Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. – Roseland, Virginia Bioidentical
Roseland, Virginia Bioidentical Doctor, Mitchell Fleisher, M.D., D.Ht., D.A.B.F.P., Dc.A.B.C.T. of Homeopathic Family Medicine & Nutritional Therapy has over 30 years of experience practicing medicine.
As a Homeopathic Doctor, Mitchell Fleisher focuses on using Homeopathic protocols in combination with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to reverse or prevent the numerous signs and symptoms of aging and hormonal decline.
As a Roseland, Virginia Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy specialist, Dr. Fleisher’s philosophy is to work together with his patients holistically to optimize their health and wellbeing.
Dr. Mitchell Fleisher’s mission is to educate, treat, and support his patients with natural, safe, and effective, integrative, complementary, anti-aging, and alternative medicines to help them achieve and maintain freedom from limitations in their bodies, minds, and spirits. After treating thousands of patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mitchell Fleisher has seen firsthand the fabulous results that can occur after balancing hormones.
Women’s Conditions Treated With Bioidentical Hormones
Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. at Homeopathic Family Medicine & Nutritional Therapy specializes in using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to improve several health conditions in women. Regulating thousands of functions in the human body, hormones must be at optimal levels in order for men and women to experience peak levels of health. Numerous conditions can spring from hormonal decline or imbalances; however, Dr. Fleisher’s personalized treatment programs can correct imbalances and restore vitality. Some of the conditions that can be improved in women with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include:
When you suffer from chronic or poorly managed stress, your adrenal glands do not release the level of cortisol you require to remain healthy and emotionally stable. You may struggle with anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, cravings for sweets, and several other symptoms due to adrenal fatigue. Along with proper nutrition, balancing your hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps you manage stress better by bringing your cortisol levels in balance.
Having too much of the estrogen hormone or an underactive thyroid may cause you to lose hair on your head, arms, legs, or pubic area. If you are diabetic, poor blood sugar control can also cause this problem. Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. can take a quick blood test to determine if hormonal imbalance is causing this issue. If so, replacing your body’s lost hormones with bioidentical ones can help you re-grow scalp and body hair.
Anxiety and Depression
When feelings of anxiety and depression are unrelated to a specific life event, they are often the result of unbalanced levels of estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol. You may feel weepy, irritable, nervous, guilty, and many other troublesome emotions. Having a hysterectomy or going through menopause tends to increase your risk of anxiety and depression. When anti-depressant medication doesn’t work, it’s more likely you’re experiencing hormonal depression that is treatable with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Women who are approaching middle age complain of chronic headaches more often than younger women do. This is often because of pending menopause or being at a certain point in their menstrual cycle. An unbalanced amount of the hormone progesterone may also be the cause of this misery. If Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. discovers a problem with your progesterone, he may recommend that you start Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy along with a daily dose of the vitamin B12.
It’s normal to feel tired when you are under stress or don’t get enough sleep, but chronic fatigue lasting throughout the day is probably a sign of hormonal imbalance. Unfortunately, it causes other problems such as irritability, depression, and lowered resistance to illnesses. Low estrogen levels are often the cause of severe fatigue in women. Balancing your hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy gives you the energy you need to meet everyday responsibilities and enjoy satisfying relationships.
Cystitis, or bladder infections, occurs when bacteria from outside of the body enter through the urinary tract and cause an infection. Hormonal changes that begin in perimenopause may also cause recurring bladder infections. This is because the bladder, urethra, and vagina lose muscle tone and strength as levels of estrogen slowly decline. Fortunately, you can correct this imbalance by receiving Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. When the muscles near your bladder are stronger, it’s harder for bacteria to invade.
Uterine fibroids are masses of tissue that grow within the wall of your uterus, in it, or on it. It can result in irregular menstrual bleeding or uterine cancer in rare cases. Normally, estrogen stimulates cell growth in your body while progesterone balances it. Fibroids may be the result of unbalanced levels of estrogen, cortisol, xenoestrogens, and progesterone. Bringing all of these necessary hormones in balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to reduce the risk of fibroids.
Uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome are often associated with infertility. Hormonal imbalance is another common cause. Specifically, female infertility may be caused by too many adrenal, thyroid, or prolactin hormones. If Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. isolates hormone imbalance as the cause of your infertility, he may suggest Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Insomnia, which is the consistent inability to fall or stay asleep, is both a cause and an effect of hormone imbalance. The hormonal changes of PMS, perimenopause, and menopause can all cause sleeplessness. Chronic insomnia can also make hormone imbalance worse. When your hormones are balanced through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, it has a less inhibiting effect on your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
IBS is a term that describes pain with bowel movements, urge frequency, a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying, abdominal distension, and several other symptoms. Many women report worsening IBS symptoms just before their period starts. This may occur due to the fluctuation of estrogen and progesterone in the second half of the cycle. Having unbalanced levels of estrogen and progesterone can slow motility in the gut. However, balancing these hormones can greatly alleviate IBS.
