Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

aspireMD - Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Welcome to Optimal Aging with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

We have the knowledge and modalities to manage our aging process to ensure optimized vitality!

The holistic approach to health and wellbeing provides the most sustainable impact and benefit. Mind, body and spirit are intertwined and as such must be individually yet intricately addressed.

Restoring natural hormone balance is the gateway to your best health.

Hormones are required for every aspect of life, yet our hormone levels begin to decline at a rate of 1-3% per year starting around 30 years old. Such gradual, yet steady, depletion contributes to a litany of symptoms and deterioration of health.  Unbalanced hormones can make you feel like a stranger in your own skin!

Unlike the artificial, synthetic hormone treatments of the past, naturally-sourced, low-dose Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) offers safe health rejuvenation for both men and women. Used as a part of a fastidiously managed program of care, these replacement hormones that so closely resemble our own will help both men and women restore genuine emotional wellbeing and physical good health.

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During your first visit, you will meet with Dr. Jane Burk-Vassallo from aspireMD and Dr. Stephen Tripodi, a collaborative partner from Optimal Wellness Niagara, for a complimentary consultation at the aspireMD location. Benefiting from the synergy of both medical and naturopathic approaches creates our comprehensive program – an integrative healthcare practice. You will receive ample time with both doctors to understand your needs and customize a proactive, long-term plan to address your health concerns and achieve your goals.

Jane and Stephen

The mandate of the Hormone Optimization Program is to:

  • Alleviate symptoms
  • Optimize wellness
  • Prevent disease

We believe knowledge will empower you!

Take our Personal Symptom Assessment

Symptoms Affecting Women:

  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Irregular Menstrual Cycle
  • Infertility
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Hot Flashes
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Cold Body Temperature
  • Thinning Hair
  • Frequent Somnolence
  • Night Sweats
  • Decreased Libido
  • Nervous
  • Decreased Work Performance
  • Urine Frequency/Urgency
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Mood Changes
  • Urinary Intolerance
  • Foggy Thinking
  • Decreased Bone Density
  • Aches/Pains
  • Decreased Height
  • Irritability
  • Weight Gain
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased Mental Sharpness
  • Decreased Energy
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Irregular Periods
  • Skin Dryness
  • Depression

Symptoms Affecting Men:

  • Decreased Sex Drive
  • Nervous
  • Cold Body Temperature
  • Aches/Pains
  • Decreased Height
  • Depression
  • Prostate Enlargement
  • Decreased Work Performance
  • Decreased Mental Sharpness
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Sadness/Unhappiness
  • Decreased Energy Fatigue
  • Foggy Thinking
  • Weight Gain
  • Frequent Somnolence
  • Irritability
  • Breast Enlargement
  • Erection Difficulty
  • Weight Gain (Mid-portion)
  • Loss of Muscle Mass
  • Mood Changes
  • Hair Loss/Thinning

Symptoms Affecting Women + Men:

  • Memory Problems
  • Weight Gain (Mid-portion)
  • Increased Body Fat
  • Decreased Energy
  • Unexplained Sadness
  • Lack of Positive Well-Being
  • Decreased Lean Body Mass
  • Decreased Bone Density
  • Decreased Strength
  • Low Stamina

We have targeted solutions to address each and every one of your concerns. The aspireMD team evaluates your symptoms to arrive at an individualized treatment plan.

Each individual’s body and symptoms are different and has its own unique needs.   However, commercially manufactured products tend to be one-size-fits all, erring on the overkill high dose side of fixing things. Such products often do not account for the differences between individuals.  

Dr. Jane Burk-Vassallo has carefully selected a superior custom compounding pharmacy, Trutina Tru Balance, who prepares your specific formulation in a closed-to-the-public, sterile facility and ships directly to you anywhere in Canada, free of charge.  

The advantage of compounded HRT is that it can be adapted specifically to fit each individual’s body and hormone levels. BHRT utilizes hormones that have the exact chemical structure as the hormones in the human body. The body recognizes them and allows them to mimic the function of the hormones the body produces on its own. Your hormone replacement regimen will return your hormones to balance and closely simulate what your body has been doing naturally in your most vital 20’s and 30’s.

The aspireMD health professionals will take exemplary care of you from start to finish on your journey to own your future. Your better begins here!

Getting started on your path to health and well-being is a three-step process:

FIRST VISIT: You may book a complimentary 15 minute consult to understand why the aspireMD Hormone Optimization Program is right for you!

SECOND VISIT: BHRT and TRT are unfortunately not OHIP covered services. We provide a la carte pricing; however, the most comprehensive care for the best value is provided through our annual health program. Note that a significant portion of the program may be covered through naturopathic and medication components of your private health insurance.

Upon program initiation, you will be given an intake package to communicate your symptoms, concerns and desired health objectives. You will also receive an advanced testing lab requisition to obtain a blood baseline of your biochemical health markers as well as comprehensive hormone analysis including adrenal and thyroid levels. You will be asked to gather the reports of your routine screenings such as: pap test, mammogram (women), PSA (men), bone density and colonoscopy results.

THIRD VISIT: Drs. Burk-Vassallo and Tripodi will confer to evaluate your intake survey and your laboratory results. After elucidating the aspects to be addressed in achieving your personal goals, Dr. Jane and Dr. Stephen will guide you through their recommendations. You will be enlightened and empowered with your 60 minute assessment and treatment plan discussion, including the benefits or potential risks of each.  

You may anticipate:

Nutrition, Supplement and Lifestyle Recommendations

We also offer ultimate level of personalized lifestyle management with YOUNIQUE INSIGHTS into your individual genetic code. Lifestyle recommendations and nutriceuticals formulated precisely for your personal genomic code.

Custom Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy administered in cream, gel, troche or capsule formulation.

We use the top custom compounding pharmacy in the country to give you optimal, standardized, effective results. Your custom compounded prescription is delivered, with free shipping, to your door with signature via Express Post, within 2 days, anywhere in Canada.

Regular monitoring and adjustments to ensure you feel fabulous again!

Laboratory monitoring, symptom surveys, consultations with prescription, supplement and lifestyle adjustments are scheduled at 3, 6 and 9 months following your initial 2-3 ‘getting started’ appointments.

What They're Saying

A very big THANK YOU today for your wonderful service, your ability to listen and hear my issues and so quickly sort thru them and solve or set me up for success. It was truly inspiring. I'm extremely grateful to have such compassionate professionals providing trusted scientific solutions for these mature years of my life. Thank you thank you thank you!  P.S. My husband is excited to get started to keep up to me ;)

Valerie
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