Insurances Accepted For Evaluation
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a well - established treatment that has been used for decades. It uses hormones that are chemically identical to your own hormones ? bioidentical hormones. Many doctors and patients opt for these hormones because your body naturally knows what to do with them: how to use them and then properly get rid of them.
BHRT is one of the most exciting age management tools we have in the fight against aging ? finally a natural way to give you the support you need to help turn off symptoms and turn back the clock! BHRT can be what your body is craving for to help achieve amazing results, while decreasing cholesterol and body fat. It's changed lives and the way people grow old. If you ask someone who?s had BHRT, you?ll probably hear something like this: ?It makes me feel young again!?
What are Hormones?
Hormones are chemical messengers ? like phone lines that send signals to various parts of the body. They help control processes like reproduction, metabolism, body shape, muscle growth, skin texture, mood, and libido. (Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are of few of the more well-known hormones.) Once a person passes age 25, hormone levels start to drop. They begin sending out weaker signals?thus the body starts aging. BHRT simply duplicates those hormones and helps them remain at an optimal level.
If you suffer from any of these midlife symptoms, BHRT might be exactly what your body is craving:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Loss of libido or vaginal dryness
- Irregular periods
- Sleepless nights
- Constant fatigue
- Erectile problems
- Problems concentrating at work
Experiencing any of these symptoms may suggest hormonal imbalances, often linked with menopause or andropause. This is due to a significant loss of the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, or/and testosterone.
Even a serious hormonal imbalance can be corrected with bioidentical hormones ? simply replacing what?s lost during the aging process. BHRT really can give you the support you need to do wonders to help gain control over your health if you would like to?
- Look and feel 10 years younger
- Have a good night's sleep
- Eliminate hot flashes
- Improve your productivity
- Tame your mood swings
- Get back your normal libido
- Regain your erections
- Compete with younger and healthier competitors
- Have better relationships with your spouse and kids
Balancing your hormones with BHRT may be crucial to survival. This isn?t about vanity; it?s not just giving you a Botox injection and sending you on your way. BHRT is more than just a beauty treatment. It?s about returning you to where you should be on a hormonal level, so that you have a good base to get you back on track with every other aspect in your life. It?s about being a better caretaker, better partner, a more productive worker?and a happier person all around.
Diagnosing Hormonal Imbalance
For Dr. Kalitenko, the process of finding the root cause of your problem may be different than other doctors; he is more of an old-fashioned doctor. The most important thing for him is to understand your personal health history with a physical exam. The next step is to check hormone levels in the blood, urine, or saliva. Based on these results, you will get a customized treatment. Every couple of months he will monitor your levels to ensure that you continue to receive the best possible treatment for your body.
Bioidentical Hormones vs. Synthetic Hormones
Synthetic hormones are out there. However, many doctors prefer bioidentical hormones to synthetic, because they are more like what your own body produces (or used to produce). Multiple studies have shown that synthetic hormones can cause life threatening blood clots and cancer, so Dr. Kalitenko exclusively uses bioidentical hormones. In fact, in his clinic he stays away from all synthetic drugs and won?t prescribe them unless it is absolutely necessary.
Safety of Bioidentical Hormones
As with any medical treatment, there are some risks involved. As they say, if you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain. If you want outstanding results, you have to accept some amount of risk. Be sure you understand the risk and benefits, you trust your doctor, and you make an informed decision as to whether the treatment is the right option for you.
Also, consider how safe it is for you to not take hormones? Are you at risk for a heart attack? A stroke? High blood pressure? Insomnia? Fatigue? No sex? (Remember that husbands and wives are like fire: they go out if left unattended.)
The key is to discuss all potential risks during your appointment, so that you have a thorough understanding of BHRT, and can make your own informed decision.
Dr. Kalitenko?s Approach
Dr. Kalitenko focuses on addressing the root cause of the problem, instead of just treating the symptoms. It's like filling a tub with the drain open. In the beginning, the tub starts to fill with water, but as soon as the faucet is turned off, the bath is empty again. The same principle can be applied to a patient?s health. To get better, he needs to get to the bottom and close the drain instead of just running the water through.
To achieve the best results possible, Dr. Kalitenko not only balances his patients? hormones, but may also balance neurotransmitters, microelements, and vitamins. Detoxification and age management services are very important parts of his treatment plan. (Imagine being back in your 20?s, but also being as wise, experienced and powerful as you are now. That?s his goal.) Dr. Kalitenko uses cutting edge holistic techniques and the best labs in the United States. He also employs the most effective tools of conventional medicine, such as health history, physical exams, and imaging studies.
Why Choose Dr. Kalitenko?
Doctor Kalitenko is board certified in internal medicine, and has been practicing for over 25 years. He has worked at several hospitals throughout his career and now sees patients in his office daily. Read what his patients say about him ?
