Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

The Women's Center, PC -  - Gynecology

The Women's Center, PC

Gynecology & Urogynecologists located in Stockbridge, GA & Conyers, GA

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s aging process. However, the hormonal fluctuations that occur before and during menopause may affect your day-to-day life. At The Women’s Center, PC, in Stockbridge and Conyers, Georgia, the team of professionals specializes in menopause management and offers bioidentical hormone therapy. To learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy and how it can relieve your menopause symptoms, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is menopause?

Women officially reach menopause when they go 12 months in a row without a period. It occurs because your ovaries no longer produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. 

A decrease in hormone production causes many of the symptoms associated with menopause, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Menopausal brain fog
  • Sleep difficulties

However, you may experience these symptoms well before you officially reach menopause. In the months and years leading up to this life change, your hormone levels go up and down.

The severity of these symptoms vary, but for some women, they have a significant effect on their quality of life. The team at The Women's Center specializes in menopause treatment and offers bioidentical hormone therapy. 

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a hormone replacement option for women struggling with their menopause symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormones modified to have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced by your body. 

In your body, the bioidentical hormones function just like your natural hormones, and they work to alleviate your symptoms.

Who benefits from bioidentical hormone therapy?

When you visit The Women's Center for menopause treatment, the team conducts an in-depth clinical evaluation to determine the best therapy for you. During your exam, your provider reviews your symptoms, gynecological history, medical history, and family history.

To assess hormone needs, they also do a blood test to check your hormone levels. 

You may benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy if your hormone levels are low and you’re experiencing moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms that affect your quality of life.

In addition to relieving your symptoms, bioidentical hormone therapy may also improve bone health and protect you from developing osteoporosis, a serious bone disorder that increases your risk of fractures. 

How is bioidentical hormone therapy given?

With bioidentical hormone therapy, your provider at The Women's Center customizes your treatment to match your unique hormonal needs. Your hormone therapy may include estrogen, progesterone, and/or testosterone.

They also provide your therapy in many delivery forms. Your options include:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Creams
  • Injections
  • Pellets

The team at The Women's Center works closely with you to help you determine the best bioidentical therapy option for you. 

After you start treatment, the team schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and hormone levels so they can adjust your therapy as needed. 

For personalized menopause management, call The Women's Center, PC, or request an appointment online.