Bio-identical Hormone Therapy
Hormones play an integral role in your overall health, and even small changes in hormone levels can have serious effects throughout your whole body. The Women’s Health Center physicians specialize in treating hormonal imbalance for both men and women with bio-identical hormone therapy.
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Bio-identical Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is bio-identical hormone therapy?
Our physicians will create a custom-compounded therapy for symptoms that stem from hormonal imbalances. This therapy keeps hormone levels consistent through the day and avoids rollercoaster-like effects commonly associated with orally administered or topically administered hormones. The pellets our physicians at The Women’s Health Center use contain bio-identical hormones and are derived from natural sources. The pellets contain hormones identical to the ones found in the human body.
Who can benefit from bio-identical hormone pellet therapy?
Men and women who suffer from hormonal imbalance. Women experiencing hormonal imbalance may experience hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, decreased libido, and vaginal dryness. Men who suffer from hormonal imbalance may experience fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, brain fog, decreased sexual performance, inability to maintain muscle mass, depression, and anxiety. Ask our physicians if Bio-identical Hormone Therapy is right for you.
What is the difference between bio-identical hormone pellets and the traditional hormone replacement therapy?
Bio-identical hormones are different from those used in traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in that they’re identical chemically to those our bodies produce naturally and are made from plant derivatives. These come in the form of pellets that are subcutaneously inserted into the body to alleviate hormonal imbalance side effects. Traditional HRT methods are synthetic, and may be taken in pill, skin patch, gel, cream, or spray form. Studies have shown that bio-identical hormones have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones. Ask your physician which form is best for you.
What can I expect bio-identical hormone pellet therapy to do for me?
Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy can help increase energy levels, restore or increase sexual drive, maintain consistent moods, decrease body fat, increase mental clarity and focus, and provide relief from anxiety or depression. As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient's path to hormone optimization. Most patients report some symptom resolution in as little as two to four weeks, but full optimization may take up to six months. Your journey will be customized by our physicians to fit your specific needs. It takes more than one to two weeks for your hormones to get out of balance, so expect it to take time to resolve.