness and urinary tract infections
  • Improves cholesterol levels

Is BHRT right for me?

Hormones work together synergistically, meaning that levels of one hormone affect other hormones. The evaluation for treatment with BHRT requires blood tests to carefully assess your hormone levels in order to design a personalized program to balance and correct all of your hormone levels to produce optimal function. Call the medical team at Quince Orchard Medical Center or schedule an appointment online to have your hormone levels tested to see if you are a good candidate for BHRT today.

BHRT Testimonials

“My name is Tanya W. and I’m 38 years old. I weighed 196 pounds before starting a BHRT program and I currently weigh 145 pounds after only 2 months on the program. Prior to starting the BHRT program, I saw 3 different doctors and an endocrinologist and they all kept telling me the same thing: that I needed to diet and exercise to lose weight. I couldn’t lose weight no matter how hard I tried. I was tired all the time and my sex drive was low. I feel so much better since BHRT. I feel better physically, emotionally and mentally. I an no longer irritable. My whole life has changed! Words can’t express how BHRT changed my life.” - Tanya W. - 38 years old

“At the age of 50, I was having terrible symptoms from pre-menopause. I literally could not function because I was so tired throughout the day. I also had symptoms of irritability that I never had before. I was breaking out in a sweat every two to three hours during the day and night. I couldn’t sleep at all which made me even more irritable and tired. The process to get started on the BHRT program was simple…I received a lab prescription to get blood work. The lab results were received in a week. The consultation was extremely thorough and informative. They took the time to answer any questions that I had. Relief of some symptoms was instantaneous, while other symptoms took a little longer to resolve. In less than a week, the sweats were minimizing, I was sleeping better and my moods improved. I have been on the program for almost a year and I almost never have a sweats and I’m no longer mean and angry. I have great energy and sleep 8 hours a night. I’m so grateful that BHRT gave me my life back. BHRT is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!” - Jill S - 50 years old

QOMCFit Medical Weight Loss

How does QOMCFit work?

Our supervised medical weight loss program (QOMCFit) is designed to help you quickly achieve your desired weight loss goals under the close supervision of our medical staff and a nutritionist. QOMCFit combines a medically supervised low calorie diet with a natural hormone, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), which is designed to unlock the body’s fat stores and boost metabolism. The combination of medical supervision, nutritional guidance, and your commitment to the program’s guidelines is essential to achieving the desired results. The QOMCFit program is designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals in a short period of time and maintain your desired weight. By resetting your metabolism and having regular meetings with a nutrition expert, you will learn how to develop a new relationship with food that will help you reach your goal weight and feel like a whole new you.

QOMCFit is based on well researched safe techniques that have been tested and proven effective over many decades. These protocols have been improved upon by our team of experienced medical professionals who understand that close medical supervision along with the support of nutrition experts and peers can vastly improve the success rates of our patients. In the 1950’s, researchers discovered that hCG, a natural hormone, when combined with a low calorie diet, has the ability to unlock the body’s fat stores. This allows your metabolism to burn the energy reserves necessary to power daily bodily functions. It also allows you to maintain muscle mass during weight loss, and lose the fat, unlike most other diet plans that may result in loss of muscle mass.

hCG hormone helps release between 1,500 and 4,000 calories per day from stored fat. This means that a patient on the QOMCFit program can consume only 500 calories per day and still receive at least an additional 1,500 calories of energy from stored fat. The end result is that you experience little or even no hunger despite the low calorie diet.

Throughout the entire QOMCFit program, including the maintenance phase, you will be given extensive support from our medical staff and a nutritionist. Our experts will provide guidance and information so you are fully aware of what dietary guidelines you should follow each week while on the program. Once you have completed the 500 calorie phase of the program, a nutrition expert will guide you so that you are equipped to maintain a healthy balanced diet.

Am I a good candidate for QOMCFit?

A full comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, social history, and risk factors will be performed in order to assess your potential for success on the QOMCFit program. Please call Quince Orchard Medical Center or schedule an online appointment today to set up your evaluation. Don’t wait, you could be losing weight by the end of the week!