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Hormone Replacement

Pandya Medical Center

Family Medicine and Primary Care Physicians located in Cumming, GA & Johns Creek, GA, Dawsonville, GA, & Braselton, GA

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment many women turn to for relief from symptoms of menopause, but men suffering from hormone imbalances can benefit as well. Tanya Pandya, DO and the team of medical experts at Pandya Medical Center in Alpharetta, Braselton, Cumming, Dawsonville and Johns Creek, Georgia offer hormonal assessments to treat men and women in Fulton, Forsyth, and Gwinnett counties with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. To learn more about therapy with bioidentical hormones, call or click online to book an appointment with Pandya Medical Center today.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Certain hormones naturally decline as you age. Women experience fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone in the years leading up to menopause, while men experience a similar decline in testosterone over time.

Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for alleviating the unpleasant symptoms associated with decreased or unbalanced hormone levels. Traditionally, this therapy uses synthetic hormones, which your body may see as an unnatural substance.

Bioidentical hormones are different because they have the exact chemical and molecular structure as the hormones your body would produce naturally. Even though bioidentical hormones are still made in a lab, your body can’t tell the difference between these and your natural hormones.

What conditions do bioidentical hormones treat?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help relieve moderate to severe symptoms associated with a decline or imbalance in hormone levels in men and women.

Women may use BHRT to improve the following common symptoms of menopause:

  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Pain during sex
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Thinning hair

For men, BHRT may help improve the following symptoms of andropause, or a decline in testosterone:

  • Muscle loss
  • Sleep problems
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Mood changes
  • Hair loss
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Urinary problems

Who can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

BHRT may be right for you if you’re experiencing unpleasant symptoms of hormone imbalance due to increasing age, perimenopause, or menopause. In addition to a natural decline with age, some cancer treatments may also disrupt your hormone levels.  

The team at Pandya Medical Center may use BHRT to alleviate symptoms of the following medical conditions:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Osteoporosis
  • Adrenal and thyroid disorders
  • Negative symptoms of cancer treatment

If you’re suffering from symptoms of hormone changes, your physician at Pandya Medical Center may check your hormone levels through a diagnostic saliva and blood test. They use BHRT to relieve symptoms of hormone imbalance in both men and women.

To learn more about whether BHRT is right for you, call Pandya Medical Center or book online to schedule a consultation today.