Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Evia Medical Center

Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture located in Smithtown, NY

If you are suffering side effects of menopause, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help. Serving patients in the Smithtown, New York, area, the team of healthcare professionals at Evia Medical Center use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to balance hormone levels. This treatment involves an individualized approach and the use of compounded medications that are tailored to fit your individual needs. Contact the office today to schedule your consultation.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q & A

Evia Medical Center

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormones play a significant role in determining your health and overall well-being. They control your appetite, mood, sexual and reproductive health, and more. But as you age, or develop certain health problems, they can get out of balance.

Hormone therapies are used to balance your hormone levels. There are two types of hormone replacement therapies: bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones.

Bioidentical is often referred to as “natural” hormones as they are derived from plant and animal sources. Synthetic hormones are manufactured in a lab.

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy balances your hormone levels. When you take these supplements, your body absorbs and processes it, evening out your hormone levels and relieving your symptoms.

What can bioidentical hormone replacement treat?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is primarily used to treat menopause symptoms in women. However, it can be used to address other medical issues as well.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used to treat:

  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid disorders

How is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy administered?

There are multiple ways to administer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, including:

  • Creams and lotions
  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Injections

 

During your consultation for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Evia Medical Center, your practitioner determines an individualized care plan which includes deciding the best way for you to receive hormone replacement.

Since bioidentical hormone replacement therapy involves the use of individualized care, your hormone replacement therapy is tailored specifically to your body’s needs -- a practice called compounded RXs.

Are there side effects of hormone replacement therapy?

As with taking any kind of medication, there is always a risk of side effects.

Potential side effects of hormone replacement therapy include:

  • Blood clots
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Acne
  • Increased fatigue
  • Weight gain or bloating

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

There are many benefits to using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. First, because it is derived from plants and animals, the hormones used closely resembles your own. This makes it easier for the body to process and accept the hormones.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can also improve:

  • Menopause symptoms
  • Bone density
  • Sleep
  • Cholesterol levels

 

To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, contact Evia Medical Center today.