Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy St Petersburg FL
Donna Hargrove, D.O. at Women’s Care Florida & Bay Gynecology is a St. Petersburg, Florida Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor that specializes in offering personalized and comprehensive hormone balancing programs to women. Doctor Hargrove’s unique programs are able to address a wide number of conditions and symptoms related to hormonal imbalances and decline. Taking a comprehensive approach to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, she incorporates lifestyle changes and nutritional recommendations into her specialized programs. Countless women in the St. Petersburg, Florida area have been able to overcome hormonal dominances, deficiencies, and imbalances through Doctor Hargrove’s expert guidance and individualized treatment protocols.
What is (BHRT) Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the term for the treatment of symptoms and conditions caused by the effects of aging and hormone deficiencies resulting from menopause.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement uses hormones that are identical in their molecular structure to the hormones produced naturally within the human body.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is used more generally to describe the practice of using only Bioidentical Hormones in the treatment of all hormone deficiencies, not just menopause.
- Thyroid disorders
- Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
- Weight loss resistance
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Premenstrual Syndrome
Hormones regulate the activity of cells and tissues in the body. Optimized and balanced hormones are essential to good health and a feeling of wellbeing.
In women, hormones decrease with age causing a wide range of symptoms such as:
- Weight gain
- Loss of sex drive
- Disrupted sleep patterns
The hormones estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, thyroid and cortisol all play a very serious role in daily life and health and an imbalance can impact life dramatically. Many people resign themselves to living with the serious symptoms caused by hormone imbalance, accepting them as an unchangeable and an untreatable part of the aging process. However, maintaining optimum levels of hormones promotes an improved quality of life and prevents many of the degenerative illnesses commonly associated with aging.
Bioidentical Hormones are derived from plants, such as yam or soy and are chemically and functionally identical to human hormones. Bioidentical Hormones produce the same responses in the body as hormones made by the body without increased risk of allergic reaction and sensitivities.
At Women’s Care Florida & Bay Gynecology, Doctor Donna Hargrove’s approach is to individualize treatment plans for each patient based on their medical history, a physical examination, symptoms, and laboratory analysis. The first step is to treat the root causes of hormone imbalance when possible. Doctor Hargrove feels that providing the body with the elements it needs to make its own hormones is fundamental to long-term health and wellness. The next step she takes when designing a treatment plan is to supplement deficient hormones with Bioidentical Hormones. She tailors prescriptions to the exact amount of each hormone needed for the individual’s balance, while focusing on Bioidentical Hormone restoration and optimization.