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Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy
More than 30 million women are menopausal. An additional 20 million more are within a few years of this personal transition. And as the number of women seeking hormone replacement therapy has grown, so has the mass production of pills, patches and creams by the drug industry.
Still, not all women are the same, and commercially manufactured products do not always account for the unique differences between individuals. There is another option, though: hormone therapy designed specifically for your body.
Hormone Replacement Therapy is most often used for menopause. Typical symptoms of menopause may include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, low libido, weight gain, irritability, moodiness and sleep disturbances. Yet any woman who has experienced endometriosis, PMS, weight gain, low libido or fibrocystic breasts may also need to contact their physician.
Women have traditionally used synthetic estrogen therapy to treat menopausal symptoms and to help protect against osteoporosis.
Another option for women needing hormone therapy may be the use of bio-identical hormones rather than synthetic ones. Compounding pharmacists are meeting the needs of peri-menopausal and menopausal women through the use of plant-derived hormones that are biologically identical to those naturally occurring in women.
No two women are alike, of course, and the value of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is that is can be adapted to fit your individual body and hormone levels. In fact, hormones can be made in a variety of strengths and dosage forms including capsules, pellets, topical creams and gels, suppositories and sublingual troches or lozenges.
At Female Health Associates of North Texas a woman can start and maintain a bio-identical hormone replacement regimen that closely mimics what her body has been doing naturally for years.
it’s your body – why not give yourself the option of customized, bio-identical hormone therapy?
Dr. Hantes has years of experience working in the fields of gynecology and urogynecology. He attended medical school and completed his residency at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, where he also served as a professor for five years. Residents were able to work with underprivileged and high-risk patients, treating difficult and complex cases.
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