The Riegel Center
Christopher J. Riegel, M.D.
Hormone Replacement Specialist & Age Management Specialist located in Plano, TX
Bioidentical hormones are exact duplicates of the hormones your body makes naturally, which means they’re the best way to restore healthy hormone levels. All bioidentical hormones aren’t the same; however, a formula that works for one person may be completely wrong for another. That’s why The Riegel Center hormone specialist Christopher Riegel, MD, creates proprietary blends and then customizes prescriptions for every patient based on their unique blood chemistry. Dr. Riegel’s formulas are proven to help you feel and look younger, healthier, and more vital, so call the Plano, Texas, office or click on the scheduler for help now.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones replicate natural human hormones with such precision that your own body can't tell the difference.
These hormones come from plant sources, and they have the very same molecular structure as your body’s own hormones. Your body accepts and uses these hormones exactly like it uses your own natural hormones.
In sharp contrast, synthetic hormones come from animal sources like the urine of pregnant horses. While synthetic hormones can come somewhat close to copying your real hormones, they’re simply not the same, and your body may not accept and use them well.
How are custom-blended bioidentical hormones different?
Bioidentical hormones are clearly superior to synthetics — but bioidentical hormone formulas aren’t one-size-fits-all.
Through his extensive research over the last 30 years, Dr. Riegel has discovered that customization is absolutely critical in successful bioidentical hormone treatment. While other bioidentical hormone formulas may give you some results, most people are looking for more than feeling OK — they want to feel great!
With this goal in mind, Dr. Riegel created his own proprietary bioidentical hormone formulas to help patients get back to hormone levels from their 20s. These carefully protected formulas are so special and unique that patients from more than 30 states regularly see Dr. Riegel for hormone therapy.
How does customized bioidentical hormone therapy work?
First, you have a consultation with Dr. Riegel, including a discussion about your particular concerns and how age management medicine and hormone replacement therapy can help. Next, you visit the LabCorp nearest to you to have a blood draw.
After the laboratory relays your test results to The Riegel Center, Dr. Riegel carefully reviews your information and then designs a custom bioidentical hormone formula for you. Most patients receive their hormones through UPS, directly to their doorstep.
You take the hormones for a month before having another blood draw, so Dr. Riegel can make sure your hormones are increasing to optimal levels. Bloodwork is repeated at three months, six months, and then every six months in the long term.
Because he custom-blends his formulas, Dr. Riegel can adjust your bioidentical hormone formula at any time to help you get ideal results.
Call The Riegel Center or click the online scheduler to book your bioidentical hormone consultation now.