Bioidentical hormones offer a natural approach to treating menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, osteoporosis and vaginal dryness – symptoms caused by the body making less estrogen. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and refer to compounds that have the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the body, and there are several ways in which your body can absorb them. We are happy to discuss which option is best for you, and have highlighted some of them here:
A skin patch to be applied to areas such as your stomach or buttocks.
A dime-sized skin patch available in five dosage options (larger doses may increase patch size). Vivelle-dot users may choose to switch to this option to reduce affected skin area.
Hormone pellets, which are smaller than a single grain of rice, are placed under the skin (in the comfort and luxury of your doctor’s office) to release a steady, sustained amount of compounded estrogen and testosterone hormones throughout the body for up to 4-6 months at a time. This can help avoid any sort of roller coaster type of side effects caused by other types of hormone therapy.
If you are experiencing symptoms of menopause, please contact or call us at 513.404.4166 to set an appointment to discuss treatment options today.
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-Dr. Somi Javaid, Gynecologist, Sexual Medicine & Menopause Expert, Anti-aging Specialist