Women's Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett
Gynecologists & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Lawrenceville, GA
Your hormones are in control of many of your essential bodily processes, including your sleep cycle and metabolism. If hormones like estrogen or testosterone are out of balance, Joseph Pohl, MD, and his team at Women’s Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgia, can treat you with bioidentical hormone therapy. To discuss your options and find out if you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy, book an appointment by phone or online at Women’s Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett today.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone therapy?
Bioidentical hormone therapy is a treatment for symptoms and complications that stem from the gradual loss of sex hormones that occurs with age. Losing hormones because of menopause or general aging can greatly impact your life since hormones are responsible for so many aspects of your body’s functioning. Well-balanced hormones can mean a faster metabolism, better sexual functioning, better sleep, and other improvements in your well-being.
Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones available at Women’s Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett structurally match the hormones your body produces. They’re derived from plants and are identical in their chemistry, so there are few risks associated with the treatment.
Who should consider bioidentical hormone therapy?
Hormone therapy benefits women who are going through menopause or perimenopause, the period before menopause begins when your hormones fluctuate a lot. As your estrogen levels drop during perimenopause, you might experience symptoms like:
- Hot flashes
- Low libido
- Weight gain
- Memory and concentration issues
Bioidentical hormone therapy can lead to improvements in these symptoms and others and can even help prevent osteoporosis, a complication commonly associated with menopause and estrogen loss.
The team at Women’s Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett also treats both men and women for low testosterone using bioidentical hormone therapy. Even though testosterone is a male sex hormone, you can experience complications from low testosterone as a woman. Symptoms of low testosterone include low libido, fatigue, and muscle weakness.
What does hormone therapy involve?
Several forms of bioidentical hormone therapy are available at Women’s Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett, and the team helps you choose one that you can use easily and consistently. For bioidentical hormone therapy with testosterone, the team inserts pellets under your skin that steadily release hormones into your system. Bioidentical hormone therapy with estrogen can come in the form of:
- Oral pills or capsules
- Topical creams or gels
- Vaginal products
As you take your hormones, the team also helps you improve your wellbeing with full-spectrum treatment options like nutritional guidance, regular exercise, and other lifestyle changes.
To find out if you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, book a consultation by phone or online at Women’s Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett today.