Emil Shakov, M.D. – New Jersey BHRT Doctor
New Jersey BHRT Doctor, Emil Shakov, M.D., at The Youth Fountain started his medical practice with a simple idea: turning back the hands of time and managing youth from the inside out. He is dedicated to helping you find the perfect treatment plan and takes a “whole person” approach to every patient he sees.
He doesn’t focus on just one area, all his patients receive a multi-faceted approach to health and wellness. Using aesthetics, IV nutrient and energy infusions, laser technology, hormone replacement and physician supervised weight loss plans, he helps his patients become the best possible version of themselves.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
As we get older, we begin to feel less like ourselves. Our energy levels decrease, our desire fades, our ability to focus may get cloudy, our moods and emotions may seem to be set on “random” or “shuffle” and some people may begin to experience hot and cold flashes. Doctor Shakov, at The Youth Fountain, doesn’t believe you are required to experience these symptoms of aging. If you choose to seek treatment for any of these symptoms, he is here to help.
How is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy different from traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) uses synthetic hormones that raise your blood levels to supra-physiologic levels. This in-turn sets off a natural negative feedback by the body which further depresses the body’s own production of the hormones. Since these hormones are synthetic, there are many potentially unwanted side-effects and possible dangers that have scared off many patients from seeking treatment.
BHRT at the Youth Fountain uses hormones that are identical to what your body makes. These hormones can be applied directly to the skin in the form of a cream. The levels can be controlled better than their synthetic counterparts. This allows for a more physiologic and natural replacement that is safer than traditional HRT.
Aging should be looked at as a disease. Preventable and reversible. Just as we treat diabetes and high blood pressure, we should treat aging.
We can treat all hormone deficiencies with BHRT. Whether it is an under active thyroid, low testosterone levels, imbalanced estrogen and progesterone levels, dysfunctional adrenal gland or low levels of growth hormone in both men and women.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What can I expect during my initial BHRT appointment?
At the Youth Fountain, Doctor Shakov will do a thorough medical examination which may include some personal questions and some tests to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for hormone replacement therapy. After the exam and a consultation, Doctor Shakov will explain how BHRT works and what results you can reasonably expect.
Are there any side effects?
BHRT is relatively safe when done under the guidance of a qualified physician. Patients with a personal history of cancer may not be able to undergo BHRT but can have other options to balance their hormone levels. Doctor Shakov will discuss all these options with you as he creates a personalized treatment plan for you.
Is BHRT safe?
Yes, at The Youth Fountain we use natural hormones to balance out your levels to be at a physiologic level.
New Jersey BHRT Doctor, Emil Shakov, M.D., at The Youth Fountain creates customized treatments for each patient. To learn more about how Doctor Shakov’s hormone replacement programs can help you, call his Freehold clinic today for a consultation!