Hormone replacement therapy is the science of supplementing a person with hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and pregnenolone to make up for what a person’s body is no longer producing.
How is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement different from other types such as Premarin or Testosterone Injections?
A “bioidentical” hormone is a supplemental hormone that is structurally and chemically the same as the hormones we naturally produce in our bodies.Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources.Synthetic estrogens, such as Premarin, act like Estrogen in our bodies, but the chemical structure is slightly different leading to many of the possible negative side effects or conditions associated with Premarin use.
Who can benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Hormone imbalance can occur in females and males even starting in our late 20’s and early 30’s depending on different lifestyle, environmental and health factors. Bioidentical hormones are not just for menopausal women.
What kind of symptoms can Biodentical Hormones treat?
Anxiety & Depression
Abnormal Weight Gain
Nightsweats & Hot Flashes
PMS, Painful & Heavy Periods
Osteoporosis & Osteopenia
How are the hormones delivered?
There are a number of different ways to deliver bioidentical hormones and the optimal delivery system depends on each individual person. Options include: creams, sublingual drops, capsules, injections or sub-dermal pellets BioTE. BioTE is a specialized from of bioidentical hormone replacement where a specific dose is chosen for a patient using labwork, weight, age & many other parameters. The hormones are compressed into very small pellets and implanted under the person’s skin.
How long does it take for Bioidentical Hormones to take effect?
How long it takes a person to feel the effects is quite variable. For some individuals, symptoms can start resolving in a few days but others can take up to a couple of months to see their full effect. Some symptoms will resolve early in treatment, while others it may take a few months to fully resolve.
How does the Doctor know how much and what hormones I should be receiving?
Bioidentical hormone replacement is a very individualized practice and will be unique to each person. The doctor uses a combination of labwork, medical history, physical exam and symptoms to calculate the perfect dose for each individual.
How do I know if I am a good candidate?
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Timmer and she can walk you through a long list of questions and possible symptoms to determine if you are a good candidate and what delivery method may be right for you.
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