Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Signature Women’s Healthcare

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Lawrenceville, GA & Lithonia, GA

As you age, your body produces fewer hormones, which can cause disruptive symptoms ranging from weight gain to painful sex. The leading OB/GYNs at Signature Women’s Healthcare in Lithonia and Lawrenceville, Georgia, provide personalized bioidentical hormone therapy to restore your hormonal balance and quality of life. Call Signature Women’s Healthcare or make an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Doctors have been using hormone therapy to treat hormonal problems for decades. For example, taking insulin is a type of hormone therapy to manage diabetes. OB/GYNs also offer hormone therapy to women to manage menopausal symptoms caused by decreasing hormone levels. However, synthetic hormone therapy isn’t right for everyone and can cause unwanted side effects.

Bioidentical hormone therapy, on the other hand, uses natural materials to create a personalized hormonal compound designed to address your specific hormonal needs. The team at Signature Women’s Healthcare offers BioTe® bioidentical hormone pellets, which slowly release hormones into your body, creating stable hormone levels.

Other types of hormone replacement therapy are available in creams, pills, and vaginal inserts. BioTe uses subdermal pellets for a steady release of hormones to avoid peaks and troughs that could make your symptoms worse.

Why would I need bioidentical hormone therapy?

Many women benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy during perimenopause (the years before menopause) and menopause. Your hormone levels fluctuate and decrease during this time of life, which can cause a variety of disruptive symptoms like:

  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Painful sex
  • Incontinence
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Libido loss

Your experience with menopause is unique, and your symptoms are different than what your friends or even sisters experience. However, if your menopausal symptoms are interfering with your quality of life, talk to your OB/GYN at Signature Women’s Healthcare about your options.

What should I expect during bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Your physician begins your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with extensive blood tests to measure your hormone levels and identify the imbalance. They order BioTe hormone replacement pellets, which are custom made to address your specific needs.

Your doctor inserts the pellets under the skin of your upper buttock, where they gradually release the hormones needed to restore your balance. 

You have frequent appointments throughout your treatment for your doctor to monitor your hormone levels, symptoms, and overall wellness. If necessary, they can adjust your dose to achieve the best possible results.

If you’re struggling with a hormonal imbalance and want to know more about hormone replacement therapy, call Signature Women’s Healthcare or make an appointment online today.