Women’s Hormone Optimization

When your hormones are in a healthy balance, you look and feel your best. Since your hormones are tied to overall physical and emotional well-being, accurate hormone assessment is an essential part of any women’s age management plans. Hormone levels change as we age, which causes a variety of unpleasant symptoms in both men and women. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) replenishes the hormones your body needs to function. Patients experiencing the symptoms of perimenopause or menopause can benefit from BHRT. Symptoms may include fatigue, loss of libido, mood and memory dysfunction, sleep disturbance, weight gain, and more.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in women is individualized for each patient depending on their medical history, age, and symptoms. Optimization refers to obtaining a hormone level to address a patient’s specific symptoms and support overall health, fitness, and function – physical and mental.

Most hormones prescribed at our clinic are Bio-identical. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) recognizes the benefits of hormones our bodies recognize as natural. BHRT is most effective when combined with a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle

Our primary focus is the replacement of natural female hormones including Testosterone, Estradiol, and Progesterone in the peri-menopausal, post-menopausal and post-hysterectomy patient. Recognition of the role of these important hormones in health, wellness and disease prevention is emphasized.

Female patients are also educated on the potential benefits of other hormone supplementation including Testosterone and Thyroid medication. Testosterone therapy can have significant beneficial effects in women including an overall sense of wellbeing and strength, increased lean muscle mass, and reduced fat percentage. It may significantly increase libido and improve many aspects of a woman sexuality. Thyroid hormone supplementation is effective in relieving symptoms of hypothyroidism including fatigue, brain fog, cold intolerance, constipation, and weight gain.

Hormones affect nearly every aspect of a person’s emotional, physical, and psychological development. This can include everything from how well they sleep, how they deal with stress, how alert and awake they are, and how happy they are on a regular basis. The body relies on hormones for nearly every bodily function.
As people age, their levels of hormones like progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and pregnenelone begin to decrease. These changes can result in:
These changes can have devastating, substantial impacts on a person’s overall quality of life that are often left overlooked. This is particularly disturbing because declines in hormone levels don’t just affect mood — they can lead to physical changes that pose a real, medical risk if left unaddressed.

What to expect:

Initial consultations for our services are completed face-to-face in our office, virtually, or over the phone so you can get started anytime, anywhere.
An extensive lab work-up is completed before we start treatment. Results are discussed in office along with a comprehensive physical exam or virtually to determine the best treatment for you. During the visit, we’ll also educate you on proper injection techniques if this is the method that is best for you.

No two people are alike, and neither are our treatment plans. Treatment plans are tailored to your specific needs based on your concerns, labs, and physical exam.

Depending on which treatment option is chosen, follow-up with labs is scheduled every 3-6 months.