Lisa Ohman Erhard, M.D. & Dr. Mark Erhard – Minneapolis Bioidentical Hormones Specialists
Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa is a unique one-of-a kind clinic that offers hormone optimization and cosmetic treatments for both men and women.
Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard, Dr. Mark Erhard and the clinic staff provide an incredible array of treatments to choose from, so patients can look amazing, feel amazing, and be amazing. From Bioidentical Hormones to Botox, HCG weight loss to healing facials, laser skin resurfacing to liposuction, or vaginal rejuvenation to Vanquish Body Contouring, the clinic has something for everyone.
The clinic’s board-certified physicians are committed to helping patients achieve their transformation, and they use innovative treatments to transform lives.
One of the cutting edge therapies Minneapolis Bioidentical Hormones specialist, Dr. Erhard offers is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Hormones play a role in thousands of functions in the human body, which may include metabolism, reproduction, sexual function, brain detoxification, memory, heart health, and emotional wellbeing. While hormones can decline at any age because of poor nutrition, excessive stress, or a lack of exercise, they mostly decline due to aging. Usually, hormone related issues begin during the late 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been around for over 70 years, and it has helped many women and men overcome imbalances related to hormones. Bio-identical hormones are identical in molecular structure and function to the hormones produced in the human body, and they are usually synthesized from soy or yam products. Because of their identical structure and function, they can be more easily metabolized and accepted into the body.
Benefits of BHRT
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy offers many benefits to men and women, some of which may include the following:
Improved Sexual Function
Replenishing hormones can increase sexual function and libido, which can improve intimate relationships and boost confidence. In women, low levels of sex hormones can reduce libido, cause vaginal dryness, and lead to the inability to climax. For men, low testosterone can cause sex drive to decrease and lead to erectile dysfunction.
More Youthful Appearance
In men, estrogen also works to keep skin youthful, and healthy levels of testosterone can help men prevent hair loss. Low testosterone can cause a form of testosterone that causes hair follicle cell death, which leads to baldness. Estrogen helps women to maintain a youthful appearance because it promotes collagen formation, which prevents skin from wrinkling, and it causes hair and nails to remain lustrous. It also helps women to have fuller breasts.
In men, low testosterone can increase estrogen and body fat. Balancing hormones can help men and women to successfully lose weight. In women, usually imbalances within estrogen and progesterone are to blame for sudden weight gain. When estrogen declines, the body may hold onto body fat because it contains estrogen, and if progesterone is low, women may retain water because progesterone works as a diuretic.
Maintaining healthy hormone levels can reduce bone thinning and prevent osteoporosis. Most people have built the bulk of their bone mass by the age of thirty, and they can maintain their bone mass by doing regular weight bearing exercise, eating healthy foods, and keeping their hormones balanced. Many women experience bone thinning and osteoporosis after or during menopause. Men can have thinning bones as well, but it is more common in women.
More Muscle Tone
Low levels of testosterone can cause muscles to become flabby in both men and women; however, improving hormone levels can improve muscle tone and mass in both men and women. During andropause, which is male hormone decline, men can lose around twelve to fifteen pounds of muscle mass. Because of testosterone’s direct effect on red blood cells, poor testosterone levels can reduce the body’s ability to build muscle.
Restoring hormones to healthy levels can help men and women to improve their memory and cognitive function.
Hormones affect brain function for both men and women in a number of ways. During andropause, menopause, and perimenopause, most people experience memory loss, mental fogginess, and reduced cognition. Estrogen helps to detoxify the brain, and testosterone may improve neurological functions as well.
Minneapolis Bioidentical Hormones specialist, Dr. Erhard can tailor prescriptions to meet individual needs. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can improve health and wellness, while providing numerous benefits to both men and women. Thousands of patients have increased their vitality and youthfulness with bio-identical hormones.