Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause
Villanova Pennsylvania Menopause Specialist, Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D. offers customized hormone balancing programs to women suffering from age related hormonal decline. There is no denying the fact that hormone imbalance can make your life miserable. Whether you are just entering perimenopause or are on the other side of this major life transition, you probably don’t feel as good as you would like to. It’s also possible that you are a younger woman feeling the effects of a thyroid disorder or adrenal fatigue.
Regardless of why your hormones are out of balance, Villanova Pennsylvania Menopause Specialist Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D. can help you feel better with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). His approach is entirely different from most doctors who look for signs of disease and then treat it accordingly. Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D. feels that menopause and related issues are natural occurrences that respond best to replacement with natural hormones. Although aging is not a disease, the symptoms of aging and hormone imbalance are easy to manage.
Common Signs of Hormonal Imbalance in Women
Even though women have a longer life expectancy today than at any other time in history, the stressors of modern life can contribute to the decreased production of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and other necessary hormones. Poor nutrition and a lack of exercise are the two biggest lifestyle culprits. When you add normal aging into the mix, it can create a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms for women. Some of the most common ones include:
- Night sweats and hot flashes
- Weight gain and/or inability to lose weight
- Mood swings, including experiencing depression for the first time
- Feeling like your memory and concentration skills are foggy
- Fatigue and/or insomnia
- Low libido
- Sexual dysfunction
- Frequent urinary tract infections
Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a promising alternative method of restoring hormonal balance for women. These natural hormones are derived from plants in nature and are identical in cellular structure to human hormones. They are then compounded by a pharmacist in the Montgomery County area to target your specific symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance. Due to the low dose requirements and the identical nature to natural human hormones, most women tolerate Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy quite well with little or no side effects.
The most common delivery methods for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies include injections into the muscle area of the upper arm, wearing a time-release patch on your abdomen or thigh, suppositories, and oral medications. During your first consultation with Villanova Pennsylvania Menopause Specialist, Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D., you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferences and the pros and cons of each delivery method.