Low Sexual Libido
Lack of desire for physical intimacy is due to an imbalance in the amounts of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in your body. When the latter two hormones start declining, it may cause estrogen dominance. This problem is also associated with weight gain, mood swings, and painful intercourse, all of which further decrease your libido. Balancing estrogen in your body so it doesn’t dominate other hormones is essential to restore your desire for sex.
Menopause is the clinical term for 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. As you start menopause, your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone hormones may fluctuate wildly. Although there are dozens of symptoms associated with menopause, the most common ones include hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, mood swings, and weight gain. Replacement therapy with Bioidentical Hormones can help eliminate or reduce multiple symptoms at the same time.
Although the average age of menopause is 51, you may begin perimenopause as early as your mid 30s. Common symptoms include breast tenderness, changes in the menstrual cycle, skin changes, vaginal dryness, and loss of bone density. These problems occur due to decreasing levels of estrogen and other essential hormones as you age. If your blood work confirms hormonal imbalance, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you feel more comfortable.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
If you have PCOS, several small cysts are present on your ovaries. The cysts themselves are not always harmful, but they can cause an imbalance of your hormones. This causes numerous problems, such as difficulty getting pregnant, abnormal menstrual bleeding, acne, unwanted facial and body hair, insulin resistance, and weight gain. Treating PCOS with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy balances the hormones, which may help the cysts go away on their own.
Symptoms of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
In a normal menstrual cycle, estrogen rises for the first two weeks and then begins to fall. During the second half of the cycle, this process repeats itself with progesterone. If you’re highly sensitive to hormonal changes, you may experience worsening symptoms of PMS. Some of these include bloating, irritability, fatigue, tension, and weight gain. If your PMS symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your quality of life, consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Dr. Mitchell Fleisher.
You have a thyroid imbalance when your thyroid, which is a small nodule at the base of your neck, produces too little or too much of this hormone. When you go to a traditional doctor complaining of fatigue or difficulty losing weight, he or she may test your TSH level. However, this may not be enough to determine hormone imbalance. Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. conducts several medical tests to see if you are a good candidate for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Vaginal dryness affects up to half of all women between age 40 and 59. Having too little estrogen and too much progesterone simultaneously causes drying and thinning of the vaginal wall. You may experience low libido, painful intercourse, burning with urination, and other unpleasant symptoms as a result. Replacing lost estrogen so it is not overrun by progesterone can help restore moisture and make you feel more comfortable.
Men’s Conditions Treated With Bioidentical Hormones
Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men, which includes addressing symptoms of hormonal imbalance and customizing individual treatment programs using Bioidentical Hormones. Dr. Fleisher applies the newest and most effective methods for restoring optimal hormone balance using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. He offers medically supervised programs, which include the most advanced delivery methods to help bring hormone levels back into balance. His programs can also treat the symptoms of andropause, helping men regain their health and confidence.
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Your adrenal glands release the hormone cortisol in response to stress, exercise, excitement, and low blood sugar. As you age, your body has a harder time balancing your cortisol levels. This can cause unrelenting fatigue, anxiety, sexual problems, and a wide range of other symptoms due to cortisol imbalance in your adrenal glands. Hormone restoration through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help speed up sluggish adrenal glands and provide you with more energy.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is part of the testosterone hormone, is responsible for hair loss on your scalp, face, chest, back, arms, legs, and groin area. When this hormone is unbalanced, it causes the follicles of your hair to regress and die. Low levels of DHT can result in premature balding or thinning hair. If a full head of hair is important to you, remember that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can stimulate hair growth.
By the time men reach age 70, they may have only 10 percent of the testosterone hormone they had at age 25. This explains why many men begin experiencing symptoms associated with low testosterone around age 40. Andropause is a term that describes the many physical and emotional changes that occur due to the imbalance of hormones. Testosterone replacement is essential to help you experience long-term symptom relief.
Anxiety and Depression
Low levels of testosterone cause an overall feeling of discontent in some men, which is the hallmark characteristic of hypogonadism. Balanced levels of this hormone are so essential that men with hypogonadism receive a diagnosis of clinical depression 400 times more often than men with normal hormone levels do. If you feel hopeless, low on energy, and irritable, ask Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. to check your testosterone level. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help balance your hormones and improve your outlook on life.
