Used with lifestyle changes, 2.4 mg of semaglutide injected weekly resulted in a mean 10% to 15% weight loss (22-33 lbs) over 68 weeks.
70% to 80% of people lost 5% or more of their body weight.
Catherine Grace O'Connell @catherinegraceo
"At 61, I'm grateful to have discovered the power of natural wellness over 30 years ago. It has served me well. That holds true for just about everything including my experience with menopause. Entering menopause at 56 was like running into a brick wall at 100 mph, it hit me like a ton of bricks.
I was grateful to find that natural Hormone Replacement Therapy was like a godsend. My hot flashes were gone. My sleep began to return to normal in addition to my energy. Menopause can make a woman feel as if she's losing herself completely. HRT made me feel like me again!"
Personalized, concierge hormone healthcare
Thrivelab treatment plans are on average, 35% cheaper than traditional hormone replacement therapy.
Thrivelab consultations offer 45-minutes of uninterrupted therapy to discuss your concerns, symptoms and treatment at length - 80% more time than at a doctor’s office.
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Thrivelab prescriptions are delivered on a subscription basis right to your door. No hassle or long lines at the pharmacy.
Every person is unique, so your experience with hormone replacement therapy may be different from someone else’s. Generally, you will see changes physically, mentally, emotionally, and sexually when starting BHRT. You may even feel more confident along the way!
While the results will differ from person to person, and depending on which hormone you take and your dosage, you can expect to start noticing changes within the first couple weeks or months. For some patients on bioidentical progesterone or estrogen treatments, results can be noticed in as little as 2 weeks.
You’ll likely see relief in frustrating symptoms of menopause. Women have reported improved sleep, less joint pain, better mood, and recovered concentration. Additionally, they have more energy, fewer hot flashes, and reversal in the changes around their vagina related to dryness and discomfort during sex.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical Hormones are manufactured in a compounding pharmacy lab from plant sources that identically match the molecular structure of the hormones that our own bodies produce. This is what separates Bioidentical from synthetic hormones.
The Bioidentical hormones fit perfectly into all the receptor sites on the cells to provide the cell with specific instructions whether it’s a bone cell or heart cell. And, yes, we need the sex hormones in every cell of the body for optimal functioning. For example, progesterone and testosterone are the primary fat burners in our cells. When we become deficient in progesterone and testosterone as we age, we tend to gain weight. The synthetic hormones do not fit correctly onto the cell receptor sites, which may give the cell “different” instructions which may cause hormone imbalance. Examples of synthetic hormones include the birth control pill, progestin and conjugated estrogen.
Are there any side effects of taking bioidentical hormones?
Generally speaking, there are less side effects compared to synthetic derivatives. For most, the positive benefits far out-weigh any negative symptoms. However, dose related symptoms may occur. It is a matter of modifying the particular hormone dose to achieve the desired results. Thrivelab provides patients with a continuum of care that makes feeling better easy. When hormones and other treatments are administered correctly—and correctly is the only way we do things—there should be no side effects.
How long until I see and feel results?
Some will immediately experience results while others may need several weeks or months to fine-tune their solution. It is not unusual for patients to report feeling improvements in many symptoms within the first week or two. However, our goal is long-term symptom relief and improved quality of life for each patient. This requires a cautious, evidence-based, and patient centered treatment strategy with a primary focus on patient input. Most patients stabilize within the first couple of months, but our personalized approach enables adjustment any time. Your provider will create a plan specifically for you, monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.
How do you know if your hormone levels are unbalanced?
If you are considering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), you may be experiencing symptoms that may be keeping you from feeling like yourself. Those symptoms may be the earliest signs of aging, such as foggy thinking, sleeplessness, muscle loss, or low energy.
Furthermore, conditions of aging like menopause in women can cause hot flashes, mood swings, and weight gain while even post-menopausal women experience symptoms including but not limited to hair loss and low libido. Aging also has an effect on men known as andropause, which is caused by fluctuation of testosterone levels.
Thrivelab is a telehealth-based provider of evidence-based hormone and testosterone balancing programs as well as natural bioidentical products to alleviate age-related symptoms and restore youthful vitality.
* Due to the nature of prescription medication and supplements, side effects are possible. Results are not guaranteed and depend on patient compliance with their care plan. Medication will be prescribed by a licensed provider only if (1) it is deemed medically necessary and (2) these risks are accepted during consultation.
** Thyroid medication and injectable testosterone requires a lab test before prescriptions can be issued.