As you get older, your natural production of hormones can shift, causing uncomfortable symptoms such as unexplained weight gain, fatigue, and loss of sex drive. Board-certified OB/GYN Regina Kaufmann, MD, and Becky Hayes, APRN-C, of BodyWise Specialists in Indialantic and Melbourne, Florida, provide bioidentical hormone therapy to restore your natural levels and improve your quality of life. Men and women can benefit from a restoration of hormone levels. Call the office or schedule online to learn how bioidentical hormones can help you feel like yourself again.
Hormones drive a wide variety of bodily functions. They act as chemical messengers to drive metabolism, sexual health, and sleep. When your body’s hormone production changes due to aging, illness, or stress, you suffer unwanted side effects.
Women are especially vulnerable to changing hormone levels as they approach and go through menopause. A reduction in progesterone and estrogen results in issues such as vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, cognitive challenges, and poor sleep. Younger women sometimes experience similar hormone changes following childbirth or due to surgical or chemical menopause.
But hormone therapy benefits both men and women, as men aren’t immune to the changes in hormone production. The primary sex hormone, testosterone, drives muscle development, libido, and energy. As a man ages, his production of testosterone can wane, compromising these functions.
Dr. Kaufmann offers bioidentical hormone pellets that are placed under your skin. These are a superior hormone replacement option because they match your natural hormones exactly, so your body absorbs and utilizes them better. You also experience fewer side effects with bioidentical hormones than you might with synthetic varieties.
Before you undergo bioidentical hormone therapy, Dr. Kaufmann carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history. She customizes your therapy program because hormone therapy shouldn’t be offered as a one-size-fits-all approach. You receive a program, based on science, that will help you feel your best and achieve hormonal balance over the long term.
Bioidentical hormone therapy is all natural and helps you feel revitalized and more like you did in your youth. It resolves certain symptoms so you achieve:
Women find bioidentical hormones help with the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats.
Bioidentical hormone therapy may be used in conjunction with MonaLisa Touch® vaginal laser treatments to further improve vaginal health, reduce dryness and irritation, and improve sexual health. MonaLisa Touch treatments can also be beneficial without hormone replacement therapy.
To learn how you can benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy, call the office or schedule an appointment online.