It may be a natural part of aging, but it’s symptoms are not something you have to “live with.” The average onset of menopause is age 51, however some women in their late 30s may experience symptoms. You may feel like a basket case: unable to sleep, prescribed medications that further distort your hormone levels, and simply not yourself. You don’t have to accept sagging skin, sleepless nights, fragile bones, hot flashes, headaches, dry vagina, loss of sex drive, loss of mental focus, or the ability to multi-task.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy for women?
Enhanced libido and/or increased sexual desire
Decreased body fat and greater capacity to get in shape
Reduced fatigue and increased energy levels
Increased mental focus, clarity and concentration
Consistency in moods-reduction in feelings of anger, nervousness and irritability
Relief from anxiety and depression
Increased sense of overall well-being
Protection from heart disease
Are there any side effects?
In women, transient breast tenderness lasting 7-10 days may occur, but rarely with repeat treatments. Acne and hair loss are rare occurrences from testosterone therapy.
Why has my doctor not suggested hormone therapy as an option?
The majority of physician training is on synthetic hormones. Most likely, your doctor was never trained in the use of bio-identical hormones.
How do I get started?
First contact us. Once we have established this could be beneficial for you, basic labs including hormone levels will be run at a local lab. On the day of your appointment, the doctor will discuss the results of your blood tests with you and prescribe the right amount of hormone for your unique needs.
What delivery options are available for BHRT?
Cream/Pills: depending on labs and symptoms, we can prescribe bio-identical creams and pills. You will start noticing a difference in as little as two weeks, sometimes sooner!
Pellets: The small hormone pellets are slipped under the skin, typically in the hip. A mild local anesthetic is used and the procedure takes less than five minutes. Once the pellets are inserted, a steady, low dose of natural hormone flows directly into the blood stream whenever the body needs it. A woman’s body can then control the release of the hormone just as it did when the ovaries were working normally. Repeat treatments involve a brief visit to our clinic a few times per year.
Both delivery options come with similar outcomes! Choose what works for you!