Your hormones govern just about every system in your body. When they"re out of balance, so are you. At Evergreen Women's Health, PC. in Vancouver, Washington, Cynthia McNally, MD, a board-certified gynecologist, provides an all-natural solution with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. If you"re experiencing symptoms, such as mood swings, weight gain, and decreased libido, she can measure your hormone levels and offer a customized replacement. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to find out more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or conventional hormone replacement.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are a hormone replacement produced from plant ingredients not chemicals or animal-derived ingredients. They may restore your natural hormone levels, so you suffer fewer side effects associated with aging, menopause, and thyroid imbalances.
Hormones are chemical messengers produced by numerous glands in your body. They govern major body activity, such as sex, sleep, metabolism, body temperature, and energy. As you get older or are under undue stress, your production of select hormones may waiver, causing uncomfortable symptoms.
What makes bioidentical hormones unique?
Bioidentical hormones match your natural hormones" molecular structure exactly, so your body recognizes them and uses them efficiently. A compounding pharmacy can customize the hormones to match your exact needs, so you never get too much or too little.
What symptoms suggest I could benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps when your levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone start to reduce in perimenopause and menopause. You may experience erratic levels of these hormones after childbirth, too.
Thyroid hormones and DHEA are also available. DHEA is an adrenal precursor to testosterone that diminishes with age and offers great benefits to men and women.
Symptoms that suggest you may need hormone therapy include:
Hot flashes and night sweats
Mood changes and foggy thinking
Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse
Problems with sleep
If you"re experiencing these symptoms, consult with Dr. McNally at Evergreen Women's Health, PC. to see if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or more conventional hormone therapy is right for you. She is one of a few board-certified gynecologists who offer bioidentical hormones in Clark County.