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 has been with me for 9 months and has achieved great results. Patient presented with fatigue, inability to lose weight despite dieting and exericise, hair loss and constipation. Patient was treated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and thyroid medication. She is very committed and her results keep giving her even more momentum.
Patient Response
Anyway – just had to tell you that my size 12 pants have been falling off of me! I went to Target this weekend to get some cheap crop pants and shorts for the summer – still not wanting to invest much in clothes that are not my “target” size. (I’ve blown past the size 14 shorts I couldn’t fit into for years). And wouldn’t you know – the 12s were too big - I fit best in the size 10!!

I’M A 10!!! I’m amazed!!

I broke the 170 barrier too – I’m now 168. Just 13 pounds to go to my goal weight. I can’t believe it. The meds have been working like a charm. I think the extra thyroid has really boosted me past a plateau. I’m cleaning out my closet like a madwoman; I can’t believe how much clothing I have for donations.

I’m still getting double takes and amazed looks from people who haven’t seen me for awhile. And after remarking how great I look, a girlfriend recently peered suspiciously at me and said – “And have you had something done to your face too? You look younger!” And I do!

AP - Falls Church, VA 6/2010