Greenville Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. is Greenville, South Carolina’s most highly trained and experienced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist. Treating men and women at his Greenville, South Carolina clinic, Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. combines customized nutrition and fitness regimens with custom tailored Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to help his patients achieve and sustain optimal health and wellness in all stages of life.
As an active member of the Fellowship for Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and the Age Management Institute, Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. has the extensive training and years of experience to design the very best Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs for his patients in Greenville South Carolina and the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical areas.
Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. specializes in healthy aging and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for both men and women. With over twenty-five years of experience in Family Medicine, Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. has treated thousands of patients during his time as a physician, and he has helped men and women to overcome numerous difficult health concerns. Shortly after going into practice in family medicine, Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. became frustrated with the limitations that conventional medicine had for treating chronic disease. He became disappointed when his patient’s conditions did not show a wide margin of change, and Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. wanted to be able to get to the bottom line of a patient’s problem
Deciding to further his training in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine changed Kenneth Orbeck, D.O.’s approach to his patients, and he now specializes in helping men and women prevent chronic disease through balancing their hormones and making positive lifestyle changes. Treating the source of symptoms that include hot flashes, night sweats, thinning bones, anxiety, fatigue, depression, low libido, erectile dysfunction, and vaginal dryness with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has helped many South Carolina patients eradicate or reduce their health concerns. Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. also specializes in using Bioidentical Hormones to improve conditions such as andropause, perimenopause, menopause, adrenal fatigue syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and thyroid disorders in Greenville, Laurens, Anderson and Pickens counties of South Carolina.
Conditions Treated With Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Focusing on aging well and functional medicine enables Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. to help patients prevent disease and improve chronic illnesses. Countless patients have been able to balance their hormones and overcome numerous conditions with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Some of the conditions that Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. uses Bioidentical Hormones to treat include:
Around the age of 30, testosterone begins to decline in men at a rate of 10% each decade, and by the time men reach their forties or fifties testosterone takes a steep drop. While this decline is not as sudden as what occurs during female menopause, it still can lead to unpleasant symptoms, which can include, night sweats, decreased workout performances, insomnia, anxiety, increased abdominal fat, low libido, erectile dysfunction, muscle atrophy, depression, and irritability.
Menopause can occur for women as early as the thirties or as late as the fifties. At the onset of menopause, the ovaries have ceased adequate production of progesterone and estrogen, and the body is no longer fertile. Due to this change, women can experience a number of uncomfortable symptoms, which can include thinning bones, vaginal dryness, osteoporosis, night sweats, hot flashes, low libido, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
During perimenopause, the ovaries production of estrogen and progesterone begins to degenerate, and women begin to experience symptoms that include low libido, fatigue, migraines, increased PMS symptoms, headaches, amenorrhea, irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, and infertility. This transitional phase typically lasts from three to ten years before menopause begins.
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is a stress related syndrome that occurs when a person has experienced high levels of stress for a long period of time. Ongoing stress can cause the adrenal glands to release cortisol, which helps the body to counteract the effects of stress. When the demand for cortisol rises, the body may begin to convert vital sex hormones into cortisol, which can cause an imbalance of hormones. When this occurs, a person may experience symptoms that include mental and physical fatigue, thinning hair, increased difficulty getting out of bed, headaches, no motivation, insomnia, body aches, and cravings for salty foods.
Imbalanced levels of important sex hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can lower a person’s sex drive. These essential hormones can become imbalanced at anytime, but low libido is most commonly experienced during menopause, perimenopause, and andropause.
Decreased levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can promote the chronic pain that is involved in fibromyalgia. Common symptoms of fibromyalgia involve tender points, muscular pain and inflammation, fatigue, mental fogginess, bladder issues, and irritable bowel syndrome. Balancing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve pain by decreasing systemic inflammation.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The main symptom in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is both mental and physical fatigue that can occur even after a person has had a long period of rest. A person suffering from chronic fatigue can also feel tired for longer than twenty-four hours after completing minor amounts of physical or mental activity. Other symptoms can include headaches, swollen lymph nodes, body aches, depression, and a lack of motivation.
Thyroid hormone is responsible for countless metabolic functions in the body, and it helps to synthesized fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. There is no substitute for thyroid hormone, and when it is imbalanced, it can give rise to numerous diseases, such as Hashimoto’s Disease. In instances of Hypothyroid, the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, and a person can experience symptoms of intolerance to cold, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, heavy periods, spontaneous sweat, depression, and muscle aches.
Hyperthyroid occurs when the thyroid gland produces high levels of thyroid hormone. Often the conventional treatments for this involve shutting down the gland’s production of this hormone completely, which can lead to a thyroid hormone deficit. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to rebalance thyroid hormone and reduce symptoms that include an increased heart rate, thinning skin, weight loss, anxiety, increased bowel movements, nervousness, bulging eyes, and irregular periods.
As Greenville, South Carolina’s premiere Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. has used customized treatment plans to help patients overcome the conditions associated with hormonal imbalances. Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. is currently an active member of the fellowship for Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (FAAFM), and the Age Management Medical Group (AMMG). To learn more about Kenneth Orbeck, D.O.’s expert Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans, contact his Greenville, South Carolina clinic today!