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 bio identical hormone replacement including progesterone, estrogens and testosterone when clinically indicated combined with nutritional guidance, 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 eliminate many of these symptoms and recapture the energy level, vitality, and attributes of their earlier years.

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 Bio identical Hormones FDA Approved?We use FDA approved bio identical 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.

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