Dr. Kalitenko?s age management treatments are holistic. That means he makes sure your whole body is responding properly to the hormones. He looks for any road blocks that may impede the hormone's action, and checks that your body is not making any toxic byproducts from your new hormones. He also focuses on detoxification, nutrition, and spiritual healing.
He learned about bioidentical hormones, detoxification, neurotransmitter balancing, and other holistic and age management treatments through his professional research in the field of age management medicine, as well as through his own personal health experiences.
While at the prime of his health (or so he thought) in his 40?s and holding two jobs, Dr. Kalitenko suddenly became a patient himself. He was diagnosed with severe heart problems. To stay alive, he needed to find the cause of the problems. After performing countless unsuccessful investigations about cholesterol, he almost gave up. The shortness of breath, chest tightness, and dizziness were catching up to him. Then he discovered that it wasn't cholesterol that was killing him, but a hormonal imbalance.
With BHRT, he got his life back. During this healing journey, he learned about anti-aging, holistic functional integrative medicine. Since then, Dr. Kalitenko has provided support for his patients using the same principles that were integral to his own recovery: anti-aging, bioidentical hormone replacement, with a functional and holistic approach. This approach has proven to be very successful in helping patients get their lives back as well.
What To Expect During a Visit
- Dr. Kalitenko will first want to understand you as a whole. He takes a detailed history of your health since birth, your relatives? health, and of course, listens to everything you have noticed about your current issue.
- After that, he conducts a physical exam. As he wants to be as thorough as possible, the first appointment will last about 1? to 2 hours. Follow-up appointments last about an hour.
- Lab results and imaging tests will help either confirm his clinical impression or rule it out. Based on these clinical findings, a customized treatment plan will be created specifically for your body?s needs.
- Your recovery will be monitored closely. Treatment will be continued or adjusted as necessary.
Keep in mind that results don?t happen magically. You?ll need to be very persistent and motivated to achieve the best health. Recovering can be like turning a battleship around 180 degrees. You can definitely do it, but it does take some time. The specific amount of time you need to get better depends on the severity of your issue. Once you have initially improved, Dr. Kalitenko will help you maintain the good health you have achieved. He is here for you.
Will you become perfectly healthy? No one can guarantee that, of course. But Dr. Kalitenko can give you the support you need to achieve a condition closer to optimal health. The mission here is not to give you unrealistic promises, but to provide you with the support you need to improve your energy, memory, body functions, s.e.x. drive and life.
Our services are not inexpensive; in order to help you feel better, we promise to give you the high-quality service you deserve. Our services are certainly much cheaper than being sick, losing out on fun and productivity, and eventually paying for medical bills. Cheap service is like buying a bargain parachute: used once, never opened.
Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not cover bioidentical hormone replacement therapy because the services are considered preventive medicine. Health insurance is for treating diseases. Dr. Kalitenko is for wellness, not for illness. Therefore, he will concentrate entirely on you without thinking about how much time he should spend with you. He will be able to make your treatment individualized. He is for you, not for maximizing health insurance companies' profits.
Now Is the Time to Look into BHRT
Taking care of your health now is an investment in your future; it will most certainly make a difference. Imagine that you are back in your 20s, but with all the wisdom, experience and power that you have now. It?s not impossible! Imagine how good you will feel when you find the root cause of your problem and get the support you need to change.
Don?t wait until your age-related changes become so profound that they cannot be reversed! Too many don?t think about aging until wrinkles start showing up overnight, memories aren?t as sharp as they once were, fatigue makes it hard to do anything; in other words, they don?t notice until the changes become too big to ignore. But whether you?re 35 or 65, you have to compete with younger, healthy individuals everyday. If the technology is out there, why fade out?
Remember, you can?t be saved once you're already falling from a cliff, but you can be saved when you're going towards one. Call Dr. Kalitenko today for your first appointment.
Natural Hormone Balancing Thoughts
- Minimize your stress level to protect your body from damage.
- Make sure that you're getting enough vitamins and minerals. Especially pay attention to vitamin D level, iodine intake, and omega-3 fatty acid consumption. Talk to your doctor about the optimal levels for your body.
- Consider a diet that will help balance your hormones. Many doctors and patients opt for a Paleolithic diet, which is without grains. The caveat here is your digestive system: if it already doesn't function properly, your diet may not be effective. Use a doctor or dietician to guide you.
- Different herbs can ease hormonal imbalance symptoms. Ask your doctor about herbs your body specifically could use.
If you're experiencing symptoms that suggest a hormonal imbalance, absolutely contact your physician immediately and try these simple, natural steps to get your health back to normal. However, if you don?t see results, do yourself a favor and consider BHRT. A complex hormone imbalance could then be easily correctable.