North Valley Women's Care
OBGYNs & Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa located in Glendale, AZ
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offers a solution for severe menopause symptoms like insomnia, mood swings, memory problems, and weakening bones. At North Valley Women’s Care in Glendale, Arizona, Melissa Austin, MD, and her team provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for women in menopause and men experiencing low testosterone. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment for the symptoms that often come in perimenopause, the stage before menopause when your hormones are fluctuating and diminishing. The symptoms of perimenopause aren’t too bothersome for everyone, but for some, they can be life-altering.
Bioidentical hormones are not the same as synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are chemical replicas of the hormones your body makes naturally while synthetic hormones do not match your hormones’ structure.
If you’re a woman undergoing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms, you’ll take bioidentical versions of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Men who undergo bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are typically being treated for low testosterone and take a bioidentical version of testosterone instead.
Can I benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
If your menopause symptoms set in strongly and cause difficulty in your day-to-day life, it might be time to consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The team at North Valley Women’s Care is happy to welcome you in for a consultation where they’ll take notes about your medical history and review your current symptoms.
Your menopausal symptoms, which show up before menopause starts and can last for years, might include:
- Hot flashes
- Night Sweats
- Mood swings
- Memory and concentration problems
- Low sex drive
- Urinary incontinence
- Thinning or loosening skin
- Vaginal dryness
Taking bioidentical hormones can ease some of this discomfort and improve your sleep, energy, and focus. Additionally, it can help improve or prevent complications of having low sex hormones, such as osteoporosis.
How do I use bioidentical hormones?
North Valley Women’s Care offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using the EvexiPEL® method, which delivers bioidentical hormones to your system in the form of pellets that go under your skin. After your provider implants the pellet, it releases hormones at rates that vary slightly based on your physical activity and cardiac output.
Using pellets for hormone replacement therapy instead of pills, patches, injections, or other methods allows for predictable results and low maintenance. In fact, you only need to come in 2-4 times per year for pellet implantations at North Valley Women’s Care.
To schedule an appointment and learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call North Valley Women’s Care or book online today.