Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Palm Valley Women's Care

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Phoenix, AZ & Avondale, AZ

Weight gain, hot flashes, and less interest in sex. Women and men experience the effects of hormone loss with age, but the Center for Hormonal Balance and Wellbeing at Palm Valley Women’s Care offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to relieve these symptoms and many more. Miles Howard, MD, George Davidson, MD, and the experienced team offer treatment options such as grain-sized pellets inserted under your skin to rebalance your hormone levels. With two convenient locations in Phoenix and Avondale, Arizona, call your nearest office today or book a consultation online.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q & A

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to the structure of the hormones your own body makes. Bioidentical hormones are made from plant-based materials, unlike conventional man-made hormones, which are produced from synthetic materials. Bioidentical hormones help to make up for the estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone that your body has lost.

How can bioidentical hormones help me?

Bioidentical hormones are used in replacement therapy to restore hormonal balance. The hormones may relieve a wide range of symptoms, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Pain during sex
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Brain fog
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Less interest in sex
  • Vaginal dryness

Your doctor at the Center for Hormonal Balance and Wellbeing discusses your options for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy after a blood test to assess your hormone levels. They design a treatment plan to rebalance your hormone levels and help relieve your symptoms. 

Are bioidentical hormones used by women and men?

Nearly 1.4 million women currently use bioidentical hormones to relieve menopause symptoms. Although the numbers are less clear, men also are taking advantage of the therapy to relieve a variety of effects that come with age.

What happens in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Your provider at the Center for Hormonal Balance and Wellbeing administers the hormones through injections, pills, or pellets inserted underneath your skin. A pellet, which is the size of a grain of rice, gradually releases hormones once inserted. 

Your provider typically places the pellet in the region of your buttocks. They numb the area, then insert the pellet. Your insertion spot might feel a bit sore for a few days. The entire procedure takes less than five minutes and needs to be repeated only every 4-6 months. 

How does bioidentical hormone therapy make me feel?

Patients at the Center for Hormonal Balance and Wellbeing at Palm Valley Women’s Care experience a range of benefits from bioidentical hormone replacement. Women report feeling:

  • More in control of their bodies
  • More interested in sex
  • Better mental clarity
  • Fewer menstrual migraines

Men say the therapy gives them:

  • A restored sex drive
  • More energy
  • Mental clarity and focus
  • Relief from hormone-related depression

If you’ve been seeking a more natural approach to hormone replacement therapy, consider the benefits of bioidentical hormones. Call today or book a consultation online with Palm Valley Women’s Care’s Center for Hormonal Balance and Wellbeing.