WHAT IS BIO-HACKING?
As we age, we may begin to notice changes in our mood, sex drive, and energy levels. Even though these shifts are a natural part of the aging process, they can often lead to frustration and may even cause some health issues. At Beyond Regenerative Medicine & Aesthetics, nurse practitioner Brenda Van Loggem is pleased to perform bio-hacking, our office's own twist on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Brenda specializes in hormone evaluation and pellet insertion treatments. This revolutionary branch of treatment works to deliver a steady dose of hormones throughout the body, utilizing medications, topical creams, or injections. BHRT serves to regulate your body's hormone production and reduce the negative side effects that imbalanced hormone levels can cause, including weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, and sexual dysfunction. We encourage men and women to reach out to our office in Newport Beach, CA to learn more about hormone therapy and find out if this could be the treatment for you and your health needs.
"I was so impressed with Dr. Berkey and her vast knowledge on so many different areas. I made an appointment for IV therapy and was completely impressed with her demeanor and the way she made the process so incredibly comfortable and quick. I will make future appointments with her and recommend others do so as well."- R.C. / Google / Mar 05, 2021
"Came here to get an IPL Facial, that Dr. Berkey performed to help get rid of some brown spots that had developed on my face. Very satisfied with results and look forward to going back again for another round of IPL."- K.M. / Google / Mar 02, 2021
"Dr. Berkey is warm, compassionate and truly listens to her patient. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of anti-aging from the inside out! I will definitely be back for more treatments. I look forward to a facial soon!"- J.S. / Google / Jan 22, 2021
"Head to toe. Literally. Dr Berkey has the keys to unlock that fountain!"- L.A. / Google / Nov 06, 2020
"Lisa from Canada. My husband & I have been to Dr. Berkey's Clinic numerous times in 2020 and really appreciate the care, professionalism, warmth and attention that Dr. Berkey and her staff give to her patients. She is very medically driven with just the right amount of Love. thanks so much Dr. Berkey see you soon."- L.G. / Facebook / Oct 02, 2020
HOW IS Bio-Hacking Performed?
Our team will design your personalized bio-hacking, AGE MANAGEMENT treatment plan after we assess the results of your blood tests and learn about your symptoms and medical history. We will then determine what types of hormone therapies you would benefit from the most. After about a week HRT, you will begin to notice positive changes in the way you feel and the way your body functions. Within the first year of treatment, follow-up appointments are necessary to ensure the success of your personal program. During your follow-up appointment, Brenda will make sure that you are maintaining ideal hormone levels. In addition to pellets and topical creams, our team offers peptides (small chains of amino acids that have a specific function in the body similar to how insulin works) that can be used for:
- Brain and memory support
- Libido (Oxytocin)
- Joint problems
- GERD and IBS
- Weight loss
- Muscle building
- Low testosterone
At our facility, Brenda provides innovative hormone pellet treatments. During this procedure, dissolvable pellet(s) are inserted into the buttock area under the skin to restore normal hormone levels and improve symptoms.
How long does it take for bioidentical hormones to absorb?
It depends on your body, but generally, patients start to experience a difference in their symptoms within a few days. However, it takes your body time to get used to the new hormones so you won't experience significant changes until around 2 – 3 weeks. Optimal results occur in eight weeks.
Will I gain weight on BHRT?
Before offering this treatment, we closely listen to your concerns, perform blood work, and develop a detailed treatment plan so we can adjust the hormone levels to your needs. Slight fluctuations in your hormones could enable you to lose weight. Our nurse practitioner, Brenda Van Loggem, can provide additional information about the benefits of this hormone therapy.
What happens if you stop taking bioidentical hormones?
If you stop taking bioidentical hormones, it can cause your menopause or andropause symptoms to come back. We recommend following a consistent treatment plan to ensure you see the results you want.
RENEW YOUR HEALTH
If you've been experiencing problems, like fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, or decreased libido, our team at Beyond Regenerative Medicine & Aesthetics may be able to help. Bio-hacking through AGE MANAGEMENT is our office's own unique bioidentical hormone replacement therapy program. We custom craft your program to balance your hormones, allowing you to feel renewed and full of energy once again. Reach out to our team in Newport Beach, CA to set up your hormone evaluation appointment.