Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Women

Many of the common symptoms and conditions associated with menopause are widely known and discussed, but there are many that are overlooked. In our practice, we have seen patients misdiagnosed with other illnesses that are actually the result of a decline in hormone levels. Our BHRT program for women focuses on the unique needs of women who are suffering from the common as well as the less common symptoms of menopause.  The Program includes bioidentical hormone replacement including progesterone, estrogen and testosterone when clinically indicated combined with nutritional guidence, nutritional supplementation recommendations and an optional exercise component. 

Depending on lab results and patient goals, the program may also include growth hormone and/or hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin).  If you can identify with some of the symptoms below, you are a candidate for laboratory testing to determine if BHRT is right for you.

Symptoms of Menopause

Hot flashes
Night sweats
Vaginal dryness
Mood swings
Fatigue/loss of energy
Irritability
Depression
Decrease in sexual libido/interest/desire
Hair growth on face
Painful intercourse
Urinary tract infections
Weird dreams
Vaginal itching
Lower back pain
Bloated Flatulence/gas
Indigestion
Osteoporosis
Aching ankles, knees, wrists, shoulders, heels   
Hair loss
Frequent urination
Snoring
Sore breasts
Palpitations
Varicose veins
Urinary leakage
Dizzy spells/vertigo
Panic attacks
Skin feeling crawly
Migraine headaches
Memory lapses
Anxiety
Weight gain

Our BHRT program for women is designed to help women elim-inate many of these symptoms and recapture the energy level, vitaility, and attributes of their earlier years.

Woman with vitality

What are the benefits of BHRT for women?

Our BHRT program for women provides many benefits for women with hormonal imbalances including:

  • Restored hormone balance and relief of related symptoms
  • Elimination of hot flashes
  • Improved libido
  • Improved heart health
  • Increased bone production and prevention of osteoporosis
  • Enhanced energy
  • Reduced wrinkles and improved skin tone
  • Improved mental sharpness and better memory

 

What are Bioidentical Hormones? Bioidentical hormones, also known as natural hormones, are substances that have the same chemical structure as the hormones that are produced by the human body, and they also create the same physiologic response. Hormones are NOT drugs. They are naturally occurring substances that are found in all humans since the time of conception. BHRT replaces hormones at a "physiologic" level that is not harmful to the body. Physiologic levels never exceed what the individual has already been accustomed to in his or her younger years.

Are Bioidentical Hormones FDA Approved? We use FDA approved bioidentical hormones (natural hormones) whenever possible; however, when a dosage or strength that the patient requires is not commercially available, we use a compounding pharmacy to prepare an individualized prescription. Compounding pharmacists must comply with the regulation of the state boards of pharmacy, and they have access to the highest grade bulk ingredients as well as state-of-the art equipment used to accurately prepare hormone preparations. Close monitoring of the patient by PWC helps to promote maximum benefits and safety.

Follow this link to find out how to get started with our BHRT program for women

Success Stories

Doctor's Note
For this patient, we implemented a bioidentical hormone replacement program combined with focused patient education and a functional approach to wellness to help this patient reverse the symptoms of aging and regain their youthful vitality.
Patient Response
I was dealing with muscle cramps while exercising, increasing irritability, fatigue and lethargy, decrease in muscle mass and increase in body fat; all being written off by others as ‘normal’ symptoms of aging. Not yet 50 I was not ready to accept this. Dr. Lawson saw these as symptoms of treatable conditions enabling me to regain the quality of life that others had all but told me were part of my past. With her I not only get answers to my questions, but a better understanding of how those answers fit into the ‘bigger picture’. This allows me to make better informed decisions as I go forward.

JM - Centreville, VA