Melissa Hernandez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC – San Antonio Bio-identical Hormones Specialist
San Antonio Bio-identical Hormones Specialist, Melissa Hernandez, APRN, at Hormone Rejuvenation Center uses advanced anti-aging protocols, such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to increase vitality and improve the overall quality of life.
Melissa Hernandez, APRN endeavors to listen to patient’s needs and concerns, while really taking the time to evaluate lifestyle factors, social habits, stress levels, environmental factors, and hormonal balance.
After taking all of a patient’s history and current health factors into consideration Melissa Hernandez, APRN will develop a customized treatment plan to suit the individual.
At the Greater San Antonio based clinic, patients can feel confident that they will receive comprehensive care in a warm and caring environment, and Melissa Hernandez, APRN will use only the most effective treatment protocols to help patients recover their health and wellness.
Melissa Hernandez, APRN uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to prevent the effects of aging and age related diseases, while improving overall health and wellness. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has changed the way that men and women age, and it is an evidence-based regenerative and preventative medicine. Because hormones control and regulate several bodily functions, a loss of vital hormones can lead to several age related diseases, which may include hypertension, diabetes, high triglycerides, heart disease, sexual dysfunction, thyroid imbalances, uterine fibroids, prostate enlargement, and endometriosis. Regulating vital hormones can help men and women to prevent these diseases and reverse other age related symptoms that often accompany male and female hormone decline. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been able to help men and women regenerate youthfulness and recover their vitality.
Hormone Rejuvenation Center is committed to the health and well being of the Greater San Antonio, Texas community. Their commitment is to assist patient to achieve health and wellness of mind and body. The goal is not the absence of disease or illness, but a joint promise to a commitment of lifestyle change. This commitment begins with a conscious decision for a healthier lifestyle. Melissa Hernandez, a Family Nurse Practitioner will assist her patients in achieving the mindset and predisposition to adopt health, exercise, and mental wellbeing into their everyday lives. She will provide inner health, fitness, and mind tranquility, then couple it with the means to improve, protect and restore each patient’s youth through bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine in the San Antonio, Texas area.
Anti-Aging Medicine and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Anti-aging medicine is early detection and advanced preventative medicine. It is a healthcare model that emphasizes personalized, patient-focused, high-quality medical care focused on the early detection, prevention, and treatment of aging related disease. Bio-identical hormone replacement is the greatest tool we have in our quest for healthy and safe choices for life long anti-aging and disease prevention.
BHRT restores and balances hormones that improve quality of life, and it is the safe and effective way to restore balance with no harmful side effects. It will decrease depression, irritability, mood swings, extreme fatigue, difficulty sleeping, low sex drive, memory loss, mental fog, confusion, joint pain, night sweats, and hot flashes. It will also reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, improve bone mineral loss, prevent Alzheimer’s disease, increase energy, lean muscle, and bone mass. BHRT can also assist in loss of belly fat, which is the worst fat for our bodies.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are identical to the ones produced in the human body to replace deficient hormones. Men and women can now replace the hormones that decline with aging, stress, or poor lifestyle habits with hormones that are identical to the ones produced in the human body in Greater San Antonio, Texas. For this reason, many people can reap the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy without the vicious side effects.
Some of the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy include:
Muscle influences the burning of calories. When muscle is abundant, fat storage’s are tapped into in order to sustain energy. If estrogen is low for either a man or woman, the body attempts to conserve estrogen by storing extra fat. This is because fat contains estrogen, and regular amounts of estrogen can decrease fat storage.
Reduced Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
The hypothalamus is the body’s internal thermometer. Hormonal deficiencies can cause signals going to the hypothalamus to get crossed, and this can result in hot flashes and night sweats.
Fluctuations of hormones can cause blood sugar to not be processed properly, and this can cause feelings of fatigue. When hormones are balanced, the body can effectively produce energy to restore and increase vitality.
Improved Sexual Function
If hormones pertaining to reproduction are decreased, then desire for sexual activity is also decreased. When hormones are restored to normal levels, libido is boosted. In women, after the body decreases hormone production and closes down reproduction, it assumes there will be no further reason for sexual activity. This can cause vaginal dryness, and by supplementing the deficient hormones, vaginal dryness can be relieved. In men, erectile dysfunction may improve because testosterone directly affects reproductive functions, and sexual functions may be decreased with a testosterone deficiency.
A testosterone deficiency can occur in both men and women. Because testosterone directly affects the building of muscle, muscle can atrophy if it is insufficient. During testosterone decline, men can lose between 12 or 15 pounds of lean muscle mass, and if testosterone is restored to healthy levels, muscle may regenerate with exercise.
Estrogen and testosterone influence the way bones absorb calcium, and if the bones cannot properly absorb calcium, they can become weak, which may lead to osteoporosis. Balanced hormones can regulate calcium absorption to keep bones healthy and strong.
Hormone fluctuations can cause mood swings due to hormonal interference with blood sugar and brain chemistry. Women going through menopause and men experiencing andropause may notice several fluctuations in moods. Balanced hormones can remedy feelings of anger, anxiety, and depression.
These are a few of the benefits that can be obtained with bio-identical hormone therapy that can help a person reclaim health, happiness, and vitality. Melissa’s goal is to educate patients on prevention and early detection through multi-factorial lifestyle intervention to prevent the risk of illness. She will commit to a partnership with her patients in setting goals to achieve long lasting health and wellness.