Tennessee Bioidentical Hormones – Mark Sherfey, M.D.
Monterey Tennessee Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Mark Sherfey, M.D. has long been interested in hormonal imbalances, nutritional medicine and metabolic imbalances. Located in Monterey, Tennessee, 90 miles east and west of Nashville and Knoxville, he treats patients from all the surrounding areas. The use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been instrumental in treating many of the discomforts associated with aging and metabolic imbalances. Dr. Sherfey offers several state of the art testing methods that are specialized in detecting hormonal and metabolic imbalances.
In his practice Dr. Sherfey uses the most current technology to diagnose and treat his patients. This allows him to work with each patient individually and to offer a customized treatment plan specific to their needs. He collaborates with each patient to produce the very best treatment plan for each patient. He enjoys partnering with each patient and is willing to listen to his patients, discuss their symptoms, and together come up with the plan that is best suited for their needs and their symptoms. No more of the ‘one pill fits all’ treatment that is commonly offered to patients suffering the symptoms of aging and hormonal imbalance.
The journey through life as we age has both benefits that can be embraced and symptoms that are very uncomfortable. These other, less desirable, symptoms can often be difficult to navigate.
Although changing hormone levels is a natural part of the aging process they can also be the cause behind many of the symptoms associated with the aging body. Many doctors will treat the symptoms their patient is experiencing but they fail to rectify the cause. Although hormonal decline generally begins in the thirties it isn’t until middle age that these declining hormones can have a large impact on the way one feels, both physically and emotionally, and on the way one experiences their life journey. If you understand what’s happening in your body during this time of transition, and know how to manage it, you can make the transition more comfortably. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you get a clear picture of your health and make a plan for total hormonal wellness.
Dr. Sherfey has lately seen an unprecedented number of patients who are suffering from these hormonal imbalances. He safely uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat his patients at his Monterey, Tennessee clinic. Part of his philosophy for treatment is his use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement. If the patient is comfortable with this treatment plan he is willing to help rebalance their hormones so that they might experience optimal health. If a patient is uncomfortable with the use of the Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy modality of treatment, Dr. Sherfey also offers other methods to help the patient find relief from their symptoms. Some of his treatment methods include Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, vitamin and mineral injections, herbal therapy, and intravenous amino acids and minerals.
Dr. Sherfey’s clinic is located in Monterey, Tennessee but he also treats patients from the surrounding areas. His greatest concern when it comes to his patients is that they experience life to its fullest and he understands that to accomplish this he must understand the impact that the patient’s health has on their general well-being.
The hormones in our bodies govern numerous metabolic, sexual and biological bodily activities and when there is an imbalance the body can experience many symptoms including night sweats, hot flashes, weight gain, interrupted sleep patterns, mood swings and loss of sexual interest, to mention a few. Although hormonal imbalances can occur for many reasons the most common reason is the aging process. As hormones begin to wane one may notice many changes in the body, in the mind, and in mental wellbeing. Other factors that may affect the balance of hormones in the body, even in younger adults, can be stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and environmental toxins.
Bioidentical Hormones are unique in that they are the exact replica of hormones produced naturally in the human body. Most are derived from plant sources such as soy and yam. The synthetic hormones generally offered are not the identical compound structure of human hormones and are generally engineered from animal hormones. Therefore, when using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy the side effects and risks often associated with synthetic hormones are greatly lessened and the Bioidentical Hormones, because of their compatibility with the human body, are much more easily absorbed and processed by the body.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is unlike any other hormone treatment used in allopathic medicine today. It is unique because of the natural ability for these bioidentical hormones to be accepted and used by the human body. This is because bioidentical hormones are exact molecular copies of the hormones that are produced naturally. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy each patient is given a unique dosage of bioidentical hormones prescribed specifically for them because the recommended amount varies from patient to patient. This helps to ensure that you, as an individual, are receiving just the hormones that your body needs.
Dr. Sherfey has become an expert in diagnosing and treating the conditions associated with hormonal imbalance and the waning of hormone production. A decline in hormone production is a natural part of aging in both men and women. Most people don’t feel the full effects of declining hormones until they are close to middle age. For men, the first indication is often problems with sexual performance and feeling like they have no ambition. Women may complain of mood swings, weight gain, and a lowered sex drive.
The following are typical symptoms of hormone imbalance in both men and women:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Anxiety, depression, and irritability
- Low libido
- Memory lapses and trouble concentrating
- Weight gain
- Insomnia and sleep apnea
- Lack of muscle tone
Regardless of your age, gender, or specific symptoms, you can find relief with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
While Dr. Sherfey maintains an out-patient only based practice, he feels that he still has ample time to evaluate and develop personalized patient treatments plans. Dr. Sherfey’s office, located in Monterey, Tennessee, is in a simple residential setting, and he strives to help his patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible while visiting his office. In between office visits he is happy to communicate and follow up through phone calls, letters, email or fax. He is open to all types of communication and this can be especially helpful for his patients that are located farther from his office. If you are located in, or around, the Monterey, Tennessee area and are interested in finding out more about this more natural path to feeling better contact Dr. Sherfey today to see if he might be able to help you.
Dr. Sherfey and his staff look forward to hearing from you!