Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Balanced Hormones and Health in San Antonio, Texas, specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, and we offer several programs for women.

Below you can learn more about menopause, pre-menopause and perimenopause and learn if any of your symptoms are being caused by Menopause or Perimenopause.

Countless numbers of women are suffering from hormonal imbalance, whether from early menopause, perimenopause symptoms, perimenopause weight gain, adrenal fatigue or premenstrual symptoms (PMS), and more. The signs and effects of the menopause transition can begin as early as age 35, although most women become aware of the transition in their mid to late 40s. Normally lasting for several years, its duration varies for every woman, and its course is impossible to predict. During perimenopause, which can last from 4-6 years and usually ends after twelve months of amenorrhea (cessation of menstruation), a woman’s menstrual cycle becomes irregular and varied, and fertility becomes diminished. Some benefits of balanced hormones include:

  • Improved weight loss
  • Improved sex drive
  • Improved look and feel of hair and skin and nails
  • Improved mental health
  • Improved memory
  • Improved mood and emotional balance
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Decreased risk of osteoporosis
  • Decreased risk of heart attack
  • Decreased risk of stroke

By replenishing hormones in the body and bringing our systems into balance our team of San Antonio Bioidentical Doctors can reverse and prevent a number hormone and age-related illnesses. Bioidentical hormone replacement is not just for menopause and perimenopause symptoms. Proper hormonal balance is key to your overall health and well-being. Perimenopause Perimenopause is the time that precedes actual menopause, when many women begin noticing the following symptoms:

  • Weight Gain
  • Low Libido
  • Mood Swings
  • Lack of mental clarity

Women who come to BH2 San Antonio for perimenopause treatment can experience better memory and mental acuity, weight loss, improved bone health, as well as cardio protection. Our goal is not necessarily to return your hormones to the normal ranges; instead we like to go beyond and get you in the optimal range to help you feel your very best.

Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include:

  • Cravings for sweets or carbohydrates
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • PMS
  • Feeling depressed
  • Mood swings or irritability
  • Insomnia or restless sleep
  • Headaches
  • Loss of desire
  • Fuzzy thinking
  • Digestive issues
  • Stiffness or joint pain
  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Breast pain
  • Adult acne
  • Urinary dysfunction
  • Unwanted hair growth
  • Hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irregular periods
  • Fibroids

Unlike conventional doctors, Balanced Hormones and Health in San Antonio only uses bioidentical hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause. Because bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones produced in your body, there are none of the harsh side effects that typically result from treating these symptoms with synthetic hormones. Since the underlying cause of the symptoms of menopause is a decline in the natural hormones, the best menopause treatment begins with replenishing a woman’s body with bioidentical estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone to help restore her back to good health. Hypothyroid

Perimenopause and menopause are not the only conditions caused by hormonal imbalance. Hypothyroid (underactive thyroid gland) is a common example, and generally includes the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue, exhaustion
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating, brain fog
  • Unexplained or excessive weight gain
  • Dry, coarse and/or thinning hair
  • Feeling cold, especially in the extremities

At BH2 we only use natural bioidentical hormones to treat hypothyroid. Patients who undergo treatment can expect an increase in energy levels, clearer thinking, and relief from depression. Many patients have also reported weight loss as well as stronger and healthier hair, skin and nails. Hyperthyroid

In traditional medicine, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) is generally treated with synthetic T4, which can correct your T4 and TSH levels. However, many people cannot efficiently convert T4 to T3. This is a problem because T3 is the more active form of thyroid hormone. Even if your T4 and TSH levels are optimal, if your T3 levels are imbalanced, you may still experience symptoms.

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Increased perspiration
  • Thinning of your skin
  • Fine brittle hair
  • Muscular weakness especially involving the upper arms and thighs

At BH2 San Antonio, we only use natural bioidentical hormone treatments so the body has a much easier time converting T4 which will help you feel better sooner.

Questions? Are you suffering from any of the symptoms you have read about? Do you think you could be suffering from Menopause or perimenopause? Call our Menopause Specialists in San Antonio at 800-775-4902 Ext 377 to learn more about Bioidentical Hormones for Women.