Steve R. Lasater M.D. – Grand Rapids Bioidentical Doctor
Grand Rapids Bioidentical Doctor, Steve Lasater, M.D. created Optimal Wellness Medical to create a practice that truly cares about their needs and concerns. Dr. Lasater works to improve his patients’ lives through the use of custom Bioidentical Hormone Therapy programs. Ultimately, Dr. Lasater aims to listen to his patients and address their specific needs in the realm of age management.
Dr. Lasater understands that hormones are the key to anti-aging medicine, and are important for the physical performance, vitality, and overall health. In fact, the memory, immune system, and the entire body are only able to function correctly if hormone levels are balanced. As humans age, organs and endocrine glands become less efficient, and natural hormone production is impaired by poor diet, busy lifestyles, and stress. Unfortunately, chronic hormone deficiencies may result in many different physical problems. For patients dealing with a hormonal imbalance, a custom Bioidentical Hormone Therapy program created by Dr. Lasater in Grand Rapids in West Michigan can provide an excellent treatment option.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
There’s a large amount of confusion about the term “bioidentical.” Bioidentical Hormones are hormones that are an exact chemical match to the hormones naturally made by the human body. Some forms of synthetic hormones are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies and can be ineffective or cause side effects. Bioidentical Hormones are prepared by compounding pharmacists and are unique to each patient, designed to be a custom match for the patient’s individual conditions.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy involves the therapeutic use of hormones that are chemically and biologically identical to hormones the body naturally makes. Bioidentical Hormones include progesterone, testosterone, and estrogens, as well as cortisol and thyroid hormones.
These hormones feature a molecular structure that is bioidentical to human hormones – they are not synthesized or extracted from animal sources. Many of these hormones are made from plants such as wild yams and soybeans, which have unique compounds that are chemically processed and made into replicas that are identical to the hormones produced in the body. The benefit of this therapy is that the body is given the same molecule that it has made naturally for years, instead of giving the body something from animal urine or something that doesn’t exist in nature.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?
Many medical professionals actually feel more comfortable prescribing Bioidentical Hormones to patients instead of hormones created from animal urine or non-natural sources. Since these hormones are carefully prescribed, hormone levels stay within the body’s normal range, ensuring that side effects are minimal. However, it is always essential to make sure that an experienced, qualified medical professional prescribes Bioidentical Hormones after determining that a hormonal imbalance or deficiency is present.
Patient Review with Bioidentical Hormones
Hands down… Dr. Steve Lasater is exceptional in what he practices in helping people and people like myself with hormone replacement therapy! I found Dr. Lasater online after doing my own research on testosterone. I emailed Dr. Lasaters office my situation pertaining to my body and what I was at the time feeling… Not good! I was a surprised the very next day I got a phone call from Dr. Lasater himself! He listened to my situation and informed me to come to his office to check my testosterone levels and at that time I did! While I was at Dr. Lasaters office, he clearly explained what is testosterone and how testosterone plays a huge role in a mans everyday life! It all started to make sense to me as to why I was feeling not good from my libido, mental focus, energy and over all sense of well-being! I’ve been on testosterone replacement therapy for approximately 2 years now and I absolutely love it!! My life is better a whole 360 degrees! I have such a bright outlook on life again as I did when I was younger and when my testosterone levels were normal! I personally would like to thank Dr. Steve Lasater and his associates for helping me get the treatment that has changed my life for the better!!! -D.C