Bioidentical hrt for Women
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is widely embraced by women suffering from the symptoms of menopause but bio-identical hormones can also benefit women suffering from many varieties of hormonal imbalance that may show up at other times of life. For example, women suffering from severe PMS or weight gain associated with perimenopause can often benefit from hormonal therapy. For women who are experiencing early onset of menopause due to surgical intervention such as hysterectomy/oophorectomy, hormone replacement therapy is vital not just for the relief of uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms but also for the prevention of serious health conditions such as osteoporosis and heart disease in which hormones have a protective role.
Symptoms of menopause and other hormonal problems can include:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Diminished libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Memory loss
- Severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Dr. Siporin can assess your current hormone production levels using a simple blood test. Together, you can decide whether you might benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy replenishes hormones with natural versions of these powerful substances. Bio-identical hormones (as opposed to synthetic) are molecularly identical to those that are present in the human body.
Although there is considerable controversy over whether bio-identical hormones are safer than synthetic versions, it stands to reason that the hormone your body produces naturally might be better tolerated and utilized than one that “sort of” resembles it. Bio-identical versions of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, estradiol and estriol make it possible for Dr. Siporin to design a complete program of hormone replacement for any patient, male or female.