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What exactly is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the science of replenishing hormones that are no longer being adequately produced by the body. Symptoms of aging is caused by deficiencies in many of the hormones that our bodies produced in abundance during our youth.

At what age should a person start such a program?

A person does not need to consider Hormone Replacement Therapy until their body begins to lower its hormone production. For most people, age 35 is a good age to have your levels checked, because that is when levels usually begin to drop.

How long before you can actually see or feel results?

While this varies with each individual, many people feel changes within just a few days, some within a couple of weeks. Most people, however, can expect to see significant results within 4 to 6 weeks after starting a program.

How do I find out if I’m ready for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Before entering an Age Management Institute program, individuals are prescribed a full hormone panel. When the blood work comes back to our office, our staff will call you to make an appointment with Dr. Gunderson to discuss the results and see if you are a candidate for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Does Age Management Institute accept insurance?

Age Management Institute does not accept insurance for our services. However, your lab work may be covered under your insurance. You will need to check with your insurance provider.
I am under the age of 35 but I need to lose weight. Can the Age Management Institute help me?
ABSOLUTELY! Checkout out the information on our Accelerated Weight Loss page Give our office a call at: 775-787-8300 to make an appointment with one of our weight loss counselors. We will help you get to your healthy weight!

I don’t live in the Reno/Tahoe area.
Can I still become an Age Management Institute patient?

The majority of the Age Management Institute’s patients do live in the Reno/Tahoe area, but Dr. Gunderson has many patients that live throughout the country. Call our office at 775-787-8300 to make an appointment to see Dr. Gunderson and discuss your personal needs.