BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

 

Utilizing hormone medications that mimic the ones your body makes naturally to help with problems caused by menopause.

BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormones are manufactured in the lab to have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced in your body. There is some controversy and confusion about the use of bHRT’s  due to the lack of well published medical studies in the US. These hormones differ from synthetic (pharmaceuticals) products because they lack chemical changes in their structure which  allow the drug companies to patent them.

We realize the choice to use hormone therapy for the  treatment of  menopausal symptoms is a difficult one. We provide each woman we treat with the tools necessary to create an effective individual management plan. This includes a comprehensive assessment and personalized plan of treatment.

To initiate bioidentical hormone therapy, lab tests are taken. This allows us to prescribe a specific dosage of bioidentical estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and/or DHEA is prepared at a local licensed compounding pharmacy. We then monitor your symptoms and progress through routine follow-up to see that your hormonal balance is restored.

Additionally, it is important to understand that stress can be a big factor in causing hormonal imbalance and good self care is an important strategy in improving your situation. This includes the basics of good nutrition, exercise, periods of relaxation and enjoyment in your life. We are happy to help you explore lifestyle changes that may assist you in developing a more healthy way of life.

Whatever you decide with regard to Hormone Replacement Therapy will be based on your specific needs and situation as well as your comfort level with the various options for treatment.

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