Bioidentical Hormones

If you are going through menopause or perimenopause, you know how a hormonal imbalance or deficiency can wreak havoc on your life. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) corrects a deficiency in your body. By using compounded bioidentical hormones, Dr. Michelle Starke and the team at The Center for Gynecology & Restorative Medicine provide safe, low doses of hormones to help you feel good again.

Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance may include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Low libido

We begin by testing your hormone levels to evaluate any deficiency. If your body is deficient in one or more hormones, you may benefit from hormone replacement therapy. Your treatment may be combined with IV vitamin therapy if we find that you are deficient in nutrients that your body needs.

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants (primarily yams) and then chemically modified in the lab so that they are molecularly identical to the hormones that our bodies make. These hormones are available commercially or they can be individually formulated by a compounding pharmacy. A trained pharmacist compounds them into creams, gels, capsules, injections, troches, or pellets. Bioidentical hormones are an excellent treatment for hormone imbalances and menopause.

Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy

Hormone replacement using pellet implants has been used throughout the United States and the world since 1938. Pellet implants deliver consistent, physiologic levels of hormones.

This consistent and physiologic dosing has been shown to maintain and improve bone density, cardiovascular health, and sex drive, as well as treat insomnia, headaches, hot flashes, mood swings, and joint pains.

Pellet insertion takes only 5 minutes and is a painless in-office procedure done with local anesthesia. The pellets are inserted subcutaneously in the upper buttocks and cannot be felt under the skin. They provide a consistent dosage of hormones for 3 to 6 months.

If you are ready to restore your body’s hormone levels and feel like yourself again, call The Center for Gynecology & Restorative Medicine in Coral Gables, Florida today at (305) 665-8188 or request an appointment online.

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