Hormone Therapy

Bethlehem | Allentown

Men can experience a disruption in the production of certain hormones or imbalances that affects them emotionally and physically. When this happens, it’s important to consider hormone therapy to restore balances of:

  • Mental Health
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
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Hormone Therapy

Hormones of natural origin and identical bio-composition to those of the body are utilized to help patients maintain optimum hormonal levels.

The body’s hormones are crucial in maintaining health and wellness. However, as the years go by and as age takes its toll, the body’s capacity to create hormones may diminish and their levels may become imbalanced. This leads to a variety of unpleasant symptoms including mood changes, weight gain and other health complications.

To ensure patients stay healthy and happy as they age, Dr. Levinstein provides hormone replacement therapy to allow patients to reach their natural levels.
Hormone therapy has a variety of uses for many different conditions

Mental health

Depression is a mental illness that can result from a chemical imbalance of serotonin within the brain. As noted above, serotonin is the chemical in the brain that controls a person’s mood and is usually decreased in patients suffering from depression.

Thyroid conditions

Patients who suffer from hyperthyroidism are often extremely anxious, have an increased metabolism, feel hot, lose weight, have a rapid heart rate, and may have panic attacks caused by increased levels of thyroid hormone.

Chronic pain

When it comes to chronic pain, research is promising. One study found that in 372 patients with knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, tissue was able to better repair itself when the “sex hormones” (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) were present and balanced.

What is hormone therapy

Your body produces many hormones that allow for normal daily functioning. When these hormones are disrupted or out of balance, hormone replacement therapy focuses on bringing the body back to center.


Hormone Therapy

There are hormones that constitute what is often referred to when the term “hormone replacement therapy” is used. These include the following:


Cortisol is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands. This hormone is necessary for survival. It is responsible for energy metabolism and is critical in the management of stress. Consider when quick responses are important for saving your life (i.e., jumping out of the path of a car). Cortisol is produced in quick bursts and then naturally recedes.

Increased levels of cortisol during stress are normal, but when cortisol levels are too high the impacts can be dramatic. Chronically high levels of cortisol can cause:

  • Weight gain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hypertension
  • Easy bruising
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Hump-back fat deposits
  • Insomnia
  • Mood disorders, including depression and anxiety

On the other hand, inadequate levels of cortisol levels are not healthy either. The most common symptoms experienced with low cortisol levels are:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Weight loss
  • Hypotension
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Mood changes

Cortisol levels can be affected by many conditions, such as physical or emotional stress, strenuous activity, trauma, and infection. Hormone replacement therapy that focuses on cortisol levels brings your stress response back into balance.

Testosterone naturally wanes in men as they age, but in some cases low testosterone levels can cause physical symptoms earlier. Symptoms of low testosterone include:
  • Feelings of depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Loss of muscle and bone
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Less energy
  • Low self-esteem
  • Fatigue
  • Poor sleep
  • Poor concentration
  • Less body hair
  • Thinner bones
It’s important to note that just having one or two symptoms in passing is not necessarily a sign of low testosterone. Talk to your doctor to rule out other possible causes.


Treatment will result in benefits such as regaining energy and attaining optimal health and function by correcting the abnormal hormone levels in your body.


Dr. Levinstein brings the highest standard of medical care while delivering the most advanced treatments to meet your specific needs and help you reach your pain management goals. He is an interventional and anti-aging functional medicine specialist. He has a clinical interest in the biomechanical etiology of musculoskeletal injuries, pain conditions and degenerative spinal and joint disorders utilizing treatment of the whole-body continuum with innovative orthobiologic treatments. 

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