Women FAQs

Would you like to increase your energy, your sexuality and recover from activities quicker? Feel sexy, look and feel younger than you have in years?

Hormone balancing and replenishment may be for you!

Q: What are the benefits of hormone replenishment?

A:     You may see improvement with the following:

  • Improved skin health and appearance
  • Increased energy
  • Improved memory
  • Better sleep
  • Improved mood and quality of life
  • Improved sexual desire
  • Improved recovery from exercise and activity
  • Reduced depression
  • Decreased vaginal dryness
  • Improved muscle tone and strength
  • Decreased risk of heart disease
  • Improved cholesterol levels
  • Reduced osteoporosis
  • Decreased hot flashes
  • Decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Q: What does 1513 do?

A: 1513 Anti-Aging and Weight Loss® is a medical clinic where men and women with hormone imbalances are diagnosed, treated, and educated by medical professionals. We offer an effective hormone replacement therapy program for women who are suffering from signs and symptoms of hormone deficiency, pre-menopause, and menopause. Our licensed medical professionals will prescribe the right amounts of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone or other hormones that you need to maintain your health and well being for years to come.1513 also specializes in weight loss programs.

Q: What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

A: Symptoms include:

  • Poor concentration
  • Memory lapses
  • Weight gain
  • Heart disease
  • Depression
  • Migraine headaches
  • Fibroids
  • Painful menstruation
  • Infertility
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • PMS
  • Hot flashes
  • Endometriosis
  • Osteoporosis

Q: What are bio-identical hormones?

A: They are natural hormones that have the same chemical structure as hormones that are made by your human body.

Q: What are the benefits of bio-identical hormones?

A: They are thought to be safer, can be given in lower doses, protect endometrium, protect your heart, and are more effective. Unlike synthetic hormones and hormones derived from animal sources, bio-identical hormones can be properly metabolized by the human body.

Q: What hormones are typically prescribed for bio-identical replacement therapy?

A: Estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone are most often prescribed. The precise components of your therapy will be determined after a physical examination, medical history, and blood testing.

Q: What will happen on my first appointment?

A: It will begin with a medical history. The doctor or physician’s assistant will ask about your symptoms and take a full medical history. A physical examination followed by blood tests will then be ordered to find out the degree of hormone imbalance.

Q: When do hormone problems start?

A: This varies from person to person. Pre-menopause can affect women in their mid-30s to 40s. Menopause is more common among women in their 50s. Pre-menopause and menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Q: Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

A: Yes. However with any treatment, side effects may occur. Monitoring is necessary during the course of the treatment. This has been debated for years. A few studies suggested that hormone replacement therapy could give women an increased risk of contracting breast cancer. However these studies used synthetic hormones. The use of bio-identical hormones by hundreds of thousands of successfully treated women says otherwise.

Q: What is menopause?

A: Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility. It is caused by the decline in estrogen levels that occur with aging. (Testosterone levels also decline.) The average age of menopause is 51, with 85% of women experiencing symptoms.

Q: Is testosterone also necessary for women?

A: Yes. A woman’s body creates a much smaller amount of testosterone than a man however it is still essential in the balance of hormones as a whole. Blood tests will determine if there is an imbalance of this hormone along with others.