Our trained physicians specialize in endocrine disorders. Endocrine disorders can range from thyroid issues to sex hormone imbalances. After your comprehensive lab tests, the doctors come up with different bioidentical prescriptions based on your results.
Keep in mind that bio-identical therapy requires patience and time, as well as trial and error. Our physicians may try one dosage, and based on another round of blood testing, decide to lower or increase your dosage. It is important to notify our office if any extreme symptoms occur.
*Please note that not all bioidenticals are completely covered by insurance.
Why are bioidentical hormones used?
As men and women age, the levels of some key hormones in the body go down. These include estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. This can lead to certain symptoms. Some are very common to women who are past the age of having periods (menopause). Some common effects of low hormones include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of interest in sex
- Pain during sex
- Problems sleeping
- Loss of energy
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Foggy thinking
- Mood changes
- Memory loss
The treatment is to replace the hormones that have been lost with the hormone therapy. As a result, hormone levels will increase and symptoms will improve. Currently, national societies and expert recommendations state that the risks and benefits of conventional and bioidentical hormones should be considered equal. Your doctor can discuss with you the variety of options available, and guide therapy based on your preferences.