Women's Center for Health and Wellness
Gynecologists & Reproductive & Sexual Health Care Providers located in Fort Smith, AR
If you’re suffering the disruptive symptoms of hormone imbalance, such as vaginal dryness, mood changes, and weight gain, the team at Women’s Center for Health and Wellness in Fort Smith, Arkansas, can help. The team, led by Thomas Wood, DO, offers bioidentical hormone therapy to restore your hormonal balance and help you find relief. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn if bioidentical hormones are right for you.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q & A
What is hormone therapy?
Women experience hormone changes that can interfere with their everyday life and function. Most notably, hormones shift during menopause, the end of a woman’s fertility, but you can also experience hormone changes right after childbirth or due to other conditions.
Hormone therapy is a way to rebalance your hormones by offering replacements by injection, pill, or creams.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are an all-natural form of hormone therapy. They’re made from plant ingredients and have a molecular structure identical to your natural hormones.
Unlike hormones that are synthesized in a lab or derived from animals, bioidentical hormones are all-natural and plant-based.
Your body uses bioidentical hormones efficiently because they’re just like the ones you produce. This means they may offer you more effective, comprehensive relief.
Why would I need bioidentical hormone therapy?
Any woman going through a hormone imbalance is a potential candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy. Menopause is a common time for this hormone therapy, as declining estrogen and progesterone levels can cause a host of symptoms, including:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Brain fog
- Vaginal dryness
- Diminished libido
- Sleep disturbances
- Weight gain
If you’re experiencing these symptoms and they’re disrupting your daily life, contact Women’s Center for Health and Wellness to find out how hormone therapy and other interventions can help you.
Women who are postpartum, who’ve gone through cancer treatment, or who are breastfeeding may also experience symptoms of hormone imbalances that may be eased with bioidentical hormones.
Hormone therapy may not be right for everyone, as the risks may outweigh the benefits for some people. The team at Women’s Center for Health and Wellness can help you determine the appropriate treatment option.
Are there other benefits to bioidentical hormone therapy?
You might consider bioidentical hormone therapy for more than just relief from uncomfortable menopausal symptoms. Bioidentical hormones can offer:
- Protection from arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease
- Increased bone density
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Protective qualities for uterine, ovarian, breast, and prostate cancer
If you’re ready to experience the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy for yourself, call Women’s Center for Health and Wellness or schedule an appointment using the online tool.