Dr. Simonson specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy 

At Arizona Wellness Center, we do more than just measure estrogen and progesterone and prescribe bio-identical hormones: We also see an intimate connection in the function of all hormone systems in your body. We call these systems The Three Pillars of Hormone Health.

The Pillars of Hormone Health involve proper function of:

THE ADRENAL GLANDS

  • Cortisol
  • Testosterone (in females)
  • DHEA

 

THE THYROID GLAND

  • T4 & T3 hormones

 

THE OVARIES AND TESTES

  • OVARIES producing estrogen, progesterone & testosterone
  • TESTES producing testosterone

If one system is out of balance, it will affect the other two systems.

Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the health of all three hormone systems. For example, you can correct a woman’s sex hormone imbalance, but if her thyroid or adrenal glands are not functioning properly, she may still experience undesirable symptoms. Our goal is to bring each pillar of hormone health into balance.

FEMALE:

The causes of aging, physiologic deterioration, and increased chance of death with time are multifactorial. The Neuroendocrine Theory proposes that a major cause of aging is the deterioration of optimal neuroendocrine controls that typically manifests in adult endocrine hormone deficiencies, but may also involve endocrine hormone excesses.
This concept leads to the following belief system: “We age because our hormones decline, our hormones do not decline because we age.” This is one of the approaches that anti-aging medicine explores, analyzes, and acts upon with balanced bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Important concepts to understand include what the difference is between “normal” hormone levels and desirable or ideal levels. We can discard the old concept that “normal for age” is really normal and acceptable. We can discard the concept that simply being in the “reference range” produces optimal health.
The exciting news is that we can directly treat the loss of your hormones with balanced bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Testing can assess hormone levels and hormone deficiencies can be replaced to the 20-30 year old level indefinitely in a safe and effective manner.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms then don’t hesitate and make an appointment today!

FEMALE SYMPTOMS:

  • Weight gain
  • Reduced Libido (Sex drive)
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal thinning/dryness / itching
  • Painful intercourse
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Tearfulness
  • Dizziness
  • Heart disease & Atherosclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thinning/sagging skin
  • Slow wound healing
  • Poor concentration/memory lapses
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections

MALE:

The causes of aging, physiologic deterioration, and increased chance of death with time are multifactorial. The Neuroendocrine Theory proposes that a major cause of aging is the deterioration of optimal neuroendocrine controls that typically manifests in adult endocrine hormone deficiencies, but may also involve endocrine hormone excesses.
This concept leads to the following belief system: “We age because our hormones decline, our hormones do not decline because we age.” This is one of the approaches that anti-aging medicine explores, analyzes, and acts upon with balanced bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Important concepts to understand include what the difference is between “normal” hormone levels and desirable or ideal levels. We can discard the old concept that “normal for age” is really normal and acceptable.
We can discard the concept that simply being in the “reference range” produces optimal health. The exciting news is that we can directly treat the loss of your hormones with balanced bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Testing can assess hormone levels and hormone deficiencies can be replaced to the 20-30 year old level indefinitely in a safe and effective manner.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms then don’t hesitate and make an appointment today!

MALE SYMPTOMS:

  • Fatigue
  • Reduced libido (Sex drive)
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Decreased sexual fantasies
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased morning erections
  • Decreased firmness of erections
  • Longer recovery time between orgasms
  • Loss of drive and competitive edge
  • Stiffness and pain in muscles and joints
  • Decreased effectiveness of exercise workouts
  • Irritability “Grumpy old men” syndrome
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Heart disease & Atherosclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Thinning/sagging skin
  • Slow wound healing
  • Poor concentration/memory lapses
The Power of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormones can rejuvenate, regenerate and restore. They are powerful chemical messengers that circulate throughout the body and travel to specific cells to orchestrate many vital internal functions. But even a small fluctuation in hormone levels can cause big changes at the cellular level—or disrupt the delicate balance throughout your entire body. Too much or too little of a hormone can have serious consequences for your overall health and well-being.

Choosing Hormone Replacement Therapy

Maintaining this delicate hormone balance is one reason to be cautious when selecting hormone replacement therapy. The goal should always be the hormonal balance that is predicated on research rather than experimentation or guessing. Many therapies merely attempt to replenish estrogen and/or progesterone and testosterone, but they never achieve homeostasis.

Any endocrinologist will tell you that hormone balance is the foundation of health. Research continues to demonstrate that hormones are the key to the intricate interrelationships of the body's systems. They play a pivotal role in our overall health.

The Danger of Hormone Imbalance

You can see why hormone fluctuation and depletion during perimenopause, menopause, and andropause wreak havoc on the body. Research repeatedly points to the relationship between the hormone imbalance in perimenopause, menopause, and andropause and an increased risk of developing cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, thyroid malfunction and other age-related disorders.

It's considered the norm for men and women to experience a decline in health at this stage of the aging process. Both women and men are likely to experience problems such as depression, anxiety, memory loss, sleep disturbances, libido issues and sexual dysfunction, just to name a few of the issues.

Help for Hormone Imbalance

You do not have to suffer through these life-altering symptoms! Help is available—naturally and safely— You'll find a more thorough explanation about how hormone pellet therapy works to alleviate the common symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and andropause in the many articles on this site.