What is Women’s Hormone Therapy?

Bioidentical hormones are artificial hormones that are extremely similar to the hormones produced by the body. They are derived from natural sources such as yams or soybeans. These hormones can help balance the levels of women who are living with symptoms associated with low estrogen, progesterone, and/or testosterone.

Bioidentical hormones are available in many different forms, including pills, patches, creams, gels, shots, and implanted pellets.

Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms

The levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone will drop with age. Common side effects of low levels of these hormones include:

  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss or confusion

Who’s a Candidate for Hormone Therapy?

Women who are experiencing severe menopausal symptoms including headaches, sleep problems, memory loss, night sweats, and more can often benefit from hormone therapy. To determine if this treatment option is right for you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our skilled providers.

What to Expect During Hormone Therapy

The main goal of hormone therapy is to relieve symptoms with the lowest dose possible for the shortest amount of time. Your provider may have you undergo routine blood, urine, or saliva tests to check your hormone levels while taking bioidentical hormones. Some people may notice mild relief from treatment after just a few days, while for others it may take up to three months for the full effects to kick in.

For the best results, our team can compound your hormone therapy in a lab to customize it to your specific needs.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about how our health and wellness services can help you, please contact us today. We will be happy to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced providers at your convenience. Call 480-425-8700.