Dr. Lyn Berutti, Dynamic Life Health Center

Dr. Lyn Berutti, Dynamic Life Health Center

 

Hormone Replacement is simply a matter of replacing and restoring the hormones that are naturally made in your body but which have diminished over time or due to certain circumstances. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to treat the negative effects of aging. Generally, men and women begin to produce less hormones over time. Although this decline primarily occurs as we age, there are many things that can contribute to hormonal declines and imbalances, including stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, obesity, and some medical disorders.

We specialize in a comprehensive Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, which restores declining or imbalanced hormones to normal functioning levels. Your hormones will be individually prescribed based on your individual lab results, symptomology and medical history.

Symptoms of declining and/or imbalanced hormones can include:

  • Insomniahormone replacement
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Wrinkling or sagging skin
  • Mental fogginess
  • Memory issues
  • Loss of physical stamina
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low energy levels
  • Depression
  • Unexplained grief
  • Anxiety, agitation and/or irritability 

Many of our patients have been placed on hormone replacement therapy in the past with no significant improvement. Others have tested “normal” on their labs and were told that they are fine, while still being symptomatic. Dr. Berutti has worked with bioidentical hormones for many years and understands which lab tests to run and, just as importantly, how to interpret them correctly. Once you are started on the correct hormone replacement protocol you will begin to see some of the benefits listed below.

Benefits of Hormone Replacement include:

  • Increased libido
  • Greatly improved sleep
  • Improved mood
  • Boosted energy and motivation
  • Reduced anxiety and depression symptoms
  • Improve joint pain
  • Regain skin elasticity and muscle tone
  • Decrease/eliminate hot flashes
  • Alleviate night sweats
  • Improve vaginal dryness and overall vaginal health
  • Eliminate mood swings
  • Increased muscle tone/muscle mass for men
  • Better stamina for men

There are different types of application methods such as pills, creams, patches, troches, injections and gels. A prescription is required for BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) and most are compounded at a pharmacy that specializes in compounding so that your treatment is customized just for you. Dr. Berutti will discuss available options which best suit your individual needs and budget.

Dr. Berutti has trained under the Cenegenics Institute, Age Management Medicine Group, Worldlink, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging.  She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine as well as Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Board certification requires comprehensive training and a vigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty to obtain the certification in their respective field of medical practice. Early in her career, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her Medical degree and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Special areas of interest to Dr. Berutti include women’s medicine, disease prevention, and wellness. She has been in practice for 23 years.  

Call our New Patient Coordinator to get all your questions answered.  (817) 912-1600

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Starting as a New Patient

When you start as a new patient at Dynamic Life Health Center, you will initially need two different appointments, approximately three weeks apart. Your initial appointments at Dynamic Life Health Center will be an hour and a half in length. At the first appointment, Dr. Berutti will go over your reasons for seeking help, your medical history, your health goals, and all of your symptoms. This appointment will also serve to answer any additional questions you may have. After that first appointment, Dr. Berutti will lay out your individualized lab orders so that you can have all applicable testing done. Testing usually involves both serum labs and saliva testing. Saliva testing will include hormones and/or cortisol.

The lab panel is quite comprehensive and may include testing your sex hormones, a complete thyroid panel, insulin levels, A1C, blood sugar, cholesterol, liver and kidney function, micro-nutrient testing, and/or inflammation levels, among others. This testing is tailored specifically for you and is done from a functional medicine standpoint, looking for underlying imbalances or conditions that could be causing your symptoms and to ensure long term wellness.

At your second appointment, Dr. Berutti will be able to explain any hormonal imbalances that you may have along with other deficiencies or abnormalities noted. She will prescribe the appropriate hormone replacement treatment protocol at that time, and will discuss other measures to improve your overall health and wellness.

After prescribing your custom treatment protocol, we will want to follow up with you every three months during the first year to check your levels and continue to adjust and balance everything as ideally as possible for you.  Once you are established and balanced after the first year, we will want to see you bi-annually.

