Hormone Therapy Experts in Coral Springs, FL
Hormones occur naturally in the body and regulate a variety of functions. In women, various sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, as well as other hormones like cortisol and DHEA, exert powerful effects throughout life. When any of these hormones are out of balance, they can significantly affect a woman’s quality of life.
Hormone imbalances are common, especially as a woman goes through menopause. Symptoms may include:
- Mood swings and depression
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Premenopausal symptoms
- Reduced libido
- Weight gain
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Memory loss
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful sex
To correct hormone imbalances, many women turn to hormone replacement. At Green OB/GYN Associates, we offer bioidentical hormones.
Bioidentical hormones, an alternative treatment option, are derived from natural plant sources, such as yams or soy. They are chemically identical to human hormones and mimic the actions of hormones that are produced by the body. Bioidentical hormones may also have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.
If made by a compounding pharmacy, hormone combinations, strengths, and dosages can be customized to a patient’s specific hormonal needs. In addition, custom compounded bioidentical hormones can be created in a variety of forms: capsules, topical creams and gels, suppositories, and sublingual troches or lozenges.
If you are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance due to menopause or other underlying causes, visit the hormone therapy experts at Green OB/GYN Associates in Coral Springs, Florida. Our gynecologists will evaluate your symptoms to make a proper diagnosis and recommendations. Call (954) 341-2916 – option #2 today to schedule an appointment.