Happy December!

Happy December! It’s officially the kick off to the happiest time of year with weekends booked for spreading cheer, holiday shopping, and sharing not so healthy meals with friends and family. While all of the merriment can definitely be exciting, it can also take on a life of its own. From planning the perfect holiday meal, to scratching names off that holiday gift list and navigating family politics, parts of the holiday shuffle can be stressful. This month, let Advanced Hormone Solutions help ease your worries so you can focus on the joy of the season and enter the New Year in peace!

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Late nights, indulging on seasonal treats, and staying awake to online shop can disrupt stable hormonal balances in the body. Hormones such as cortisol are released when your diet and sleep are altered, increasing your stress levels and wreaking havoc in your body. If the holiday rush is starting to take a toll on you, we can help.

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At Advanced Hormone Solutions, we specialize in Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. First, we run a blood test to identify areas of hormonal imbalances. Once we have our data in hand, we’ll work with you to stabilize your hormones using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. This therapy can be as easy as applying creams, injections, gels, pills and SottoPelle® pellets. Pretty soon you’ll feel the stress melt away and be left happily ringing in the New Year!

To schedule your consultation today give us a call at 201-225-2525.

Having trouble sleeping? Hormone imbalance could be to blame.

Do you feel like you count down the seconds until bedtime all day long, only to finally lay your head on the pillow and stare at the clock? Are you awakened mid-sleep drenched in cold sweat? Are you tossing and turning from being too hot and then too cold? If you said yes to any of these questions, it might be time to talk about hormones, the hidden culprits behind sleep issues.

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What causes a hormone imbalance?
When your body is functioning at optimal health, hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid are all working together. When hormones start veering off the normal course, things like sleep disturbances, mood swings, hot flashes, and weight gain tend to occur. These hormones can easily get out of sync due to many reasons out of your control, including menopause, perimenopause, and hypothyroidism. While these issues might be a fact of life, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer and never have a full night of sleep again.

What can I do to fix the imbalance?
If you feel like you’ve tried everything to no avail it might be time to consider hormone replacement therapy. Similarly to taking a multivitamin when you have a vitamin deficiency, Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is able to supplement deficient hormone levels and replenish what your body needs in order to restore your natural chemistry. These hormones (Testosterone and Estradiol) can be administered in the form of tiny pellets placed under the upper layer of your skin.

If you’re experiencing trouble sleeping and are ready to make a change, give us a call today to schedule your consultation and start looking forward to bedtime instead of dreading it!

Touching Patient Testimonial

This testimonial is especially touching because this patient maintains a positive attitude despite any and all hardships. We are so inspired by him and always appreciate how his happy disposition lights up the office when he comes in for appointments.
“I am so thankful to have found “Advanced Hormone Solutions” and Dr. Matos-Cloke.  I am 34 years old, and I have suffered from hypogonadism (low testosterone) since I was in my mid 20’s.  Furthermore, in 2010, I was hit by a car as a pedestrian, and my pituitary gland was damaged. That resulted in my body producing almost no testosterone. Throughout the years, I have seen at least 10 different doctors including general practitioners, specialists, surgeons, and endocrinologists.  None of them had corrected my issue.  Many drugs were prescribed to me such as: Androgel, which burned my chest and did nothing for my testosterone levels, compounded creams which did nothing for my levels, and HCG.  None of these drugs helped me, including injectable testosterone.  Some doctors even suggested that I needed nothing at all, which I knew was incorrect.In addition, while on Testosterone therapy, I was almost never given any medication to offset the side effects.  My testosterone levels were declining and my estrogen was rising.  I was then given Progesterone (usually prescribed for women), which I feel caused more harm than good.  Human Growth Hormone was also prescribed to me, which I do not feel I ever needed, because there was no problem with the natural growth and development of my body.  My jaw bone on the bottom left grew out of the gum tissue and into my mouth, requiring oral surgery. At 34 years of age, I now have a wisdom tooth growing in, which my dentist said was extremely unusual.  He did say that it could be attributed to the medications I have been on in the past.

When I found “Advanced Hormone Solutions”, I had very little hope.  I always told myself that even if my problems were never fixed, I would never give up trying to fix them.  Regarding my body, it was the best decision I ever made.  Approximately 3 weeks after my initial insertion, I started noticing several things.  I felt like I woke up to the world.  I was thinking about sex more often.  My workouts improved.  I started noticing that I was seeing muscular benefits from my workouts.  People were telling me that something was different, that I looked better, and that I seemed more muscular.  In the past, I lifted weights religiously, only to fight day after day to maintain my current body weight and hopefully not drop any pounds.  I am also more assertive and I get my work done more efficiently, all while feeling more positive about things. I am also much calmer, and I do not feel as anxious and as on-edge these days.

In the past, I was most often prescribed Testosterone injections.  The problem with the injections is that you are forcing your body to take in a certain amount of testosterone at one time.  Your body may need more or less.  In addition, when you inject a large amount of testosterone (once a week or once every 2 weeks), your levels peak and then they dip.  So, your mood improves for a few days and then you are back to feeling lousy.  The testosterone injections caused such severe acne on my chest that I still have the scars, and that resulted in me being put on acne medication.  Most recently, before I met Dr. Matos-Cloke, I was instructed to inject myself with a low dose of testosterone 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.  Intramuscular injections 5 days a week are no fun.  I injected my left shoulder, right shoulder, left glute, right glute and then on the 5th day I would pick the least sore spot.  My shoulders were purple from the bruises and I was limping around since the injections in the butt cheeks required long, thick needles to hit the muscle.
Years went by with no results and I turned to psychiatrists for help.  All of them diagnosed me with depression, although I clearly told them that I was not depressed.  I told them that I like life, and I like doing what I do, but I just cannot get things done and function like I used to.  My dreary mood was all because of my low testosterone levels, but the psychiatrists never understood that.    They told me that I did not need to feel depressed to have “depression” and I was put on medications. Psychiatric medications are notorious for destroying one’s libido, so that just added to the problem.

Now that I am on the SotoPelle therapy, my life has changed tremendously.  I am so much happier, so much more content, and my workouts produce results.  I also am more interested in sex, and I have a better libido.  I feel like I have become significantly more mentally balanced, and my energy level and focus has increased.  I regularly get the vitamin shot, and the next day I feel revived and ready to start my day with a vengeance.  I have also noticed some physical changes, such as waking up with morning erections.  That has not happened to me so frequently for a very long time.

I am so unbelievably grateful to have found this place of healing that has helped me restart my life.  I know that many doctors are unfamiliar with this therapy, and some will not agree with it.  The bottom line is that I know my body, and I knew for many years that the previous testosterone therapy was not working.  After the SotoPelle therapy, I know that I feel better now.  I know what works for me and what does not.  Nothing else has helped me.  SotoPelle has been the glimmer of light at the end of the dark tunnel that saved me.  My most recent last lab results were perfect.  That has not happened in ages.  SotoPelle has taken me from a testosterone level of 18 (yes, eighteen) to a level of around 1000.

Thank you, Dr. Matos-Cloke, and thank you to all of your staff.  Your office provides a comfortable and confidential atmosphere and every single person on your team is a top-notch, motivated team player.  Your receptionist always greets me with a bright smile, your nurse is always there with a kind heart and motivating words, and your office manager takes the time to ask how I am feeling.  And Dr. Matos-Cloke, you definitely know your stuff, and you have touched many lives and helped many people.”

Yours truly,

Andrew K.
Bergenfield, NJ

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