Your hormones don’t just affect you during your teen years. Later in life, as your body produces less of specific hormones with age, your fluctuating hormone levels can again wreak havoc on your wellbeing. Fortunately, Rebecca Plute, MD, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Paragon Personal Healthcare in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. With this treatment, she balances your hormone levels. For more information, call the office, or book an appointment with Dr. Plute online today.
Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment designed to keep your hormone levels balanced even as you age. Over time, your body decreases production of specific hormones, including estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. These diminishing hormone levels can have wide-reaching effects on your body.
Menopause is the most common example of hormonal changes causing unwelcome symptoms. Hot flashes, irritability, fatigue, night sweats, difficulty concentrating, and decreased libido are common symptoms related to loss of hormones that can be addressed through bioidentical hormone replacement.
To get you started with hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Plute identifies the decreasing hormones that are causing your symptoms. Then, she customizes pill therapy or absorbable topical compounded hormones customized to meet your body’s needs. She periodically assesses the effectiveness of your therapy. To give you the best results as safely as possible, she uses bioidentical hormones.
Although hormone replacement therapy has been utilized for many years, it can come with side effects. To minimize these side effects, Dr. Plute uses hormones that are created to exactly match the molecular structure of the hormones your body naturally produces. These bioidentical hormones can then integrate seamlessly into your body, bringing you symptom relief.
Because your body can’t tell them apart from the hormones it creates, bioidentical hormones significantly reduce the risk of side effects compared to hormones that are not bioidentical.
Introducing bioidentical hormones keeps your hormone levels consistent as you age. This eliminates the wide range of symptoms that come with a decrease in your body’s production of testosterone, estrogen, and other key hormones. Specifically, bioidentical hormone therapy can help alleviate:
Once you start hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Plute continues to work closely with you. She monitors your hormone levels and talks with you about your symptoms, ensuring you’re getting the results you want from your bioidentical hormones. Call Paragon Personal Healthcare or request an appointment online to find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.