Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to successfully help treat and alleviate the symptoms of the following conditions:
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS):
PMS refers to physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the one to two weeks before a woman's period. These symptoms can occur starting in the early teenage years through the late-30's. Symptoms often vary between women and resolve around the start of bleeding. Common symptoms include mood swings, irritability, increased emotional sensitivity, breast tenderness, migraines, bloating, acne and changes in interest in sex. Some women may also experience irregular menstrual cycles or heavy menstrual bleeding. Often symptoms are present for around six days. A woman's pattern of symptoms may change over time.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS):
PCOS can be caused due to elevated androgens (testosterone related hormones) in women which can be due to genetic and environmental factors. Signs and symptoms of PCOS include irregular or no menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, obesity, ovarian cysts, and difficulty getting pregnant. Treatment may involve hormone balancing, lifestyle changes to encourage weight loss and exercise, and treatments to improve fertility if needed.
This is the time in a woman’s life where the transition towards menopause begins, and usually starts in her early 40’s. This can occur earlier, however, and sometimes a woman may not even know that they have entered this stage of their life. An imbalance in hormones can cause mood swings, weight gain, decreased sex drive, and a decreased quality of life. Some women understand the importance of optimal hormonal balance within the body, and start to take control as early as they can. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been used to treat women entering perimenopause to balance the hormones that help relieve a patient of any symptoms they may have.
This is the stage in a woman’s life when her reproductive organs begin to make less estrogen and progesterone, and her supply of eggs is eventually depleted. During this time, a woman may experience discomfort due to the symptoms brought on by natural menopause. These include hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, mood swings, insomnia, loss of libido, and more. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to restore the body to optimum hormone levels so that a woman can transition into menopause without discomfort and continue to enjoy life.
Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalances:
Hormone imbalances due to a deficiency or excess of hormones can present different symptoms for each person depending on age, gender, and pre-existing conditions. Some of the most common symptoms of hormone related ailments include:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Low sex drive
- Sexual dysfunction
- Lack of energy and motivation
- Weight gain
- Mood swings, irritability, anger, anxiety and depression
- Decreased mental clarity
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Irregular and/or heavy menses
- Stress intolerance
- Breast tenderness
- Vaginal dryness
- Migraines and headaches
- Vaginal pain during sexual intercourse
If you are experiencing any of these or other problems associated with hormone-related conditions, it’s important to consult with an OB/GYN who specializes in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Many patients find themselves feeling that they are out of options as they are unable to find a doctor or treatment option to help them find relief from the symptoms of their hormonal deficiency or imbalance. Schedule an appointment today to have your hormones evaluated and get the satisfaction of finally getting the relief you need with customized Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy designed for your unique needs.