When fatigue is chronic, you lack the energy to focus or keep up with everyday responsibilities. Declining levels of testosterone are often to blame for this problem. Chronic fatigue is also worsened by other symptoms of andropause, including night sweats, insomnia, sleep apnea, increased stress, and irritability. It’s important to note that all-day fatigue is different than feeling tired. Fortunately, balancing your testosterone and other hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to improve fatigue and all of its associated symptoms.
Cortisol, the stress hormone, can go into overdrive when you are under constant, unrelenting stress. This can cause daily headaches of varying intensity. The drop in testosterone starting at age 30 can also play a role in chronic headaches. Dr. Fleisher can pinpoint an exact cause with a simple blood test. If your hormones are unbalanced, treatment with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help alleviate headache pain.
By the time you are 65 years old, you have a 50 percent chance of developing an enlarged prostate. This occurs when male hormones and certain growth factors fail to work together properly. Symptoms of an enlarged prostate include problems starting or stopping the flow of urine, increased need to urinate, a weak urine stream, and involuntary urine dribbling. If you have an enlarged prostate, consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for symptom relief.
You have erectile dysfunction when you can’t get an erection at all or maintain one long enough for satisfying sexual activity. A diminished level of testosterone is the typical cause. This also happens when the brain fails to signal the release of nitrous oxide, which is responsible for blood flow to the penis. Too much of the stress hormone cortisol also plays a role in erectile dysfunction. Balancing testosterone and cortisol with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can eliminate or improve this problem.
Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, belching, and slow digestion may all be related to imbalanced hormones in your body. Specifically, these problems could originate due to problems with normal thyroid functioning due to too much cortisol or estrogen. Many traditional doctors don’t treat digestion problems correctly because they don’t understand the connection to hormones. When diet, exercise, and medication aren’t working, consider replacing lost hormones through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Because testosterone normally replenishes itself while you are sleeping, struggling with insomnia lowers your testosterone production. This causes a vicious cycle because low testosterone levels cause many sleep disturbances, including insomnia and sleep apnea. While difficulty falling or staying asleep and decreased testosterone production are both normal signs of aging, you don’t have to allow them to affect your quality of life. Providing your body the testosterone it needs through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can greatly improve restful sleep.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Elevated stress levels and a weakened immune system can both cause IBS, which may present itself as abdominal pain, gas, bloating, or frequent diarrhea. In many cases, both stress and immune system deficiency are related to unbalanced levels of hormones. This can trigger an attack of IBS. Determining what triggers your symptoms, including certain foods and hormone imbalance, is the first step to helping you feel better. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to balance the hormones responsible for triggering IBS symptoms.
The desire to have sex less often and erectile dysfunction are often related, but it’s possible to have one without the other. Testosterone stimulates the nerves in the brain to become sexually aroused, so this sensation naturally diminishes as you age. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, and a poor diet are additional reasons your libido may be low. When combined with a healthy lifestyle, therapy with bioidentical hormones helps to improve your sexual desire and functioning.
Low Sperm Count
Having a low sperm count may affect your ability to conceive a child with your partner. Hormone imbalance due to DHEA, estrogen, prolactin, and testosterone that is too high or too low is often to blame. Stress, a poor diet, and other health issues may cause this imbalance of hormones or it could happen due to factors outside of your control. In either case, balancing these hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can increase your sperm count.
Low testosterone, which your doctor may also refer to as male menopause, hypogonadism, or andropause, is the term used to describe the multitude of symptoms many men experience as they approach middle age. Your testosterone production actually starts declining one percent every year at age 30. Sexual dysfunction, mood problems, weight gain, and low energy are common problems associated with low testosterone that are correctable with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Low thyroid levels in men can cause cold intolerance, fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, dry skin, and constipation; as many as one in seven men struggle with hypothyroidism. When the thyroid produces an excess of hormones, hyperthyroidism is the result. This condition has many additional symptoms, including muscle weakness, trembling hands, insomnia, and heart palpitations. Having your thyroid level checked by a hormone specialist such as Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. and completing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy are essential to help you feel better.
Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. performs testing for all major hormone levels before developing a treatment program, and he develops wellness plans based of the patient’s diet, lifestyle, stress levels, and work habits. Supporting patients throughout their use of a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan, Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. will answer questions and concerns through office visits, phone, fax, and email, as well as afterhours as needed. Two to three months after beginning a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan, Dr. Fleisher will provide a follow up appointment to check on the patient’s progress, and then every 6 months or as needed, patients can come in for follow up appointments. Dr. Fleisher offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy prescriptions in the form of creams in metered syringes.
Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. has helped numerous men and women recover from the conditions associated with deficient or imbalanced hormones. To learn more about which conditions can be treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, contact Nelson County and Roseland, Virginia Bioidentical Doctor, Mitchell Fleisher, M.D. at Homeopathic Family Medicine & Nutritional Therapy today to schedule a consultation!