Moses Swauncy, M.D. – Nashville Bioidentical Hormones
Signature Health and Wellness, located in Nashville, TN, takes great pride in offering top quality, full spectrum health care for your family. For many of their patients Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy lets them live a full and vital life despite the aging process. The goal of Signature Health is to not just meet, but to exceed, patient’s expectations when it comes to their health care. Nashville Bioidentical Hormones Specialist Moses Swauncy, M.D. and his staff, offer outstanding expertise, service and commitment to their patients. They strive to address each patient’s specific healthcare needs with individual diagnoses, treatments and follow-ups. The clinic is dedicated to their patients and to their community and they want every person to have the opportunity to live the best life possible through both traditional and alternative health care options. If you are ready to feel your best again contact Dr. Moses Swauncy at his Nashville clinic.
One of the main services offered to Dr. Moses Swauncy’s mature clients is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for both women and men. Dr. Swauncy has found that as we age many of the health care problems we face can be due to waning hormones. This is true for both men and women. There is no need to feel the symptoms that can be generated by waning hormones. You can transition through this phase of your life in comfort. There is no need to suffer sleeplessness, fatigue, night sweats, hot flashes, thinning hair, and loss of muscle tone. With a proactive approach to aging many people are finding relief and results with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Dr. Moses Swauncy takes an approach towards health care that is unique in that he treats the individual patient rather than the symptoms they present. He listens carefully to his patients and in collaboration with them he generates a health plan that will make a difference in the quality of the patients’ life. Many of the symptoms that we suffer as we go through the natural aging process are not necessary to the process. With the help of Nashville Bioidentical Hormones Specialist Moses Swauncy, M.D. can help you to find optimal health and help you to eliminate the undesirable aspect s of aging that so many women and men experience.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormones are used by the body to regulate critical activities, including digestion, growth, energy supply, and reproduction. They also help to regulate appetite, mood, and libido. Unfortunately, when hormonal imbalances occur, it can lead to a chain reaction of health problems. Restoring the hormonal balance within the body can improve the body’s overall function and restore health.
Bioidentical Hormones are designed to chemically and biologically match the hormones in the human body. Instead of using synthetic or animal hormones, which do not exist naturally in humans, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones that are natural plant based hormones that are an exact chemical match to the hormones already found in your body. For over 80 years, Bioidentical Hormones have been used successfully, and these hormones are used today to treat many medical conditions.
Hormonal changes over time are natural but can often be trying. Most people don’t feel the full effects of declining hormones until they are closer to middle age although the decline typically starts in the 30’s. In middle age declining hormones can have a large impact on the way we feel, both physically and emotionally, and on the way we experience our journey. If you understand what’s happening in your body during this time of transition, and know how to manage it, both men and women can make the transition more comfortably. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you get a clearer picture of your health and can help in making a plan for total hormonal wellness
Women are typically a bit more in tune with their bodies’ hormonal fluctuations due to their monthly menstrual cycle and may be quicker to ascertain that hormonal imbalance may be the cause of some of their discomfort. Women may complain of mood swings, weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats, a lowered sex drive and even painful intercourse due to lack of lubrication.
For men, the early symptoms can be low libido, lack of ambition, loss of muscle tone and erectile dysfunction. These symptoms can often cause stress and anxiety in men which may only exacerbate their symptoms.
The discomfort of these symptoms, for both men and women, can impact the quality of their day to day life. Hormonal balance and wellbeing can help to alleviate these symptoms.
Moses Swauncy, M.D. has treated many of the symptoms that can be caused by the natural aging process. Although Dr. Swauncy respects the aging process he understands that the body oftentimes needs help to maintain its hormonal balance, which can result in a healthier and more vital approach to life. He uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for both men and women to treat many of the symptoms caused by the aging process.
Some of the benefits of BHRT can include:
- Increased energy levels
- Restore or increase sexual drive
- Consistency in moods-no more roller coaster effect
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Decreased body fat
- Increased mental clarity and focus
- Greater capacity for getting the body in shape
If you wish to find out more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and how Dr. Moses Swauncy might help with alleviating these symptoms to promote your health and wellness you should contact him at his Signature Health and Wellness Clinic in Nashville, TN.
Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause results in the decline of ovarian function in women. This reduces the body’s reserves of progesterone and estrogen, which are both essential for many areas of mental, sexual, and physical health. Some of the common symptoms women experience during menopause include mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, depression, night sweats, sexual dysfunction, anxiety and joint and muscle pain. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with progesterone and estrogen, helping to reduce the symptoms of menopause and reducing the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
Symptoms of Andropause
After men turn thirty, testosterone levels begin to decline naturally at about 1% per year. In men, this hormone imbalance often has the biggest impact on testosterone and cortisol (the stress hormone). With testosterone and cortisol levels out of proper range, men experience a range of andropause symptoms. As testosterone declines, men often notice a reduction in libido, reduced muscle tone, night sweats, gynecomastia (male breasts), urinary problems, weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, hair loss, sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction. Men may not experience all of these symptoms but they may experience several at once. The imbalance in even one hormone can cause imbalance in other hormones. Men may feel like they have lost their virility, which often results in self-consciousness and anxiety. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may prove helpful for men dealing with androgen imbalances. By supplementing testosterone, men can regain libido and improve muscle tone, which offers many mental, and quality of life, benefits.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Delivery Methods
Pellet therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy. Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy, which produce “rollercoaster” hormonal levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient, Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy, is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for up to 4 to 6 months, without any “rollercoaster’ effect. Because the hormones used are completely natural, pellet therapy is ideal for patients wanting the benefits of a natural hormone.
Getting Started with Bioidentical Hormones
Nashville Bioidentical Hormones Specialist Moses Swauncy, M.D., at Signature Health and Wellness, begins patient treatment with blood work to determine the patient’s current hormone levels. This allows him to identify imbalances in these levels. Once the imbalances have been identified Dr. Swauncy typically prescribes a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program. The hormones are administered through pellet therapy. Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen and testosterone. The estrogen or testosterone utilized in the pellets is compounded by a professional compounding pharmacist using strict federal guidelines.
These pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, are then placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin and act as if an ovary or testicle is present. The implantation procedure is easily performed in the office. Once treatment has begun, Dr. Swauncy will follow up intermittently with each patient. Appointments and corresponding lab work will help to determine the patient’s progress and to ensure that the patient is benefiting from the treatment. Both the doctor and his staff give continuing support through responsive replies to their patients’ inquiries.
Nashville Bioidentical Hormones Specialist Moses Swauncy will expertly craft a plan to meet individual needs, utilizing a treatment plan that delivers maximum effectiveness, while respecting the natural aging process of the body. If you are interested in taking control of your health and improving your quality of life, call today to schedule an appointment. To learn more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs offered by Moses Swauncy, M.D. at Signature Health and Wellness, contact his Nashville based clinic today to schedule a FREE consultation!