Utah Bioidentical Doctor – Andrew Petersen, D.O.
Advanced training in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine makes Dr. Andrew Petersen at Whole Health Medical Group one of the most highly trained anti-aging specialists in the Provo area.
Utah Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Andrew Petersen, D.O. is board certified in family medicine and has over 15 years of experience treating patients. He believes that people really want to feel good and be healthy. He sees it as his job, as their physician, to listen carefully and do the right testing to accurately diagnose the real, underlying health conditions that prevent them from achieving their healthcare goals. He works in partnership with his patients to find the diagnostic testing and treatment plans that are scientifically sound, that they are comfortable with, and that will truly help them regain or maintain health and vitality.
Successfully treating hundreds of patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Andrew Petersen has seen the dramatic changes that can occur in patients that restore hormone balance. As a Utah Bioidentical Specialist, Dr. Petersen offers programs that benefit both men and women.
Personalized Programs For Women
While hormones can become imbalanced at any age in women, they most often become imbalanced during reproductive years, perimenopause, and menopause. During reproductive years, hormones commonly become imbalanced due to stress, lifestyle habits, lack of sleep, and overwork. However, in youthful women, imbalances often correct themselves because younger bodies heal faster and can rectify imbalances more effectively. As women age, it becomes more difficult for the body to fix imbalances, and as hormone levels drop, women often experience symptoms of age related hormonal decline.
Initial phases of ovarian hormonal decline bring about the phase of perimenopause, which leads to symptoms that include fatigue, lack of motivation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, infertility, anovulation, increased PMS, bloating, water retention and migraines. Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone can be restored with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to reduce symptoms of perimenopause.
Three years to a decade after perimenopause begins, women enter menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. During menopause, the adrenal glands are supposed to take over the production of estrogen and progesterone, but typically they are unable to meet the body’s needed amounts of these hormones. Insufficiencies in essential hormones often cause women to experience:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Increased body fat
- Low libido
- Thinning hair
- Wrinkling skin
- Thinning bones
Dr. Andrew Petersen’s Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs can replace essential hormones and reduce the symptoms associated with menopause. Countless women have been able to gracefully transition through menopause due to hormone supplementation.
Customized Programs For Men
Starting in the thirties, male hormone production begins to decline at a rate of around one percent each year, and by the time men reach their early forties or fifties, hormone levels plummet. Testosterone, which is the primary male hormone, is produced in the testicles and partly in the adrenal glands, and while aging is the most prevalent reason for reduced testosterone production, factors such as stress, poor dietary factors, excessive alcohol intake or prescription medication can lead to imbalanced or deficient hormone levels.
Andropause is the phase of male hormonal decline that occurs when men enter into middle age and cannot make the levels of androgens that they produced during youth. As a result of this slowed hormone production, men often experience symptoms that include:
- Muscle atrophy
- Thinning hair
- Lack of motivation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Reduced stamina and endurance
- Low libido
- Increased body fat
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs for men can help to reduce the symptoms of andropause and age-related hormonal decline or imbalance. Countless men have been able to restore their hormones and improve their overall quality of life with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Andrew Petersen, D.O., offers individualized treatment plans for men and women that are based off the patient’s medical history, genetics, personal goals, and health concerns. Dr. Petersen offers continued support throughout the patient’s treatment plan. He offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in the form of pellets, creams, as well as injections. Delivery methods of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs will be customized based on the patient’s preferences.
As a Utah Bioidentical Doctor, Andrew Petersen, D.O. works to improve the quality of life for patients and help them regain vitality. To learn more about the Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs for men and women, contact Dr. Petersen at Whole Health Medical Group in Provo today to schedule a FREE consultation!
Call Utah Bioidentical Doctor, Andrew Petersen, D.O., of Whole Health Medical Group directly at 800-775-4902 Ext. 714 to schedule your FREE consultation to discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.