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
This patient presented with hormones that were out of balance and extreme hypothyroidism. I took her off the birth control pills (synthetic hormones) treated her with bioidentical hormone replacement and compounded T3/T4. The patient has responded very well in a short period of time.
Patient Response
Hi Lynese -- Great news - seems a fibroid has disappeared! The ultrasound revealed only one fibroid this time, and it is just a little teensy bit smaller than before. So it hasn't gotten any bigger at all. And the other fibroid didn't show up on the ultrasound. smile

Thank goodness I did not get that hysterectomy, huh? and thank goodness I came to you to start the bio-identical hormone therapy. I believe that the progesterone is working. And I'm so glad I'm not on the birth control pills anymore. BTW, haven't had a period since September, and haven't had any hot flashes either! Life is good. smile

AK - Germantown, MD