Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women No two women experience menopause the same way. Some may breeze through it, while others seem to get hit with every symptom. Weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats and irritability are just a few of the side effects that can accompany this stage of life. If you haven’t been feeling like yourself, low hormone levels could be the culprit. We offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy specialized for both men and women at New Vitality MD. Contact our office in Kildeer/Deer Park to find out if this treatment is right for you. What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy? Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a highly customizable treatment that restores your hormones to more optimal levels. Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones naturally produced by the body, meaning they come with far fewer potential side effects than synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can also be easily tailored to the patient’s needs and tends to come with a larger variety of dosage levels than synthetic hormones. Patients who choose hormone replacement therapy typically enjoy results such as increased energy, improved sex drive, mental clarity, better sleep and healthier skin and hair. The Benefits of Pellets We provide hormone replacement therapy for women in the form of pellets that are inserted just beneath the skin. Pellets offer many advantages over alternative forms of treatment such as injections or patches. These advantages include: Quick treatment time Long-lasting results; pellets typically last three to four months Pellets are gradually absorbed by the body over time Pellet therapy is also well-known for producing steady, consistent levels of hormones, while other methods carry the risk of inconsistent spikes and drops in hormone levels that can result in a roller-coaster effect. Women who have tried other types of hormone therapy such as hormone creams, gels, patches, and injections without success are often very pleased with the results and convenience they experience with pellet therapy. What to Expect Treatment will begin with a consultation with our medical team. After discussing your symptoms, we will conduct a blood test to ensure they have been caused by low hormone levels. The process of inserting the pellet typically takes just minutes to complete. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for about a week following their treatment. Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment? Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is ideal for women whose hormones imbalances have produced symptoms so severe that they have begun to interfere with quality of life. You may want to consider this treatment if one or more of the following concerns have begun to negatively impact your well-being: Fatigue Loss of sex drive Brain fog Hot flashes Difficulty sleeping Weight gain Vaginal dryness Depression Risks and Side Effects Minor side effects such as tenderness at the site of insertion are common and usually resolve on their own in a matter of days. Other potential side effects such as spotting, mood swings, breast tenderness and mild fatigue may also appear as the body adjusts to new hormone levels, but these should also dissipate with time. If you’re ready to reclaim your quality of life, consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with the trusted medical team at New Vitality MD. Contact our office in Kildeer/Deer Park, IL to schedule your first appointment and learn more!