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Insurance Coverage

We can provide you with the paperwork that contains the diagnostic and CPT codes that you can submit for possible reimbursement with your insurance company.

We do encourage you to contact your insurance company prior to your first visit to ask them what benefits they give for seeing an out of network provider and for comprehensive lab-work. If for some reason they will not cover lab fees, we can offer our patients a substantial self-pay discount and we will work with you to keep costs within your budget.

You are also able to use Health Saving Accounts (HSAs) and FSAs.

 

What is Functional Medicine?

Dr. Lyn Berutti uses a functional medicine approach in treating her patients. To better explain exactly what that is, let’s first examine the conventional medicine model of practice. Conventional medicine is appropriate in many situations and works very well for things like acute infections, trauma, acute diseases, and life-threatening and serious illness. Physicians will use treatments such as surgeries, antibiotics, drugs, etc., to treat their patients and this can be very beneficial and life-saving in many circumstances.

However, in many cases, this is not the approach needed to restore the patient to health and vitality. Probably the biggest difference between the conventional medicine model and the functional model is that functional medicine asks why the problem exists in the first place and works to seek the root causes of diseases and dysfunction, rather than just prescribing medications for its symptoms.

Functional medicine recognizes that your symptom isn’t necessarily the same thing as your diagnosis. So many people are living with chronic illnesses, hormonal imbalances, thyroid problems, and autoimmune diseases that their quality of life is grossly disrupted. They are not getting answers from the conventional medical community. Functional medicine is a drastically different model of practice which includes:

  • Spending more time with their patients (often an hour or more).
  • Quality discussions regarding histories, symptoms, lifestyle, stressors, diet, exercise, etc.
  • Taking the time to hear your concerns and answer your questions. 
  • COMPREHENSIVE and science-based lab work.
  • Taking the whole body, symptoms and history into account to get a whole picture.
  • Working to find the the underlying or root causes of symptoms.
  • Focusing on prevention and cures through nutrition, diet, exercise, hormone balance, and medications as needed.

Correcting hormonal imbalances with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a specialty of ours. Imbalances in the endocrine systems can wreak havoc on the way people feel and can have cascading effects on other health issues. In functional medicine, possible underlying issues are explored and addressed when found.  When the underlying problem is correctly diagnosed and treated, the symptoms disappear.

Here at our office, Dr. Berutti will sit down and establish meaningful dialogue with you regarding your history and current state of health. She will run some comprehensive labs which will provide answers about the overall state of your health.  She will go over those with you in detail and establish treatment protocol as needed to help to get your body back in balance hormonally, nutritionally, and holistically. Help, hope, and health are what we strive to offer our patients!

For More Information Call Us at (817) 912-1600

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Bioidentical Hormone Safety

There can be confusion about the differences between synthetic hormone replacement and bioidentical hormone replacement. To make matters worse, some providers use the term “natural” to describe whatever it is they’re prescribing and its meaning is vague.

Dr. Berutti prescribes hormones that are all bioidentical. This means that the compound that they’re made from are able to match what the body produces naturally. A common synthetic hormone that is often prescribed by doctors is an estrogen made from the urine of pregnant mares and, while it can be deemed “natural”, its molecular compound in no way matches that of the human body.

Some providers only want to prescribe synthetic hormones because those have been patented and are sold by the pharmaceutical companies. However, while these synthetics may help with some symptoms, they often come with unwanted side effects, and large, long-term studies have shown that they can have significant risks.

 

Contact our New Patient Coordinator for more information

When many patients come to see us, they have lost hope because they’ve felt unwell for so long and don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. It’s rewarding as a practitioner to be able to help so many people realize a much better “normal” and a regained sense of vitality!

Please call us to get more information about how our clinic and Dr. Berutti can help you with your health goals and to schedule an appointment.

We look forward to the opportunity to restore your health and regain your vitality for life!  

For More Information Call Us at (817) 912-1600

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