Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones

Donna Hargrove, D.O. at Women’s Care Florida & Bay Gynecology is a St. Petersburg, Florida Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor that uses Bioidentical Hormones to help women overcome the health challenges that are associated with hormonal imbalances. Donna Hargrove, D.O. has used Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat a wide number of conditions, and numerous women have been able to replace deficient hormones and feel healthier. Because Bioidentical Hormones are identical to the hormones produced in the human body, women can reap the benefits of these hormones without suffering from negative side effects. Countless women in the St. Petersburg, Florida area have been able to improve their sense of wellbeing and reduce hormone related illnesses through the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Some of the conditions that can be improved with Bioidentical Hormones include:

Mood Swings

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to improve moods and reduce outbursts of anger, anxiety, depression, and sadness. Hormones affect brain chemistry, which affects moods. When hormones are at lower levels or are drastically fluctuating, women can experience moodiness and an overall reduced sense of wellbeing. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement can replenish hormones that promote receptors in the brain that transmit feelings of calmness and contentment, which improves overall moods.

Hormone Imbalance

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to resolve hormone imbalances because it uses hormones that are identical in molecular and structural function to the hormones produced in the human body to replenish deficient hormones. Because hormones are associated with almost all bodily functions, a deficit can have negative effects on the body. Bioidentical Hormones can help people to restore hormone balance without the adverse side effects, and many people have been able to improve sexual desire and function, sleep, energy, emotions, muscle tone, mental cognition, bone health, and their overall sense of wellbeing through the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Night Sweats

Many women going through hormone decline experience night sweats. This is because the hypothalamus, which is the body’s temperature control center, gets mixed signals with hormone decline, and it cannot regulate body temperature. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to balance their hormones and reduce night sweats, and it can also improve sleep.

Hot Flashes

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can get to the root of hot flashes because body temperature is regulated by hormones. Women can suffer from hot flashes, which are usually associated with hormonal decline that occurs during perimenopause or menopause. Balancing hormones can help to regulate the hypothalamus, which balances body temperature. Regaining hormone balance can prevent and reverse inconvenient hot flashes and temperature fluctuations.

Insomnia

Many people suffer from sleeping issues, and a large percentage of people experiencing insomnia may be struggling with it as a result of hormonal decline. In women, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has helped to regulate sleep disturbances that result from the estrogen and testosterone decline that occurs during perimenopause and menopause. Women have been able to improve their sleep with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Low Libido

Falling hormone levels in women can lead to low libido. In women, perimenopause and menopause are the times when they usually experience a reduced sex drive. Supplementing deficient hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to regain a healthy sex drive, which can rekindle intimate relationships and improve feelings of youthfulness.

Sexual Dysfunction

Many women experience vaginal dryness as a result of hormone decline; however, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can replenish deficient sex hormones to improve vaginal lubrication. Bioidentical Hormones can improve estrogen and progesterone levels, which work to increase sex drive, ability to climax, and vaginal secretions.

Premenstrual Syndrome

Several women going through their reproductive years suffer from PMS symptoms, which can include moodiness, water retention, bloating, acne, fatigue, sweet and salty cravings, and cramping, and many of these symptoms are the result of hormone imbalances. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to balance their hormones and reduce their PMS symptoms. Women can have easier periods with reduced cramping, fatigue, bloating, cravings, and skin breakouts.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause women to form fluid like sacs within their ovaries, which are known as cysts. This syndrome is usually the result of a woman producing too many androgens, which are male hormones. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may help to balance a woman’s hormones and reduce other symptoms of PCOS, which may include weight gain, body and facial hair growth, depression, and anovulation. Women with PCOS also suffer from irregular periods, amenorrhea, and infertility, but Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to regulate their menstrual cycle and improve their chances of conceiving and overall fertility.

Perimenopause

Hormone decline in women usually begins around the age of 40, and this initial phase of hormone decline is known as perimenopause. During this phase, testosterone, estrogen and progesterone begin to decline, and women can experience symptoms that include fatigue, depression, acne, weight gain, mental fogginess, low libido, and irregular periods. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to slow down the process of hormone decline by replacing deficient hormones. It can help women to regulate their periods, have more energy, improve mental cognition, lose weight, and increase their sex drive.

Menopause

Starting in a woman’s late 40’s or 50’s, women usually enter into menopause, which officially begins after a woman has not had a menstrual period for twelve consecutive months. Menopause occurs because the body can no longer produce healthy amounts of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone to fuel reproduction and promote youthfulness, and for this reason, many women suffer from low libido, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood changes, wrinkling skin, and weight gain. However, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to replenish these hormones in order to stay healthy and reverse the signs of aging. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to regulate body temperature, improve sleep, increase libido, strengthen bones, lose weight, improve mental cognition, balance moods, and increase skin elasticity.

Amenorrhea

Balanced hormones are essential for the menstrual period to be regular and come each month. Amenorrhea may be the result of a lack or imbalance of estrogen or progesterone. These two hormones govern the menstrual cycle and are responsible for the building and shedding of the uterine lining each month. Balancing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to have regular menstrual periods and reduce instances of infertility.

At Women’s Care Florida & Bay Gynecology, St. Petersburg, Florida Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Donna Hargrove, D.O. offers customized programs that help women to reduce or eliminate the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances. Treating a wide number of conditions, Doctor Hargrove has helped countless women in the St. Petersburg, Florida area to improve their overall health and quality of life. Doctor Hargrove’s personalized programs are designed to address women’s personal goals and challenges. Taking each patient’s medical history, genetic factors, stress levels, and lifestyle into account, Doctor Hargrove provides comprehensive and integrated wellness programs for women.

To learn more about obtaining a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, contact St. Petersburg, Florida Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Donna Hargrove, D.O. at Women’s Care Florida & Bay Gynecology to schedule a consultation!