Millions of women in the United States are affected by hormone imbalances. If you have hormone levels that are out of balance you could be suffering from a range of problems with menopause, thyroid dysfunction, and hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). At Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa, Dr. Joi Davis provides medical care for women suffering from hormone imbalance by creating a personalized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for their unique circumstances.
WHAT ARE BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES?
For bioidentical hormone therapy, we use hormones that are biologically identical to the natural hormones that the human body makes. Since the chemical structures of the hormones being used are identical to natural ones, the body recognizes these as familiar and reacts to them in natural ways. These synthetic hormones are derived from plant estrogens.
The most commonly replicated hormones used in hormone replacement therapies are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Bioidentical hormones can come in various forms such as:
Depending on the specific needs of the individual, the dosage of the hormones will vary.
HOW DO BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES WORK?
Dr. Davis at Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa can choose the right dosage and hormone form for your concerns and your lifestyle. Since the hormones have identical structures to natural hormones, the body recognizes them and treats them as its own hormones. Hormones control a wide variety of bodily functions by signaling to chemical messengers various conditions that may be affecting a person, including stress level, uterine health, and other vital systems. By bringing your hormones back into balance with compounded bioidentical hormones (a tailored blend of multiple hormones), we can help your body stabilize and reclaim your normal lifestyle.
SYMPTOMS OF HORMONAL IMBALANCE IN WOMEN
For women who are experiencing hormone imbalance, there are many symptoms that can arise, such as:
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Night Sweats
- Low libido
- Memory loss
- Premenstrual symptoms
- Vaginal dryness
WHAT CAN BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES HELP?
The main issues that women face when having imbalanced hormones are menopause, thyroid disorders, and low sexual desire. When going through menopause, middle-aged women frequently suffer from many annoying or debilitating symptoms. Knowing there’s a solution readily available in Milwaukee to help alleviate some of the side effects of menopause means that more and more women are turning to bioidentical hormone therapy at this stage of life.
Women are far more likely to develop thyroid disorders than men. The thyroid impacts many daily functions of the body such as sleep cycles, appetite, metabolism, and more. If a thyroid disorder goes untreated it can put women at risk for other, more serious diseases. More women are now turning to bioidentical hormone therapy to help their thyroid disorder.
Hormonal imbalances also play a role in sexual desire and experience. Many women may experience vaginal dryness or pain during sex, but a loss of wanting to have sex also occurs. This is known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Imbalanced hormones can lead to this, so bioidentical hormone therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR BHRT?
Women suffering from hormone imbalance issues can be good candidates for bioidentical hormone therapy. Dr. Davis will consult with you and learn about your symptoms, concerns, lifestyle, and desires so that she can choose the right dosage and treatment option for you. We take women’s health very seriously and will spend extensive time working with you personally to make sure your needs are met.
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How long does it take for bioidentical hormones to start working?
Although you might notice some initial improvement within the first 2-3 weeks, it can take up to 2 months for it to take full effect.
How long can you stay on bioidentical hormones?
This depends largely on your needs and unique medical circumstances. Your physician can give you the best idea of when to stop taking BHRT.
What is BHRT good for?
BHRT is a great option for menopausal women to combat common symptoms. However, there’s some evidence to suggest that it can help prevent aging and overall improve quality of life.
Does BHRT cause weight gain?
Weight gain is reported to occur with BHRT, but it’s not confirmed whether this is causative or not.
Who is a candidate for BHRT?
Good candidates for BHRT are people who suffer from menopausal symptoms such as sleep problems, hot flashes, and mood changes. Your physician can help determine whether it’s right for you.
Why Choose Wisconsin Vein Center & Medispa?
If you are looking to achieve the complexion of your dreams, Wisconsin Vein Center & Medispa can help! Dr. Manjoney and her team work together to ensure that you achieve the best possible care for natural-looking and beautiful results! By incorporating cutting-edge skincare technologies with our team’s artistic eye, you can feel confident you are in good hands. Our facility is conveniently located in Pewaukee, WI, which is only 14 minutes from Waukesha and 18 minutes away from Oconomowoc.
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We’re happy to announce that Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa has welcomed Dr. Scott Koss to our practice recently! He has been a practicing interventional radiologist in the Waukesha area since 2005 with specialization in treating venous diseases. We’re excited to bring his expertise in varicose vein and pelvic vein issues to our patients in