Andrew Petersen, D.O. – Salt Lake City Bioidentical Doctor
Salt Lake City Bioidentical Doctors, Andrew Petersen, D.O. and Anne Bowden N.P., at Whole Health Medical Group have over 20 years of combined experience treating patients. Dr. Andrew Petersen is board-certified in family medicine. He and Anne Bowden are two of the most highly trained anti-aging specialists in the West Jordan area.
Their mission is to get to the root of a patient’s health problems, as opposed to only treating the symptoms. Taking a systems approach to treating health concerns, Andrew Petersen, D.O. and Anne Bowden, N.P. understand that balancing different bodily systems can prevent or heal ailments. Using anti-aging protocols, such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has improved the lives of hundreds of men and women.
As West Jordan Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy specialists, Dr. Petersen and Anne Bowden offer customized programs that help women and men to overcome the conditions associated with hormonal imbalances, dominances, and decline.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are identical in structure and function to the ones made in the human body, and they are usually compounded from sources such as soy or wild yams. When the hormones are taken into the body, the body can recognize and more easily metabolize them. Because of their identical structure, they can reduce the risks of health threatening side effects. Bio-identical hormones are a vital part to Dr. Petersen’s programs.
Men and women of all ages can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Several illnesses can occur from hormonal imbalances, which can be caused due to aging, environmental factors, stress, lack of exercise, and a poor diet. Most men and women experience hormonal imbalances when they reach their forties and fifties, and perimenopause, menopause, and andropause are the syndromes that occur due to hormonal deficiencies. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapies can restore these deficient hormones and the symptoms that occur due to hormonal deficiencies.
Some of the issues that can arise from hormonal imbalances may include:
- Hot Flashes
- Weight Loss Resistance
- High Cholesterol
- Low Libido
- Irregular Periods
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Hair Loss
- Mood Swings
Dr. Petersen can tailor bioidentical hormone prescriptions to meet individual needs, and he can implement dietary, nutritional, and stress relieving elements into each program. Dr. Petersen feels that proper nutritional and hormonal balance has a positive effect on prevention of health problems. Patients that are suffering with the symptoms of hormonal imbalances can greatly benefit from Dr. Petersen’s programs and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
How do I know if Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for me?
When you visit WholeHealth Medical Group, Dr. Petersen takes your medical history, consults with you about your symptoms, and does a physical examination. He then performs extensive lab tests, measuring the amount of estrogen and progesterone, or testosterone, in your blood.
If you are deficient in any of these critical hormones, Dr. Petersen may prescribe a regimen of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. However, hormone replacement therapy may not be right for you if you have a history of:
- Blood clots
- Heart or liver disease
- Heart attacks
Common side effects of hormone replacement therapy include bloating, headaches, and mood changes. Some patients also experience minor nausea.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs have helped countless men and women to improve their overall health and regain their vitality. To learn more about Andrew Petersen, D.O. and Anne Bowden, N.P.’s specialized programs, contact Whole Health Medical Group in West Jordan today to schedule a FREE consultation!