Hormone Replacement Specialist
Texas Urogynecology & Laser Surgery Center
Robotic Surgery & Cosmetic Gynecology Practice located in El Paso, TX
Declining hormone levels are responsible for many of the unpleasant symptoms women experience with menopause. Board-certified OB/GYN Richard Farnam, MD, and the team at Texas Urogynecology & Laser Surgery Center in El Paso, Texas, offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to relieve symptoms of hormone imbalance. To find out how hormone replacement can help you, call or book an appointment online today.
Hormone Replacement Q & A
What are bioidentical hormones?
Hormones are naturally occurring chemicals that act as messengers in your body. They manage almost all your body’s major processes, including digestion, mood regulation, and sexual function. When your body has too little of a certain hormone, symptoms, such as weight gain, may occur.
Bioidentical hormones are made in a laboratory but get their name from the fact that they’re chemically identical to the hormones your body produces. Derived from plant sources such as yams or soybeans, bioidentical hormones mimic the actions of natural hormones. Your body can’t tell the difference.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
Estrogen is the primary hormone in women, though men have it, too. During menopause and the years leading up to it, your body makes less estrogen. This decline in hormone levels may produce common symptoms of menopause, such as:
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased libido
- Pain during sex
- Vaginal dryness
- Dry skin
- Vaginal itching or burning
- Urinary incontinence
Many of these changes affect the tissues of your vagina, leading to discomfort throughout the day and during sexual intercourse. This condition is called vaginal atrophy. In addition to urinary incontinence, vaginal atrophy commonly causes more frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
How does hormone replacement help menopause symptoms?
Dr. Farnam and the team at Texas Urogynecology & Laser Surgery Center offer solutions to help you regain control of your intimate life after hormonal changes such as menopause. They offer only the highest quality bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to manage your specific symptoms.
Depending on your needs, they may recommend BHRT in one of the following forms.
- Pills taken orally
- Skin patches
- Topical creams or gels
- Pellets implanted under your skin
Since every patient is unique, Dr. Farnam or a member of his team work with you to decide which method is best. They perform a thorough physical exam including blood tests and listen to you describe your symptoms before recommending BHRT.
You may need to try more than one type of hormone replacement therapy before finding the optimal solution for you. To improve your quality of life with BHRT, call Texas Urogynecology & Laser Surgery Center or book an appointment online.