Kelowna's Dedicated Anti-Aging Facility

Expertise and Caring in Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

If you are wondering where you can find a doctor who practices bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, then look no further!!


And that goes for you men, too, because men and women can both be candidates for bio-identical hormone replacement. The fact is, aging is directly related to the decline of hormone levels. The changes are both physical and mental, and include:


  • In the skin:thinning, loss of volume, loss of elasticity, loss of collagen
  • In the body:changes in fat placement; weakening of the bones; weakening of muscles; overall increase in body fat; insulin resistance; increased susceptibility to heart disease, diabetes and cancer
  • Mentally:altered mood; reduction in concentration, sleep and sex drive


With men, these changes can be much more gradual than with women, so the problem is often unrecognized but can start as early as the late 30's or early 40's. Featured during the January 15, 2009, episode of Oprah, bio-identical hormone replacement can reduce the severity and slow the speed of these changes, improving a sense of well-being, mood, energy and sex drive.


However, it is important to first determine whether hormone replacement is appropriate for the individual.


The usual protocol for starting on bio-identical hormone therapy is as follows:


  1. We will provide you with an in-depth questionnaire which will outline the symptoms you are experiencing, any past medical history which may be contributing to these symptoms, as well as relevant lifestyle factors.
  2. You will begin with a combination of blood testing, saliva testing and/or urine testing to determine your current hormone levels. Apart from the "sex hormones," Dr. De Pieri has found it imperative to also test adrenal and thyroid function.
  3. Your test results are returned to us within a few weeks, at which point Dr. De Pieri will have a thorough discussion with you regarding the results, as well as your history and symptoms. He will make recommendations and in most cases give a prescription for bio-identical hormones. He may also suggest natural supplements and lifestyle modifications.


The Benefits:


  • Plant-source hormones
  • Balanced specifically to individual needs
  • Individual saliva and blood analysis
  • Frequent monitoring of individual hormone levels reduces the possibility of over-dosage of any one hormone and allows for the most favorable results


As always at The De Pieri Clinic, a full medical assessment is done to determine if you are a candidate for hormone therapy based on your personal medical history and family history.


If you are interested but are worried about the risk of using hormones, you can attend an open house for a nominal fee to hear directly from Dr. De Pieri. General questions can be brought forward and addressed there. Call and ask when our next open house is scheduled!


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The De Pieri Clinic

Expertise and Caring in Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine
106 – 1353 Ellis Street - Kelowna, BC - 250-448-7408

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