Donna Hargrove, D.O. – St Petersburg Florida Bioidentical Doctor
Serving patients for over 14 years, St. Petersburg Florida Bioidentical Doctor, Donna Hargrove, D.O. at Women’s Care Florida & Bay Gynecology is one the most highly trained Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy specialists in the St. Petersburg, Florida area. As a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Hargrove has advanced knowledge in the field of women’s health. Offering customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs, Donna Hargrove, D.O. at Women’s Care Florida & Bay Gynecology has helped countless women to reduce the symptoms of aging and age related hormonal imbalances. Dr. Hargrove’s passion for patient care and getting to the root of symptoms has helped many women to experience life-changing results. Vast numbers of women have been able to improve the symptoms that accompany age related hormone decline, while regaining their vitality and sense of wellbeing.
Women’s Health and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormones are identical in chemical and molecular structure to the hormones produced in the human body, and for this reason, many people can reap the benefits of Bioidentical Hormones without having to endure the negative side effects. St Petersburg, Florida Bioidentical Doctor, Donna Hargrove, D.O. will tailor a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program to meet an individual’s needs and can improve the quality of life for women.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement describes plant-based products with a chemical structure that is the same as hormones the human body makes. For women, they involve estradiol, testosterone, and progesterone. As aging occurs, hormone levels gradually dwindle until symptoms start affecting the quality of a person’s life. Symptoms can be noted as early as mid-30′s, but mostly emerge in the 40′s, and most women will start noticing the symptoms of hormone decline in their 50′s.
A major hormone for women is testosterone, which is 10 times stronger than estrogen, and it is the first hormone to be depleted. Testosterone is a driving force for feelings of wellbeing, mental clarity, energy, muscle tone, and sexual interest. Balancing a person’s hormones also involves checking thyroid function and using medication to correct deficiencies. Certain herbal supplementation can also be a beneficial component to maximize hormone replacement. Dr. Hargrove will check all hormone levels to determine which hormones need to be replenished.
Not every woman needs all of her hormones to be supplemented. Donna Hargrove, D.O. strives to find what a person is truly lacking and needs to be replaced, and she then tailors a treatment plan to meet specific imbalances. She includes nutrition and lifestyle counsel to compliment total health needs, along with full gynecological services.
Bioidentical Hormone Programs For Age Related Hormonal Imbalances
Bioidentical Hormones can help women going through the challenges associated with hormone decline. Perimenopause usually occurs three to seven years before menopause, and this phase marks the beginning of female hormone decline. During this time, the ovaries start making less progesterone, testosterone and estrogen, and women may begin to experience irregularities in their menstrual cycles. St. Petersburg, Florida Bioidentical Doctor, Donna Hargrove, D.O. has helped numerous women overcome the challenges associated with perimenopausal hormone decline.
A Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program can help to reduce the symptoms associated with perimenopause, which may include:
- Irregular periods
- Low libido
- Water retention
- Increased PMS symptoms
Menopause begins after twelve consecutive months without a menstrual period, and during menopause, the ovaries stop producing adequate amounts of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. At Women’s Care Florida & Bay Gynecology, Donna Hargrove, D.O. can help women going through menopause to improve the symptoms related to hormonal decline. Some of the symptoms that can be improved using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sexual dysfunction
- Mental fogginess
- Dry skin
Donna Hargrove, D.O. at Women’s Care Florida & Bay Gynecology will perform significant testing to determine hormone levels and then assess imbalances, deficiencies, and dominances. Upon taking a full medical history, listening to the patient’s goals, and assessing lifestyle habits, Dr. Hargrove will then design a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan for the patient. As a St. Petersburg, Florida Bioidentical Doctor, Donna Hargrove, D.O. has helped countless women to recover from the effects of hormone decline. Women have been able to feel as youthful as they did during their 20’s and 30’s through obtaining a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program.
To learn more about receiving a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, contact Donna Hargrove, D.O. at Women’s Care Florida & Bay Gynecology in St. Petersburg, Florida today to schedule a consultation!